7:15 P.M.






A meeting of the Board of School Trustees of the Vigo County School Corporation was held at the Administration Building, 686 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, Indiana, on September 26, 2005 at 7:15 P.M.


The following Board Members were present:  Mr. Paul Lockhart, Mr. Michael Tom, Mr. Mel Burks, Mr. Gene Shike, Mrs. Jackie Lower, Mr. Guille Cox, and Dr. Joseph Minnis.




The following employees were recognized:


            1.            Mrs. Mary Beth Harris, Fuqua Elementary School Principal, for receiving the

                        2005 Woman of Distinction Award by the Y.W.C.A.


            2.            Mrs. Anna Lee Chalos-McAleese for receiving the 2005 Teacher Creativity

                        Fellowship by the Lilly Endowment.


            3.            Dr. Sharon Pitts, Woodrow Wilson Middle School Principal, for being

                        selected to serve as President of the Indiana Association of School Principals

                        for the 2005-2006 school year.


Information from Superintendent Tanoos


Mr. Tanoos presented a brief overview of activities and meetings that have taken place during the past two weeks.


First Call for Citizen Comments


No comments were received.


Consent Agenda


Mr. Burks moved for approval of the Consent Agenda.  Mr. Lockhart seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.


The following Consent Agenda items were approved:


            1.            Minutes – Statutory Meeting – September 12, 2005

            2.            Minutes Regular Meeting – September 12, 2005

            3.            Financial Status Report – Month Ending August 2005

            4.            Encumbrance Report – Period Ending August 31, 2005

            5.            Accounts Payable Docket – Dated September 26, 2005

            6.            Stipend Authorizations

            7.            Professional Leave Requests

            8.            Gift – West Vigo Middle School – Monetary Gift in the amount of $1,080.00

                        from the Helping Hands Organization in West Terre Haute, IN




Career Technology and Adult Education Program


Mr. Kenneth Pierce, Director of Career Technology and Adult Education, presented an extensive overview of the Vocational Education program presently taking place in the Vigo County School Corporation.


Following discussion, Dr. Minnis moved to create a Board committee to gather inquires and questions from the community concerning the Vocational Education Program.  Mr. Shike seconded the motion.  Mr. Burks, Mr. Shike, Mrs. Lower, Mr. Cox, and Dr. Minnis voted “aye.”  Mr. Lockhart and Mr. Tom voted “no.”


Mr. Cox appointed the Board as a whole to serve on the committee with Mr. Lockhart to serve as Chairperson.

Policy Revisions


The following policies were presented as “Second Reading”:


            1.            Policy AA – School Corporation Legal Status

            2.            Policy AFB – Evaluation of the Superintendent

            3.            Policy AGB – Publication of Annual Report

            4.            Policy BCA – Board Organizational Meeting

            5.            Policy BCB – Board Officers and Duties

            6.            Policy BD – School Board Meetings

            7.            Policy BDA – Regular School Board Meetings

            8.            Policy BDB – Special Board Meetings

            9.            Policy BDD – Board Meeting Procedures

            10.            Policy BDDB – Agenda Format

            11.            Policy BDDI – News Media Services at Board Meetings

            12.            Policy BDE – Procedure for Conducting Hearings

            13.            Policy CBH – Superintendent’s Termination of Employment

            14.            Policy CHB – Board Review of Administrative Rules

            15.            Policy IFD – Curriculum Adoption

            16.            Policy KBCC – News Media at Board Meetings


The above Policies will be brought back to the October 10th Board Meeting for “Third Reading”.


New Business


Personnel Report


Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report.


Mr. Burks moved for approval.  Mr. Tom seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.


Union Hospital/Vigo County School Corporation Lease


Mr. Tanoos requested permission to approve the proposed lease between Union Hospital, Inc., and the Vigo County School Corporation, wherein Union Hospital grants to the school corporation hospital owned space at 1530 N. 7th Street in exchange for the school corporation granting the hospital space at Ouabache Elementary School.


Mr. Shike moved for approval.  Mr. Burks seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.




Mr. Tanoos requested permission to accept the following grants:


            a.            Community Alliances to Promote Education (CAPE) Grant


            b.            Lumina Foundation Grant for Terre Haute North Vigo, Terre Haute South                             Vigo and West Vigo High Schools.


            Dr. Minnis moved for approval.  Mrs. Lower seconded the motion.  Mr. Lockhart,

            Mr. Tom, Mr. Shike, Mrs. Lower, Mr. Cox, and Dr. Minnis voted “aye.”  Mr. Burks





Second Call for Citizen Comments


No comments were received.


Information and Proposals from Board Members


None were received.


Adjournment:  8:55 P.M.





__________________________________President    ______________________________


__________________________________Vice Pres.  ______________________________


__________________________________Secretary   ______________________________


__________________________________Dep. Secy.