VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION

BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – 686 WABASH AVENUE

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2004

7:00 P.M.

 

 

M I N U T E S

 

 

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 the 12th day of October, 2004 at 7:00 P.M.

 

The following Board Members were present: Mr. Michael Tom, Mr. Mel Burks, Mr. Gene Shike, Mr. Alferd Hamblen, Mr. Guille Cox, Dr. Joseph Minnis, and Mr. Kenneth Schuster.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Mr. Alferd Hamblen led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Resolutions of Memoriam

 

Mr. Shike presented Resolutions of Memoriam for Ms. Bette Rose, and Ms. Winnifred Siner.

 

Information from Superintendent Tanoos

 

Superintendent Tanoos presented information regarding the many activities that have been taking place in the Vigo County School Corporation during the past two weeks.

 

Special Presentation

 

Mr. Tanoos presented a certificate to Mrs. Nancy Ralston, Lost Creek Elementary School teacher, who was recently selected as a 2004 Indiana State University Distinguished Alumni.

 

Spotlight

 

Mrs. Donna Mahan, Supervisor of Food Services, presented information relative to healthy food choices for students and staff of the Vigo County School Corporation.

 

First Call for Citizens Comments

 

No comments were received.

 

Consent Agenda

 

Mr. Hamblen moved for approval of the Consent Agenda.  Mr. Cox seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.


The following Consent Agenda items were approved:

 

            1.            Minutes – Public Hearing – September 27, 2004

            2.            Minutes – Regular Meting – September 27, 2004

            3.            Professional Leave Requests

 

New Business

 

Personnel Report

 

Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report for approval.

 

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

 

Employee Agreement and Handbook Consideration

 

Administrative Employee Handbook

 

Mr. Burks moved for approval of the Administrative Employee Handbook.  Mr. Cox seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Administrative Clerical Employees Handbook

 

Mr. Burks moved for approval of the Administrative Clerical Employees Handbook.  Mr. Hamblen seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Deputy Superintendent Handbook

 

Mr. Shike moved for approval of the Deputy Superintendent Handbook.  Mr. Schuster seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Executive Secretary Handbook

 

Mr. Burks moved for approval of the Executive Secretary Handbook.  Mr. Hamblen seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Transportation Department/School Bus Drivers Wage & Benefit Handbook

 

Mr. Schuster moved for approval of the Transportation Department/School Bus Drivers Wage and Benefit Handbook.  Mr. Burks seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Superintendent Contract

 

Mr. Hamblen moved for approval of the Superintendent’s Contract.  Mr. Cox seconded the motion.  Mr. Tom, Mr. Burks, Mr. Shike, Mr. Hamblen, Mr. Cox, and Mr. Schuster voted “Yes.”  Dr. Minnis voted “no.”


Technical/Managerial Employees Handbook

 

Mr. Hamblen moved for approval of the Technical/Managerial Employees Handbook.  Mr. Burks seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Appointment of Architects/Engineers for 2005 CPF Projects

 

Mr. Tanoos noted that the 2005 Capital Projects Fund Plan contains several items requiring the services of an architect/engineer.  He requested approval for the architectural/engineering firms listed in the Board Packet.

 

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

 

(See Proceedings)

 

Purchase of Audio Visual

 

Mr. Tanoos noted that bids were opened on September 10, 2004, for the purchase of Audio Visual equipment, and the committee recommends that contracts be awarded to eight (8) vendors for a total cost of $68,972.19.

 

Dr. Minnis moved for approval.  Mr. Schuster seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

(See Proceedings)

 

Comments/Correspondence/Information

 

Second Call for Citizens Comments

 

No comments were received.

 

Information and Proposals from Board Members

 

Mr. Shike inquired as to why the football field at Terre Haute North Vigo is in such bad condition.

 

Mr. Hamblen read a statement requesting that the corporation be particularly careful on November 2nd because many people will be in and out of our schools voting.  He requested that our safety and security team work in full force for the protection of our students and staff, and also requested that each school’s website be reviewed to be sure floor plans are not pictured.

 

Dr. Minnis stated that at the ISBA Regional Meeting he was pleased to present Mr. Shike a Master School Board Award, and Mr. Schuster has achieved a Level II award.

 

Mr. Cox congratulated the Terre Haute North Vigo Tennis Team for being able to advance to the State Finals this weekend.

 

Mr. Tanoos commented that this weekend we also had Terre Haute South Football Team and the West Vigo High School Football Team playing at the RCA Hoosier Dome.

 

Adjournment:   7:40 P.M.

 

 

Approved:

 

______________________________President   _____________________________

 

______________________________Vice Pres.  _____________________________

 

______________________________Secretary   _____________________________

 

______________________________Dep. Secy.