VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION
BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – 686 WABASH AVENUE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2004
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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