VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION

BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES MEETING

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – 686 WABASH AVENUE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2006

 

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 Vigo County School Corporation Administration Building, 686 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, Indiana on October 23, 2006 at 7:00 P.M.

 

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

 

Superintendent Tanoos led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

SPOTLIGHT

 

Partners Advancing Literacy Skills (PALS) and their activities to promote reading and writing in the Wabash Valley were presented during the Spotlight segment of the meeting.

 

INFORMATION FROM SUPERINTENDENT TANOOS

 

Mr. Tanoos presented an overview of activities and meetings that took place during the past two weeks.

 

FIRST CALL FOR CITIZENS COMMENTS

 

No comments were received.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

 

The following Consent Agenda items were approved:

 

            1.            Minutes – Regular Meeting – October 9, 2006

 

            2.            Financial Status Report – Month Ending September 2006

 

            3.            Stipend Authorizations

 

            4.            Encumbrance Report - Period Ending September 30, 2006

 

            5.            Permission to Purchase Equipment from Extra-Curricular Funds

 

            6.            Accounts Payable Docket – October 23, 2006

 

            7.            Professional Leave Requests

 

            8.            Gifts

 

                        a.            Monetary Gift of $15,000.00 to the Vigo County School

                                    Corporation Parent Literacy Initiative – Anonymous Donor

 

                        b.            Franklin Elementary School – Monetary Gift of $1,000.00 –

                                    Terre Haute Optimist

 

                        c.            Sarah Scott Middle School – Monetary Gift of $347.77 to

                                    Purchase Software for the Sarah Scott News Team – Parent

                                    Booster Club.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Criminal History Information GCDF

 

Mr. Azar presented the revised Criminal History Information GCDF Policy for first reading.  Considerable discussion ensued and the decision was made to bring this back for Second Reading at the November 13th Board Meeting.

 

Corporation-Wide Energy Audit

 

Mrs. Wilson, along with Mr. Danner and Mr. Tischbein, from the Energy Systems Group, presented the findings of the comprehensive corporation-wide energy audit.  Mrs. Wilson noted that as part of this process it is required that the Vigo County School Corporation hold a 1028 Hearing which requires a ten (10) day advance advertisement.  She noted that if the Board chooses to proceed with the proposed energy upgrades and renovations a public hearing could be held at the November 13, 2006 Board Meeting.

 

Following discussion, Mr. Lockhart moved to hold the 1028 Hearing.  Mr. Cox seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Personnel Report

 

Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report.

 

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

 

Employee Salary and Benefit Adjustments 2006-2007

 

Mr. Tanoos requested approval of the proposed salary and benefit areas for the Agreements and Handbooks reached by the following employee groups of the Vigo County School Corporation:

 

            a.            Miscellaneous Classified

 

            b.            Executive Secretary

 

            c.            Transportation Department/School Bus Drivers

 

            d.            Administration

 

            e.            Deputy Superintendent

 

            f.            Superintendent’s Contract

 

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

 

Grants

 

Mr. Tanoos requested approval for the following Grants:

 

            a.            Early Intervention Grant

 

            b.            Title III Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and

                        Immigrant Students Grant Information

 

            c.            Title IID Enhancing Education Through Technology Grant (ED TECH)

 

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

 

COMMENTS/CORRESPONDENCE/INFORMATION

 

Second Call for Citizens Comments

 

Comments were received from Dr. Tammy Roeschlein.

 


Information and Proposals from Board Members

 

Mrs. Lower thanked Mr. Lisby for getting her the Curriculum Coordinator job description and asked questions regarding the extra job responsibilities added to that position this year.

 

Following discussion, Mr. Tanoos stated he would bring a report to the Board regarding the cost of adding an additional administrative position job description and the time commitment needed for these additional areas.

 

ADJOURNMENT:   8:30 P.M.

 

 

Approved:

 

______________________________President   ______________________________

 

______________________________Vice Pres.  ______________________________

 

______________________________Secretary   ______________________________

 

______________________________Dep. Secy.