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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
e. Deputy Superintendent
f. Superintendent’s Contract
Mr. Burks moved for approval. Mrs. Lower seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
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.
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.
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