VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION

BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – 686 WABASH AVENUE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 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 25th day of October 2004 at 7:00 P.M.

 

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

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Mr. Gene Shike led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Resolution of Memoriam

 

Mr. Shike presented a Resolution of Memoriam for Ms. Helen Pearson.

 

Information from Superintendent Tanoos

 

Superintendent Tanoos highlighted several of the events that took place in the Vigo County School Corporation during the past two weeks.

 

Spotlight

 

Mrs. Nancy Dowell, Director of the Vigo County Public Library, highlighted the Martin Luther King Commemorative Coalition.

 

Mr. Cox commended the relationship and programs between the Vigo County Public Library and the Vigo County School Corporation.

 

First Call for Citizen’s Comments

 

No comments were received.

 

Consent Agenda

 

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

 

The following Consent Agenda items were approved:

 

           

            1.            Minutes – Regular Meeting – October 12, 2004

            2.            Accounts Payable Docket dated the 25th day of October

 

            3.            Financial Status Report for month ending September 2004

 

            4.            Encumbrance Report for period ending September 30, 2004

 

            5.            Professional Leave Requests

 

New Business

 

Personnel Report

 

Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report for approval, and Mr. Orr responded to questions.

 

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

 

Grants

 

Mr. Tanoos requested approval of Professional Development Schools Grants for DeVaney Elementary School, Fayette Elementary School, Fuqua Elementary School, Meadows Elementary School, and Terre Haute South Vigo High School, and responded to questions.

 

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

 

Comments/Correspondence/Information

 

Second Call for Citizen’s Comments

 

Comments were received from Mrs. Rosemarie Scott.

 

Information and Proposals from Board Members

 

Dr. Minnis questioned a comment that was made at a recent School Board candidate forum.

 

Adjournment:  7:31 P.M.

 

 

Approved:

 

______________________________President   ______________________________

 

______________________________Vice Pres.  ______________________________

 

______________________________Secretary   ______________________________

 

______________________________Dep. Secy.