VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION

BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – 686 WABASH AVENUE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 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 8th day of November 2004 at 7:00 P.M.

 

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

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Dr. Joseph Minnis led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Resolution of Memoriam

 

Mr. Gene Shike presented a Resolution of Memoriam for Mr. Warren Brewer, Jr. former Vigo County School Corporation teacher.

 

Information from Superintendent Tanoos

 

Mr. Tanoos presented a brief overview of the school activities and conferences that took place during the last two weeks.

 

Spotlight

 

Vigo County School Corporation teachers were recognized who have been awarded TREES Environmental Education mini grants for the 2004-2005 school year.

 

First Call for Citizen’s Comments

 

No comments were received.

 

Consent Agenda

 

Mr. Cox 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 25, 2004

            2.            Professional Leave Requests

 

New Business

 

Personnel Report

 

Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report for approval.

 

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

 

Employee Benefits Committee Recommendation

 

Mr. Tanoos requested permission for the benefits package, which includes L.T.D. and Life Insurance to be changed from Fortis to Sun Life, effective January 2005

 

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

 

(See Proceedings)

 

Grant

 

Mr. Tanoos requested permission for Sarah Scott Middle School to implement a Professional Development Grant in conjunction with Indiana State University Professional Development Schools.  He noted that the amount of the grant is $6,800.00.

 

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

 

Comments/Correspondence/Information

 

Second Call for Citizen’s Comments

 

No comments were received.

 

Information and Proposals from Board Members

 

Mr. Schuster asked a question regarding the condition of the bleachers at Terre Haute North Vigo.  Mr. Lisby answered the questions.

 

Dr. Minnis asked a question in reference to Core 40 within our own corporation.

 

Dr. Minnis also expressed concern for employees regarding the cost of health care insurance.

 

Dr. Minnis commended Mrs. Donna Wilson, Deputy Treasurer, for the grant information report she provided to the Board.

 

Mr. Tom recognized members of Mr. Jim Mann’s Spectra class from South Vigo High School who attended the Board Meeting this evening.

 

Adjournment:   7:30 P.M.

 

 

Approved:

 

______________________________President   ______________________________

 

______________________________Vice Pres.  ______________________________

 

______________________________Secretary   ______________________________

 

______________________________Dep. Secy.