BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES MEETING
VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION
686 WABASH AVENUE
MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2009
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 Monday, January 12, 2009 at 7:15 P.M.
The following Board Members were present: Mr. Mel Burks, Mr. Gene Shike,
Mrs. Jackie Lower, Dr. Joseph Minnis, Mr. Paul Lockhart, and Ms. Alpa Patel.
Resolution of Memoriam
Mr. Shike presented a Resolution of Memoriam for each of the following former employees:
Mr. Clarence Bell, Mr. Don Duncan, Ms. Wanetta Frazier, Ms. Mary Leith,
Mr. Bradley Lorton, and Mr. Delbert Rice.
First Call for Citizens Comments
No comments were received.
Mr. Burks moved for approval of the Consent Agenda. Mrs. Lower seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
The following Consent Agenda items were approved:
1. Minutes Regular Meeting December 8, 2008
2. Financial Status Report Month Ending November 2008
3. Encumbrance Report Period Ending November 30, 2008
4. Purchase of Equipment from Extra-Curricular Funds
5. Stipend Authorizations
6. Professional Leave Requests
a. Woodrow Wilson Middle School Monetary donation of
$5,597.81 from parent Booster Club for student needs as directed
by the Principal.
b. Rio Grande Elementary School Monetary donation of $200.00
from Max and Jacqueline Gibson Foundation for student accounts.
Ms. Deb Kunce, Schmidt Associates, presented a brief summary of the Community Task Force meeting held earlier this evening in regard to the Feasibility Study. She noted that the next meeting of the Community Task Force will be Monday, January 26th at
5:00 p.m.in the Administration Building and the Task Force will be ready to begin making detailed recommendations to the Board in February.
Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report for approval.
Ms. Patel moved for approval. Mr. Lockhart seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Bose McKinney & Evans Retainer
Mr. Tanoos requested permission to approve the annual school law retainer for the firm of Bose McKinney and Evans at a cost of five hundred dollars ($500.00). He noted that the five hundred dollar cost has remained constant for the past twenty-nine years.
Mrs. Lower moved for approval. Dr. Minnis seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Yearly Schedule for Bidding Board Policy DJAC
Mr. Tanoos noted that in accordance with Board policy DJAC, the administration is required to submit to the Board an annual calendar of items to be purchased. He requested approval of the list of items in the Board packet to be approved for bidding purposes for the calendar year of 2009.
Mr. Burks moved for approval. Mr. Lockhart seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. (See proceedings)
Social Studies Textbook Adoption Committee
Mr. Tanoos requested approval of the district wide Social Studies Committee as listed in the Board packet.
Mrs. Lower moved for approval. Mr. Burks seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. (See Proceedings)
Mr. Tanoos requested permission to approve the following grants:
1. Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Grant
2. Reading is Fundamental Grant Deming Elementary School
3. Economic Education Grant Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
4. Professional Development Schools Grant Meadows Elementary School
5. Professional Development Schools Grant West Vigo High School
Mr. Burks moved for approval. Mrs. Lower seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Second Call for Citizens Comments
No comments were received.
Committee Reports from Board Members
Ms. Patel commented that she enjoyed attending the Pizza Hut Basketball Classic in December.
Information and Proposals from Board Members and Superintendent Tanoos
Mr. Tanoos commented that the administration is busy working on Budgets for 2009, as well as the Feasibility Study. He noted that since we used a snow day on December 17th, there will be school all day on Monday, May 11th which was originally scheduled as a snow make-up day.
Adjournment; 7:30 P.M.
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