BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES MEETING
VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION
MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010
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, May 17, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
The following Board Members were present: Mr. Guille Cox, Dr. Joseph Minnis, Mr. Paul Lockhart,
Ms. Alpa Patel, Mr. Mel Burks, Mr. Tom Thomas, and Mrs. Jackie Lower.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mrs. Jackie Lower.
Mrs. Mika Cassell, Principal of Dixie Bee Elementary School, made a presentation to the Board requesting that the gymnasium at Dixie Bee Elementary School be named the “Larry E. Stuckey Gymnasium.”
Ms. Patel moved to suspend Policy FF and name the gymnasium at Dixie Bee Elementary School the
Larry E. Stuckey Gymnasium. Mr. Burks seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
1. Mrs. Camilla Correll introduced Terre Haute Rotary Club President, Mr. Bart Colwell. Mr. Colwell
led Rotarians to initiate a new program with the Vigo County School Corporation at the beginning
of the 2009-2010 school year. Mr. Colwell presented a brief overview about the program which is
called “Rotary Reads.”
2. Mrs. Camilla Correll and Mr. Mick Newport introduced the District 8 Elementary School Principal
of the Year, Mrs. Peggy Pfrank, and the District 8 Secondary Principal of the Year, Mr. Tom Balitewicz.
First Call for Citizen Comments
No comments were received.
Ms. Patel moved for approval of the Consent Agenda. Mr. Cox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
The following Consent Agenda items were approved:
a. Minutes – Regular Meeting – April 26, 2010
b. Financial Report for the Month Ending April 30, 2010
c. Financial Status Report for the Month Ending April 30, 2010
d. Encumbrance Report for Period Ending April 30, 2010
e. Stipend Authorizations
f. Payment of Interim Claims in May and June
g. Professional Leave Requests
Terre Haute South Vigo High School – Donation of a Gator Utility Vehicle, approximate
value of $5,000.00, from Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
Ouabache Elementary School – Monetary gift of $1,500.00 from Pepsico for the Olweus
Bullying Prevention Program.
Terre Haute South Vigo High School Vocational Department – Monetary gift of
$1,400.00 from the Maynard Davison Memorial Golf Committee.
Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report to the Board of School Trustees.
Mr. Cox moved for approval. Mrs. Lower seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Tanoos requested approval of the Medical Clinic Contract which has been reviewed by Mr. Charles Rubright, attorney at Bose, McKinney and Evans in Indianapolis, Attorney Fred Bauer, Mr. John Orr, Ms. Jennifer Bowling, and Mr. Paul Biltimier of RE Sutton & Associates.
Mr. Orr reviewed the plans and contract for the Medical Clinic and Wellness for Life. He noted that he had responded to written questions from Board Members prior to this meeting. Considerable questions were raised, mostly about different areas of wording in the contract.
Mr. Burks moved for approval of the Medical Clinic. Mr. Cox requested that the contract specifically say that day to day decisions can be taken care of by the steering committee, but major decisions should be ratified by the Board. Mr. Burks amended his motion to include Mr. Cox’s requested addition. Mr. Cox seconded the motion. Mr. Cox, Mr. Lockhart, Mr. Burks, and Mr. Thomas voted “aye.” Dr. Minnis, Ms. Patel, and Mrs. Lower voted “no.” The motion passed.
Textbook Fees for 2010-2011
Mr. Tanoos requested approval for the 2010-2011 Textbook Fees as listed in the Board packet. He noted that the proposed fees have been calculated using the formula found in the Indiana Statute.
Mrs. Lower moved for approval. Mr. Burks seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Tanoos requested approval for the following Grants;
Manufacturing Summer Camp Grant
21st Century Community learning Centers Grant
Ms. Patel moved for approval. Mr. Burks seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Second Call for Citizens Comments
Comments were received from Elizabeth Garland, member of the Benefits Committee.
Committee Reports from Board Members
No reports were received.
Information and Proposals from Board Members and Superintendent
Several comments were received from Board Members in regard to commending the students and staff on the recent state and national awards, expressing support of the newly approved medical clinic, and the academic and retirement banquets that are being enjoyed this month.
Mr. Tanoos shared with the Board the Cost Conservation List that he and his staff compiled. He noted that even with the 4.6 million dollar decrease in funding the Vigo County School Corporation will not have to have staff lay-offs Mr. Tanoos thanked the Board Members for their support of him and his team.
Adjournment; 9:05 P.M.
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