VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION

BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES MEETING

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – 686 WABASH AVENUE

MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009

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 Vigo County School Corporation Administration Building, 686 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, Indiana on Monday, July 27, 2009 at 7:00 P.M.

 

The following Board Members were present:  Ms. Alpa Patel, Mr. Mel Burks, Mr. Tom Thomas,

Mrs. Jackie Lower, Mr. Guille Cox, Dr. Joseph Minnis, and Mr. Paul Lockhart.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mr. Mel Burks.

 

Spotlight

 

Ms. Holly Pies introduced Ms. Diane Songer, Director of the Visual Arts Institute, and Ms. Jill Brewer, Director of the Performing Arts Workshop. Segments from each of these workshops that took place this summer were highlighted.

 

First Call for Citizens Comments

 

No comments were received.

 

Consent Agenda

 

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

 

The following Consent Agenda items were approved:

 

            1.         Minutes – Regular Meeting – July 13, 2009

 

            2.         Accounts Payable Docket for July 2009

 

            3.         Stipend Authorizations

 

            4.         Financial Status Report – June 2009

 

            5.         Professional Leave Requests

 


 

New Business

 

Personnel Report

 

Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report.

 

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

 

(See Proceedings)

 

Anthem Health Insurance

 

Mr. Tanoos reported that the Vigo County School Corporation Benefits Committee’s recommendation for 2010 is 5.5% for the plan year rate increase with Anthem, and requested Board approval.

 

Ms. Patel moved for approval.  Mr. Thomas seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Health Resources, Inc. Dental Insurance

 

Mr. Tanoos reported that the Vigo County School Corporation Benefits Committee’s recommendation for 2010 is 6.5% for the two year plan year rate increase with Health Resources, Inc., for active employee coverage, and requested Board approval.

 

Mr. Lockhart moved for approval.  Mr. Burks seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Health Resources, Inc. Dental Insurance

 

Mr. Tanoos reported that the Vigo County School Corporation Benefits Committee’s recommendation for 2010 is 3.0% for the two year plan year rate increase with Health Resources, Inc. for voluntary employee coverage, and requested Board approval.

 

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

 

Recommended Fee Changes for Use of School Facilities (Policy KG-R)

 

This recommended fee change for Use of School Facilities (Policy KG-R) was brought to the Board for approval as Third Reading.  The only change to this policy is in the wording under “Schedule of Fees” on

page 3 of the policy.

 

Mr. Burks moved for approval.  Mr. Thomas seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

(See Proceedings)

 

Comment/Correspondence/Information

 

Second Call for Citizens Comments

 

Comments were received from Maria Barilla, from the U.S. Census Bureau, regarding the 2010 census.

Mr. Tanoos asked Mr. Azar to work with Ms. Barilla regarding this issue.


 

Information Item

 

The HIV/STD Prevention Education program at the Indiana Department of Education announced an invitation for Indiana districts to participate in a free health education program improvement initiative.  The goal of this initiative will be to provide educators with facts, information and classroom strategies that will assist in providing effective classroom instruction on the topics of HIV//AIDS. Other STDs and human sexuality education.

 

Committee Reports from Board Members

 

No reports were given.

 

Information and Proposals from Board Members and Superintendent Tanoos

 

Dr. Minnis noted that permission to advertise the budget will be presented at the August 24th Board meeting instead of the August 10th meeting.

 

Mrs. Lower thanked Mr. Tanoos, Mr. Newport, and Mr. Balitewicz for reinstating the Ambassador’s Club at West Vigo High School.

 

Mr. Tanoos presented a brief overview of the meetings and functions that have taken place during the past two weeks, some of which were the Union Hospital Foundation meeting, bus driver training, a meeting planned between ISU, Rose Hulman, Ivy Tech, St. Mary of the Woods, and Vigo County School Corporation to unite together on several items, and visitation of the new Convention and Visitors Bureau building.

 

Adjournment:      7:40 P.M.

 

 

 

Approved:

 

______________________________President   _____________________________

 

______________________________Vice Pres. _____________________________

 

______________________________Secretary  _____________________________

 

______________________________Dep. Secy.