VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION

BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – 686 WABASH AVENUE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 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, November 23, 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. Tom Thomas.

 

Spotlights

 

            1.         Mr. Azar introduced school nurses Pam Cox, Lisa Isaacs, Carol Lucas, Vicki Murray,

                        Sue Paris, and Marti Wright.  The nurses were commended for doing a superb job in

                        organizing and supporting the HINI flu clinics that have been taking place in the schools.

 

            2.         Dr. Karen Goeller introduced Dr. Julie McLaughlin, Curriculum Coordinator of Mathematics                               and Science, and Janis Kluesner and Sharon Kramer, math liaisons.   Highlights of the

                        current mathematics curriculum at the elementary, middle, and high school levels were

                        shared.

 

First Call for Citizens Comments

 

No comments were received.

 

Consent Agenda

 

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

 

The following Consent Agenda items were approved:

 

            1.         Minutes – Regular Meeting – November 9, 2009

 

            2.         Stipend Authorizations

 

            3.         Financial Status Report – Month Ending October 2009

 

            4.         Encumbrance Report for Period Ending October 31, 2009

 

            5.         Accounts Payable Docket – November 23, 2009

            6.         Professional Leave Requests

 

            7.         Committee Members for Mathematics Textbook Adoption 2009 – 2010

 

Discussion

 

Revision of Policy GBCC, Sexual Harassment (First Reading)

 

Mr. Orr stated that Policy GBCC (Sexual Harassment) was adopted May 25, 1977, and in conjunction with

Charles Rubright, Bose McKinney & Evans Law Firm, consideration of adopting a new Policy GBCC is offered.  The legal change and case law relative to this area has been changed.

 

This recommended policy revision will be brought back for “Second Reading” at the December 14, 2009 Board Meeting.

 

(See Proceedings)

 

New Business

 

Personnel Report

 

Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report for approval.

 

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

 

(See Proceedings)

 

 

Professional Development Schools Grant

 

Mr. Tanoos requested approval for DeVaney Elementary School to participate with Indiana State University partners in the Professional Development Schools Grant Program.  This is a one year $1800.00 grant.

 

(See Proceedings)

 

Comments/Correspondence/Information

 

Second Call for Citizens Comments

 

No comments were received.

 

Committee Reports from Board Members

 

No reports were given.

 

Information and Proposals from Board Members and Superintendent Tanoos

 

Mr. Lockhart said he attended the very nice dedication of the William Thornton Gymnasium at Otter Creek Middle School.  He also noted that the Building Trades home now being built by our students now has its sale pending, and that is very good for our program and the community.

 

Dr. Minnis noted that he attended the Educational Heritage Foundation banquet this month.  Mrs. Pat Fouty, Mr. Bert Nelson, and Mrs. Alice Reck, former Vigo County School Corporation educators were honored, as well as Mr. Bob Baesler.

 

Adjournment:  8:00 P.M.

 

 

Approved:

 

__________________________________President   ______________________________

 

__________________________________Vice Pres. -______________________________

 

__________________________________Secretary  -______________________________

 

__________________________________Dep. Secy.