VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION
BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – 686 WABASH AVENUE
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 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, 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.
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
First Call for Citizens Comments
No comments were received.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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