VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION

BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES MEETING

MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2004

7:00 P.M.

 

 

MINUTES

 

 

 

A meeting of the Board of School Trustees of the Vigo County School Corporation was held at the Administration Building, 686 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, Indiana on the 28th day of June 2004 at 7:00 P.M.

 

The following Board Members were present:  Mr. Michael Tom, Mr. Mel Burks, Mr. Gene Shike, Mr. Alferd Hamblen, Mr. Guille Cox, Dr. Joseph Minnis, and Mr. Kenneth Schuster.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Mr. Alferd Hamblen led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Information from Superintendent Tanoos

 

Superintendent Tanoos reviewed meetings and activities that took place during the past two weeks.

 

Spotlight

 

Members of the Gifted and Talented Program highlighted segments from the  Performing Arts Workshop and the Visual Arts Institute.

 

First Call for Citizens Comments

 

No Comments Were Received

 

Consent Agenda

 

Dr. Minnis moved for approval of the Consent Agenda.  Mr. Burks seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously which included wording changes in Rule II of “Grounds for Suspension or Expulsion”.

 

The following Consent Agenda items were approved:

 

            1.            Minutes – Regular Meeting – June 14, 2004

 

            2.            Financial Status Report – Month Ending May 2004

 

            3.            Encumbrance Report for Period Ending May 31, 2004

 

            4.            Accounts Payable Docket – June 28, 2004

 

            5.            Professional Leave Requests

 

            6.            Gifts

 

                        a.            Otter Creek Middle School – Set of Drums, Bells Cymbals, and

                                    Horns – Kerman Grotto Drum Corp

 

New Business

 

Personnel Report

 

Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report for Board approval.

 

Mr. Hamblen moved for approval of the Personnel Report.  Mr. Schuster seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Purchase of Playground Equipment for Three New Elementary Schools

(Sugar Creek Consolidated, Fayette, and Franklin)

 

Mr. Tanoos reported that bids were received on June 21, 2004 for playground equipment for Sugar Creek Consolidated, Fayette, and Franklin elementary schools.  Permission is requested to award a contract to Sinclair Recreation in the amount of $156,860.00 which includes all three schools.  Mr. Tanoos also recommended that all other bids be rejected.

 

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

 

Bid for Cafeteria Supplies

 

Mr. Tanoos stated that bids were opened on May 7, 2004 for cafeteria supplies and food.  He recommended that cafeteria items 100110 through 200802 for the bid period August 1, 2004 through July 30, 2005 be awarded to Prairie Farms and Interstate Brands.  He also recommended that cafeteria items 201000 through 703417 for the bid period August 1, 2004 through January 16, 2005 be awarded to B & B Foods, Beasley Foods, Bernard Foods, Clark Products, Commercial Food Systems, Dakota Gourmet/Sonne, Gage Foods, Kasco Marketing, and Wabash Coffee Food Service.

 

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

 

(See Proceedings)

 

Purchase of Career Technology Equipment

 

Mr. Tanoos stated that bids were opened on May 7, 2004 for Career Technology Equipment.  He recommended that contracts be awarded to nine (9) vendors for a total cost of $70,965.12.

 

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

 

 

(See Proceedings)

 

Grants

 

Mr. Tanoos requested approval for the following Grants:

 

            a.            Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Grant Renewal

            b.            Adult Education Comprehensive Grant Renewal

            c.            Professional Development Schools Grant – North Vigo High School

            d.            Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) Grant – Deming Elementary School

 

Mr. Schuster moved for approval of the Grants.  Mr. Cox seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Comments/Correspondence/Information

 

Second Call for Citizens Comments

 

Comments were received from Mr. Jim Lowe.

 

Information and Proposals from Board Members

 

Mr. Cox thanked Mr. Tanoos for allowing the Swope Art Gallery to use the Vigo County School Corporation parking lot for a recent car show.

 

Mr. Burks thanked Mr. Jim Lowe for his comments.

 

Mr.. Tom suggested that the July 12th Board Meeting be canceled because of the lack of business items for the agenda.  Considerable discussion took place between Board Members.

 

Mr. Hamblen moved to cancel the July 12th Board Meeting unless a need would arise.  Mr. Burks seconded the motion.  Mr. Tom, Mr. Burks, Mr. Hamblen, and Mr. Cox voted “aye.”  Mr. Shike, Dr. Minnis, and Mr. Schuster voted “no.”

 

Adjournment:   7:50 P.M.

 

 

 

Approved:

 

______________________________  President    ____________________________

 

______________________________  Vice Pres.   ____________________________

 

______________________________   Secretary   ____________________________

 

______________________________   Dep. Secy.