(1)†††††††††† CALL TO ORDER:

 

A meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 7:05 p.m.

 

(2)††††††† RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:

 

Present:†††††††††††††††††††††† Elizabeth MacPhee, Board Chair†††††††† Keith Bain,Vice-Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Pam Nicholson††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Gary Fraser

Myrtle Campbell ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sandra Margettie

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Darlene Morrison†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Phil Best††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Adrian Bates††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Absent:††††††††††††††††††††††† Bernd Christmas

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Phil Best

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Kevin Ruelland

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Stan MacKinnon

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† George MacDonald

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Also Present:†††††††††††††† Ed Davis, Superintendent of Schools

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Doug Peach, Director of Finance

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Archie MacEachern, Director of Programs & Operations

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Don Matheson, Director of Support Services

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jim Burton, Inspector of Schools

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Michelle MacLeod, Acting-Recording Secretary

 

(2)††††††† APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

 

(a)††††††† Deletions:

 

There were no deletions.

 

(b)††††††† Additions:

 

(i)†††††††† Commissioner Stubbert - Lost school time

 

Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

that the Board approve the agenda as amended. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-02-05

 

 

(1)††††††† APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† Special Board Meeting††††††††††† -†††††††††† January 27, 2003

†††††††††††††††††† Board Meeting†††††††††††† †††††††† ††-†††††††††† January 27, 2003

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Moved by: Commissioner Stubbert

Seconded by: Commissioner Morrison

 

that the minutes for the above minutes be approved by the Board. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-02-06††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

 

 

 

 

REPORT FROM COMMITTEE:

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

 

that the Board approve the minutes of the Education Committee Meetings of Monday, February 17, 2003. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-02-07

 

(a)††††††† RECOMMENDATION OF FRENCH SPECIAL PROJECTS:

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

 

that the Board accept the French Special Projects as presented by Mr. MacEachern. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-02-08

 

(b)††††††† RECOMMENDATION OF TERM AND LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS:

 

 

NAME

SCHOOL

CONTRACT TYPE

EFFECTIVE

DATE

Donna Clarke

Shipyard

Term

September 3, 2002

Jody MacLeod

Baddeck

Term

December 2, 2002

Celeste Foisy

MacDonald Complex

Term

November 6, 2002

Theresa Halliday

Seton

Term

February 14, 2003

Patricia Chisholm

Riverview

Term

January 29, 2003

Nancy Poole

St. Maryís

Term

April 1,2003

Anita Williams

Cabot High - English 10, 11, 12

Term

Immediate - June 30/03

Kirk Morrison

Riverview - Guidance

Long Term Substitute

March 3/03 - June 28/03

James Ryan

BEC- Gr. 8 English, Soc. Studies

Term

Immediate - June 28/03

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

 

that the Board accept the above recommendations for term and long term sub positions. . .

Motion carried

2003-02-09

 

(a)††††††† TEACHER RETIREMENTS

 

††††††††††† PROF. #

NAME OF TEACHER

SCHOOL RETIRING FROM

EFFECTIVE DATE

205831

Glenna Richards

G. Bay Elem.

June 30, 2003

260455

Gary MacNeil

Greenfield

June 30, 2003

249367

Beverley Plannetta

St. Joseph/Colby

June 30, 2003

185314

Carol McCarthy

Florence

June 30, 2003

 

 

 

 

class=Section2>

248898

Michael MacKinnon

Florence

June 30, 2003

163949

Raylene Chiasson

Ashby

June 30, 2003

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board accept the above mentioned retirements. . . .

 

Motion carried

2003-02-10

 

 

(b)††††††† RECOMMENDATION FOR MACDONALD ELEMENTARY:

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Stubbert

 

that the recommendation of the Board Committee in the event of subsidence in the Macdonald Elementary site, that the students move into Bridgeport under their own identity until the end of June, 2003. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-02-11

 

(c)††††††† RECOMMENDATION FOR THE GRADE SEVEN - TWELVE COMPLEX:

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Morrison

 

that the recommendation of the Board committee for September, 2003 to have the Primary - Six students remain in Dominion with the contingency plan carried forward and that the Grades Seven - Twelve students be integrated into Glace Bay Schools in September, 2003and that the Board will accommodate transfers to Breton Education Centre with transportation provided. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-02-12

 

Text Box: MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT

 

 

 

 

REPORT FROM COMMITTEE:

 

Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

 

that the Board approve the minutes of the Management Committee Meetings of Monday, February 17,2003 . .

 

Motion carried

2003-02-13

 

(a) ††††††††† SNOW REMOVAL:†††††††

 

Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Superintendent be requested to send correspondence to the Mayor of CBRM regarding snow removal. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-02-14†††††††

 

 

 

(b)††††††††† CAPITAL PROJECTS:

 

Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Stubbert

 

that the Board accept the Capital Projects Report for the 2002 - 2003 and the 2003 - 2004 school year and I so move. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-02-15

 

(a)††††††† CUPE RESIGNATION(S)/RETIREMENT(S):

 

EMPLOYEE #

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

CLASSIFICATION/

SCHOOL

RESIGNATION/ RETIREMENT

EFFECTIVE DATE

6205

Judy Jenkins

Sec./Sydney Mines Jr. High

Resignation

Feb 3/03

939504

Lois MacLennan

LBG/Boularderie

Resignation

Jan 31/03

 

Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell

 

that the Board accept the above resignations with thanks for their many years of service.. .

 

Motion carried

2003-02-16

 

(b)††††††† RECOMMENDATION ON CUPE RENEWAL RATES:

 

Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Morrison

 

that the Board accept the renewal rates for CUPE benefits package as presented to the Management Committee. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-02-17

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(6)††††††† NEW BUSINESS:

 

(a)††††††† Commissioner Stubbert expressed his concern over school time lost due to storms, heat, winter carnival and In-service days. Superintendent Davis spoke concerning the eight days for Professional Development days.

 

(7)††††††† CORRESPONDENCE:

 

Correspondence was circulated to representatives of the Board.The correspondence was concerning the expenses occurred with MacDonald Complex and that the Department was paying for these expenses until the end of March, 2003.

 

(8)††††††† SUPERINTENDENTíS REPORT:

 

Superintendent Davis noted that his report can be found on the Board website.

 

(1)††††††† REGIONAL EDUCATION OFFICERíS REPORT:

 

The Regional Education Officer, Mr. Jim Burton distributed to those in attendance his report and spoke on the issues contained therein (see attachment).

 

 

 

 

(1)††††††† Motion to adjourn the meeting. . .

 

Moved by Commissioner Stubbert

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m.

 

Motion carried

 

 

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_________________________††††††††††††††††††††††††††† _____________________________

ELIZABETH MACPHEE††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DOUG PEACH

BOARD CHAIR†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† BOARD SECRETARY

 

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1.†††††††† Mr. Fred Gillis, Chair of the save MacDonald Complex committee.Questioned the contingency plan on seeing that the area of Dominion has representation on the Board due to the illness of Commissioner Ruelland.It was noted that Chair Elizabeth MacPhee is working on behalf of Mr. Ruelland.†† He noted he was pleased with the contingency plan and the course of action for the students for the 2003-2004 school year.He also noted that the community is concerned with the situation at the MacDonald elementary site concerning enmities.Chair MacPhee noted that the Board will continue to work towards looking for more enmities. Superintendent Davis was also asked to review portables for the site.The costs saved by the Board was asked and it was noted that the committee will receive these shortly.

 

2.†††††††† Brenda MacLean, President of the Home and School forBridgeport School noted that the opening of the snoozelin room was delayed however it is forthcoming and everyone is invited to attend.

 

3.†††††††† Mr. John Wadden,parent of the Dominion area, questioned whether transportation would be provided for those students in Grades Primary - Six to Bridgeport School.