(1)           CALL TO ORDER:

 

A SPECIAL meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 6:20 p.m.

 

(2)        RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:

 

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

                                    Pam Nicholson                                      Sandra Margettie

                        Myrtle Campbell                         Gary Fraser

                                    Darlene Morrison                                   

                                    Wes Stubbert                                       

                                    Adrian Bates                                                                

 

Absent:                        Bernd Christmas

                                    Phil Best

                                    Kevin Ruelland

                                    George MacDonald

                                    Stan MacKinnon

                                                                       

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

 

 

(3)        Report on Communications/Board Chair Meeting in Halifax:

 

Board Chair Elizabeth MacPhee gave a brief update of information received during a meeting in Halifax on February 14, 2003.

 

 

(4)        Personnel Issue:

 

Moved by Commissioner Morrison

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

To go “in camera” to discuss a personnel issue. . .

 

Motion carried

2002-02-01

 

Following discussions consensus was reached to rise and report. 

 

Moved by Commissioner Fraser

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board authorize the Superintendent to suspend without pay an employee for just cause. . .

 

Motion carried

 

(5)       ERIP PROGRAM:

           

Director of Human Resources, Beth MacIsaac explained the process of offering ERIP for the 2003-2004 school year

 

Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Bates

 

that the Board accept the recommendation to deny each of the ERIP applications made to date for 2003-2004 school year. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-02-02

                       

 

 

 

 

 

(6)       MACDONALD COMPLEX:

 

(a)        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, 2003.  However those students who reside in the Gardiner Mines area be considered for a possible accommodation be accepted. . .

 

Moved by Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Morrison

 

Motion defeated

2003-02-03

 

 

(b)        RECOMMENDATION FOR MACDONALD STUDENTS:

 

Moved by Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

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, 2003  The Board will accommodate transfers to Breton Education Centre with transportation provided. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-02-04

 

(6)        NEW BUSINESS:

 

(a)        COMPLEXING OF DONKIN AND GOWRIE:

 

            The Board discussed the issue of complexing Donkin and Gowrie School.

 

 

 

(7)        Motion to adjourn the meeting. . .

 

Moved by Commissioner Fraser

Seconded by Commissioner Morrison

 

to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

 

Motion carried

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ELIZABETH MACPHEE                                    DOUG PEACH

BOARD CHAIR                                     BOARD SECRETARY