Board Office

Sydney, N.S.

January 7, 2003


(1)               CALL TO ORDER:


A Special meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 4:00 p.m.


(2)             RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:


Present:                 Keith Bain, Acting-Chair                      Gary Fraser

Darlene Morrison                                George MacDonald

Bernd Christmas                                  Kevin Ruelland       

Elizabeth MacPhee                              Wes Stubbert       

Myrtle Turnbull-Campbell                             Stan MacKinnon

Wes Stubbert


Absent:                Adrian Bates

Phil Best

Sandra Margettie

Pam Nicholson


Also Present:            Ed Davis, Superintendent of Schools

Doug Peach, Director of Finance

Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources

Don Matheson, Director of Support Services

Brian Gillis, ADI Representative

Dave Forrester, ADI Representative

Bob Ojoleck, Architect

Jim Burton, Inspector of Schools

Michelle MacLeod, Acting-Recording Secretary




Representatives from ADI reported what damage has occurred at MacDonald High and the research which they have done to come to a conclusion with regards to the cause of the damage.  Mining subsidence is the principal cause of this incident. The mechanism in the ground which was felt to have caused the damage is punch/squeezing of a mine pillar.  It was noted that they will be monitoring the elementary school due to the damage of the adjacent building.  The building can be repaired however there are no guarantees that subsidence will not occur again.  


Moved by Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland


that the Board request an immediate meeting with the Department of Education to discuss the issue of MacDonald High with the full Board . . .


Motion carried



(3)             NSSBA CONFERENCE:


All board members were notified of the upcoming conference the end of January and those wishing to attend should register for the conference and have their accommodations booked shortly



(4)             MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. . .




Moved by Commissioner Stubbert

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser


that the Board accept the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 p.m.


Motion carried















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