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
Absent: Adrian Bates
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
(2) REPORT ON MACDONALD HIGH:
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 . . .
(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.
ELIZABETH MACPHEE, BOARD CHAIR DOUG PEACH, BOARD SECRETARY