(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                                Pam Nicholson

Darlene Morrison                               George MacDonald

Phil Best                                            Stan MacKinnon

Adrian Bates                                      Sandra Margettie

 

Absent:                Bernd Christmas

Wes Stubbert

Kevin Ruelland

 

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:

 

(1)               Deletions:

 

There were no deletions.

 

(2)             Additions:

 

1.                   Heartfelt thanks to the hosting school - Commissioner MacKinnon

2.                 African Heritage Month - Commissioner Best

3.                 Riverside Elementary -Commissioner MacDonald

 

Moved by Commissioner Bain

Seconded by Commissioner MacKinnon

 

that the Board approve the agenda as amended. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-01-15

 

(3)             APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

 

Special Board Meeting            -           November 25, 2002

Board Meeting                        -           November 25, 2002

Special Board Meeting            -           December 9, 2002

Annual Meeting                       -           December 9, 2002

Special Board Meeting            -           January 7, 2003

Special Board Meeting            -           January 13, 2003

 

 

Moved by: Commissioner Morrison

Seconded by: Commissioner Nicholson

 

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

 

Motion carried

2003-01-16                                                                               

 

 

 


EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

 

 

 

(4)             REPORT FROM COMMITTEE:

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner MacKinnon

 

that the Board approve the minutes of the Education Committee Meetings of Tuesday, January 21, 2003. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-01-17

 

(1)               RECOMMENDATION OF TERM AND LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS:

 

 

NAME

 

SCHOOL

 

POSITION

 

CONTRACT TYPE

 

EFFECTIVE

 DATE

 

Brian Boone

 

East Bay

 

Grade 4/5

 

TERM

 

Feb. 03/03 - June 30/03

 

Charlene Graham

 

Harbourside

 

Grade 6

 

TERM

 

Immediate - June 30/03

 

Brian Penny

 

Riverview

 

Physics 11; Computer Related Studies 12

 

LONG TERM SUB

 

Immediate - May 02/03

 

Melanie Murphy

 

St. Anne’s

 

Resource

 

TERM

 

Immediate - June 30/03

 

Leslie Timmons

 

Mountainview

 

Grade Six

 

TERM

 

Immediate - June 30/03

 

Sheldon Ratchford

 

Sherwood Park

 

Gr. 9 Math, English, Health, Science

 

LONG TERM SUB

 

Immediate - Apr. 17/03

 

Diane McNeil

 

Glace Bay High

 

Art 10, 11, 12; Eng. 10; PAL CALM

 

LONG TERM SUB

 

Immediate - May 08/03

 

Shauna Gillis

 

Jubilee

 

Resource Circuit

 

LONG TERM SUB

 

Immediate - May 30/03

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

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

Motion carried

2003-01-18

 

(2)             TEACHER RETIREMENTS

 

 

PROF. #

 

NAME OF TEACHER

 

SCHOOL RETIRING FROM

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

223321

 

Tom Murrin

 

Donkin

 

37801

 

188144

 

Sarah MacNeil

 

Grand Mira

 

37801

 

219766

 

Patricia

Bates

 

Marion Bridge

 

37801

 

234534

 

Reid Moore

 

Riverview High

 

37801

 

218271

 

Deborah Henderson

 

Coxheath

 

37801

 


Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Nicholson

 

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

 

Motion carried

2003-01-19

 

(3)             TEACHER REQUEST(S) FOR A LEAVE OF ABSENCE:

 

 

PROF.#

 

NAME

 

SCHOOL

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

514646

 

Neil MacLellan

 

Sydney Academy

 

Feb.03/03pm - June30/03

 

326603

 

Patricia Moore

 

Whitney Pier

 

Feb.03/03 - June30/03 ext. under WRO4 retro to Aug1/02

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

that the Board grant the above requests for a Leave of Absence.. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-01-20

 

(4)             REQUEST FOR PERMANENT TEACHER EXCHANGE:

 

 

PROF.#

 

NAME

 

SCHOOL

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

352187

 

Marlene MacInnes

 

Mount Carmel

 

Aug 1/03

 

403626

 

Louis Detienne

 

Walter Duggan Elem

 

Aug 1/03

 

415653

 

Greg Morrison

 

Mount Carmel

 

Aug 1/03

 

524439

 

Lori O’Neill

 

Bell Park Academic C.

 

Aug 1/03

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner MacKinnon

 

that the Board grant the above requests for permanent Teacher Exchange and I so move. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-01-21

 

(5)             BREAKFAST COORDINATOR POSITION:

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

to recommend that Janice Murray be granted the position as Breakfast Coordinator and I so move. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-01-22

 

(6)             RIVERSIDE ELEMENTARY FTE INCREASE:

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

to recommend a full-time from a 60% teacher for the second Grade Three class at Riverside elementary and I so move. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-01-23

 


(7)             RECOMMENDATION OF TERM AND LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS:

 

 

NAME

 

SCHOOL

 

POSITION

 

CONTRACT TYPE

 

EFFECTIVE

 DATE

 

Susie MacKinnon

 

Riverside

 

Grade 3

 

TERM

 

Immediate - June 30/03

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board accept the above mentioned recommendation and I so move. . . .

 

Motion carried

2003-01-24

 

 

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT

 

 

 

(6)        REPORT FROM COMMITTEE:

 

Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

that the Board approve the minutes of the Management Committee Meetings of Tuesday, January 21,  2003 . .

 

Motion carried

2003-01-25

 

(a)  REQUEST FOR A LEAVE OF ABSENCE:  

 

 

EMPLOYEE #

 

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

 

REASON FOR REQUEST

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

909978

 

Lorna Hillier

TA/G.Bay Elementary

 

personal reasons - 2nd request

 

Feb 15/03 - Feb 15/04

 

Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board accept the above request for a Leave of Absence.. .

 

Motion carried

2003-01-26

 

(2)             RESIGNATION(S)/RETIREMENT(S):

 

 

EMPLOYEE #

 

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

 

CLASSIFICATION/

SCHOOL

 

RESIGNATION/ RETIREMENT

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

908103

 

Andree Abbass

 

Sec/Malcolm Munroe

 

Resignation

 

June 30/03

 

918078

 

Marilyn Murphy

 

Cleaner/Morrison

 

Resignation

 

Dec. 6/02

 

007880

 

Darlene Rose

 

TA/St. Mary’s

 

Resignation

 

Dec.16/02

 

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

2003-01-27

 


(3)               POSTING RESULTS:

 

(i)         Teacher Assistant Posting - CDS#1602:

 

 

SEN

#

 

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

 

POSITION EMPLOYED IN

 

SUCCESSFUL POSITION RECEIVED

 

Sept 3/86

 

Diana Meister

 

MacLennan

 

Mountainview

 

Nov 1/93(#7)

 

Jenny MacNeil

 

Robin Foote

 

Mount Carmel

 

Jan 6/97(#2)

 

Carmie Jennex

 

Harbourside (displaced)

 

Acc at St. Agnes

 

Apr 14/98(#2)

 

Dale Colbourne

 

Mount Carmel/Riverview

 

Sydney Academy

 

Jan 18/99

 

Kim Mulholland

 

Memorial High

 

St. Joseph, SM

 

Sept 29/99(#19)

 

Cheryl MacNeil

 

Memorial

 

Dr. T.L. Sullivan

 

Sept 29/99(#23)

 

Brenda MacDonald

 

BEC (displaced)

 

Acc at Greenfield

 

Sept 29/99(#29)

 

Karen MacDougall

 

Morrison Jr. High

 

Robin Foote (fall down)

 

Sept 29/99(#35)

 

Charlene Libbus

 

St. Agnes

 

Whitney Pier Mem.

 

Nov 24/99(#2)

 

Tracey Pierre

 

G. Bay H. - 1 year pos.

 

Marion Bridge /Grand Mira

 

Nov 24/99(#12)

 

Karen Ramsey

 

Jubilee - 1 year pos.

 

Bras d’Or/ Georges River

 

Nov 24/99(#15)

 

Joanne Kelloway

 

1 yr at Greenfield

 

Glace Bay High (fall down) - 1 year position

 

Nov 24/99 (#16)

 

Patricia Thompson

 

Bras d’Or - 1 yr position

 

MacLennan Jr. High

 

Jan 6/00(#3)

 

Faith Horne

 

1 yr at St. Joseph, SM

 

Colby St. Joseph - 1 year pos.

 

Oct 7/02

 

Kim Fudge

 

Dr. T.L. Sullivan(cut in region)

 

Jubilee - 1 year pos. (fall down position)

 

Casuals recommended for hire due to this posting:

 

 

#

 

NAME

 

POSITION

 

STATUS WITH THE BOARD

 

1.

 

Elizabeth Butts

 

Grand Mira - Perm

 

Casual since 1996

 

2.

 

Connie Forrest

 

Memorial High - .5

 

Casual since 1998

 

3.

 

Gail Doucette

 

Mount Carmel/Riverview

 

Casual since 1995

 

4.

 

Shaun Parris

 

Whitney Pier Memorial - male aide

 

Casual since 2000

 

 

 

 

 


Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell

 

that the Board accept the above recommendations for permanent hire for Teacher Assistant positions .

 

Motion carried

2003-01-28

 

(ii)        CLEANER POSTING - CDS#1902:

 

SEN

#

 

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

 

POSITION NOW EMPLOYED IN

 

POSITION AWARDED THROUGH POSTING

 

EFFECTIVE

DATE

 

Jan 29/91(#5)

 

Jennifer Oakley

 

Cafeteria - Memorial

 

Harbourside - 5 hours/day

 

Jan 6/03

 

March 29/93(#1)

 

Dianne McInnis

 

MacDonald High

 

Glace Bay High - 6 hours/day

 

Jan 6/03

 

March 29/93(#8)

 

Maureen Clements

 

Glace Bay Elementary

 

Morrison - 6 hours/day

 

Jan 6/03

 

Oct 7/02

 

Brenda Simmons

 

St. Anne’s

 

Glace Bay Elementary - 5 hours/day

 

Jan 6/03

 

Casuals recommended for hire due to this posting:

 

 

#

 

NAME OF APPLICANT

 

STATUS WITH THE BOARD

 

POSITION AWARDED THROUGH POSTING

 

EFFECTIVE

DATE

 

1.

 

Donna Dermody

 

Casual employee since 1998

 

Shipyard Elem - 4 hours/day

 

Jan 6/03

 

2.

 

Bev Piovesan

 

Casual employee since 1997

 

St. Anne’s - 5 hours/day

 

Jan 6/03

 

that the Board accept the above recommendations for permanent hire for cleaning positions with our Board. . .

 

Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell

 

Motion carried

2003-01-29

 

(iii)       CARETAKER POSTING - CDS#2002:

 

SEN

#

 

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

 

POSITION NOW EMPLOYED IN

 

POSITION AWARDED THROUGH POSTING

 

EFFECTIVE

DATE

 

Oct 27/97(#2)

 

Florence MacDonald

 

Riverview (cleaner)

 

East Bay Caretaker

 

Jan 6/03

 

Jan 5/98(#4)

 

Michelle MacKinnon

 

LBG - Grand Mira

 

Grand Mira

Caretaker

 

Jan 20/03

 

Jan 3/01(#6)

 

Matthew Morrison

 

Mountainview (cleaner)

 

Riverview - 6 hours/day

 

Jan 6/03

 

CASUAL  RECOMMENDED FOR HIRE:

 

 

#

 

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

 

STATUS WITH THE BOARD

 

POSITION AWARDED THROUGH POSTING

 

EFFECTIVE

DATE

 

1.

 

John House

 

Casual employee since 1994

 

Mountainview - 5 hours/day

 

Jan 6/03

 

Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board accept the above recommendation for permanent hire for a cleaning position. . .


 

Motion carried

2003-01-30

 

(iv)       BUS DRIVER POSTING - CDS#2102:

 

Sen#

 

Name

 

POSITION TAKEN

 

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

Jan 6/97(#6)

 

Adrian Lee

 

Donkin (one year)

 

Jan 6/03

 

Dec 3/00(#2)

 

Cathy Burns

 

Sydney River/Dutch Brook (one year)

 

Jan 6/03

 

Feb 25/02(#2)

 

Sheldon MacDonald

 

North Sydney

 

Jan 6/03

 

Sept 3/02(#4)

 

Bernie Astephen

 

North Sydney/Sydney

 

Jan 6/03

 

Casuals recommended for hire due to this posting:

 

 

#

 

NAME OF CASUAL APPLICANT

 

POSITION TAKEN

 

STATUS

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

1.

 

Dennis Crosby

 

Mira/Sydney

 

Casual Bus Driver since 1999

 

Jan 6/03

 

2.

 

Gerald O’Handley

 

East Bay

 

Casual Bus Driver since 1999

 

Jan 6/03

 

Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell

 

that the Board accept the recommendation for permanent hire for Bus Driving positions. . ...

 

Motion carried

2003-01-31

 

(d)        CAFETERIA STAFFING:

 

Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

that both Shipyard and Boularderie cafeterias be staffed by CUPE staff with the following:

Shipyard Elementary 5 hour cook and 2 hour helper and  Boularderie 4 hour cook and 2 hour helper and this will be monitored by management. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-01-32

 

Commissioner Bates thanked CUPE, Mr. Steve Churney, Mrs. Betty Melanson, Ms. Judy Jackson, Mrs. Beth MacIsaac and Mr. Charles Sheppard for their assistance in establishing these cafeterias. 

 

Commissioner MacPhee thanked both Commissioner Bain and Bates for bringing this forward along with Senior Management.

 

(5)             LBG STAFF - INCREASE AT THREE SCHOOLS:

 

Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

to grant an increase in LBG staff at Greenfield elementary, Jubilee elementary and Glace Bay High of one at each site . . .

 

Motion carried

2003-01-33


 

(7)             NSSBA REPORT:

 

Commissioner MacDonald presented his NSSBA report which was distributed to those in attendance.(see attachment)

 

(8)             NEW BUSINESS:

 

(1)               Commissioner MacKinnon wished a heartfelt thanks to Mr. Jack Humphries for his hospitality and welcome and noted that Jubilee was a beautiful school.

 

(2)             Commissioner Best spoke on African Heritage Month. 

 

(3)             Commissioner MacDonald spoke concerning the increase in staff at Riverside Elementary and noted that the parents wish to express their sincere thanks for the promptness of the Board.  He also noted that the Enrichment Committee have been meeting with great success.  This meetings have been taking place with a various positive note.

 

(9)             CORRESPONDENCE:

 

There was no correspondence to distribute.

 

(10)          SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

 

Superintendent Davis presented his report which was distributed to those in attendance. (see attachment)

 

(11)           REGIONAL INSPECTORS REPORT:

 

The Regional Inspector distributed to those in attendance his report and spoke on the issues contained therein (see attachment).

 

(12)          Motion to adjourn the meeting. . .

 

Moved by Commissioner Margettie

Seconded by Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell

 

to adjourn the meeting at 8:58 p.m.

 

Motion carried

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________                            _____________________________

ELIZABETH MACPHEE                          DOUG PEACH

BOARD CHAIR                                      BOARD SECRETARY

 

 

 

1.                   Brenda MacLean, the President of the Home and School of Bridgeport School.  addressed the Board. She invited everyone in attendance to attend the opening of the Snoozelin room at this site.