(1)               CALL TO ORDER:

 

A SPECIAL meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 6:10 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††††††††††††††††††††† George MacDonald

Phil Best†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Stan MacKinnon

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

 

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

 

(3)             Update on MacDonald Complex:

 

Superintendent Davis updated those in attendance on the meeting which took place with the parent group last week.They were also updated on the events which took place since Friday, January 24, 2003.A contingency plan is now in the process of being developed in the event that an evacuation needs to take place at the MacDonald elementary site.Superintendent Davis informed those in attendance that to date he has only received an oral response to his request that the Minister attend a meeting with the board.The response to date has been no.A committee has been formed to work towards developing a report for the Department of Education.

 

(4)             Business Plan:

 

Mr. Peach distributed an updated draft.This report has gone to the department as of Friday, January 24, 2003.This is a draft with the final Business Plan forwarded during the budget.

 

Moved by Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Morrison

 

Motion Carried

2003-01-03

 

(5)             Update on the new Sydney Elementary:

 

Mr. MacEachern spoke on the negotiations which are taking place between St. Joseph Parish and the Department of Education concerning the land for the new Sydney elementary.Mr. MacEachern updated everyone on the work being done to St. Anthony Daniel for the students to move in so that the demolition of the Colby site can take place.

 

Moved by Commissioner Bain

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board responds to the Departments request to move ahead with the new school with a reduced playing field if absolutely necessary. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-01-04

 


(6)             CONFIDENTIALResignations/Retirements:

 

 

EMPLOYEE #

 

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

 

CLASSIFICATION/

SCHOOL

 

RESIGNATION/RETIREMENT

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

900043

 

Howie Noseworthy

 

Purchasing Agent

 

Retirement

 

February 28/03

 

007153

 

Debbie Walsh

 

Finance Dept.

 

Resignation

 

January 31/03

 

Moved by Commissioner Bain

Seconded by Commissioner Nicholson

 

that the Board accept the above Confidential resignation/retirement with thanks. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-01-05

 

(7)             Results of Posting CDS#1802 - Computer Technician:

 

The following casual employees are recommended for permanent status:

 

 

#

 

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

 

SUCCESSFUL POSITION AWARDED

 

STATUS WITH THE BOARD

 

EFFECTIVE

DATE

 

1.

 

Tommy Baker

 

Computer Technician

 

Casual employee since March 26/01

 

Jan 27/03

 

2.

 

Kathy Donovan

 

Computer Technician

 

Casual employee since Sept 3/01

 

Jan 27/02

 

3.

 

Marion Grant

 

Computer Technician

 

Casual employee since Sept 3/01

 

Jan 27/02

 

Moved by Commissioner Best

Seconded by Commissioner Nicholson

 

that the Board accept the above recommendations for permanent hire as Computer Technicians. .

 

Motion carried

2003-01-06

 

(8)             RECOMMENDATION OF TERMSUBSTITUTE POSITIONS:

 

Moved by Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Morrison

 

to amend the motion for a term position for Susie MacKinnon to read a 60% term inGrade Three Riverside elementary immediately to January 27/03 followed by a 100% term from January 28/03 to June 30/03.

 

Motion carried

2003-01-07

 

 

 


(9)             NSTU Request for Leave of Absence:

 

 

PROF.#

 

NAME

 

SCHOOL

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

512830

 

Verne Lorway

 

Sydney Academy

 

August 1, 2003

 

Moved by Commissioner Morrison

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

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

 

Motion carried

2003-01-08

 

(10)          TEACHER RETIREMENTS

 

 

 

PROF. #

 

NAME OF TEACHER

 

SCHOOL RETIRING FROM

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

WISHES TO PARTICIPATE IN ERIP

 

230300

 

Brian MacNeil

 

St. Maryís

 

March 31/03

 

No

 

221077

 

Aileen MacNeil

 

Cornwallis

 

June 30/03

 

Yes

 

Moved by Commissioner Bain

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

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

 

Motion carried

2003-01-09

 

(11)           NSTU Term and Long Term substitute recommendations:

 

 

PROF.#

 

NAME

 

SCHOOL

 

TERM/LONG TERM

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

323741

 

Debbie Hughes

 

St. Agnes Elem.

 

60% Term

 

December 9/02

 

555292

 

Alanna MacNeil

 

Ballís Creek

 

60% Term

 

December 9/02

 

Moved by Commissioner Morrison

Seconded by Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell

 

that the Board grant the above recommendations.. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-01-10

 

(12)          NSTU Recommendation for Principal at Cabot:

 

Moved by Commissioner Margettie

Seconded by Commissioner Morrison

 

that Barbara Costelo be granted the Principalship at Cabot High effective April 1, 2003. . . .†††††††††††††††

 

Motion carried

2003-01-11

 

 

 


(13)††† SECONDMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

 

 

Moved by Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

that the Board approve the secondment of Mr. Eric Favaro for one year to the Department Of Education effective February 10, 2003. . .

 

 

Motion carried

2003-01-12

 

(13)             DEDUCTIONS OF NSTU PAYROLL:

 

Moved by Commissioner Morrison

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

that the Board recommend to accept the agreement for standard deductions for the NSTU payroll. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-01-13

 

(14)          ALTERNATE NSSBA REPRESENTATIVE:

 

The Board accepted the resignation of Commissioner Best as NSSBA representative and his position on the Audit Committee.

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner MacDonald

 

that the Board accept the recommendation of Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell as alternate on the NSSBA committee. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-01-14

 

(15)          Motion to adjourn the meeting. . .

 

Moved by Commissioner Morrison

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

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

 

Motion carried

 

 

_______________________††† ††††††††††††††† __________________________________

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

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