(1)        CALL TO ORDER:


A Special meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 5:20 p.m.

 

(2)        RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:

 

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

                                      Pam Nicholson                                                     Gary Fraser

                                      Darlene Morrison                                                  George MacDonald

                                      Phil Best                                                               Sandra Margettie

                                      Adrian Bates                                                         Kevin Ruelland 

Myrtle Campbell

 

Absent:                         Stan MacKinnon                                                   Wes Stubbert

Bernd Christmas

 

Also Present:               Ed Davis, Superintendent of Schools

                                      Archie MacEachern, Director of Programs & Operations

                                      Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources

                                      Don Matheson, Director of Support Services

                                      Doug Peach, Director of Finance

                                      George Boudreau, Coordinator of Finance

                                      Michelle MacLeod, Acting Recording Secretary

 

(3)        HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:

 

a)         ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:


PROFESSIONAL #

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

330365

Peter Campbell

Principal of Donkin/Gowrie

Aug 1/03


Moved by Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner MacDonald


that the Board approve the above successful Administrative appointment. . .


Motion carried

2003-06-10


PROFESSIONAL #

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

238261

David Gabriel

Principal of the new Sydney Elementary

Aug 1/03


Moved by Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board approve the above successful Administrative appointment. . .


Motion carried

2003-06-11

 









 

b)         APPROVAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS OVER THE SUMMER MONTHS:

 

Moved by Commissioner Bain

Seconded by Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell


that the Board grant permission to the Education Committee to approve administrative appointments over the summer months. . .


Motion carried

2003-06-12

 

(4)        CONGRATULATIONS EXTENDED:


Congratulations were extended to Commissioner Phil Best on behalf of the Board with respect to his recent successful nomination of second vice-President to the NSSBA. It was noted that Commissioner Best is the first African Nova Scotian to be represented on the Board of the NSSBA.


 

(5)        BUDGET DISCUSSIONS:


Mr. George Boudreau, Coordinator of Finance reviewed various points of the budget.


Commissioner Bates questioned whether funds were set aside for additional teaching staff if required in September, 2003. Mr. Doug Peach, Director of Finance and Mr. Davis both noted that there is some flexibility in the budget for some relief.


Mr. Davis noted that once the budget is approved it will be placed on the board website for the public to review.


Mr. Peach will be bringing forward the final draft of the Business Plan along with the final draft of the Budget at the June Public Board meeting for approval.



Commissioner Fraser left the meeting at 6:20 p.m.


 

(6)        REPORT FROM HUMAN RESOURCES REGARDING STAFFING:


Mrs. Beth MacIsaac noted that all staffing appeals were reviewed with programs and at this time the recommendation from the Human Resources Department will be to review the noted schools again during the first week of School


A consensus was reached that staffing at all schools be reviewed the first Monday school is back in September and reported to the Board.

 

 

(7)        COMMUNICATION PLAN:


Commissioner MacDonald wished to have a committee formed to develop the Agenda for the forthcoming Communication Public Sessions.


It was the wish of the Board to hire a facilitator to organize and facilitate the public sessions of the Communication Plan.


Moved by Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that the Board approve the hiring of a facilitator to organize and facilitate the Communication Plan.


Motion carried

2003-06-13


 

(8)        PEACEFUL SCHOOLS WORKSHOP:


Commissioner Bates wished to have as a priority for the Inservice Days for the 2003-2004 School Year sessions throughout our schools concerning “Peaceful Schools”. Commissioner Bates asked that Mr. MacEachern review this request.

 

(9)        STUDENT SUMMER GRANTS:


It was noted by Mr. Matheson that up to fifty applications have been received from students requesting summer work. It is his hope to begin an interview process shortly. He confirmed that twelve students will be hired for summer work and that this number may increase.

 

(10)      Adjournment of the meeting. . .




to adjourn the meeting at 6:44 p.m.


Motion carried

2003-06-14


 








 




 

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            ELIZABETH MACPHEE                                                   DOUG PEACH

            BOARD CHAIR                                                                 BOARD SECRETARY