Rankin Memorial

Iona, N.S.

September 29, 2003

 

(1)        CALL TO ORDER:


A meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board was called to order today beginning at 7:07 p.m.

 

(2)        RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:

 

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

                                      Phil Best                                                               Darlene Morrison

                                      Pam Nicholson                                                     Stan MacKinnon

                                      George MacDonald                                              Myrtle Campbell

                                      Sandra Margettie                                                  Adrian Bates

 

Absent:                         Gary Fraser                                Wes Stubbert

                                      Kevin Ruelland 

 

Also Present:               Ed Davis, Superintendent of Schools

                                      Doug Peach, Director of Finance

                                      Archie MacEachern, Director of Programs & Operations

                                      Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources

                                      Don Matheson, Director of Support Services

                                      Jim Burton, Regional Education Officer

                                      Michelle MacLeod, Recording Secretary

 

(3)        ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA:

 

a)         Commissioner Bain - Status of the new Rankin School

b)         Commissioner Best - BLAC Report

c)         Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell - International Walk to School Day - October 8, 2003

 

(4)        APPROVAL OF AGENDA:


Moved by Commissioner Best

Seconded by Commissioner Bain


that the Board approve the agenda as presented. . .


Motion carried

2003-09-19

 

(5)        APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

 

                         Special Board Meeting             -           June 23, 2003

                  Board Meeting                           -           June 23, 2003

                         Special Board Meeting             -           July 3, 2003

                         Special Education Meeting      -           July 10, 2003

                         Special Education Meeting      -           August 14, 2003

                         Special Education Meeting      -           August 21, 2003

                         Special Board Meeting             -           August 28, 2003

                         Special Board Meeting             -           September 8, 2003

                         Special Board Meeting             -           September 15, 2003

                         

Moved by: Commissioner MacDonald

Seconded by: Commissioner Bates


Declaring a conflict was Commissioner MacPhee, Commissioner Campbell and Commissioner Morrison.


Commissioner Bain assumed the seat of Chair


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


Motion carried

2003-09-20



Commissioner MacPhee, Commissioner Campbell and Commissioner Morrison re-entered the meeting.


Commissioner MacPhee resumed the seat as Chair.          

(6)        BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES:


There was no business arising from the minutes.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

Commissioner Stubbert entered the meeting at 7:14 p.m.

 

(7)        REPORT FROM COMMITTEE:


Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Best


that the Board approve the minutes of the Education Committee Meeting of Tuesday, September 23, 2003 . . . .


Motion carried

2003-09-21

 

(b)        RECOMMENDATION OF TERM POSITION:


PROFESSIONAL #

NAME OF RECOMMENDATION

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

536086

Tammy Aucoin

Program Manager - International Students (80%)

August 1/03


Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner MacDonald


that the Board accept the above recommendation for a term position. . .


Motion carried

2003-09-22

 

(c)        ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:


Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner MacDonald


that the Board approve the recommendation of the Education Committee that the Board accept the Administrative Structure model as developed by Administration and approved by the Department of Education as presented. . .


Motion carried

2003-09-23

 

(d)        NSTU RECOMMENDATION FOR A TERM/LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS:


PROFESSIONAL #

NAME OF RECOMMENDATION

POSITION AWARDED

TERM/LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE

EFFECTIVE DATE

Moved by

Seconded by

494013

David McKeough

Instrumental Music, Riverview

Long Term sub until Feb 23/04 and then term until June 28/04

Oct 27/03-June 28/04

Commissioner Bates

Commissioner Nicholson

496349

Kim Bungay

Music, Cusack-Cornwallis

Long Term sub until Feb 27/04 and then term until June 28/04

Nov 3/03 - June 28/04

Commissioner Bates

Commissioner Margettie

541466

Kerri Lynn Power

Rankin Memorial, Gr.11 Eng., Gr. 9 Eng., Gr. 8 & 9 PDR, Gr. 7,8,9 Fam. St., Gr. 11, 12 Math Found.

Long term sub

Nov 3/03- Feb 27/04

Commissioner

Bates

Commissioner Best

366898

Callista Young

George D. Lewis,

Gr. 5/6

Term

Sept 18/03

Commissioner

Bates

Commissioner Stubbert

578161

Catherine Lever

Resource, Cusack-Cornwallis

Long term sub

Oct 6/03 - Jan 30/04

Commissioner

Bates

Commissioner Bain


that the Board approve the above mentioned substitutes for Term and Long term substitute positions. . .


Motion carried

2003-09-24

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT

 

(8)        REPORT FROM COMMITTEE:


Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Best


that the Board approve the minutes of the Management Committee Meeting of Tuesday, September 23, 2003 with the exception of item 10B (Critical Mass Promotions) . . . .


Motion carried

2003-09-25

 

(b)        REQUEST RETIREMENT:


EMPLOYEE #

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

CLASSIFICATION/ SCHOOL

RESIGNATION/

RETIREMENT

EFFECTIVE DATE

929141

Mary Fritz

LBG/Shipyard Elementary

Retirement

Sept 4/03


Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that the Board accept the above retirement with regret and with thanks for years of service. . .


Motion carried

2003-09-26

 

(c)        RESULTS OF POSTINGS:

 

(i)         CDS#0103 (Teacher Assistant Posting):


Recommendation for Regular status:


PREFERENCE

DATE

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

POSITION RECOMMENDED FOR

EFFECTIVE DATE

Oct 13/00

Mary Jessome

North Highlands - 5.5 hours/day

September 22/03


Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell


that the Board the appointment of the above mentioned for Regular status. . .


Motion carried

2003-09-27

 

(d)        PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR THE NAMING OF THE NEW SYDNEY ELEMENTARY:


Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that the Board approve the recommendation from the planning committee for the new Sydney Elementary which will be named Brookland Elementary. . .


Motion carried

2003-09-28

 

(9)        NSSBA REPORT:


Commissioner MacDonald reviewed his report as presented to the Board. Some of the items reviewed under his report were the Lead & Achieve Forums which were held during the past week in Sydney and Glace Bay. Also discussed were the modules for Board members being held in Debert. The AGM and the NSSBA financial statements.

 

(10)      NEW BUSINESS:

 

a)         Commissioner Bain - Status of the new Rankin School. Commissioner Bain spoke with regards to the meeting which took place with the Minister and the Deputy Minister with regards to the school. Superintendent Davis noted that it was noted during this meeting that the school is on schedule and will open 2005 and that the school site has been selected.

 

b)         Commissioner Best - BLAC Report - It was noted that the report was released in 1994. He wished to thank everyone for their hard work with regards to this report with special thanks to Superintendent Davis and to Mr. Charles Sheppard, Coordinator of RCH/Human Resources. He also noted that he hoped that more funds would become available to assist in initiating all the recommendations.

It was noted at this time that Superintendent Davis has made mention to the BLAC report in his forthcoming report.

 

c)         Commissioner Turnbull Campbell - Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell - International Walk to School Day - October

 

            Moved by Commissioner Turnbull-Campbell

            Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that the Board support International Walk to School Day held on October 8, 2003


Motion carried

2003-09-29


Schools will be encouraged to participate in this worthwhile endeavour.

 

(11)      CORRESPONDENCE:


Mr. Peach noted that correspondence was distributed in the Board members packages..

 

(12)      SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:


Superintendent Davis reviewed his report to those in attendance. The report was distributed to those in attendance along with being placed on the Board website. Some items of mention were the BLAC report. Special mention was given to Commissioner Best for being the first African Nova Scotian to be on the Board with the NSSBA. He also spoke with regards to the roles and responsibilities of our Principals as Program Leaders and the new Administrative Structure which is being implemented through the Department of Education. Special Education and the roles and responsibilities of Teacher Assistants were highlighted in the report.

 

(13)      REGIONAL EDUCATION OFFICER’S REPORT:


Mr. Jim Burton reviewed his report with those in attendance. Some of the highlights of his report were class size, protection from child abuse and sexual harassment.


On behalf of the Minister of Education, Deputy Minister Dennis Cochrane and Mr. Charles Clattenburg, Mr. Burton wished to thank the Board for hosting the meeting held earlier in the month with the above mentioned individuals of the Department of Education.


He also noted that an Audit will be taking place of the Transportation Department and the Board will be advised of the results of this audit.

 

(14)      Motion to adjourn the meeting. . .


Moved by Commissioner Margettie

Seconded by Commissioner Bain


to adjourn the meeting at 8:02 p.m.

Motion carried




 



 




















 

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            ELIZABETH MACPHEE                                      J. DOUG PEACH

            BOARD CHAIR                                                    BOARD SECRETARY

 



 

(15)      PUBLIC SESSION (15 MINUTES):


Principal, Mrs. MacNeil wished to thank Mr. Davis for the news of the new Rankin School. She also wished to give special thanks to Mr. John Astephen for all his hard work.