Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board


(1)                 CALL TO ORDER:

 

A Special meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 4:10 p.m.

 

(2)             RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:

 

Present:                 Darlene Morrison, Chair             Keith Bain, Vice-Chair

Lorne Green                              Charlie Keagan

George MacDonald                     Gary Fraser                   

Sandra Margettie                      Fred Tilley

Myrtle Campbell                       Dr. Andrew Lynk

Kevin Ruelland                                    Joan Currie

George Marshall                        Stan MacKinnon

 

Also Present:            Archie MacEachern, Acting Superintendent/Director of Programs & Student Services

Douglas Peach, Director of Finance

Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services

Don Matheson, Director of Operational Services

Michelle MacLeod, Recording Secretary

 

(3)             ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA:

 

n/a

 

(4)    NSSBA PRESENTATION:

 

Mr. Ron Marks, President of the NSSBA and Mr. Frank Barteaux, Executive Director of the NSSBA introduced themselves.  Mr. Marks reviewed the role of the NSSBA as it pertains to assisting School Boards across the Province of Nova Scotia. An update of the various initiatives which are taking place throughout the province was provided.  Discussion ensued over the press release from the Department of Education with regards to additional targeted funding.

 

Commissioner Bain entered the meeting at 4:20 p.m.

Commissioner Marshall entered the meeting at 4:50 p.m.

 

Mr. MacEachern discussed the Conference sponsored by the Department of Education on January 28 & 29/05 in Truro. 

 

(5)        HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:

 

(a)              NSTU Retirement:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board approve with regret and thanks for years of service the retirement of the following NSTU employee:

 

 

PROFESSIONAL #

 

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

 

SCHOOL EMPLOYED

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

303933

 

Angus Gerard MacLean

 

Malcolm Munroe

 

June 27, 2005

 

Motion carried

2004-12-01

 

(a)                 Recommendations for Long-Term Substitute/Term Teaching Positions:

 

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board approve the following individuals for Long-term and term teaching positions. . .

 

 

Prof. #

 

Name

 

School

 

Effective

 

557173

 

Paul Chiasson

 

Sherwood Park (LTS) - Jan. 04/05 - May 06/05

 

Jan. 04/05

 

578047

 

Ken Reid

 

Riverview High (LTS) - Feb. 28/05 - June 24/05

 

Feb. 28/05

 

576397

 

Kim Mader

 

Riverview High (Term) - Feb. 01/05 - June 24/05

 

Feb. 01/05

 

566208

 

Dawn Spracklin

 

Riverview High (LTS) - Jan. 31/05 - June 24/05

 

Jan. 31/05

 

549915

 

Deborah MacLean

 

Breton Education C. (LTS) - Feb. 03/05 - June 15/05

 

Feb. 03/05

 

562744

 

Millie George

 

Base School TBA (ESL) English Second Language (40% Term) - Dec. 15/04 - Mar. 31/05

 

Dec. 15/04

 

541466

 

Kerri Lynn Power

 

Sherwood Park (Term) - Feb. 01/05 - June 24/05

 

Feb. 01/05

 

Motion carried

2004-12-02

 

Commissioner Green entered the meeting at 5:05 p.m.

Commissioner MacKinnon entered the meeting at 5:08 p.m.

 

(6)        COMMUNITY ACCESS TO SCHOOLS POLICY:

 

Discussions ensued over the Community Access to Schools policy.  It was noted by Mr. Don Matheson, Director of Operational Services,  that the SACís would be recognized as non-profit organizations. 

 

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board accept the Community Access to Schools policy as presented my Mr. Donald Matheson, Director of Operational Services. . .

 

Motion carried

2004-12-03

 

Moved by Commissioner Bain

Seconded by Commissioner Lynk

 

that the Board contact the Department of Education to enquire if they or SIP would take over or support insurance costs for non-profit organizations. . . .

 

Motion carried

2004-12-04

 

Commissioner Ruelland left the meeting at 6:10 p.m.

Commissioner Fraser left the meeting at 6:10 p.m.

 

(7)        RECOGNITION OF ACHIEVEMENT:

 

Commissioner Marshall wished to recognize Mr. John Andrecyk of Glace Bay High and practice teacher Ms. Cindy Nicholson on their delivery of the MiíKmaq Studies program.  It was noted that the class built a wigwam in the classroom and were recognized for this by the First Nations Community.  Commissioner Marshall wished to recognize and express gratitude to the above noted individuals for their initiative.  Commissioner Marshall will be forwarding this information on to be recognized during Treaty Day.

 

Moved by Commissioner Bain

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

 

that the Board forward correspondence to Mr. John Andrecyk and Ms. Cindy Nicholson recognizing the strong delivery of the MiíKmaq Studies program. . .

Motion carried

2004-12-05

 

(8)        UPDATE ON THE HOGG REPORT:

 

Commissioner Lynk left the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Commissioner Currie left the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Commissioner MacDonald left the  meeting at 6:30 p.m.

 

Commissioner Bain left the meeting at 6:40 p.m.

 

 

Mr. Doug Peach, Director of Financial Services reviewed the Hogg Report.  Mrs. Beth MacIsaac distributed draft staffing report as it pertains to the Hogg Report.  Areas of concern were recognized by staff and Board members. Some areas of concern Special Education, Fine Arts and the overall adequacy. 

 

Staff will respond to the Report as presented recognizing all areas of concern.

 

Commissioner Marshall left the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

 

(8)             CAPITAL PROJECT REVIEW:

 

A draft document prepared by staff was circulated  to those in attendance. Mr. Matheson will contact Mr. Charles Clattenburg with the Department of Education, for an extension of the Capital Project report.

 

(9)             NEW BUSINESS:

 

a.                  Commissioner Campbell     -        Bridgeport School

b.                 Commissioner Currie                  -        Closure of Cabot Street

c.                  Commissioner Currie                  -        Shoe-box Project

 

The above noted business was not dealt with due to the adjournment of the Board meeting because a quorum did not exist.

 

(10)           Meeting adjourned. . .

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DARLENE MORRISON                J. DOUGLAS PEACH

BOARD CHAIR                        BOARD SECRETARY