Central Office


January 21, 2004


(1)               CALL TO ORDER:


A Special meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board was called to order today beginning at 5:45 p.m.


(2)             RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:


Present: Keith Bain, Acting Chair Stan MacKinnon

Darlene Morrison Gary Fraser

George MacDonald Myrtle Campbell

Sandra Margettie Adrian Bates

Pam Nicholson Wes Stubbert

Kevin Ruelland


Absent: Elizabeth MacPhee Phil Best


Also Present: Ed Davis, Superintendent of Schools

Archie MacEachern, Director of Programs & Student Services

Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services

Don Matheson, Director of Operations

Charles Sheppard, Coordinator of RCH/Human Resources

George Boudreau, Coordinator of Finance

Jim Burton, Regional Education Officer

Michelle MacLeod, Recording Secretary


(3)                  ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA:                   


1.                   Commissioner Campbell - Fundraising Report

2.                 Mr. Don Matheson, Director of Operations - Proposal for Operations

3.                 Commissioner Stubbert - Special Needs


(4)             LEAD & ACHIEVE:


Commissioner Bates explained to those in attendance the Lead & Achieve initiative and  review the position Paper which was prepared by Ms. Nancy Mosher. It was noted that the position paper was presented to the Minister and Deputy Minister of Education and the Nova Scotia Teachers union. 


(5)             NSSBA REQUEST:


Commissioner MacDonald reviewed his report with regard to increases in dues for the NSSBA. Commissioner MacDonald received a recommendation to bring back to the NSSBA. 



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


(6)             FUNDRAISING REPORT:


Mr. MacEachern distributed information with regards to bar campaigns in our schools.  It was noted in some schools it is the only source of fundraising. 


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Stubbert


that the Board lift the motion Athat the Board abolish the selling of bars as a school based fund-raiser by September, 2004" (2003-10-07) which was tabled on October 27, 2003 in Baddeck. . .


Motion defeated










Moved by Commissioner MacDonald

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell


that Senior Management review the impact of the intent to cancel bar campaigns with School Principals and report back to the February Education Committee meeting. . .


Motion carried






Mr. Don Matheson, Director of Operational Services distributed to those in attendance a proposal for  a new structure for Operations. 


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland


that the Board agree with the proposed structure brought forward for the Operations department. . .


Motion carried




(8)             SPECIAL NEEDS:


Commissioner Stubbert spoke with regards to a special needs student.



(9)             Motion to adjourn the meeting. . .


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Bates


that the meeting adjourn at 8:15 p.m.


Motion carried
















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