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 5:25 p.m.

 

(2)             RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:

 

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

Wes Stubbert                                    Stan MacKinnon

Darlene Morrison                      George MacDonald          

Kevin Ruelland                                    Sandra Margettie

Adrian Bates                                       Myrtle Campbell

Gary Fraser                              Phil Best

 

Absent:               Pam Nicholson

 

Also Present:            Ed Davis, Superintendent of Schools

Douglas Peach, Director of Finance

Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services

Don Matheson, Director of Operational Services

Charles Sheppard, Coordinator of RCH/Human Resource Services

Bernie MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resources

David Crane, Coordinator of Secondary Programs

George Boudreau, Coordinator of Finance

Michelle MacLeod, Recording Secretary

 

(3)             CUPE RETIREMENT(S)/RESIGNATION(S):

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Morrison

 

that the Board accept the following retirement(s)/resignation(s) with regret and thanks for years of service. . .

 

EMPLOYEE #

 

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

 

CLASSIFICATION/

SCHOOL

 

RETIREMENT/

RESIGNATION

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

957134

 

Glenda Flemington

 

LBG/Coxheath Elem

 

Resignation

 

May 27/04

 

364

 

Mary Harte

 

Caretaker/N. Learning C.

 

Retirement

 

May 31/04

 

936856

 

Jennifer Ivey

 

TA/no site

 

resignation

 

May 23/04

 

961359

 

Mary Hiscock

 

LBG/St. Mary=s

 

resignation

 

June 3/04

 

906834

 

Cathy Tutty

 

Sec/G. Bay Elem

 

resignation

 

May 31/04

 

909085

 

Grace White

 

LBG/G. Bay High

 

resignation

 

June 28/04

 

Motion carried

2003-06-01

 

(4)    CUPE LEAVE OF ABSENCE:

 

Moved by Commissioner Stubbert

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

 

that the Board approve the following request for a Leave of Absence . .

 

 

EMPLOYEE #

 

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

 

CLASSIFICATION/

SCHOOL

 

REASON FOR REQUEST

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

900027

 

Mary Jane Henderson-MacDonald

 

TA/Seton Elementary

(first request)

 

personal reasons

 

Sept 1/04 - Sept 1/05

 

Motion carried

2003-06-02

 

 

 

 

 

(5)    Posting Results of CDS#2903 - Teacher Assistants:

 

REGULAR EMPLOYEES WHO TRANSFERRED (FOR INFORMATION ONLY):

 

SEN#

 

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

 

POSITION EMPLOYED IN

 

SUCCESSFUL POSITION RECEIVED

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

Sept 3/96(1)

 

Rosslyn Muise-MacLean

 

Mount Carmel

 

Greenfield Elem

 

Sept 1/04

 

Sept 29/99(5)

 

Tina Grant

 

LPN - Holy Angels

 

LPN - Glace Bay Elem

 

Sept 1/04

 

Jan 6/03 (1)

 

Connie Forrest

 

St. Joseph, SM

 

Florence Elem

 

Sept 1/04

 

Oct 27/03(7)

 

Lynn Baxter

 

Whitney Pier

 

Mount Carmel

 

Sept 1/04

 

Moved by Commissioner Margettie

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

 

that the Board approve the following for Regular status. . .

 

 

PREFERENCE DATE

 

NAME OF CASUAL RECOMMENDED

 

SUCCESSFUL POSITION RECEIVED

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

Oct 4/99

 

Catherine Penney

 

Whitney Pier Memorial

 

Sept 1/04

 

Oct 12/99

 

Angela Campbell

 

.5 Morrison Jr. High

 

Sept 1/04

 

Oct 25/99

 

Shahla Potter

 

Bras d=Or Elementary

 

Sept 1/04

 

Oct 3/00

 

Judy Petite

 

St. Joseph, SM

 

Sept 1/04

 

Oct 30/00

 

John Chaisson

 

Mount Carmel - male aide position

 

Sept 1/04

 

Nov 30/00

 

Maureen Finlayson

 

Holy Angels - LPN position

 

Sept 1/04

 

Motion carried

2003-06-03

 

(6)        CUPE WORKPLACE EDUCATION PROGRAM:

 

Mr. Charles Sheppard, Coordinator of RCH/Human Resource Services informed the Board of the CUPE Workplace Education Program.  He noted that all Board members were invited to attend the graduation ceremony.

 

(7)        NSTU Resignation:

 

Moved by Commissioner Stubbert

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

that the Board accept the following resignation  with regret and thanks for years of service. . .

 

 

Prof. #

 

Name

 

School

 

Effective

 

434282

 

Arlene Stevens

 

Sherwood Park

 

July 31, 2004

 

Motion carried

2003-06-04

 

(8)        NSTU Request to cancel Shared Teaching application:

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

that the Board approve the cancellation of a Shared Teaching application for the following individual. . .

 

 

 

Prof. #

 

Name

 

School

 

Effective

 

543835

 

Lee-Ann Burke

 

Sherwood Park

 

August 1, 2004

 

Motion carried

2003-06-05                   

(9)        Review of Administrative appointment:

 

Moved by Commissioner Stubbert

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

 

that the Board approve the recommendation from Senior Management to re-interview the top two candidates for the position of Vice Principal of Riverview High due to the closeness of the scoring . .

Motion carried

2003-06-06

 

(10)       TERMINATION OF A PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEE:

 

The Board was informed by Mr. Sheppard of a termination of employment for a probationary employee.

 

(11)       INVENTORY FOR THE FORESTRY PROGRAM:

 

Mr. Peach spoke with regards to inventory to be sold at public auction due to the closure of the Forestry Program at Memorial High. He stated that a proposal was received from an individual to purchase the band saw mill which is listed on the inventory.

 

Moved by Commissioner Stubbert

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that all inventory from the Forestry Program will go to public auction. . .

 

Motion carried

2003-06-07

 

(12)       REVIEW OF MACDONALD ELEMENTARY:

 

Commissioner Ruelland spoke on behalf of the residence of Dominion with regards to the appointment of a Principal for MacDonald elementary.

 

(13)          REVIEW OF WHITNEY PIER MEMORIAL:

 

Commissioner Best wish to review the teacher reduction at Whitney Pier Memorial.  Mr. Bernie MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resource Services spoke with regards to this issue.

 

(14)          BLAC REPORT:

 

Commissioner Best requested information with regards to the allocation of funds which were given to CACE for distribution. Mr. Sheppard spoke with regards to these funds.

 

(15)          CONSTRUCTION OF OPERATIONAL SERVICES BUILDING:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Stubbert

 

that the Board approve the recommendation of Roclan Construction to build the new property for the Operations Department

 

Motion carried

2003-06-08

 

(16)          RANKIN SCHOOL:

 

Commissioner Bain noted that he recently attended a meeting in the Iona community with regards to the new school.  He reported that the proposed square footage of the school has recently been reduced.

 

 

 

(17) CAFETERIA REVIEW:

 

Mrs. Jackie Stubbert was introduced to those in attendance.  Mrs. Stubbert was asked to conduct a review of the cafeterias which she would now report on.  A report was distributed to all those in attendance.  Significant concerns were brought forward to be reviewed.

 

Commissioner MacPhee thanked Mrs. Stubbert for her hard work and diligence.

 

 

 

 

(18)          BUDGET REVIEW:

 

Mr. Doug Peach along with Mr. George Boudreau reviewed the budget on a line by line basis with those in attendance. 

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Stubbert

 

that the Board approve the budget as presented. . .

 

Motion carried

2004-06-09

 

(19)  Meeting adjourned. . .

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:4p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ELIZABETH MACPHEE                          J. DOUGLAS PEACH

BOARD CHAIR                                      BOARD SECRETARY