(1) CALL TO ORDER:
A Special meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 5:30 p.m.
(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:
Present: Elizabeth MacPhee, Chair Keith Bain, Vice-Chair
Stan MacKinnon Myrtle Campbell
Darlene Morrison George MacDonald
Kevin Ruelland Sandra Margettie
Absent: Gary Fraser Phil Best
Pam Nicholson Wes Stubbert
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
Bernie MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resource Services
Charles Sheppard, Coordinator of RCH/Human Resource Services
Mary Passerini, Human Resources Secondment
Michelle MacLeod, Recording Secretary
(3) BRIEF SUMMARY OF BUDGET DELIBERATIONS:
Superintendent Davis noted that we are presently going through budget deliberations. A summary of the cost pressures which the Board is facing was noted during Mr. Davis= summary.
(4) STAFFING REVIEW:
Mr. Bernie MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resources, reviewed the classroom staffing proposal with those in attendance. Commissioner Bates thanked the Human Resources Department for their hard work and noted the consistency which was followed in applying the formula for classroom staffing. Several Board members took the time to compliment the staff on such a difficult task which they have undertaken.
Moved by Commissioner Campbell
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie
that the Board approve the classroom staffing proposal as presented and Human Resources are to begin the process of staffing and in September, 2005 another meeting take place to review any schools showing noticeable concern. . .
Noted that Commissioner Bain voted against the motion
(5) UPDATE ON CAPE SMOKEY ELEMENTARY:
It was noted that Cape Smokey elementary has been closed since Friday, May 7, 2004 due to a malfunction with the Sprinkler System. Considerable damage was caused which is now being repaired. The school is closed until Wednesday, May 12th with a further review to take place at this time.
(6) Meeting adjourned. . .
The meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.
ELIZABETH MACPHEE J. DOUGLAS PEACH
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY