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 5:30 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

Adrian Bates                                      


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





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. . .


Motion carried



Noted that Commissioner Bain voted against the motion




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.














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ELIZABETH MACPHEE                          J. DOUGLAS PEACH

BOARD CHAIR                                      BOARD SECRETARY