Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board


Cabot High

Neil=s Harbour, N.S.

May 31, 2004

 

(1)               CALL TO ORDER:

 

A meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board was called to order today beginning at 7:00 p.m.

 

(2)             RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:

 

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

Darlene Morrison                      Pam Nicholson                 

George MacDonald                     Myrtle Campbell   

Sandra Margettie                Stan MacKinnon

Wes Stubbert                                    Adrian Bates

 

Absent:                Kevin Ruelland                                    Gary Fraser

Phil Best

 

Also Present:            Ed Davis, Superintendent of Schools

Doug Peach, Director of Finance

Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services

Don Matheson, Director of Operations

Jim Burton, Regional Education Officer

Michelle MacLeod, Recording Secretary

 

(3)             ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA:

 

n/a

 

(4)                 APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

 

Moved by Commissioner Bain

Seconded by Commissioner Morrison

 

that the Board approve the agenda as presented. . .

 

Motion carried

2004-05-07

 

(5)        APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

 

Special Board Meeting            -           April 26, 2004

Board Meeting             -           April 26, 2004

Special Board Meeting            -           May 10, 2004

Special Board Meeting            -           May 25, 2005

 

Moved by Commissioner Bain

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

 

that the minutes for the above meetings be approved by the Board. . .

 

Motion carried

2004-05-08       

 

(6)        REPORT FROM COMMITTEE:

EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

 

(a)              APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Stubbert

 

that the Board approve the minutes of the Education Committee Meeting of Monday, May 25, 2004 . . . .

Motion carried

2004-05-09

 

 

(b)     PRESENTATION BY REPRESENTATIVES OF BOULARDERIE SCHOOL SAC:

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

that the Board approve  the recommendation of the Education Committee to have Senior Management review the staffing for Boularderie School and respond to the principal and other committee members. . .

 

Motion carried

2004-05-10

 

(c)         NSTU RESIGNATION(S)/RETIREMENT(S):

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

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

 

 

Prof. #

 

Name

 

School

 

Effective

 

284562

 

Barry Oldford

 

Shipyard Elementary

 

June 30, 2004

 

230284

 

Max Hickman

 

Morrison

 

June 30, 2004

 

315655

 

Lynda Lou MacIntyre

 

Memorial

 

June 30, 2004

 

229419

 

Donna MacDonald

 

St. Mary=s

 

June 30, 2004

 

282483

 

John MacNeil

 

Dr. T.L. Sullivan

 

June 30, 2004

 

266171

 

Joan Meaney

 

Dr. T.L. Sullivan

 

January 31, 2005

 

313254

 

Allan Joseph Neville

 

Glace Bay High

 

June 26, 2004

 

258442

 

Louise Reid

 

Glace Bay High

 

May 19, 2004

 

260661

 

Claire Miller

 

Harbourside

 

June 30, 2004

 

Motion carried

2004-05-11

 

(d)        NSTU TERM RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner MacDonald

 

that the Board accept the recommendation for a term contract. . .

 

 

Prof. #

 

Name

 

School

 

Effective

 

558858

 

George Gregory

 

Memorial

 

Feb. 29 - June 28/04

 

Motion carried

2004-05-12

 

(e)         NSTU REQUEST FOR DEFERRED RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner MacKinnon

 

that the Board approve the following requests for Deferred Salary Leave. . .

 

 

Prof. #

 

Name

 

School

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

Period of Leave

 

482216

 

Marilyn MacDonald

 

Cabot Jr./Sr. H.

 

August 1, 2004

 

Feb. - Aug.,2008

 

411900

 

Muriel Hill Latimer

 

Riverview

 

August 1, 2004

 

Aug. 1/08 - Feb./09

 

405761

 

Jo Ann Smith

 

Cabot Jr./Sr. H.

 

August 1, 2004

 

Aug. 1/06 - July 31/07

 

364166

 

Diane V. Brennick

 

Riverview

 

August 1, 2004

 

Feb./07 - July 31/07

 

Motion carried

2004-05-13

 

 

(d)              TEACHER REQUEST FOR SPECIAL LEAVE WITHOUT PAY:

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Stubbert

 

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

 

 

Prof. #

 

Name

 

School

 

Effective

 

514646

 

Neil MacLellan

(third request)

 

Sydney Academy

 

Aug. 1/04 - July 31/05

 

Motion carried

2004-05-14

 

(e)       TEACHER REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE OF ABSENCE:

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner MacDonald

 

that the Board recommend the approval of the following extension of a Leave of Absence. . .

 

 

Prof. #

 

Name

 

School

 

Effective

 

512830

 

Verne Lorway

 

Sydney Academy

 

Aug. 1/04 - July 31/05

 

Motion carried

2004-05-15

 

(f)         REQUEST TO MOVE TO A TEACHING POSITION:

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

that the Board recommend the approval of the request for Mrs. Georgina MacNeil to move to a classroom position for one year. . .

 

Motion carried

2004-05-16

 

(g)             RESPECTFUL LEARNING AND WORKING ENVIRONMENTS POLICY:

 

The policy was distributed to all Board members at an earlier date.

 

Moved by Commissioner Bates

Seconded by Commissioner Nicholson

 

that the Board recommend the acceptance of the policy. . .

 

Motion carried

2004-05-17

 

(7)        REPORT FROM COMMITTEE:

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT

 

(a)              APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

 

that the Board approve the minutes of the Management Committee Meeting of Monday, May 25, 2004 . . . .

 

Motion carried

2004-05-18

 

 

(b)     CUPE RESIGNATIONS:

 

Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner

 

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

 

 

#

 

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

 

CLASSIFICATION/ SCHOOL

 

RESIGNATION/

RETIREMENT

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

910703

 

Catherine MacDonald

 

TA, Riverview High

 

Retirement

 

June 30/04

 

905158

 

Malcolm MacDonald

 

Maintenance Dept.

 

Retirement

 

May 3/04

 

904151

 

Raymond Purdy

 

Confidential employee, Operational Services

 

Retirement

 

Jan 2/05

 

Motion carried

2004-05-19

 

(c)        CAFETERIA REPORT:

 

Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner

 

that the Board schedule a meeting to discuss the Cafeteria report in detail. . .

 

Motion carried

2004-05-20

 

(d)        CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING THE NEW SCHOOL ON THE NORTHSIDE:

 

Moved by Commissioner Nicholson

Seconded by Commissioner Stubbert

 

that the Board recommend that members of Senior Management meet with the parent group on the Northside and that a response to their correspondence be forwarded as soon as possible. . .

 

Motion carried

2004-05-21

 

(8)        NSSBA REPORT:

 

Commissioner MacDonald reviewed his report with those in attendance. He noted that a written report will be distributed later in the week.  Some highlights of his report included the Annual General Meeting held in Halifax on the weekend.  Commissioner MacDonald noted that twenty-six resolutions were passed during this session.  Commissioner MacDonald thanked Commissioner Best for his term served on the executive.  Also noted was the dedicated service of Commissioner Bates to the Lead & Achieve initiated.

 

(9)             NEW BUSINESS:

 

a)                 Commissioner Bain - questioned the status of the new Rankin School.  Mr. Matheson, Director of Operational Services noted that a meeting is taking place on Thursday evening at Rankin with Mr. Don Lohnes in attendance.  It was noted that a proposed reduction in the square footage of the school is being discussed at this time.

 

(10)          CORRESPONDENCE:

 

Mr. Peach noted that the correspondence was included in the packages.

 

(11)           SUPERINTENDENT=S REPORT:

 

Superintendent Davis reviewed his report with those in attendance. Some highlights of his report included the unique problems facing the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board.  Other issues included the contributions that the board members have made over the past years.  A section of the report provided information pertaining to School Advisory Councils. The full report can be viewed on the Board website.  (Copies of this report are attached to the original minutes)

 

 

 

 

 

(12)          REGIONAL EDUCATION OFFICERS REPORT:

 

Mr. Jim Burton reviewed his report with those in attendance. Highlights of the report included Network for Children and Youth Update, Financial Measures Act Revisions, Public Schools Branch - Events Notes 2004-05. (Copies of this report are attached to the original minutes)

 

(13)          Motion to adjourn the meeting. . .

 

Moved by Commissioner

Seconded by Commissioner

 

to adjourn the meeting at 7: 45 p.m.

 

Motion carried

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ELIZABETH MACPHEE         J. DOUGLAS PEACH

BOARD CHAIR                        BOARD SECRETARY