Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board


Brookland Elementary

Brookland Elementary

November 29, 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:                 Darlene Morrison, Chair             Keith Bain, Vice-Chair

Joan Currie                               Charlie Keagan      

George MacDonald                     Myrtle Campbell   

Sandra Margettie                Gary Fraser

Fred Tilley                               Dr. Andrew Lynk

Stan MacKinnon                         George Marshall

 

Absent:                Lorne Green                              Kevin Ruelland

 

Also Present:            Archie MacEachern, Acting-Superintendent/Director of Programs and Student Services

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:

 

(a)      Deletions      -n/a

(b)             Additions:    -Commissioner MacDonald - Bridgeport School

 

(4)        APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

 

Moved by Commissioner Bain

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board approve the agenda as presented. . .

 

Motion carried

2004-11-08

 

(5)        APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

 

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

 

Motion carried

2004-11-09

 

(6)        BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES:

 

N/A

 

(7)        CORRESPONDENCE:

 

It was noted that their was no correspondence to report.

 

(8)        SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

 

Acting-Superintendent MacEachern reviewed his report with those in attendance. Some highlights of his report included the recent Remembrance Day services which were held in our schools , Retirement Recognition Night and Professional Development sessions.(The report can be found on the Board web-site and is attached to the original minutes).

 

 

 

 

 

 

(9)        REPORT FROM COMMITTEE:

EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

 

(a)        APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board approve the minutes of the Education Committee Meeting of Monday, November 22, 2004 . . . .

 

Motion carried

2004-11-10

 

(b)         NSTU RETIREMENT(S):

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

 

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

 

 

Prof. #

 

Name

 

School

 

Effective

 

238766

 

Karen Gillis

 

Glace Bay High

 

Nov. 18/04

 

Motion carried

2004-11-11

 

(c)        NSTU TERM  RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

 

that the Board approve the term recommendations. . .

 

 

Prof. #

 

Name

 

School

 

Effective

 

578161

 

Catherine Lever

 

Resource - North Highlands - Term

 

Nov. 01/04- June 24/05

 

568618

 

Shauna Ley

 

Cusack/Cornwallis/Ashby Complex & Florence - Classroom Resource Support 50% - term

 

Nov. 24/04 - June 24/05

 

561795

 

Serena MacDonald

 

Holy Angels - French, Art, Drama  - Term

 

Jan. 31/05 - June 24/05

 

415372

 

Michelle Scott

 

St. Anne’s & Greenfield 80% - term

 

Nov. 24/04 - June 24/05

 

Motion carried

2004-11-12

 

(d)              NSTU SECONDMENT:

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board approve the NSTU Secondment as presented. . .

 

 

Prof. #

 

Name

 

School

 

Effective

 

526814

 

Heather Nauss-Vickers

 

Co-Teaching Resource Pilot

Jubilee (100%)

 

Immediate - June 24/05

 

498212

 

Tracey Dove

 

Co-Teaching Resource Pilot

 St. Joseph’s, SM (50%)

 

Immediate - June 24/05

 

Motion carried

2004-11-13

 

 

 

(10) REPORT FROM COMMITTEE:

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT

 

(a)              APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

that the Board approve the minutes of the Management Committee Meeting of Monday, November 21, 2004 . . . .

 

Motion carried

2004-11-14

 

(b)    NIGHT SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS SALARY:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

 

that the Board accept a proposal for an increase in salaries for Night School Instructors. . .

 

Motion carried

2004-11-15

 

(c)        CAPITAL PROJECTS:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that a letter seeking support for managing and delivering capital and repair projects at the board level be forwarded to local MLA’s.  These projects  would continue to be under the direction of the Department of Education rather than Transportation and Public Works and a letter of support would be forwarded to Mr. Charles Clattenburg seeking to maintain the status quo. . .

 

Motion carried

2004-11-16

 

(d)                 Results of CDS#3703    - Accounting Clerk Posting::

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

that the Board grant Regular status to Mr. Bernie MacDonald in a twelve month Accounting Clerk position. . .

 

Motion carried

2004-11-17

 

(e)        Results of CDS#0704    - Janitor Posting:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

 

that the Board grant Regular status to Mr. John Peters as Janitor of Rankin and Sydney Mines Jr. High

 

Motion carried

 

2004-11-18

 

(f)         Results of CDS#0904    - Teacher Assistant Posting:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board grant Regular status to the following individuals.. .

 

 

PREFERENCE DATE

 

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

 

POSITION AWARDED

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

Oct 13/00

 

Karen Donovan-Livingston

 

Sherwood Park - .6 (fall down)

 

Nov 1/04

 

Nov 3/00

 

Carol Ann Ratchford

 

Memorial High (fall down)

 

Nov 1/04

 

Motion carried

2004-11-19

 

(g)                 Results of CDS#1004     -Utility Technician (Transportation Dept.):

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

that the Board grant Regular status to the following individual.. . .

 

 

PREFERENCE DATE

 

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

POSITION AWARDED

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

September 10/02

 

Bruce Marshall

 

Information Technology Diploma, BBA (two years completed), A+ certified professional

 

Utility Technician (Transportation Dept) - 12 mths - 40 hrs/wk

 

Nov 29/04

 

Motion carried

2004-11-20

 

(h)        Results of CDS#1104    - LBG Posting:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

 

that the Board grant Regular status to the following individuals.. . .

 

 

PREFERENCE DATE

 

NAME OF CASUAL APPLICANT

 

POSITION AWARDED

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

Mar 30/00

 

Sandra Young

 

Sydney Mines Jr. High

 

Dec 6/04

 

Oct 12/00

 

Jayne MacNeil

 

Cusack/Cornwallis

 

Dec 6/04

 

Nov 5/02

 

Sandra Andrews

 

St. Mary’s, N. Sydney

 

Dec 6/04

 

Nov 21/03

 

Susan Edwards

 

Whitney Pier Memorial

 

Dec 6/04

 

Motion carried

2004-11-21

 

(i)         ADDITIONS TO THE CASUAL STUDENT SUPPORT WORKER LIST:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board approve the following individuals  to the casual Student Support Worker list . . .

 

 

 

#

 

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.

 

Joseph Bradley Desmond

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree (1 course remaining for completion), Communications, First Aid/CPR, WHMIS

 

2.

 

Margaret Estwick

 

Teachers Aid program, Black History of Canada, Personal Care Worker

 

3.

 

Evelyn A. Headley-Boutilier

 

Community Residential Worker Program, Human Services Residential Vocational with a focus in Psycho-social Rehabilitation, working on a Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies degree

 

Motion carried

2004-11-22

 

(j)         ADDITIONS TO THE CASUAL TEACHER ASSISTANT LIST:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

 

that the Board approve the following individuals to the Casual Teacher Assistant list  . .

 

 

#

 

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.

 

Tammy Doucette

 

Teacher Assistant Program, Bachelor of Arts, First Aid/CPR, WHMIS, OH& S, Food Handlers Course, Sign Language, Medication Awareness, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Suicide Intervention, Adaptive Technology

 

2.

 

Monica Fifoot

 

Early Childhood Education, Institute of Human Services, First Aid & CPR, WHMIS, Food Handlers Course, Leadership Skills, Fire Extinguisher Seminar, extensive experience

 

3.

 

Glen Hutchison

 

TA program, First Aid/CPR, WHMIS, OH& S, Food Handlers Course, Sign Language, Medication Awareness, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Suicide Intervention, Adaptive Technology

 

4.

 

Kimberly MacEachern

 

Early Childhood Education, First Aid/CPR, Food Sanitation Course, WHMIS

 

5.

 

 

Tanya Lee McLeod

 

 

Early Childhood Education, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, computer experience, extensive experience. 

 

6.

 

Janice Rideout

 

Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Institute of Human Services, First Aid & CPR, WHMIS, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Food Handler’s Certificate, Nova Scotia Tutor and Instructor Training Certificate, Training in Communication Skills, computer training, holds professional memberships to various organizations, extensive experience

 

7.

 

Jessica Wagner

 

LPN, Blood Glucose monitoring, First Aid/CPR, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Sexual Harassment, OH&S, WHMIS

 

Motion carried

2004-11-23

 

(11)       NSSBA REPORT:

 

Board Chair Darlene Morrison thanked Commissioner MacDonald for his time spent serving our Board as a representative of the NSSBA..  Commissioner Campbell will now be representing the Board with Commissioner Tilley being an alternate.

 

Commissioner Campbell reviewed her report with those in attendance. Highlights of her report were the Board of Directors meeting, Lead & Achieve Update and adequacy of funding.  All Boards were requested to meet with their MLA’s with regards to the adequacy of funding.  It was noted that copies of her report can be received upon request. 

 

(12)        REGIONAL EDUCATION OFFICER’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jim Burton, Regional Education Officer reviewed his report with those in attendance. Highlights of this report were services provided to special needs students, Food & Nutrition in Nova Scotia schools and the Nova Scotia Skills and Learning framework. It was noted that several schools in our Board have been recognized in the past months with prestigious awards such as St. Joseph, Sydney Mines for their work with special need students and Greenfield Elementary for Healthy Active Living. (A copy of his report are attached to the original minutes).

 

(13)          NEW BUSINESS:

 

a)                 Commissioner MacDonald - Bridgeport School:

Commissioner MacDonald expressed concerns of the parents of Bridgeport School with regards to their Home Economics and Industrial Arts program.  Further discussions will take place at the next Education Committee meeting.

 

(14) NEXT MEETING:

 

The next meeting will be held at Jubilee elementary on Monday, January 31, 2005

 

(15) Motion to adjourn the meeting. . .

 

Moved by Commissioner Margettie

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 p.m.

 

Motion carried

 

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________      _____________________________

DARLENE MORRISON         J. DOUGLAS PEACH

BOARD CHAIR                  BOARD SECRETARY

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC SESSION:

 

1.                   Mrs. Brenda MacLean, President of the Bridgeport Home & School Association expressed her concern over the Industrial Arts and Home Economics program at the school.  She would like to see the program expanded.

 

Mrs. MacLean revisited her concern over head lice in the schools.  She stated that the problem is not going away.  She questioned whether a policy had ever been developed.

 

Mr. MacEachern addressed her concerns and noted that we will continue to work with Public Health to address this situation.