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 4:30 p.m.


(2)             RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:


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

Phil Best                                   Wes Stubbert

Darlene Morrison                      George MacDonald          

Kevin Ruelland                                    Gary Fraser

Adrian Bates                                       Myrtle Campbell

Sandra Margettie


Absent:               Stan MacKinnon               Pam Nicholson                           


Also Present:            Archie MacEachern, Director of Programs & Student Services

Douglas Peach, Director of Finance

Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services

Don Matheson, Director of Operational Services

John Astephen, Coordinator of Student Services

Jim Burton, Regional Education Officer

Michelle MacLeod, Recording Secretary


(3)             Superintendent N.E. Davis:


Mr. MacEachern gave an update on Mr. Davis’ condition.  The Board agreed that Mr. MacEachern would be acting Superintendent during Mr. Davis’ absence due to Health. 


(4)             Presentation by the Parent group of St. Anne’s School:


The following individuals appeared before the Board to make a presentation on behalf of the students of St. Anne’s School: Mr. Kenneth MacAdam, Mrs. Mary MacEachern, Mrs. Cindy MacDonald, Mrs. Donna Andrecyk: School Principal and Vice Principal Greg O’Neill.  The committee provided a power point presentation to the Board along with comments video taped and presented from various students in the school.


Comments with regards to the presentation were brought forward from Board members Myrtle Campbell, Gary Fraser and George MacDonald.  Questions were asked by various Board members. 


The Committee was thanked for their thorough and informative presentation.


It was noted that the Education Committee will review the presentation on Monday, October 18, 2004.


(4)    Fencing in Dominion - Skateboard park:


Commissioner Ruelland thanked Mr. Matheson, Director of Operational Services and his staff for repairing the fence around the skateboard park in Dominion.  Commissioner Ruelland requested that Mr. Matheson review the safety issues of the fence.  


(5)             Band program in Glace Bay:


Commissioner Ruelland requested that Mr. MacEachern, Director of Programs and Student Services review the delivery of the band program in Glace Bay as it pertains to transportation issues.  Concerns were brought forward to Commissioner Ruelland from parents of the Dominion area.


(6)    Additions to the Casual Teacher Assistant List:


Moved by Commissioner Margettie

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell


that the Board approve the following individuals for the casual Teacher Assistant list. . .









Leah Boyd




Raylene Briand




Cora Brown




Anne Dannrath




Suzanne Dauphinee




Lori Doyle




Cora Edwards-Vickers




Shauna Hill




Chrystal McLean




Adesta Nickerson




Nicole Podetz




MaryBeth Reid




Tanya Ross




Jennifer Rudderham




Tania Shaw




Donna Leslie Thomson




Jari-Ann Timmons




Susan Tubrett- Curran


Motion Carried



(7)        Review of Presentation re: Funding Formula:


Mr. MacEachern reviewed the history of the request to prepare a presentation with regards to the Funding Formula. Mr. William Hogg will be visiting our Board on Thursday, October 14, 2004 at 5:00 p.m. to review our presentation.  A background on the history of the amalgamation, enrollment decline and Special Education will be some of the issues to be discussed. 



(8)         Meeting adjourned. . .



The meeting adjourned at 5:53 p.m.





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ELIZABETH MACPHEE                          J. DOUGLAS PEACH

BOARD CHAIR                                      BOARD SECRETARY