Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board

Central Office

Sydney , N.S.

April 4, 2005


(1)               CALL TO ORDER:


A Special Board meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 4:33 p.m.


(2)             RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:


Present:                 Darlene Morrison, Chair                      Keith Bain, Vice-Chair

George MacDonald                     George Marshall

Joan Currie                               Lorne Green

Kevin Ruelland                                  Sandra Margettie

Dr. Andrew Lynk                       Myrtle Campbell

Stan MacKinnon                         Fred Tilley

Charlie Keagan                                    Gary Fraser

Lorne Green                              Sandra Margettie


Absent:                George MacDonald                    


Also Present:            Ed Davis, Superintendent of Schools

Archie MacEachern, Director of Programs and Student Services

Doug Peach, Director of Finance

Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services

Don Matheson, Director of Operational Services

Honorable Minister Cecil Clarke

Mr. Rob MacLean, Executive Assistant to the Honorable Minister

Mr. Robert Sampson, Board solicitor, Sampson McDougall

Michelle MacLeod, Recording Secretary




Mr. Davis, Superintendent of School provided a brief background of the proposed Northside School.  Minister Cecil Clarke addressed the school capital budget allocation for the proposed school.


Minister Clarke suggested a meeting of the local MLA=s in the fall of 2005 to review board issues and concerns.


Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Tilley


that the Board proceed with the ten million dollar allocation for the new school for North Sydney to hold the Primary - Nine students of this area excluding Seton elementary and four million for the junior high accommodation at St. Joseph, Sydney Mines. . . .


Motion carried



(4)        STRIKE OF CUPE LOCAL 5050:


Mrs. Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services and board solicitor Mr. Robert Sampson reviewed negotiations and strike issues with those in attendance.


Commissioner Green left the meeting at 6:47 p.m.

Commissioner Campbell left the meeting at 7:23 p.m.


Questions were asked by various board members.  It was suggested that the Board receive updates by email for the duration of the strike.


(5)        Motion to adjourn the meeting. . .


The meeting adjourned at 8:14 p.m.




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DARLENE MORRISON                          J. DOUGLAS PEACH

BOARD CHAIR                                      BOARD SECRETARY