Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board


Glace Bay Elementary

Glace Bay, N.S.

February 28, 2005

 

(1)               CALL TO ORDER:

 

A meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 7:05 p.m.

 

(2)             RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:

 

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

Charlie Keagan                           George Marshall    

George MacDonald                     Stan MacKinnon    

Sandra Margettie                      Dr. Andrew Lynk   

Lorne Green                              Myrtle Campbell

Joan Currie                               Fred Tilley

Kevin Ruelland                                             

 

Absent:                Gary Fraser

 

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

Jim Burton, Regional Education Officer

Michelle MacLeod, Recording Secretary

 

(3)    APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

 

(b)             Deletions:

 

There were no deletions.

 

(c)              Additions:

 

1.       Commissioner Lynk - Meeting to discuss the Northside School Options

2.                 Commissioner Desmond - African Heritage Month

3.                 Commissioner Keagan - Drug Seminar

 

Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board approve the agenda as amended. . .

 

Motion carried

2005-02-04

 

(4)  BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES:

 

A correction to the January 31, 2005 minutes.  Term position granted to Brad MacNeil at Cabot High School should of been granted to Rebecca Jackson at Cabot High School                  

 

(5)    APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

 

that the minutes for the following meetings be approved by the Board with the above noted correction. . .

 

Special Board Meeting     -        January 31, 2005

Regular Board Meeting -  January 31, 2005

Special Board Meeting     -        February 7, 2005

Special Board Meeting     -        February 21, 2005

Motion carried

2005-02-05

 

 

 

 

 

(6)             PRESENTATION BY MR. GERALD SAMPSON, MLA:

 

Mr. Gerald Sampson, MLA for spoke with regards to Community Use of School Facilities and the insurance coverage for non-profit organizations using Board facilities.  At this time Mr. Sampson requested the Boards support to make amendments to assist non profit organizations.  Mr. Sampson requested a response from the Board before the next Board meeting.  Board Chair, Darlene Morrison noted a response will be received expeditiously.  Mr. Sampson noted that he wishes to work with the Board to improve community access to schools.

 

(7)             CORRESPONDENCE:

 

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

 

that the Board accept the correspondence as presented. . .

 

Motion carried

2005-02-06

 

(8)             SUPERINTENDENT=S REPORT:

 

Superintendent Davis presented his report which was distributed to those in attendance. (see attachment). Some highlights of his report included the sudden passing of Mr. Frank Donovan, Principal of Cape Smokey Elementary, the Educational Partners Forum held in Truro on February 18th & 19th, Strategic Plan, Budget, new school construction and the >Hogg Formula Funding=.  Also discussed was independent practice or homework and African Heritage Month.

 

(9)    REPORT FROM COMMITTEES:

 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

 

that the Board approve the minutes of the Education Committee Meetings of Tuesday, February 22, 2005 . .

 

Motion carried

2005-02-07                                                                                      

 

(a)              FRENCH SPECIAL PROJECTS:

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

 

that the Board approve the recommendation of the Education Committee to have the Board approve the list of French Special Projects as presented. . .

 

Motion carried

2005-02-08

 

(b)             NSTU TEACHER RETIREMENTS:

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

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

 

 

Prof. #

 

Name

 

School

 

Effective

 

281915

 

Keith Clements

 

MacDonald Elementary

 

June 30, 2005

 

270272

 

Valerie Davidson

 

Donkin-Gowrie

 

June 30, 2005

 

256396

 

Delores Howley

 

Jubilee Elementary

 

June 30, 2005

 

268482

 

William Johnston

 

Glace Bay Elementary

 

June 24, 2005

 

248880

 

Maureen MacKenzie

 

Mountainview/East Bay

 

June 24, 2005

 

271833

 

Brian Richards

 

Glace Bay Elementary

 

June 24, 2005

 

246900

 

Donna Smith-Billard

 

Baddeck Academy

 

June 30, 2005

 

319525

 

Ken Verner, Principal

 

North Highlands Elementary

 

April 1, 2005

 

266718

 

Valerie LeBlanc

 

Brookland Elementary

 

July 31, 2005

 

Motion carried

2005-02-09

 

(c)                 NSTU TERM/LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

 

that the Board approve the following recommendations for  term and long term substitute positions. . . .

 

 

Prof. #

 

Name

 

School/Position

 

Effective

 

561027

 

Peter Murphy

 

Sydney Academy - parental leave for Heather Urquart - Term

 

Feb. 01/05 - June 24/05

 

446757

 

Paula McNabb

 

Dr. T.L. Sullivan - LD program - Term

 

Feb 01/05-

June 24/05

 

970483

 

Joyce Benoit

 

Whitney Pier Memorial - French Immersion - Grade Eight - Long term substitute

 

March 21/05 - June 24/05

 

554287

 

Rhonda Andrea

 

Baddeck - Grade 5/6 - Term

 

March 3/05 - June 24/05

 

Motion carried

2005-02-10

 

(c)        RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TERM CONTRACT FOR 2005 - 2006 (EARLY HIRE):

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board recommend a term contract for the 2005 - 2006 school year for Michael James Isaac. . . . . .

 

Motion carried

2005-02-11

 

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

 

that  the  Board approve the minutes of the Management Committee Meeting of Monday, February 21, 2005 . .

 

Motion carried

2005-02-12

 

(f)         RECOMMENDATION OF CASUAL CLEANERS:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board accept the following individuals as casual cleaners. . . .

 

 

 

#

 

NAME

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.

 

Dorothy Best

 

WHMIS training, Train the Trainer, Certified in Hospitality Housekeeping executive, exp.

 

2.

 

Kimberly Fitzgerald

 

WHMIS, cleaning experience

 

3.

 

Arlene Robinson

 

First Aid/CPR, cleaning experience

 

Motion carried

2005-02-13

 

(g)        ADDITIONS TO THE CASUAL COOK LIST:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

that the Board approve the following addition to the casual cook list . . .     

 

 

#

 

NAME

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.

 

Janice Steele

 

More than seven years in the Hospitality Industry, Vocational/Technical training in Dining Room Services, successfully completed the National Sanitation Training program.

 

Motion carried

2005-02-14

 

(h)        ADDITIONS TO THE CASUAL TEACHER ASSISTANT LIST:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board approve the following additions to the casual Teacher Assistant list. . .

 

 

#

 

NAME OF APPLICANT

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.

 

Barron, Cindy

 

Early Childhood Education Diploma, First Aid/CPR, experience

 

2.

 

Devison, Yvonne

 

LPN, experience in Adult Day Care, respite, Independent and Assisted Living, Non-violent Crisis Intervention, WHMIS/MSDS, Fire Safety & Regulations, Workplace Harassment

 

3.

 

Dominey,Rachael

 

Early Childhood Education Diploma, Level 4, extensive experience

 

4.

 

MacInnis, Donnie

 

Early Childhood Education Diploma, partially completed BA, First Aid/CPR, Food handling course, extensive experience

 

5.

 

MacKenzie, Trena

 

Teacher Assistant Diploma, computer experience

 

6.

 

 

McLean, Alanna

 

Teacher Assistant Program, Non-Violent crisis Intervention, CPR/First Aid, WHIMIS/OH&S

 

7.

 

Milley, Denise

 

Early Childhood Education Diploma, First Aide Safety, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, First Aid/CPR, Food handlers course

 

8.

 

Postlewaite, Cathy

 

Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Arts, Supporting Children with Autism Training program

 

Motion carried

2005-02-15

 

(i)                CUPE RESIGNATIONS:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Green

 

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

 

 

EMPLOYEE #

 

EMPLOYEE  NAME

 

POSITION EMPLOYED IN

 

EFFECTIVE  DATE

 

967760

 

Lois MacLellan

 

LBG/Boularderie (resigned)

 

February 1/05

 

902064

 

Linda Howell

 

Account Clerk/Finance Dept (retirement)

 

June 27/05

 

Motion carried

2005-02-16

 

(j)    REPORT FROM THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONAL SERVICES:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Currie

 

that the Board accept the report from the Director of Operational Services as presented. . .

 

Motion carried

2005-02-17

 

(k)        CAFETERIA REPORT:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board accept the Cafeteria Report as presented. . .

 

Motion carried

2005-02-18

 

(l)         BUSINESS PLAN:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner

 

that the Board accept the draft Business Plan for information. . .

 

Motion carried

2005-02-19

 

(m)       SCHOOL INSURANCE COMMITTEE:

 

Moved by Commissioner

Seconded by Commissioner

 

that Mr. Doug Peach, Director of Financial Services represent the Board on the School Insurance board of directors. . .

 

Motion carried

2005-02-20

 

(n)        CORRESPONDENCE:

 

Moved by Commissioner

Seconded by Commissioner

 

that the Board accept the correspondence as presented. . .

 

Motion carried

2005-02-21

 

(o)        USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES POLICY:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the approve an addendum to the AUse of School facilities policy to include that alcoholic beverages are not to be served in our schools. . .

 

 

Motion carried

2005-02-22

 

(9)        NSSBA REPORT:

 

Commissioner Campbell presented her NSSBA report. Some highlights of her report is the annual AGM and resolutions which are due for the AGM.

 

Commissioner MacDonald was nominated for the executive position of  treasurer with the NSSBA.  Commissioner MacDonald accepted the nomination.

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Green

 

that the Board nominate Commissioner MacDonald as representative of treasurer with the NSSBA. . . . . .

 

Motion carried

2005-02-23

 

Commissioner Campbell was nominated as Director with the NSSBA.  Commissioner Campbell accepted the nomination.

 

Moved by Commissioner MacDonald

Seconded by Commissioner Green

 

that the Board nominate Commissioner Campbell for Director with the NSSBA. . .

 

Motion carried

2005-02-24

 

(10)       REGIONAL INSPECTORS REPORT:

 

The Regional Inspector distributed his report to those in attendance (see attachment). Some highlights of his report included Private schools in Nova Scotia, ECMA - Soundwaves Program and Branching Out.

 

Commissioner Keagan recognized students of Memorial High School for their participation in the ECMA awards.

 

(11)       NEW BUSINESS:

 

a.         Commissioner Lynk - Meeting to discuss the Northside School Options - A tour of the schools on the Northside will take place before the next Board meeting followed by a Special Board meeting. It was noted that the results of the survey will be available at this time for the Board to discuss.  Discussions ensued over the process of site selection for the new school on the Northside.  Discussions will be held with the Public.

 

b.                 Commissioner Tilley - Requested a letter of congratulations be sent to Lisette Yorke who was selected for the country=s top scholarship - The Canadian Merit Scholarship.  Lisette was also offered the Morehead Scholarship to study at the University of North Carolina, she is the first Nova Scotian and one of three Canadians.

 

c.                  Commissioner Green - African Heritage Month.  Commissioner Green requested that correspondence be sent to the following individuals for their hard work and diligence during African Heritage month:

<                    Chester Borden

<                    Dionne Braithwaite

<                    Noreen MacKinnon

<                    Darren Desmond

 

The students and staff of Glace Bay Elementary were commended for their displays for African Heritage Month.

 

d.       Commissioner Keagan - Drug Seminar - A drug seminar was held recently at Dr. T.L. Sullivan.  Commissioner Keagan questioned whether drug seminars should be held in the elementary schools.  They are now held in our High Schools and Junior High Schools.

 

Mr. Archie MacEachern noted that all of our schools including the elementary sites are now initiating drug awareness programs with great success.

 

 

e.                  Mr. Maurice Gouthro was thanked by the Board Chair for the use of his school and for his hospitality.

 

(12) NEW MEETING DATE:

 

Scheduled meeting date - Monday, March 21, 2005 - 7:00 p.m. - Memorial High School

 

(13)   Motion to adjourn the meeting. . .

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner MacDonald

 

to adjourn the meeting at 8:08 p.m.

 

Motion carried

 

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________ _____________________________

DARLENE MORRISON                          J. DOUGLAS PEACH

BOARD CHAIR                                      BOARD SECRETARY

 

 

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