Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board


Riverview Rural High School

Coxheath, N.S.

June 20, 2005

 

(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

                                      Dr. Andrew Lynk                                                   Charlie Keagan

                                      George MacDonald                                              Stan MacKinnon

                                      Sandra Margettie                                                  Lorne Green 

                                      Myrtle Campbell                                                   Joan Currie 

George Marshall

 

Absent:                         Fred Tilley                      Gary Fraser                   Kevin Ruelland 

 

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:

 

(a)        Deletions:

 

There were no deletions.

 

(b)        Additions:

 

            1,         Mr. Doug Peach - sale of surplus vehicles

            2,         Commissioner Keagan - update on proposed new school for North Sydney

 

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board approve the agenda as amended. . .

 

Motion carried

2005-06-09                                                                                                               

 

(4)        APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

 

Moved by Commissioner Margettie

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

 

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

 

                                                                Regular Board Meeting  -           May 30, 2005

                                                                Special Board Meeting -             May 30, 2005

                                                                Special Board Meeting -            May 31, 2005

                                                                Special Board Meeting -             June 1, 2005

                                                                Special Board Meeting -             June 16, 2005

                                                   

Motion carried

2005-06-10

 

(5)        BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES:

 

There was no business arising from the minutes.

 

(6)        CORRESPONDENCE:

 

Correspondence was distributed with the packages. It was noted that correspondence was received from the Department of Education regarding the boards borrowing authority set at one percent of operating expenditures.

 

(7)        SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

                                                   

Superintendent Davis presented his report which was distributed to those in attendance. (see attachment). Some highlights of his report included a special thank you to everyone who contributed during the past year in supporting learning environments and the needs of the exceptional children throughout our Board. The report can be found on the board website.

 

(8)        REPORT FROM COMMITTEES:

EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

that the Board approve the minutes of the Education Committee Meetings of Monday, June 13, 2005 . .

Motion carried

2005-06-11                                                                                                                            

 

(a)        NSTU SECONDMENT EXTENSIONS:

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

 that the Board approve the following requests for secondment extensions.. .

 

Prof. #

Name

School/Position

Period of Leave

299875

Eric Favaro

Fine Arts Consultant based at Cornwallis

August 1, 2005 - July 31, 2007

313395

Sharon McCready

Malcolm Munroe Jr. High

August 1, 2005 - July 31, 2007

 

Motion carried

2005-06-12

 

(b)       NSTU FLEXIBLE PENSION OPTIONS: 

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board approve the following request for flexible pension options. . .

 

Prof. #

Name

School/Position

Period of Leave

466722

Cheryl Burke

Sydney Mines Jr. High

Option A

February 2006 - July 2006 (97.5 days)

 

Motion carried

2005-06-13

 

(c)        Recommendations for Administrative Positions:

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Green

 

that the Board approve the following recommendations for administrative positions

 

#

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

1.

Ginny Sampson

Dept. Head -English - Sydney Academy

August 1, 2005

2.

Danette MacRae

Curriculum Leader - Grade Eight

August 1, 2005

 

Motion carried

2005-06-14

 

(d)       SUMMER HIRES:

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

that the Board grant the Education Committee special status to approve hires over the summer months.. . .

 

Motion carried

2005-06-15

 

(e)       DISTRIBUTION OF THE SEX BOOKLET:

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

 

that the Board recommend in principle that the “Resource” be given to all Grade Eight students annually in their PDR classes. . . .

 

Motion carried

2005-06-16

 

Senior staff will devise an implementation and consultation process for this distribution and once devised that the motion for Grade Eight distribution with an implementation plan and after consultation with Junior High principals and SAC’s, it be presented to the full board for a final vote in September, 2005.

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Green

 

that the Board approve the minutes of the Management Committee Meeting of Monday, June 13, 2005 . .

 

Motion carried

2005-06-17

 

f)          REPORT - DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board accept the recommendation of the Management Committee to approve the report as it was presented.. .

 

Motion carried

2005-06-18

 

g)         REPORT - DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONAL SERVICES:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

 

that the Management committee recommend the acceptance of the tender received by Roclan Industries Ltd for the Baddeck Academy elevator. . .

 

Motion carried

2005-06-19

 

 

h)         CUPE REQUEST FOR A LEAVE OF ABSENCE:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board approve the following requests for a Leave of Absence. .

 

#

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

CLASSIFICATION/ SCHOOL

REASON FOR REQUEST

EFFECTIVE DATE

919837

Mary-Jane Henderson MacDonald

TA- Seton Elementary

(second request)

personal reasons

Sept/05-June/06

962886

Martin MacDougall

TA-St. Joseph Elem, SM

(second request)

personal reasons

Sept/05-

June/06

919068

Kenna Moore

School Clerical - Riverside /Marion Bridge

personal reasons

Sept/05-

June/06

928739

Laura Vaters

LBG/Donkin-Morien

further education

Sept/05-

June/06

 

Motion carried

2005-06-20

 

i)          CUPE RESIGNATIONS:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

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

                                                                

#

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

CLASSIFICATION/ SCHOOL

RESIGNATION/

RETIREMENT

EFFECTIVE DATE

925131

Catherine MacKenzie

Secretary 1/Central Office

retirement

 September 20/05

5204

Delphine Jessome

LBG/Florence Elem

retirement

June 24, 2005

 

Motion carried

2005-06-21

 

j)          ADDITION TO THE CASUAL CLEANING LIST:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Green

 

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

            

#

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

QUALIFICATIONS

1.

Krista MacLeod

cleaning experience

 

Motion carried

2005-06-22

 

k) CUPE POSTINGS:

 

i.           CDS#1804 - BUS DRIVER:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

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

 

PREFERENCE DATE

NAME OF CASUAL APPLICANT

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

October 12/00

Melvin Bresowar

North Shore/Baddeck

June 13/05

June 6/01

Danny Martell

fall down position

June 13/05

Sept 17/01

George Hines

Ingonish

June 13/05

October 6/04

David Fraser

fall down position

June 13/05

 

Motion carried

2005-06-23

 

ii           CDS#1904 - BUS AIDE:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

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

 

SENIORITY DATE

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

POSITION EMPLOYED IN

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

Nov 30/92 (8)

Irene Kaloc

Greenfield - LBG

Bus Aide for the New Waterford area

Sept 8/05

 

Motion carried

2005-06-24

 

m)        CAFETERIA REPORT:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Currie

 

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

 

Motion carried

2005-06-25

 

(9)        NSSBA REPORT:

 

Commissioner Campbell gave a brief report to those in attendance. She advised the Board that presently the committee is working on the resolutions approved at this annual general meeting..

 

(10)      REGIONAL INSPECTORS REPORT:

 

The Regional Inspector distributed his report to those in attendance (see attachment). Highlights of his report included School Improvement Planning and Accreditation, Science Safety Guidelines P-12, Prescription Drug Partnership Meets and Options & Opportunities - Executive Summary. Mr. Burton thanked the Board and staff for their hard work and diligence over the past year and extended congratulations to all the graduates for the 2004-2005 school year. He acknowledged the exceptional work taking place in the Human Resources Department with the posting of 165 positions.

 

(11)      NEW BUSINESS:

 

a.         Mr. Doug Peach - Sale of surplus vehicles. The Board were asked to accept the highest tender bid for twelve surplus vehicles.

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Green

 

that the Board accept the highest tender received for the twelve surplus vehicles. . .

 

Motion carried

2005-06-26

 

b.         Commissioner Keagan - update on proposed new school for North Sydney. Superintendent Davis reported that the Board has a commitment to build a P-9 school on the Pleasant Street site. If all three sites which were recommended are rejected then the steering committee will be asked to select three alternate sites. Commissioner Keagan advised that the committee is very frustrated and are seeking some direction from the Department of Education regarding the site selection.

 

c.          Commissioner Bain suggested a change in site for the first two scheduled Board meetings in the fall. September will be held in Baddeck and October will be held in Rankin. Commissioner Margettie requested that the Management Committee be held at 4:30 p.m. instead of 4:00 p.m. Commissioner MacKinnon wished to alternate the committee meetings from month to month. Commissioner Green wished to see the issue debated during the next committee sessions. Commissioner Lynk suggested a review of the order of the agenda items.

 

Moved by Commissioner Bain

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

 

to approve the regular Board meeting schedule with a change in order for the meetings scheduled for September and October. . .

 

Motion carried

2005-06-27

 

Moved by Commissioner Lynk

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

 

to approve the regular Board meeting schedule with a change of Cabot Jr/Sr High to be held at Cape Smokey Elementary. . .

 

Motion carried

2005-06-28

 

d.         Commissioner MacDonald requested an update on the proposed new Junior High for Glace Bay. Superintendent Davis noted that the school is proceeding on schedule.

 

e.         Commissioner Campbell expressed her gratitude to Mr. Matheson, Director of Operational Services and his staff for the progress being made to the painting of St. Michael Jr. High and for the siding on Bridgeport School.

 

(12)      NEW MEETING DATE:

 

Scheduled meeting date - Baddeck Academy - Monday, September 26, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.

(13)      Motion to adjourn the meeting. . .

 

Moved by Commissioner

Seconded by Commissioner

 

to adjourn the meeting at p.m.

 

Motion carried 

 

 

__________________________________          _____________________________

            DARLENE MORRISON                                       J. DOUG PEACH

            BOARD CHAIR                                                    BOARD SECRETARY

 

 

(14)      PUBLIC SESSION

 

Mrs. Brenda MacLean noted that a survey was distributed to the parents of Bridgeport School and 87% percent voted to remain at the Bridgeport site and not participate in the planning of the new Junior High.

 

Commissioner Lynk questioned the work of the soccer field at Baddeck Academy. Commissioner Bain responded.

 

Commissioner MacKinnon questioned if all graduations will be represented by Board members and Chair Morrison noted that attendance is important.