Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board


Rankin Memorial

Iona, N.S.

October 24, 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

                                      Fred Tilley                                                             Charlie Keagan

                                      George Marshall                                                   Kevin Ruelland 

                                      George MacDonald                                              Sandra Margettie

                                      Lorne Green                                                         Myrtle Campbell

                                      Joan Currie                                                           Gary Fraser

 

 

Absent:                         Stan MacKinnon                         Dr. Andrew Lynk

 

Also Present:               Ed Davis, Superintendent of Schools

                                      Doug Peach, Director of Finance

                                      Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services

                                      Don Matheson, Director of Operational Services

                                      Jim Burton, Regional Education Officer

                                      Michelle MacLeod, Recording Secretary

 

(3)        APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

 

(a)        Deletions:


There were no deletions.

 

(b)        Additions:

 

a.        Commissioner Keagan - Dr. T.L. Sullivan

b.         Commissioner Tilley - Memorial High - Vocational Programs

c.          Commissioner Fraser - Notice to rescind a motion


Moved by Commissioner MacDonald

Seconded by Commissioner Bain


that the Board approve the agenda as presented. . .


Motion carried

2005-10-02                                                                                                  

 

(4)        APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Tilley

 

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

 

                                                   Board Meeting               -           September 26, 2005

                                                   Special Board Meeting  -           September 26, 2005

                                                   Special Board Meeting  -           September 27, 2005

                                                   Special Board Meeting  -           October 5, 2005

                                                   


Motion carried

2005-10-03

 





 



 

 

(5)        BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES:


Commissioner Green requested see the minutes of September 15th be corrected to show his attendance.

 

(6)        CORRESPONDENCE:


There was no correspondence.

 

(7)        SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

                                                   

Superintendent Davis presented his report which was distributed to those in attendance. (see attachment). Highlights of his report included the “Respectful Workplace” policy, Business Plan, School Review, Inservice Days and field trips with the focus on quality time for teaching. The report can be found on the Board website.

 

(8)        REPORT FROM COMMITTEES:


EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

Moved by Commissioner MacDonald

Seconded by Commissioner Tilley


that the Board approve the minutes of the Education Committee Meeting of October 11, 2005 .


Motion carried

2005-10-04                                                                                                                            

 

(a)        NSTU TERM AND LONG-TERM RECOMMENDATIONS:


Moved by Commissioner MacDonald

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell


that the Board approve the following term and long-term substitute recommendations. . .


PROFESSIONAL #

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

SCHOOL

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE

561621

Angela Hull

Bridgeport

School Psychologist

Term Contract - Sept 12/05 - Dec 12/05

354324

Alixe Doyle

Cornwallis

Grade Primary

Term Contract -

Sept 12/05 - Dec 20/05

583021

Karen Kemp

St. Mary’s

Grade Three

50% Term Contract- Sept 20/05 - June 30/06

569491

Robert Aucoin

St. Anne’s

Grade Five

Term Contract - Sept 8/05 - June 30/06

575639

Jan Mills

Mountaiview

Grade Six

60% Term Contract Sept 19/05 - June 30/06

589598

Janice Skinner

Brookland Elem

Instrumental Music

Term Contract Sept 7/05 - Dec 20/05

567156

Sharon Gibbons

Florence Elem

Grade Six

60% Term Contract - Sept 19/05 - June 30/06

565358

Murrina Buchanan

MacDonald Elem

Grade Primary

Term Contract Sept 19/05 - June 30/06

567685

Rose Campbell

John Bernard Croak

Grade Primary

Term Contract Sept 19/05 - June 30/06

562132

Laurena Clarke

Brookland Elem

Grade Primary

Term Contract Sept 19/05 - June 30/06

585042

Amber Brown

Cape Smokey Elem

Grade Four

60% Term Contract Sept 6/05 - June 30/06

592527

Amy Morrison

North Highlands

Grade Five

Long Term Sub - Sept 6/05 - Dec 20/05

601849

Marie Barron

North Highlands

Grade Four

Long Term Sub - Jan 3/06 - Feb 13/06

524363

Kelly Baldwin

(Buchanan)

Whitney Pier Memorial

Learning Center

Long Term Sub - Oct 12/05 - Feb 6/06

968578

Steve Campbell

Malcolm Munroe Jr. H.

Resource

Long Term Sub - Nov 7/05 - March 10/06

594762

John McCarthy

Dr. T.L. Sullivan

Integrated Resource

Long Term Sub -

Dec 5/05 - April/06

283226

Arlene Vassallo

Coxheath

Grade One

Long Term Sub-

Dec 5/05 - March 21/06

980649

Mary Pyke

Jubilee/ Sydney Mines Jr. H.

Resource

Term - Oct 3/05 - June 30/06

536516

Arlene MacKenzie

St. Joseph’s, Sydney Mines

50% Resource

50% Term - Sept 22/05 - June 30/06

590158

Alison Grapes

Glace Bay High

Art 10-12

Long Term Sub - Sept 26/05 - Dec 20/05

591255

Joelle Campbell

Harbourside

Grade Two

Long Term Sub - Nov 30/05 - March 28/06

244756

Rita Morrison

East Bay

Grade Primary/One & Two

Long Term Sub - Sept 9/05 - Jan 18/06

565747

Linda Cole

Cusack

Grade Five

Term - Oct 17/05 - June 30/06


Motion carried

2005-10-05

 

 

(b)       Permission to appoint before the Public Board meeting:


Moved by Commissioner MacDonald

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell


that the Board grant permission to the Human Resources Department to appoint the Grade Five position at Cusack elementary before the Public Board meeting scheduled for October 24, 2005 effective October 17, 2005.. . . .


Motion carried

2005-10-06

 

c)         Amendments to contracts of positions previously awarded:


Moved by Commissioner MacDonald

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that the Board approve the following amendments . . .


Prof. #

Name

School/Position

Effective

597039

Daniel Gillis

Whitney Pier Memorial - Change from Long-Term Substitute to Term Contract

Sept. 6/05 - Dec. 20/05

571299

Chris MacKinnon

Shipyard Elementary - Change from Permanent contract to Term contract

August 1/05 - June 30/06

566059

Nancy Poole

St. Mary’s Elementary - Change from 50% term to 100% term

Sept. 20/05 - June 30/06


Motion carried

2005-10-07

 

d)         NSTU TEACHER RETIREMENTS:


Moved by Commissioner MacDonald

Seconded by Commissioner Green


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


Prof. #

Name

School/Position

Effective

294694

Marvin Harvey

Co-ordinator of School Services

September 30/05

237628

Allaine MacIntyre

Glace Bay Elementary

June 30/06

282525

Charles MacPherson

MacLennan Jr. High

December 31/05


Motion carried

2005-10-08

 

e)        REQUEST FROM FORMER PRINCIPAL:


Moved by Commissioner MacDonald

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board decline the request from Mrs. Georgina MacNeil to retain her administrative allowance for a second year.. . . .


Motion carried

2005-10-09


 

f)          VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS AT MEMORIAL HIGH:


Moved by Commissioner MacDonald

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that Senior Staff review the funding allocation for the trades wing at Memorial High School for improved facilities. .


Motion carried

2005-10-10


MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Bain


that the Board approve the minutes of the Management Committee Meeting of Monday, October 17, 2005 . .


Motion carried

2005-10-11

 

g)         REPORT - COORDINATOR OF FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING:


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Currie


that the Board accept and approve the report as presented (see attached). . . .


Motion carried

2005-10-12

 

h)         REPORT - DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONAL SERVICES:


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan


that the Board accept and approve the report as presented(see attached). . . .


Motion carried

2005-10-13


Commissioner Campbell questioned whether the Board is initiating measures to control energy costs. Mr. Matheson noted that windows, doors and roof repairs have taken place over the years and energy management systems installed to control temperature setbacks.

 

i)          CUPE REQUEST FOR A LEAVE OF ABSENCE:


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Green


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


EMPLOYEE #

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

CLASSIFICATION/

SCHOOL EMPLOYED

REQUEST

957258

Chester Borden

Student Support Worker/Whitney Pier Memorial

Leave of absence from Nov 1/05-July 1/06

950949

Verna Doucette

TA at John Bernard Croak (second request)

Leave of absence from Sept 20/05 - June 30/06


Motion carried

2005-10-14

 

j)          CUPE RESIGNATIONS/RETIREMENTS:


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Tilley


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


EMPLOYEE #

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

CLASSIFICATION/

SCHOOL

RESIGNATION/

RETIREMENT

EFFECTIVE DATE

934703

Lori Baggs

LBG/Glace Bay Elem

resigned

Oct 11/05

977207

Dorothy Pottie

Cleaner/Robin Foote

resigned

Sept 22/05

941104

Charlene Wilton

Cleaner/Breton Ed C.

resigned

Sept 1/05


Motion carried

2005-10-15

 

k)         ADDITION TO THE CASUAL TEACHER ASSISTANT LIST:


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Green


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


#

NAME OF APPLICANT

QUALIFICATIONS

EFFECTIVE DATE

1.

Donnie Donovan

41 Bay Street

Glace Bay, N.S.

BIA 3T8

Registered LPN with specialization in Physical and Mental Health. Partial BACS degree, previous experience

October 3, 2005


Motion carried

2005-10-16

 

l)          ADDITIONS TO THE CASUAL CLEANING LIST:


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Bain


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


#

NAME OF APPLICANT

QUALIFICATIONS

1.

Heather Capstick

PO Box 114, 34 New Haven Road

Neil’s Harbour, N.S.

BOC INO

Cleaning experience, WHMIS

2.

Jason Williams

22 Williams Lane

PO Box 239

BOC 1L0

Cleaning experience, WHMIS

3.

Beatrice MacDonald

Neil’s Harbour

Victoria County, N.S.

BOC 1N0

Cleaning experience

4.

Shaunna McGraw

RR#2 Big Harbour Road

Baddeck, N.S.

BOE IBO

cleaning experience

5.

Nicole Hillier

9 Mary Alfred Drive

PO Box 538

Baddeck, N.S.

BOC IBO

cleaning experience


Motion carried

2005-10-17


 

m)        CAFETERIA REPORT:


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Green


that the Board accept the cafeteria report as presented . . .


Motion carried

2005-10-18

 

n)         SCHOOL REVIEW:


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that Commissioner Fraser forward any information he has regarding the process followed for School Review to the Board Solicitor, Sampson McDougall for a legal opinion. . .


Motion carried

2005-10-19

 

(9)        NSSBA REPORT:


Commissioner Campbell orally presented her NSSBA report. The Month in Review was distributed previous to the meeting. Board members were reminded of the professional development taking place at the end of the week. Mr. Frank Barteaux has retired and will be replaced by Mr. Ken Meech. A special Board executive meeting will take place on Friday. The Annual General Meeting is moving forward and will take place in Baddeck in the spring of 2006.

                                                                                                                    

(10)      REGIONAL INSPECTORS REPORT:


The Regional Inspector distributed his report to those in attendance (see attachment). Some highlights of the report included International Students, School Accreditation, Advanced programs and “Take our Kids to Work”.

 

(11)      NEW BUSINESS:

 

a.        Commissioner Keagan - Dr. T.L. Sullivan - Congratulations were given to the students and staff of Dr. T.L. Sullivan for their efforts in recognizing Mental Health Week.

 

b. Commissioner Tilley - Memorial High - Vocational Program - Requested an update on the funds which were to be directed to the vocational program at Memorial High School. Superintendent Davis will review with the department additional funds requested for the program. Commissioner Tilley recognized the need for more tradesmen/tradeswomen across the province. He also mentioned past reports requesting funds for this essential program in our Board.


Moved by Commissioner Tilley

Seconded by Commissioner MacDonald


that the identified $150,000 in our budget for the Vocational Program be recognized by the department with further funds recognized. . .


Motion carried

2005-10-20


 

c.          Commissioner Fraser - Notice of Motion to rescind - Commissioner Fraser provided Notice of Motion to rescind the motion 2005-09-25 at the next Public Board meeting which is scheduled to be held on November 28, 2005.

 

Moved by Commissioner Margettie

Seconded by Commissioner Currie


that the “Notice of Motion to rescind” not impede or delay the School Review process presently underway.


Motion carried

2005-10-21


Commissioner Marshall abstained from voting on the motion.

 

(12)      NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING:


Scheduled meeting date - Monday, November 28, 2005 - Brookland Elementary

(13)      Motion to adjourn the meeting. . .


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell


to adjourn the meeting at 8:01 p.m.


Motion carried




 



 

__________________________________          _____________________________

            DARLENE MORRISON                                       J. DOUG PEACH

            BOARD CHAIR                                                    BOARD SECRETARY


 

(14)      PUBLIC SESSION



Mrs. Charlotte Hutt spoke with regards to a request she has made to obtain the services of a Teacher Assistant for her grandson.


Mr. Walker spoke with regards to the School Community of Marion Bridge.