October 5, 2005
(1) CALL TO ORDER:
A Special Board meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 5: p.m.
(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:
Present: Darlene Morrison, Chair Keith Bain, Vice-Chair
Fred Tilley Charlie Keagan
Sandra Margettie Dr. Andrew Lynk
Myrtle Campbell Lorne Green
Absent: Gary Fraser Joan Currie George Marshall
Stan MacKinnon Kevin Ruelland
Also Present: Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources
Don Matheson, Director of Operational Services
Doug Peach, Director of Financial Services
Robert Sampson, Sampson McDougall Barrister & Solicitors
Michelle MacLeod, Recording Secretary
(3) UPDATE CONCERNING SAFETY CONCERNS AT BALL’S CREEK ELEMENTARY:
Mr. Don Matheson, Director of Operational Services began the meeting with an overview of the poor condition of the school. He advised the Board that AMEC Earth and Environment Limited along with ADI Consultants were consulted to review the site.
Parents and students from Ball’s Creek Elementary will tour Coxheath Elementary on October 6, 2005. A start date for the students will be October 17, 2005. A survey will be conducted by administration to determine if parents would rather keep Ball’s Creek Elementary with its own identity within Coxheath Elementary site until the end of June, 2006 or whether to integrate the students into the existing classes at Coxheath Elementary.
Mr. Robert Sampson of Sampson McDougall, Barristers & Solicitors provided a legal opinion concerning the issues involved. Mr. Sampson also provided an opinion letter concerning Board Duties - School Closures.
Moved by Commissioner Campbell
Seconded by Commissioner Lynk
that the Board proceed with the transfer of students from Ball’s Creek Elementary to Coxheath Elementary due to health and safety concerns effective October 17, 2005 until the end of June, 2006. . .
(4) Adjournment of Meeting:
Meeting adjourned at 6:29 p.m.
DARLENE MORRISON J. DOUGLAS PEACH
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY