Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board


Central Office

Sydney, N.S.

September 12, 2005

 

(1)        CALL TO ORDER:


A Special Board meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 6:50 p.m.

 

(2)        RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:

 

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

                                      Fred Tilley                                                Charlie Keagan

                                      Joan Currie                                              Lorne Green 

                                      Sandra Margettie                                     Dr. Andrew Lynk

                                      Kevin Ruelland                                        Myrtle Campbell

                                      Stan MacKinnon                                      George MacDonald 

 

Absent:                         Gary Fraser                                George Marshall

 

Also Present:               Ed Davis, Superintendent of Schools

                                      Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services

                                      Bernie MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resources

                                      Mary Passerini, Coordinator of Human Resources

                                      Jim Burton, Regional Education Officer

                                      Michelle MacLeod, Recording Secretary

 

 

(3)        ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA:

 

A)         Commissioner Green - Melnick Hall

B)         Commissioner Green - Metrage


 

(4)        NSTU RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TERM AND LONG-TERM SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS:


Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell


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

PROFESSIONAL #

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

SCHOOL

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE

571422

David Murray

Robin Foote (base), East Bay, Sydney River

Classroom Music

Term contract - Sept 7/05-July 31/06

570291

Shaun Morrison

Sydney Academy

Math 10 Ext., Math 11, Math 11 Foundations

Term Contract - Sept 7/05-July 31/06

579037

Maureen McNamara

Harbourside Elem

Grade Six

Term Contract - Sept 6/05-July 31/06

500371

Coralie McPhail

Memorial High

Keyboard 10, Advanced History 10, Communications 11

Term Contract - Aug 1/05-July 31/06

569590

Patrick Harroun

Bridgeport

French Circuit

Long-term substitute (mat. leave) Sept 26/05-Jan 30/06

354183

Miriam Jabaliee

St. Mary’s


 

Term contract- Aug 1/05-July 31/06

557173

Paul Chiasson

Sherwood Park

Gr. 8 Eng., Sci, Soc. St., PDR

Term contract-Aug 1/05-July 31/06

582338

Rhyan Coleman

BEC

Biology 11, Science 10

Term contract - Sept 6/05-Nov 18/05

584334

Lindsay Clarke

Riverview High

Eng 10, 11, 12; Core Fr 12; Art Dramatique 11 (1st sem)

Term contract-Sept 6/05-Feb 3/06

566505

Julie Zatzman

Riverview High

Eng 10, 11, 12; Core Fr 12; Art Dramatique 11 (2nd sem)

Term contract-Feb 6/06-June 30/06

581090

Michele Brown

Donkin

Gr 6 Sci., Jr. High Sci., & Health

50% term - Aug 1/05 - July 31/06


Motion carried

2005-09-01                                                                                                               

 

(4)        RECOMMENDATION FOR SOCIAL WORKER POSITION:


Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell


that the Board accept the following recommendation for a Social Worker position . . .


NAME OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

CONTRACT

EFFECTIVE DATE

Mrs. Nancy MacIsaac

Probationary 1 Contract

TBA


Motion carried

2005-09-02

 

(5)        STAFFING/ENROLLMENT:

            

Mrs. Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources updated the Board on the efforts which are taking place in reviewing the enrollment numbers in our schools. At this time, Mr. Bernie MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resources reviewed the enrollment numbers school by school.


Commissioner Bain left the meeting at 6:55 p.m.


Commissioner MacDonald wished to see the schools in the elementary level addressed as soon as possible. Discussions ensued over the issue of Special needs students in some of our larger classes.


A Special meeting will be called for Thursday, September 15, 2005 to discuss the enrollment figures.

 

(5)        ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA:

 

a.         Commissioner Green - Melnick Hall - A thank you was received from the Menelik Hall Association for the Board’s assistance in providing tables and chairs during the summer months. The Association wishes to partner with the Board to receive the items noted in their correspondence. This request will be forwarded to Mr. Matheson.

b.         Commissioner Green - Meterage - Wished to see if the meterage rate would be increased anytime soon due to the rising costs of fuel. It was noted that a recommendation has been forwarded to the Department of Education by Mr. Ambrose White. It was noted that meterage rates are established provincially through the Department of Education and members would be promptly advised if any changes occur.

 

(6)        Adjournment of Meeting:

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.







 



 

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            DARLENE MORRISON                          J. DOUGLAS PEACH

            BOARD CHAIR                                       BOARD SECRETARY