Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board

Central Office

Sydney, N.S.

September 15, 2005


(1)        CALL TO ORDER:


A Special Board meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 5:06 p.m.




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

                                      Doug Peach, Director of Financial Services

                                      Bernie MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resources

                                      Mary Passerini, Coordinator of Human Resources

                                      Charles Sheppard, Coordinator of RCH/Human Resources

                                      Jim Burton, Regional Education Officer

                                      Michelle MacLeod, Recording Secretary





Mr. Bernie MacKinnon and Mrs. Mary Passerini, Coordinators of Human Resources reviewed the staffing/enrollment figures for the 2005 - 2006 school year.


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that the following schools be granted additional staff. . .


Brookland Elementary increase of one (1) teacher

Florence Elementary increase of one.six (1.6) teachers

Glace Bay Elementary increase of one (1) teacher

John Bernard Croak V.C. Memorial increase of one (1) teacher

MacDonald Elementary increase of one (1) teacher

Mountainview Elementary increase of .six (.6) teacher

St. Mary’s/St. Joseph increase of one (1) teacher


with a total increase of seven.two (7.2) teachers. . .


Motion carried



Commissioner Keagan expressed his concerns over the staffing allotment for Thompson Junior High.


Superintendent Davis along with several Board members expressed their thanks and gratitude to the Human Resources Department for their hard work in staffing our schools.


Commissioner Lynk requested those communities who are experiencing a decline in enrollment be prepared for potential school closures for the 2006 - 2007 school year. Mr. Davis stated the Board will be provided with a school utilization report with recommendations being brought forward to the Board and targeted communities.


(4)        Adjournment of Meeting:


Meeting adjourned at 5:32 p.m.




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            DARLENE MORRISON                          J. DOUGLAS PEACH

            BOARD CHAIR                                       BOARD SECRETARY