Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board


Baddeck Academy

Baddeck, N.S.

September 26, 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                                                   George MacDonald

                                      Stan MacKinnon                                                   Sandra Margettie

                                      Lorne Green                                                         Myrtle Campbell

                                      Joan Currie                                                           Gary Fraser

                                      Dr. Andrew Lynk                                                   Kevin Ruelland

 

Absent:                         George Marshall

 

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:


Three are no additions.


Moved by Commissioner Bain

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell


that the Board approve the agenda as presented. . .


Motion carried

2005-09-12                                                                                                               

 

(4)        APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:


Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

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

 

                                                   Board Meeting               -           June 20, 2005

                                                   Special Board Meeting  -           June 27, 2005

                                                   Special Board Meeting  -           June 29, 2005

                                                   Special Board Meeting  -           July 7, 2005

                                                   Special Board Meeting  -           July 13, 2005

                                                   Special Board Meeting  -           August 29, 2005

                                                   Special Board Meeting  -           September 12, 2005

                                                   Special Board Meeting  -           September 15, 2005

                                           Special Board Meeting  -           September 15, 2005


Motion carried

2005-09-13

 





 

Baddeck Academy

Baddeck, N.S.

September 26, 2005



 

(5)        BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES:


n/a

 

(6)        CORRESPONDENCE:


Correspondence was distributed to those in attendance.

 

(7)        SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

                                                   

Superintendent Davis presented his report which was distributed to those in attendance. (see attachment). Some highlights of his report included inservicing and training, crossing guards, school review and policies. The theme for the Superintendent’s Report for the past year was ‘Parents’. The report can be found on the Board website.

 

(8)        REPORT FROM COMMITTEES:


EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Green


that the Board approve the minutes of the Education Committee Meeting of September 12, 2005 .


Motion carried

2005-09-13                                                                                                                            

 

(a)        NSTU TERM AND LONG-TERM RECOMMENDATIONS:


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


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


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 Jabalee

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

2005-09-14

 

(b)       RECOMMENDATION FOR SOCIAL WORKER POSITION:


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Currie


that the Board approve the following recommendation for a Social Worker position with our Board. . .

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

CONTRACT

EFFECTIVE DATE

Mrs. Nancy MacIsaac

Probationary 1 Contract

TBA


Motion carried

2005-09-15

 

(c)        NSTU TEACHER RETIREMENTS:


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Bain


that the Board accept with regret and thanks for years of service the retirement of Mr. Archie MacEachern, Director of Programs & Student Services effective June 30, 2005. . . .


Motion carried

2005-09-16

 

(d)       APPLICATION FOR FLEXIBLE PENSION OPTIONS:


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

 

that the Board approve flexible pension option A for Mildred Parsons, Cusack Grade Five. . .part time employment on leave October 2, 2005 to July 31, 2006. . . .


Motion carried

2005-09-17




Baddeck Academy

Baddeck, N.S.

September 26, 2005

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Bain


that the Board approve the minutes of the Management Committee Meeting of Monday, September 19, 2005 . .


Motion carried

2005-09-18

 

e)         REPORT - COORDINATOR OF FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING:


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that the Board accept and approve the report as presented. . . .


Motion carried

2005-09-19

 

f)          SCHOOL REVIEW:


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Green


that the report be tabled until a Special Board meeting is held on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 5:00 p.m... .


Motion carried

2005-09-20

 

g)         CUPE RESIGNATIONS/RETIREMENTS:


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


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

966390

Tammy Burke

LBG/Cornwallis Elem

resignation

Sept 9/05

232

Ann Finlayson

Cleaner/Memorial High

retirement

Sept 6/05

6551

Tina LeBlanc

School Sec/Memorial

retirement

Sept 1/05

966267

Nicole MacKinnon

TA/North Highlands

resignation

Sept 30/05

9283421

Ed MacLeod

TA/Donkin-Morien Complex

resignation

Sept 6/05

970350

Peter MacNeil

Cleaner/Baddeck Academy

resignation

Sept 13/05

923151

Paula MacRury

TA/Cusack/Cornwallis/

Ashby

resignation

Sept 6/05


Motion carried

2005-09-21

 

h)         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

953307

Sharon Carroll

Cleaner/Riverview High

Oct 28/05 - June/06

954198

Connie Clarke

LBG/Malcolm Munroe

Sept/05-June 30/06

934117

Sam Doyle

BD

Sept/05-Sept/06

968123

Willena Sheehy(2nd request)

LBG/BEC 

Sept/05-June/06


Motion carried

2005-09-22

 

i)          CAFETERIA REPORT:


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


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


Motion carried

2005-09-23

 

j)          SCHOOL CHARITIES:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Bain


that the Board recommend that the NSSBA be encouraged not to pursue the school charity...


Motion carried

2005-09-24

 

(9)        NSSBA REPORT:


Commissioner Campbell orally presented her NSSBA report. School fees, Time on Task, School Charities and the Annual AGM were some items which were highlighted. She also noted that the NSSBA approached the Department regarding transportation for the students attending the Pre-Primary programs.

                                                                                                                    

(10)      REGIONAL INSPECTORS REPORT:


The Regional Inspector distributed his report to those in attendance (see attachment). Some highlights of the report included:

 

           Compensation Framework-Salary Grid Adjustment

           National Association of the Education of Young Children

           Survey of Classroom Computers 2005

           Canadian Education Association Bulletin

           Labour Market Information Sources

           Nova Scotia Health Promotion

           Transition Planning












Baddeck Academy

Baddeck, N.S.

September 26, 2005

 

(11)      NEW BUSINESS:

 

Commissioner MacKinnon questioned the status of financial support for the sports field at Cabot Junior Senior High. Superintendent Davis noted that this request has been forwarded to the Operational Services Department for a response.


Commissioner Bain expressed his disappointment with the delays in the construction of the new school in Iona. He also wished for all Board members to peruse information received regarding Educational programming at Middle River Elementary.


Commissioner Bain noted that on Friday, September 23rd, Premier Hamm visited Memorial High School to see the Vocational programs.


Commissioner Lynk noted that the areas of our Board which have access to Youth Health Centres have experienced a 50% decrease in Teen pregnancy which is also the lowest here in the province.

Commissioner Ruelland thanked Mr. Don Matheson and his staff for painting Mount Carmel elementary.


Commissioner Ruelland requested the Board review the implemention of school uniforms in our schools.

 

(12)      NEW MEETING DATE:


Scheduled meeting date - Monday, October 24, 2005 - Rankin, Iona

(13)      Motion to adjourn the meeting. . .


Moved by Commissioner Ruelland

Seconded by Commissioner Currie


to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m.


Motion carried




 



 

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            DARLENE MORRISON                           J. DOUG PEACH

            BOARD CHAIR                                       BOARD SECRETARY


 

(14)      PUBLIC SESSION