Year In Review 2015-2016

Superintendent Report

Published by Marjorie Graham [Marjorie Graham] on 04/26/2016 (268 reads)

APRIL 2016

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School Cancellations

School CancellationsInformation on school cancellations is available by calling 1-888-320-8181.

School Board & Senior Staff

Student & Substitute

Current Postings

   Middle School Yoga Teacher (June 29th 3:10:00 pm)
   Administrative Position (June 27th 3:30:00 pm)

Temporary Assignment - Middle School Yoga Teacher

Middle School Yoga Teacher
Middle School Yoga Teacher Posted by Leanne Marcil (June 29, 2016 3:10:pm)


 TO:              Principals

 FROM:         Wendy King, Director of Human Resource Services

 RE:              Temporary Assignments

 DATE:         June 29, 2016


 The following Temporary Assignment has been posted on SuccessFactors.

  •  Middle School Yoga Teacher
  • Base:  TBA
  • September 8, 2016 to January 31, 2016
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Recall Teachers

ALL RECALL TEACHERS Posted by Administrator (June 18, 2016 1:10:pm)

TO:                  ALL RECALL TEACHERS


DATE:             JUNE 16, 2016

RE:                   RECALL INFORMATION

Please note the following information:

  • The list of Recall teachers is now posted in the Teacher Vacancy Website.
  • A Specialty Recall Positions list will be posted on Thursday June 16th for only Music, School Psychology, and Speech Language Pathology positions.  This list will close Monday, June 20, 2016 at noon. 
  • The remaining available positions will be posted in the Teacher Vacancy Website on Thursday, June 30, 2016 and will close on July 5, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  Please rank positions according to preference.
  • Recall teachers are required to update qualifications and phone numbers.
  • Recall teachers will be notified by phone as to the position the Board is recalling them to.  This will be done between July 6, 2016 and July 12, 2016. 
  • Teachers who have obtained recall status because of specialty positions will be recalled to specialty positions.  For example, if you achieved recall as a result of Student Services, you will be recalled to Student Services positions if available.
  • If you refuse the position when contacted, the Board’s obligation for recall has been met.
  • Recall teachers placed in percentage positions may be considered for higher percentage positions, should they become available.
  • Please be aware of Article 11.03 (vi) B (i), (ii) which refers to positions accepted North of Smokey.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Pc:       Wendy King, Director of Human Resources

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Substitute Teachers

Positions for Substitute Teachers
Positions for Substitute Teachers Posted by Leanne Marcil (June 24, 2016 3:30:pm)


TO:             All Substitute Teachers

FROM:       Tracie Collier

                   Coordinator, Human Resources

 DATE:         June 24, 2016



Please note the following information:


  • Specialist positions, positions North of Smokey, and general interview postings for French will be advertised on the CBVRSB website from June 24th until June 29th, 2016. 


  • If necessary, additional postings available for summer hires will be advertised on July 6th and on Fridays throughout the summer.


  • Applications will be completed through the Teacher Vacancy website.


  • Please ensure that your qualifications and contact information is up to date in the Teacher Vacancy Database.


  • Please note that the above information does not apply to teachers who have recall status.  See the Memo to All Recall Teachers, dated June 16th 2016, for information regarding this process.   All positions will be available to recall teachers before being filled by substitute teachers.  This memo is available on the CBVRSB website.


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Administrative Position

Administrative Position
Administrative Position Posted by Leanne Marcil (June 27, 2016 3:30:pm)


TO:                  Principals

FROM:             Wendy King, Director of Human Resource Services

RE:                   Administrative Job Postings

DATE:              June 27, 2016


The following Administrative positions have been posted on SuccessFactors.

  • Department Head (Math) – 1 Year
  • Riverview High
  • August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017


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Action Plan Project Work Opportunity


 English Additional Language Consultant 

 Action Plan Project Implementation Lead for Early French Immersion P-8 (English) (French)

 Guidance Specialist 


SuccessFactors - A New Recruiting System

The Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board is piloting a new recruiting system for Confidential positions and NSTU Administrative positions such as Principal, Vice Principal, Department Head, Consultant, etc..

This new system called Success Factors allows employees to view and apply for these postings with the school board online. 

If you are a current employee of CBVRSB click here to search for available positions:

If you are not currently an employee of the CBVRSB, click here to apply for available positions:

Instructions/help documents are available here:

Please email if you have difficulty with your Success Factors Login or password.


Nova Scotia Aspiring Leaders Program (ALP)

March 22nd, 2016 


To All Administrators: 

Enclosed please find copies of a brochure to share with your staff regarding the Nova Scotia Aspiring Leaders Program (ALP). 

This program is offered by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, in partnership with the Educational Leadership Consortium of Nova Scotia (NSELC) and Nova Scotia's school boards. 

The ALP is a professional learning opportunity developed in response to a priority identified by school boards, and to meet the commitment to teaching and educational leadership outlined in Nova Scotia's Action Plan for Education. 

The program is designed to support teachers, mentors and school board consultants who are interested in becoming effective school principals and/or vice principals. 

The ALP extends over 13 months beginning in August 2016 and includes two summer institutes and seven Friday/Saturday seminars. An eight-day residency program will be integrated throughout the program. A certificate is granted following a culminating assessment and successful completion of all program components. 

An online applications will be available through the board web page until the April 15, 2016 deadline. Candidate selection will be based on identified criteria and an interview by a panel of school board personnel. 

Thank you for sharing information on the ALP with staff members in your school. 




Marlene Urquhart

Coordinator, Human Resources



Nova Scotia Aspiring Leaders Program Application

Teacher Vacancies (Substitutes)

June 30th 2016 1:55:05 am

Minister's Action Plan: Grade 4-6 Curriculum

As a result of the Minister's Action Plan on Education, the Grade 4-6 curriculum has been streamlined. The emphasis of the revised curriculum is on Innovation and Exploration. This slide show will help you navigate the curriculum and access related resources.

Innovation and Exploration Grades 4-6 (Powerpoint)

Reporting Grades 4-6 (Video)

An Introduction to Performance Indicators (Video)

Early Development Instrument

Early Development Instrument
Early Development Instrument Posted by Administrator (April 7, 2016 11:10:am)

Early Development Instrument


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CAPE BRETON-VICTORIA REGIONAL SCHOOL APPROVES BUDGET Posted by Administrator (June 29, 2016 8:50:pm)


FOR 2016-2017


The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board approved a $142,623,596 budget for 2016/17 during a special meeting of the Board held on June 29, 2016.

Declining enrollment continues to be a major challenge for the Board.   When the Board amalgamated in 1996 the funded enrollment was 24,045.   Currently for 2016/17 our enrollment is 12,545 a drop of 50% over 20 years.

To address the school capacity issue, the Board made the decision at a public Board meeting held on April 12, 2016 to close 17 schools over the next 5 years, 10 of these schools will close their doors effective September 1, 2016.

The closure of 10 schools for this coming school year not only facilitates our ability to balance our budget but also provides capacity to sustain programming for students.

To balance the budget, the following net reductions have been approved:

- 16.25 (FTE’s) school based Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) to reflect the decline in student enrollment and the critical mass achieved from the school closures.   The reductions were all addressed through attrition.

- 27.3 (FTE’s) school based and operations based (CUPE) positions to reflect the drop in student enrollment and the closure of 10 schools for 2016/17.

 - 3 FTE’s eliminated in Regional administration office.

 - Host of other non-salaried efficiencies achieved primarily due to school closures.

However, it should be noted that due to targeted funding from EECD, and improved efficiencies in the 2016/17 budget, the Board has the capacity to invest further into the Minister’s action plan to improve student achievement in the areas of Math and Literacy.

Increased targeted funding for 2016/17 will allow the Board to implement the class size cap as recommended for grades five and six.

In addition, provisions for increased bus services, secretarial support and Lunch Bus & Ground services.

The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board is committed to continue improving student achievement in all corners of the Board.


Michelle MacLeod
Communications Officer/FOIPOP Officer/Board Recording
Secretary/Admin Assistant-HR
Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board

275 George Street
Sydney, NS  BIP 1J7
Phone: (902)562-6476/Cell: (902)574-2345
Fax: (902)5640123

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SCHOOLBOARDELECTIONS.CA Posted by Administrator (June 15, 2016 2:50:pm)

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Education Update

Education Update
Education Update Posted by Administrator (June 19, 2015 10:30:am)

Education Update English

Education Update French

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Looking Inward Final Report

Looking Inward Final Report
Looking Inward Final Report Posted by Administrator (April 22, 2015 1:40:pm)

Looking Inward Final Report

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E

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SASG Final Reports

Student Accommodation Study Group Final Reports
Student Accommodation Study Group Final Reports Posted by Paul Oldford (January 20, 2015 2:00:pm)

Student Accommodation Study Group

Final Reports

Glace Bay Family of Schools

New Waterford Family of Schools

Northside Family of Schools

Riverview Family of Schools

Sydney Family of Schools

Victoria North Family of Schools

Victoria South Family of Schools

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Scenarios Posted by Paul Oldford (December 3, 2013 4:49:pm)

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Looking Inward Presentation

Looking Inward Presentation
Looking Inward Presentation Posted by Michelle MacLeod (May 3, 2013 9:30:am)

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Information Sessions

Looking Inward
Looking Inward Posted by Paul Oldford (October 2, 2013 1:30:pm)



“Looking Inward” is a candid review of the board challenges to guide public consultation.  We invite you to read this document and forward your comments to the CBVRSB at or by writing to us at:

Cape Breton – Victoria Regional School Board
275 George Street,
Sydney ,N.S.

B1P 1J7

Attn: Michele Mac Leod

The Looking Inward document is available at:

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