Posted by Administrator on June 29, 2016 8:50:pm (584 reads)
Press Release


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
Email:  mmacleod@cbvrsb.ca
Phone: (902)562-6476/Cell: (902)574-2345
Fax: (902)5640123

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Posted by Leanne Marcil on June 24, 2016 3:30:pm (372 reads)


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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Posted by Administrator on May 6, 2016 9:30:am (547 reads)



The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board encourages
the participation of its education partners and school communities in
 its policy development and review process.  The Board is
currently undertaking a review of the following policies
and invites community input.

  1. Policy PSS 229        Professional Photographers in Schools
  2. Policy PSS 237        School Trips

A copy of the draft policy may be accessed on our web site,
Under Policies (Draft Policies for
Review by Stakeholders) or at Central Office. 
Please provide feedback, in writing by June 3, 2016 to:

Policy Committee c/o Cathy Viva
Acting Director of Programs & Student Services
275 George Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1J7
Electronic Submissions can be emailed
to Policy Committee c/o paqueth@gnspes.ca

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Posted by Administrator on February 16, 2016 1:30:pm (376 reads)

Summer Mountain Camp - Camp Counselors Required

Bardonecchia LogoCAMP details:
  • WHAT: Summer Mountain Camp, kids from 8 to 13
  • WHERE: Bardonecchia Village (province of Torino) 
  • ARRIVAL dates: June 16 and June 30
  • DURATION: 2 weeks per camp
  • ACCOMODATION: full board in 
- 8 camp counselors total requested: 4 counselors for the last two weeks of June (2 boys and 2 girls) and 4 counselors for the first two weeks of July ( 2 boys and 2 girls) 
- 2 NIGHTS in TORINO - the arrival in Torino, the counselors will spend two nights in Torino (hostel accomodation) and then they will transfer to Bardonecchiaon  Saturday. In Torino, WEP staff will welcome them and will arrange a brief orientation. 
- ITALIAN COUNSELOR - at the camp there will be a one fix Italian counselor who will be in charge
- END date - the program will end on Saturday 
- REQUIREMENTS: pls check the brochure and application below. On top of the application we will need cv+police check+passport copy+reccomendation letter. 
- Counselors will stay with the kids all the time and they will have one afternoon off per week. 
Videos and pics: 

Posted by Administrator on January 20, 2016 9:00:pm (555 reads)

Notice to Parents

Primary Registration 2016


Primary registration for students under the jurisdiction of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board will take place on the following dates:


Monday, January 25 & Tuesday, January 26, 2016
2:30-4:00 PM and 7:00-8:00 PM
Thursday, January 28, 2016
2:30-4:00 PM

If there are cancellations due to weather for the listed dates, an additional registration will take place

Monday, February 1, 2016 2:30-4:00 PM


Students enrolling in school for the first time are required to register in the school that children from the area traditionally attend.  Parents/Guardians are asked to be present at one of the above times.  Registration will be done as a group with the principal and primary teacher explaining the procedure.

Pupils being registered MUST be five (5) years of age on or before December 31, 2016.  Valid proof of the pupil’s age (official birth certificate), residence along with provincial Health Card number and expiry date at time of registration must be presented at the time of registration.  Birth certificates are required for all students by school opening in September.

Registration must take place at the school that normally serves the area in which you live.  For further information, please contact the principal of the school.


Dr. Donnie Holland
Acting Coordinator of School Services


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Posted by Administrator on January 4, 2016 9:00:am (629 reads)
Adult High School

CBVRSB Adult Education will be offering academic subjects, GED Preparation and general interest courses starting February 2nd 2016

Registration will open on 
January 4th, 2016 online and in person.  For information on course offerings please contact us at (902)562-5178 or in person at 290 Whitney Avenue in SydneyYou can also email us at hpatters@nspes.ca

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Posted by Administrator on December 10, 2015 9:46:am (498 reads)




Nicole LeBlanc
Coordinator of Human Resources


Competition number NL0515
Important Information for CUPE 5050 Personnel


December 9, 2015

The following information regarding Bus Assistant Supervisor vacancies is being forwarded to you for the CUPE personnel assigned to your school/building.

All CUPE members assigned to your school/building are to be informed re these vacancies so they will have the opportunity to apply.

Positions will be filled on the following basis:

  • Firstly, qualified regular employees on the basis of seniority
  • Secondly, qualified casual employees in the classification on the basis of preference
  • Thirdly, other qualified employees

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.


[Late applications will not be considered.  You must include copies of all certificates/diplomas which are required for a position.  It is also your responsibility to ensure that the Human Resources Department has received any faxed applications.  Please phone 562-6476 to confirm



OPENING DATE:                                 December 10, 2015
CLOSING DATE:                                 December 17, 2015 - Noon

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Posted by Administrator on October 30, 2015 10:10:am (594 reads)

TA in Italy

Here we go again, another season is approaching and we started recruiting the Teacher Assistants for January 2016. 
The program is a success and the Italian's schools' request for a TAs is exploding! 

Here are a the additional important details: 


Feb. 4, 2016 - April 30, 2016 


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Posted by Michelle MacLeod on April 16, 2013 10:20:am (837 reads)
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