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School Board Meeting Minutes: August 27, 2007 - Special
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School Board Meeting Minutes: August 27, 2007 - Special

Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
August 27, 2007



(1) CALL TO ORDER:


A Special Board meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 5:00 p.m.

(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:

Present: Darlene Morrison, Chair George MacDonald Charlie Keagan

Joan Currie Kevin Ruelland Myrtle Campbell

Fred Tilley Sandra Margettie Cathi Pierrard

Absent: Stan MacKinnon Lorne Green Gary Fraser

Andrew Lynk


Also, Present: N.E. Davis, Superintendent of Schools

B. MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services

J. Astephen, Director of Programs and Student Services

A. White, Director of Operational Services

Jim Burton, Director of Regional Educational Services

Mary Passerini, Coordinator of Human Resources (NSTU)

Bernie MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resources (NSTU)

Vic Hanham, Coordinator of of Human Resources (CUPE)

Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary

(3) APPROVAL OF BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2007 - 2008 SCHOOL YEAR:


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan


that the Board approve the attached Board meeting Schedule as presented. . .


Motion carried

2007-08-12

(4) HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:

i. CUPE REPORT:

a. CUPE RESIGNATION(s)/RETIREMENT(s):


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner MacDonald


that the Board accept with regret and thanks for years of service the following resignation(s)/retirement(s). . .


EMPLOYEE #

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

CLASSIFICATION/

SCHOOL

RESIGNATION/

RETIREMENT

EFFECTIVE DATE

40016224

Charlene Scott

TA/Jubilee Elementary

resignation

August 23/07

40016030

Rose Sehl

LBG/St. Anne′s Elementary

resignation

August 22/07


Motion carried

2007-08-13

b. CUPE REQUESTS FOR A LEAVE OF ABSENCE(s):


Moved by Commissioner MacDonald

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan


that the Board approve the following requests for a Leave of Absence(s). . .


EMPLOYEE #

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

CLASSIFICATION/

SCHOOL

REQUEST

40016421

Margo Peters

LBG/Sydney River

First request for a one year leave of absence from Sept/07 until June/08


Motion carried

2007-08-14

ii. NSTU REPORT:

a. ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

that the following administrative appointments be approved and accepted...

Prof. /Employee #

Name

School/Position

Effective

207456 40014150

Jean Baird

Middle River School/Principal (1 yr.)

August 1, 2007

Motion carried

2007-08-15

b. ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard

Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

that the following administrative appointments be approved and accepted...

Prof. /Employee #

Name

School/Position

Effective

506857 40015057

Chris Nicholson

Memorial High/Vice-Principal (Perm)

August 1, 2007

Motion carried

2007-08-16

c. NSTU TERM/LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE APPOINTMENTS:

Moved by Commissioner Tilley

Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

that the following term and long-term substitute appointments be approved and accepted as presented...

SCHOOL

STATUS

GRADE

REPLACEMENT

1

Riverview High

TERM

Parental Leave: Sept. 4/07 Feb. 4/08

Math

Peter Day

2

North Highlands

LONG TERM

SUB

Maternity Leave: Oct. 24/07 Feb. 19/08

Resource

Ashey Howie

3

Cornwallis

TERM

Parental Leave: Sept.4/07 Feb. 28/08

Grade 3

Karen Pyke

4

Greenfield Elem.

LTS/TERM

Mat. Leave: Sept. 4 Dec. 13/07

Parental Leave:

Dec. 14/07

June 27/08

Kathleen Desoriers

5

Harbourside

LTS

Mat. Leave: Sept. 4 Nov. 2/07

Parental Leave:

Nov. 3/07

Nov. 30/07

Krista McKinnon

6

St. Marys Elem.

LTS

Maternity Leave

Oct. 11/07

Feb. 6/08

Krystal Bailey

7

Cornwallis Elem.

LTS/TERM

Maternity Leave: Sept. 4/07 Dec. 2/07

Parental Leave: Dec. 3/07 March 30/08

Louise Gillis

8

Baddeck Academy

LTS/TERM

Mat. Leave: Sept. 1/07 Dec. 28/07

Parental Leave: Dec. 29/07 June 27/08

Grade 5

Robin Mugridge

9

Glace Bay Elem.

LTS

Maternity Leave: Oct. 15/07 Feb. 10/08

Grade 3

Lisa O'Regan

10

Sherwood Park

LTS

Maternity Leave: Nov. 5/07

March 2/08

Alanna Hodder

Motion carried

2007-08-17

d. NSTU TERM APPOINTMENTS:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard

Seconded by Commissioner Currie

that the following term appointments be approved and accepted as presented...

#

Category

School

Grade

Term

Description

Result

1

Elementary

Baddeck

Primary

One Year

background and experience in early literacy

Michelle Melanson

2

English/Soc.St.

Cabot High

Jr. High

One Year

Grade Seven - Nine English

Graham Whent

3

Science

Morrison Jr. High

Jr. High

One Year

Gr 7 Sci (1 sec), Gr 8 Sci (4 sec), Gr 9 Sci (2 sec), Grade 8 Health/PDR (1 sec)

Josita MacKenzie

4

Math

Sherwood Park

Nine

One Year

Grade Nine Math & English

Norman MacNeil

5

Student Support

Sydney Academy

Integrated Resource

One Year

Integrated Resource-see qualifications - five year commitment to the program

Lorna Fraser

6

Business

Sydney Academy

Sr. High

One Year

Can. Hist. 12, Acc 11, Art 10, Drama 10, Kyb 10

Cathy (Catriona) MacInnis

7

French

Memorial High

One Year

French Immersion

Marnie LeBlanc

8

Student Support

Tompkins

Circuit Resource

One Year

see qualifications - five year commitment to the program

Shaun Currie

9

Reading Recovery

Cape Smokey

One Year

Reading Recovery

Jenny Hawley

10

Elementary

Cape Smokey

One

One Year

Backful Reading Recovery 50%

Lindsay Hatcher

11

Elementary

North Highlands

Primary

term

Backful Reading Recovery 50%

Melvina Smith

12

Student Support

Sydney Academy

Integrated Resource

One Year

Lorna Gillis

13

Elementary

Tompkins

Grade 1

One Year

Alana MacLean

14

Music

Mount Carmel

One Year

Classroom Music

Nancy Donavan

15

Math

Sydney Academy

Sr. High

2nd

semester

Peter Day

16

Science

Glace Bay High

Sr. High

2nd

semester

Carmel Boutilier

17

English/Soc.St.

Glace Bay High

Sr. High

2nd semester

Social Studies

Blair Bonnell

18

Physical Education

Sydney Mines Junior High

Jr. High

2nd

semester

Keith MacKinnon

19

Science

Adult Day Schools

Sr. High

One Year

Robert MacIsaac

20

Reading Recovery

St. Marys

1 year

50% backfill for Reading Recovery

Lyndsay Cross

Motion carried

2007-08-18

(4) NEW BUSINESS:

a. Commissioner Ruelland - Cost of Insurance for outside agencies/groups- He wished to receive an update on the status on the cost of insurance for outside groups utilizing our schools. He recognized the concerns expressed by various agencies/groups who wish to use our facilities however due to the insurance costs they are unable to do so. He would like for the Board to forward correspondence onto the Department of Education to have them work towards this worthwhile initiative.

Commissioner Campbell noted that both she and Mr. MacDonald will bring this issue up at the next NSSBA meeting.

b. Commissioner Keagan - Update on New School initiatives - It was a noted by Mr. Davis that the earliest start date we have received on a start date is April, 2008 and we haven′t received any notification of any change.

(5) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

The meeting adjourned at 5:21 p.m.

__________________________ ___________________________

DARLENE MORRISON GEORGE BOUDREAU

BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY


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