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School Board Meeting Minutes:November 19, 2007 - Special
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School Board Meeting Minutes:November 19, 2007 - Special

Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
November 19, 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 George MacDonald Lorne Green

Charlie Keagan Myrtle Campbell Joan Currie

Kevin Ruelland Cathi Pierrard Dr. Andrew Lynk

Gary Fraser Stan MacKinnon Fred Tilley

Sandra Margettie

Absent: n/a


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

B. MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services

J. Astephen, Director of Programs & Student Services

A. White, Director of Operational Services

G. Boudreau, Director of Financial Services

Bernie MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resources

Mary Passerini, Coordinator of Human Resources

Victor Hanham, Coordinator of Human Resources

J. Burton, Director of Regional Educational Services

Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary


(3) NSSBA PRESENTATION:


Commissioner Morrison, Board Chair welcomed President, Mr. Elliott Payzant and Mr. Ken Meech, Executive Director of the NSSBA. They presented the NSSBA′s five-point action plan for 2008 - 2009. Some of the issues discussed by the two representatives were Public School Program/Curriculum Alignment, Diversity of Learning Styles, Interagency collaboration and action, Professional Learning Communities and the role of the NSSBA as a Strategic Partner. Comprehensive guidance in the elementary level, increased funding were some of the highlighted issues. Another issue of discussion was the issue of the need for School Boards across the province. (Distributed report is attached to the original minutes).


One question brought forward from Commissioner Ruelland was the status of insurance coverage for outside agencies in using our facilities. Mr. Payzant noted that at this time it is not an area which the NSSBA are presently reviewing. Mr. Payzant stated that he will keep the concerns expressed by Commissioner Ruelland in mind.


A reminder was also given to all Board members with regards to the fall symposium.


(4) NSTU TERM - SUBSTITUTE TEACHER POSITIONS:

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Lynk


that the Board approve the following recommendations for term and substitute teacher positions. . .

Prof./Emp. #

Name

School/Position

Effective

597526/40015628

Norma Jean Ryan

St. Joseph′s Elem/ Sub

Dec. 17/07 - April 11/08

557223/40015306

Susan Morrison

St. Mary′s Elem/Substitute

Jan. 30 - May 29, 2008

596924/40015622

Paul Donovan

Glace Bay High/Term

Feb. 1 - June 27, 2008

607614/40015746

Laura Wilson

Holy Angels/Substitute

Dec. 13/07 - April 9/08

601906/40015660

Kara Doyle

Breton Education C./Term

Nov. 5/07 - April 11/08-noon

543843/40026432

Karen Cox

Breton Education C./Term

Feb. 1 - June 27/08

592030/40015565

Adam Martin

Sydney Academy/Term

Feb. 1 - June 27/08

559328/40015317

Troy Podetz

George D. Lewis/ Sub

Feb. 22 - June 19/08

599563/40015638

Jolene Landry-MacLellan

Whitney Pier Mem/Term

Feb. 1 - June 27/08

507756/40015060

Jennifer MacDonald

Sydney Academy/Term

Feb. 1 - June 27/08

608950/40015749

Sheri Power

Sydney Mines Jr. H./Sub

January 3 - April 19/08

Motion carried

2007-11-01

(5) RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE CASUAL ACCOUNTING CLERK LIST:

Moved by Commissioner Fraser

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

that the Board approve the following recommendations for casual Accounting Clerk list. . .


NAME OF SUCCESSFUL RECOMMENDATION

ADDRESS/PHONE NUMBER

QUALIFICATIONS

Livingstone, Dolorosa

114 B York Street

Sydney, N.S.

BIP 6B4 (902)539-1466

Computerized Accounting Diploma, Computer Science Diploma

MacDonald, Roy

131 George Street

Sydney, N.S.

BIP 1H9 9902) 371-0329

Bachelor of Business Administration, Oil & Gas Production Accounting, experience with SAP, First Aid/CPR


Motion carried

2007-11-02

(6) Request from a Parent:


Noted that a request has been received by Mr. Kevin MacDonald to attend a meeting regarding contractual issues. Union representatives, staff and Board members were invited to attend. The matter was referred back to Senior staff to be addressed.

(7) Personnel Issue:


Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser


that the Board go to an in-camera session. . .


Motion carried

2007-11-03


Commissioner Margettie assumed the Chair at this time.

Moved by Commissioner Lynk

Seconded by Commissioner Green


that the Board rise and report. . .


Motion carried

2007-11-04


Commissioner Margettie advised that the Board discussed the inappropriate behavior of an employee of the Board.


Commissioner Morrison resumed the chair.


Moved by Commissioner Lynk

Seconded by Commissioner Green


that the Board accept the recommendation of the Senior staff as it pertains to the employment of the discussed employee.


Motion carried

2007-11-05


Moved by Commissioner Lynk

Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland


that the Board develop a policy with regards to inappropriate behavior by staff and substance abuse of staff. . .


Motion carried

2007-11-06


(8) Adjournment of the meeting. . .


The meeting adjourned at 6:22 p.m.




__________________________ ___________________________

DARLENE MORRISON GEORGE BOUDREAU

BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY

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