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School Board Meeting: February 27, 2006 - Regular
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 03/28/2006 (4440 reads)
School Board Meeting: February 27, 2006 - Regular
(1)

 

(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

Kevin Ruelland Dr. Andrew Lynk

George MacDonald Sandra Margettie

Lorne Green Myrtle Campbell

Joan Currie Gary Fraser

Stan MacKinnon George Marshall

 

Absent: n/a

 

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

John Astephen, Director of Programs & Student Services

Jim Burton, Regional Education Officer

Michelle MacLeod, Recording Secretary

 

(3) APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

 

(a) Deletions:

 

There were no deletions.

 

(b) Additions:

 

a. Commissioner

b.                 Commissioner

c.                  Commissioner

 

Moved by Commissioner Bain

Seconded by Commissioner Lynk

 

that the Board approve the agenda as presented. . .

 

Motion carried

2006-02-02

 

(4) APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

 

Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

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

 

Board Meeting - January 30, 2006

Special Board Meeting - January 30, 2006

Special Board Meeting - January 21, 2006

 

Motion carried

2006-02-03

 

(5)             BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES:

 

n/a

 

 


(6)             CORRESPONDENCE:

 

There was no correspondence.

 

(7)             SUPERINTENDENT=S REPORT:

 

Superintendent Davis honored Mr. Marvin Harvey, former Coordinator of School Services. Mr. Harvey retired from the Board during the past year. He was a member of Central Office staff for the past ten years and was an exemplary administrator. Mr. Harvey was respected by fellow staff members and other Boards throughout the Province. He showed determination for the betterment of all students throughout the Board. His calmness, sincerity and commitment will never be forgotten.

 

(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 Monday, February 13, 2006. . .

 

Motion carried

2006-02-04

 

(a)              FRENCH SPECIAL PROJECTS:

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner MacDonald

 

It is the recommendation of the Education Committee that the Board approve the following French Special Projects for the 2006 - 2007 school year in principle as presented. . .

 

 

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PROJECT

 

1.

 

Co-ordinator, French Second Language

 

2.

 

Consultant, French Second Language Programs

 

3.

 

Support for professional development initiatives for French Second Language teachers (grades 4-12). Maintenance of Leadership/Mentorship Teams.

 

4.

 

Intensive Core French (grade six): Riverside Elementary School

 

5.

 

Intensive Core French (grade six): Harbourside Elementary School

 

6.

 

Intensive Core French (grade six): Greenfield Elementary School

 

7.

 

Intensive Core French (grade six): Fourth Pilot Site *new for 06-07

 

8.

 

Integrated Core French (Grade seven): MacLennan Junior High *new for 06-07

 

9.

 

Resource/Literacy Support teacher (Junior High Late French Immersion)

 

10.

 

Linguistic and socio-cultural enrichment opportunities outside the classroom for French Second Language Students (grades 4-12)

 

Motion carried

2006-02-05

 

 

 

 


(a)                 NSTU ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATION:

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Marshall

 

that the Board approve the following recommendation for an administrative appointment. . .

 

 

Prof. #

 

Name

 

School/Position

 

Effective

 

315309

 

Ambrose White

 

Coordinator of School Services

 

Feb 13/06

 

Motion carried

2006-02-06

 

(c) NSTU ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATION:

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Tilley

 

that the Board approve the following recommendation for an administrative appointment. . .

 

 

Prof. #

 

Name

 

School/Position

 

Effective

 

412015

 

Cathy Viva

 

Coordinator of Student Services

 

Feb 13/06

 

Motion carried

2006-02-07

 

(d) NSTU TERM AND LONG-TERM RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

 

that the Board approve the following recommendation for a term contract. . . .

 

 

Prof. #

 

Name

 

School/Position

 

Effective

 

601492

 

Jade Gilmet

 

Sydney Academy -French - Long Term substitute

 

March 20 - June 30, 2006

 

Motion carried

2006-02-08

 

(e) NSTU RETIREMENTS:

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

that the Board accept with regret and thanks for years of service the following retirement. . .

 

 

Prof. #

 

Name

 

School/Position

 

Effective

 

285973

 

Colin McArthur

 

Thompson Jr. High

 

June 30/06

 

Motion carried

2006-02-09

 

(f) NSTU REQUEST FOR DEFERRED SALARY:

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

 

that the Board approve the following requests for deferred salary . .

 


 

Prof. #

 

Name

 

School/Position

 

Effective

 

466581

 

Bernadette MacNeil

 

Sydney Mines Jr. High

 

September, 2010 - One year

 

469288

 

Bernadette Romeo

 

Southside Learning Centre

 

February, 2009 - Six months

 

Motion carried

2006-02-10

 

(g) CONGRATULATORY LETTER TO PREMIER RODNEY MACDONALD:

 

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Tilley

 

that the Board forward a letter of congratulations to Mr. Rodney MacDonald, newly elected leader of the Progressive Conservative party and Premier of the Province of Nova Scotia and I so move. . .

Motion carried

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT

2006-02-11

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Green

 

that the Board approve the minutes of the Management Committee Meeting of Monday, February 20, 2006. . .

 

Motion carried

2006-02-12

 

(h) CUPE RESIGNATIONS/RETIREMENTS:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Green

 

that the Board accept with regret and thanks for years of service the following resignations/retirements. . .

 

 

EMPLOYEE #

 

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

 

CLASSIFICATION/

SCHOOL EMPLOYED

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

903492

 

Bryden MacKinnon

 

Bus Driver

 

March 10, 2006

 

6054

 

Carmelita MacRae

 

LBG/Jubilee Elementary

 

January 31, 2006

 

908451

 

Freda Marusiak

 

LBG/Whitney Pier Memorial

 

Feb 8/06

 

Motion carried

2006-02-13

 

(i) ADDITION TO THE CASUAL ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE LIST:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

 

that the Board approve the following addition to the casual electrical maintenance list. .

 

 

 


 

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NAME OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.

 

Mr. Ken Hutchinson

 

Electrical Industrial Apprenticeship Program. Certified in

SCETTNS. Two Technology Diplomas, Micro-processing Certification and an Electrical Construction Journeyman Certificate

 

Motion carried

2006-02-14

 

(j) RESULTS OF POSTINGS:

 

i.                     RESULTS OF POSTING CDS#2505 - MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

 

that the Board award the Maintenance Supervisor position to the following individual. . .

 

 

SENIORITY DATE

 

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

 

POSITION EMPLOYED IN

 

POSITION AWARDED

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

Sept 7/76

 

Wayne MacLean

 

Custodian Memorial High School

 

Maintenance Supervisor

 

Feb 20/06

 

Motion carried

2006-02-15

 

(k) Nova Scotia School Boards Association- nomination for the executive:

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board recommend that Commissioner MacDonald be nominated for treasurer with the NSSBA. . .

 

Motion carried

2006-02-16

 

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Green

 

that the Board recommend that Commissioner Tilley be nominated as an alternate member. . . .

 

Motion carried

2006-02-17

 

(9) NSSBA REPORT:

 

Commissioner Campbell presented the NSSBA report. Highlights of the report were the AGM scheduled to be held in Baddeck during the last weekend in May, Professional Development for Board members will be held in April and the resolution committee has been formed and we have been requested to submit two resolutions. Congratulations were extended to Commissioner MacDonald and Commissioner Tilley for their participation in the NSSBA.

 

(10) REGIONAL OFFICERS REPORT:

 

The Regional Inspector distributed his report to those in attendance (see attachment). Highlights of his report were thanks for the time which was given to meet with the Deputy Minister at our Board office. He also took the time to thank the principals/vice-principals in the local area who offered their assistance during the Deputy Minister=s visit to their schools. New office of the Nova Scotia Health Promotion and Protection, English Second Language Funding, On-Line Pilot and Policy and Program Initiatives were highlighted in his report.

 

 


(11) NEW BUSINESS:

 

a.                   Decision of School Review - Gowrie Elementary &Marion Bridge Elementary -

 

Moved by Commissioner Bain

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board recommend Gowrie School close permanently at the end of the school year June, 2006. . ..

 

Motion defeated

2006-02-18

 

Moved by Commissioner Bain

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

 

that the Board recommend Marion Bridge School close permanently at the end of the school year June, 2006. . ..

 

Motion defeated

2006-02-19

 

(12) NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING:

 

Scheduled meeting date - Monday, March 27, 2006 - Memorial High School.

 

(13) Motion to adjourn the meeting. . .

 

Moved by Commissioner Margettie

Seconded by Commissioner MacKinnon

 

to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m.

 

Motion carried

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________ _____________________________

DARLENE MORRISON J. DOUGLAS PEACH

BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY

 

 

(14) PUBLIC SESSION

 

 

Mrs. Jennifer Walker thanked the Board for their decision to keep Marion Bridge School open. She also advised that the fight will continue to keep rural schools open.

 

Mr. Kevin Saccary, thanked everyone and advised that it is a decision that the Board will not regret.

 

Mr. Brian Lahey thanked the Marion Bridge review committee for their hard work and presentation. He also thanked the Board for their support. He wished to see all rural schools remain open.

 

Mr. Leroy Peach advised that the Board made the right decision and that this is not the time to close the school.

 

Board Chair Darlene Morrison thanked Mr. Don Matheson, Ms. Colleen MacMullin and Mr. Paul Oldford and all staff for their hard work and diligence with respect to the School Review Process. She also thanked Mr. Maurice Gouthro, Principal of Glace Bay Elementary for his cooperation in using his facility.

 

Mr. N.E. Davis, Superintendent thanked everyone for their work related to the School Review Process.

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