Highlights of the Regular Board Meeting, May 26, 2008
Memorial High School
- The Board discussed the funding concerns validated by the recent acquisition of our budget profile from the Department of Education.
- Superintendent, Ed Davis, felt we fell short in respect to the recommendation on the B.ED. program at CBU. We were supporting the confirmation of 130 seats and CBU was given only 40 with 70% offered to market needs candidates.
- The Superintendent announced that the Hogg Formula would not be meddled or tampered with this year. If a review is caused for next year, it is our hope that it would be updating data rather than changes in the equitable and fair distribution of provincial funds.
- Samana Blakeney, a Grade 6 student at Cape Smokey Elementary, is representing CBVRSB at the CanWest CanSpell National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., May 29 & 30.
- Johnathan MacNeil, a Grade 10 student at Sydney Academy, brought back a bronze medal, and an honorable mention went to Alyssa Moss, a Grade 10 student at Riverview High, for their participation in the Canada Wide science fair held this month on Ottawa.
- An information session will be held with parents of children with special needs regarding a sailing program the Northside Rotary Club has set up for students with special needs. The club has purchased a specially rigged sailboat, and has a trained instructor to carry out a program this summer.
- The Nova Scotia International Student Program (NSISP) hosted a Cultural Potluck on May 25, 2008, at Sydney Academy. Approximately 60 NSISP students from 13 countries attended the potluck with their host-parents. The international students provided all the entertainment for this event.
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For more information, contact Superintendent of Schools, Ed Davis, at (902) 564-8293