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School Board Meeting Minutes: September 22, 2008 - Special
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School Board Meeting Minutes: September 22, 2008 - Special

Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
September 22, 2008



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


Present: Darlene MorrisonGeorge MacDonaldGary Fraser
Charlie KeaganLorne GreenStan MacKinnon
Kevin RuellandCathi PierrardMyrtle Campbell
Dr. Andrew LynkSandra Margettie
Absent: Darren GoogooFred TilleyJoan Currie
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 Opernational Services
G. Boudreau, Director of Financial Services
V. Hanham, Coordinator of Human Resources
B. MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resources
M. Passerini, Coordinator of Human Resources
J. Burton, Director of Regional Educational Services
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary


Mrs. Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources opened the session advising the staff reviewed the enrollments and it should be noted that there is no significant change since the first day of school.

Mr. Bernie MacKinnon then advised that site visits have taken place in those schools recognized during the last meeting which were MacDonald Elementary, Robin Foote Elementary, Shipyard Elementary, St. Agnes Elementary, St. Anne′s Elementary, Sydney River Elementary and Tompkins Elementary. It was noted that MacDonald Elementary and St. Anne′s Elementary are in a different situation than the others which were identified. MacDonald Elementary was found to be a functional classroom setting. St. Anne′s Elementary it is not the number of students in each class however; it is the size of the classrooms. The classrooms are small and space is an issue.

Commissioner Lynk entered the meeting. . .

Several Board members expressed their concern with regards to the budget limitations which are in place but also with regards to the educational needs of our students.

Mr. George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services reminded the Board of their fiscal responsibility which is already in jeopardy. He noted that the Financial Report which will be brought forward during the Management Committee meeting will provide a very sad picture for the Board.

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

that the Board approve an addition of one teacher to each of the following schools - Robin Foote, St. Agnes and Sydney River and the following schools be recommended to receive a 60% teacher - Shipyard Elementary and Tompkins Elementary.. . .

Motion carried



Commissioner Fraser spoke about the strategies which the Board has put in place over the years to promote healthy living however four hundred of our students in the Donkin and Glace Bay areas are deprived to participate in the program because they are refused to play in our gymnasium.

Moved by Commissioner Fraser

Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

that the students of the Donkin and Glace Bay area be allowed to play floor hockey in the schools in there area including the new Glace Bay Junior High. . .

Motion carried


Adjournment of the meeting. . .

The meeting adjourned at 6:23 p.m.

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