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School Board Meeting Minutes: September 29, 2008
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School Board Meeting Minutes: September 29, 2008


Malcolm Munroe Junior High School
Sydney, N.S.
September 29, 2008




CALL TO ORDER:

A meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 7:00 p.m.

RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:

Present: Darlene Morrison, ChairCharlie KeaganSandra Margettie
Kevin RuellandGary FraserCathi Pierrard
Joan CurrieLorne GreenMyrtle Campbell
George MacDonaldFred TilleyStan MacKinnon
Darren GoogooAndrew Lynk
Absent: n/a
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
G. Boudreau, Director of Financial Services
V. Hanham, Coordinator of Human Resources
B. MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resources
M.Passerini, Coordinator of Human Resources
Robert Sampson, Solicitor with Sampson McDougall, Barristers & Solicitors
Robert Risk, Solicitor with Sampson McDougall, Barristers & Solicitors
J. Burton, Director of Regional Educational Services
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary

(3) APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

(a) Deletions:

There were no deletions.

(b) Additions:

a. Commissioner

b. Commissioner

Moved by Commissioner Margettie

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

that the Board approve the agenda as presented. . .

Motion carried

2008-09-14

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

Moved by Commissioner Lynk

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

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

Board Meeting - June 16, 2008

Special Board Meeting - June 24, 2008

Special Board Meeting - July 2, 2008

Special Board Meeting - July 9, 2008

Special Board Meeting - August 25, 2008

Special Board meeting - September 9, 2008

Special Board meeting - September 22, 2008

Motion carried

2008-09-15

BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES:

n/a

CORRESPONDENCE:

n/a


SUPERINTENDENT′S REPORT:

Superintendent Davis presented his report which was distributed to those in attendance. (see attachment). Highlights of his report included a review of the opening of our schools, forthcoming election taking place on October 18th, the budget and the importance of the Hogg Report. The first Superintendent′s report for the 2008 - 2009 school year opened with the topic of ′Communicating With Schools′. This topic opened with parents communicating with their child′s teacher and principal with regards to issues which they feel need to be addressed. Mr. Davis spoke with regards to the steps which should be taken during any issues of concerns. The Superintendent′s report can be found on the Board website at www.cbv.ns.ca


EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

(8) REPORT FROM COMMITTEES:

Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner MacKinnon

that the Board approve the minutes of the Education Committee Meeting of Monday, June 15, 2008 . .

Motion carried

2008-09-16

(a) Multi-Faith School Chaplaincy – CB-VRSB :

Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

that the Board request that the School Board administration meet with the administration of Breton Education Centre regarding the proposal received for a Multi-Faith School Chaplaincy . . . .

Motion carried

2008-09-17


(b) NSTU TERM AND SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS:

Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Green

that the Board approve the following recommendations for term and substitute positions and I so move. . .

Emp./Prof. #

Name

School

Effective

40017039/

617977

Isaac Batten Term -1st Semester

Malcolm Munroe Jr. High

Aug. 1/08 – Feb. 3/09

Ashley MacGregor - Term

Malcolm Munroe Jr. High

Sept 22/08 – July 31/09

40030351/

606202

Cheryl Cole - Term

Riverview High

Aug. 1/08-July 31/09

40015308/

557611

Karen Pyke - Term

St. Anne′s

Aug. 1/08-July 31/09

40031126/

579169

George Sakalaskas - Term

Boulardarie School

Aug. 1/08-July 31/09

40015667/

602961

Gina Penny - 50% Term

St. Joseph′s, Sydney Mines

Aug 1/08 - July 31/09

40029365/

568949

Lauren Clare Duggan - Term

Thompson Jr. High Ed. Psych

Aug. 1/08 - July 31/09

40015798/

614800

Cathy MacNeil - 40% Term

Malcolm Munroe Jr. High

Sept 22/08 - July 31/09

40015628/

597526

Norma Jean Ryan - Term

Ashby School

Aug. 1/08 – July 31/09

40015793/

614669

Charles Lane – 50% Term

Cusack School

Aug. 1/08 – Feb. 2-noon/09

40015666/

602953

Jacqueline Pyke - 50% Term

Robin Foote Elementary

Aug. 1/08 - July 31/09

40015732/

606343

Kendra MacDonald - 50% Term

Tompkins Elementary

Aug. 1/08 – July 31/09

40034653/

625764

Martia Rhodes - 50% Term

Cape Smokey Elementary

Aug. 1/08 – July 31/09

40026385/

617019

Jill Vallis – Term 1st Semester

North Highlands Elementary

Aug. 1/08 – Feb. 3/09

40027016/

606244

Erin MacCormick 60% Term

Jubilee Elementary

Aug. 1/08 – July 31/09

40015552/

590133

Rebecca Pozzebon - Term

Greenfield Elementary

Aug. 1/08 – Feb. 27/09

40015679 /

603498

Michael Daigle - Term

Malcolm Munroe Jr. High

Sept. 15/08 – June 27/09

40034514/

555631

Rhonda Sampson - Term

Whitney Pier Memorial

Sept. 11/08 – June 27/09

40015687/

603803

Lisa O′Leary - Term

St. Michael/Morrison/ MacLennan Jr. High

Sept. 15/08 – July 31/09

40015410 /

568634

Sheri Ryan - Term

Breton Education Centre/ Sherwood Park Education C.

Sept. 15/08 – July 31/09

Motion carried

2008-09-18

(c) Teacher Request to Participate in Flex Pension Option(Three-month Leave of Absence):

Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

that the Board approve the following request to participate in flex pension option and I so move. . .

Emp./Prof. #

Name

School

Effective

40014449/326397

Ruth MacDonald

Baddeck Academy

January 1 – March 31, 2009

Motion carried

2008-09-19

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

that the Board approve the minutes of the Management Committee Meeting of Monday, September 22, 2008 . .

Motion carried

2008-09-20

(d) CUPE RESIGNATION(s)/RETIREMENT(s) :

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

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

Employee #

Name of Employee

Position employed in

Resignation/ Retirement

Effective Date

40016835

Sandra Andrews

LBG/St. Mary′s/St. Joseph′s

resignation

Sept 8/08

40014107

Dianne Boutilier

TA/Dr. T.L.Sullivan

retirement

Sept 17/08

40013992

Mildred Bragg

Caretaker/Sydney Mines Learning Centre

retirement

Sept 15/08

40013994

Alicia Faulkner

Supervisor Cleaner/ Bras d′Or

retirement

Oct 1/09

400017108

Donald Ferguson

TA/Glace Bay High

resignation

Sept 9/08

40016002

Diane Keough

Cleaner/Sydney Adult Ed

retirement

Dec 19/08

40014081

Cleo McLeod

LBG/Bras d′Or Elem

retirement

June 30/09

40016012

Francis MacNeil

Cleaner/Cornwallis

retirement

June 27/08

40016421

Margo Peters

LBG/Sydney River Elem

resignation

Sept 1/08

40017086

Allan Roland

LBG/Harbourside Elem

resignation

Aug 29/08

Motion carried

2008-09-21

(e) CUPE Request for a Leave of Absence:

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Green

that the Board approve the following request for a Leave of Absence (second request). . .

Employee#

Name of Employee

Position employed in

Reason for Request

Effective Date

40015832

Eileen Bryden

Bus Driver/ Transportation Dept.

Personal reasons

second request

Sept 2/08- June 27/09

40017125

Lindsay Day

TA/Baddeck Academy

personal reasons

second request

Sept 2/08- June 27/09

40016903

Theresa Grant

LBG/St. Anne′s

personal reasons

first request

Sept 4/08- June 27/09

40016474

Sally Kaiser

Bus Driver/ Transportation Dept.

Personal reasons

second request

Sept 2/08- June 27/09

40016698

Debbie Latoski

LBG/Cornwallis School

Personal reasons

second request

Sept 4/08- June 27/09

40017116

Jacqueline MacDonald

TA/Jubilee Elem.

personal reasons

first request

Sept 2/08- June 27/09

40016894

Ernestine McKinnon

LBG/Mount Carmel

personal reasons

first request

Sept 4/08- June 27/09

40016790

Paula Michaelis

Cleaner/Sydney Mines Jr. High

Personal reasons

second request

Sept 3/08- June 27/09

40017215

Vanessa Strong

TA/Glace Bay Elem.

Personal reasons

second request

Sept 2/08- June 27/09

40016900

Brenda White

LBG/Mount Carmel

personal reasons

first request

Sept 4/08- June 27/09

Motion defeated

(f) AMENDED MOTION FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCES:

Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner MacDonald

that the Board approve the following request for a Leave of Absence . . . .

Employee#

Name of Employee

Position employed in

Reason for Request

Effective Date

40015832

Eileen Bryden

Bus Driver/ Transportation Dept.

Personal reasons

second request

Sept 2/08- June 27/09

40017125

Lindsay Day

TA/Baddeck Academy

personal reasons

second request

Sept 2/08- June 27/09

40016903

Theresa Grant

LBG/St. Anne′s

personal reasons

first request

Sept 4/08- June 27/09

40016474

Sally Kaiser

Bus Driver/ Transportation Dept.

Personal reasons

second request

Sept 2/08- June 27/09

40016698

Debbie Latoski

LBG/Cornwallis School

Personal reasons

second request

Sept 4/08- June 27/09

40017116

Jacqueline MacDonald

TA/Jubilee Elem.

personal reasons

first request

Sept 2/08- June 27/09

40016894

Ernestine McKinnon

LBG/Mount Carmel

personal reasons

first request

Sept 4/08- June 27/09

40016790

Paula Michaelis

Cleaner/Sydney Mines Jr. High

Personal reasons

second request

Sept 3/08- June 27/09

40017215

Vanessa Strong

TA/Glace Bay Elem.

Personal reasons

second request

Sept 2/08- June 27/09

40016900

Brenda White

LBG/Mount Carmel

personal reasons

first request

Sept 4/08- June 27/09

Motion carried

2008-09-22

(f) ADDITIONS TO CASUAL CLEANING LIST:

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Tilley

that the Board recommend the following addition to the Casual cleaning list. . . .

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL CASUAL

QUALIFICATIONS

Debbie Glogowski

cleaning experience

Motion carried

2008-09-23

(g) ADDITIONS TO CASUAL TECHNOLOGY LIST:

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

that the Board recommend the following additions to the Casual technology list. . . .

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL CASUAL

QUALIFICATIONS

Kenny Burns

Computer Service Technician, A+ Certification, MCP level training in supporting Windows XP, CCNA level courses in networking and router configuring, Grad of a CCTT certified program at the Electronic technician level, OS courses in OSX, Solaris, SuSe Linux Enterprise Server, Server 2003 and Novel Directory. Certification in CompTIA A+, CCNA 2-Router and Routing basics, OHS and WHMIS

Shannon Butts

Bachelor of Information Technology, Diploma Computer Information Systems, Networking, Programming, Web Development, PC Repair, Troubleshooting, Database Development

Matthew George

Bachelor of Information Technology with a major in Network Management, Information Technology

Michael Howard

Computer Service Technician Program

Justin Woods

Information Technology Diploma

Motion carried

2008-09-23

Commissioner Green left the meeting declaring a conflict of interest. . .

(h) Results of Postings:

a. RESULTS OF POSTING VH#0208 - STUDENT SUPPORT WORKER:

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

that the Board approve the following individual for a one year position in a different classification . .

SENIORITY DATE

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

POSITION EMPLOYED IN

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

Nov 9/05

(40016937)

Marie Green

TA - Greenfield Elementary

Student Support Worker - Sydney area(Monday, Sept 29/08 - June 27/09)

Sept 29/08

Motion carried

2006-09-24

(9) NSSBA REPORT:

Commissioner Campbell provided an oral report. Highlights of her report included the upcoming Board member orientation session which will take place in Halifax.


(10) DIRECTOR OF THE REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES REPORT:

The Director of Regional Educational Services, Mr. Jim Burton reviewed his report. Highlights of his report included the upcoming School Board elections. He recognized the efforts of the Board and the full cooperation he has received from the Board over the years.

The Board Chair expressed her appreciation and support she received from fellow Board members and extended good wishes to those running again and to those who opted for other options.


(11) NEW BUSINESS:

a. Commissioner Campbell - Took the time to thank the Board for the wonderful cooperation and friendships she has made through her years on the Board. She thanked the Board Chair for her support through the years and wished everyone the best.


(12) NEW MEETING DATE:

Scheduled meeting date - Monday, October 27, 2008 at Malcolm Munroe Jr. High, Sydney.


(13) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 7:37 p.m.

_________________________ _____________________________

DARLENE MORRISON GEORGE BOUDREAU

BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY


(14) PUBLIC SESSION:

n/a


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