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School Board Meeting Minutes: January 26, 2009
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School Board Meeting Minutes: January 26, 2009


Malcolm Munroe Jr. High
Sydney, N.S.
January 26, 2009


(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: Lorne Green, ChairCharlie KeaganSandra Margettie
 Kevin RuellandGary FraserCathi Pierrard
 Darlene MorrisonDarren GoogooJoan Currie
 Barb MercerFred TilleyJackie Organ
 Darren MacNeilSteve Parsons 
    
Absent: Darryl Flynn  
    
Also Present:N.E. Davis, Superintendent of Schools
 Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services
 

John Astephen, Director of Programs & Student Services

 

Ambrose White, Director of Operational Services

 

George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services

 

Jim Burton, Director of Regional Educational Services

 Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary


(3)      APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

(a)       Deletions:

There were no deletions.

(b)       Additions:

Moved by Commissioner Tilley

Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

that the Board approve the agenda as presented. . .

Motion carried

2009-01-04

                                                                 

(4)      APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

Moved by Commissioner Fraser

Seconded by Commissioner Tilley

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

Public Board meeting             -           November 24/08

Special Board meeting           -           December 1/08

Special Board meeting            -           December 9/08

Special Board meeting            -           January 13/09

Motion carried

2009-01-05


(5)
      BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES:

n/a


(6)
      CORRESPONDENCE:

a.         NSSBA - Education Lead Partner Award - It was agreed that this be referred back to both the Education & Management Committee.


(7)
      SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

Superintendent Davis distributed to those in attendance his report(see attachment).  Highlights of his report included inadequate funding for the public education system in 2009-2010, the joint group action for further funding noting the participation of the Nova Scotia Educational Administrators, NSTU, NSSBA and the provincial Home & School Association.  Lastly, the report references the three R’s in our vision for students’ achievement in our Board.  The Superintendent’s report can be found on the Board website at www.cbv.ns.ca

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Tilley

that the Board accept the Superintendent’s Report as presented. . .

Motion carried

2009-01-06


EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

(8)      REPORT FROM COMMITTEES:

Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Tilley

that the Board approve the minutes of the Education Committee Meeting of Monday, January 12, 2009 . .

Motion carried

2009-01-07

(a)        NSTU Permanent/Probationary Contracts:

Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

that the Board approve and recommend the following for NSTU permanent and probationary contracts. . .

#

Prof. #

Name

Contract

1

561050

Kent Brewer

Permanent

2

574780

Jason Doyle

Permanent

3

422931

Norman MacNeil

Probationary 2

4

600544

Michelle Melanson

Probationary 2

5

596213

Donna Anton

Probationary 2

6

578930

Alana MacLean

Probationary 2

7

603159

Jenny Hawley

Probationary 2

8

605469

Jeff Maxner

Probationary 2

9

603316

Lorna Gillis

Probationary 2

10

596627

Corin MacKeigan

Probationary 2

11

551838

Alana MacLeod

Probationary 2

12

605998

Lindsay Mader

Probationary 2

13

565689

Barb Nicholson

Probationary 2

14

456863

Heather Bonnell-MacLean

Probationary 2

15

598466

Carmel Boutilier

Probationary 2

16

610832

Sheri Lynn Silver

Probationary 2

17

557090

Graham Whent

Probationary 2

18

570853

Peter Day

Probationary 2

19

535112

Nancy Donovan

Probationary 2

20

568949

Lauren Clare Duggan

Probationary 2

21

512558

Mona MacNeil

Probationary 2

22

594283

Daniel Murray

Probationary 2

23

578146

Shaunnah Kelley

Probationary 2

24

538496

Sherry Lynn MacDonald

Probationary 2

25

614412

Jennifer MacArthur MacDougall

Probationary 2

26

579169

George Sakalauskas

Probationary 2

27

586388

Jennifer Pentecost

Probationary 2

28

521450

Charles Colson

Probationary 1

29

577338

Lawrence Summerell

Probationary 1

30

527267

Keith MacKinnon

Probationary 1

31

550863

April Parsons

Probationary 1

32

596429

Krista McKinnon

Probationary 1

33

596486

Margaret Reid Mayich

Probationary 1

34

599563

Jolene Landry-MacLellan

Probationary 1

35

536540

Robin Mugridge

Probationary 1

36

595348

Lynn MacNeil

Probationary 1

37

472464

Kim Fifield-MacNeil

Probationary 1

38

557611

Karen Pyke

Probationary 1

39

566141

Angela Currie

Probationary 1

40

576611

John Taylor

Probationary 1

41

567545

Blair Bonnell

Probationary 1

42

603290

Becky MacNeil

Probationary 1

43

567933

Lindsay Perry

Probationary 1

44

610014

Loren Johnson

Probationary 1

Motion carried

2009-01-08

(b)        NSTU TERM AND SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS:

Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

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

Emp./Prof. #

Name

School

Effective

40015521/584128

Shaun Currie

Morrison Jr. High – Term

Jan. 13 – June 27, 2009

40026731/583062

Leanne Poirier

Coxheath Elementary – Term

April 3 – June 27, 2009

40015598/595496

Jody Peters-Ryan

Marion Bridge School – Term

Nov. 17/08 -  May 18/09

40015737/606731

Holly Winn

Harbourside Elem– Term

Jan. 7 – May 3, 2009

40034814/633123

Carol Ann MacMaster

Holy Angels High -  Term

Jan. 5 – June 27, 2009

40028538/620765

Doug Deveaux

Holy Angels High – Substitute

Jan. 5 – April 18, 2009

40035400/636076

Jaclyn Batten

Glace Bay High – Substitute

Jan. 20 – May 18, 2009

Motion carried

2009-01-09

c)         NSTU Secondment (For Information):

Emp./Prof. #

Name

School/Position

Effective

40015095/514729

Kurt Kublek

Staff Development Centre/Acting Lead Teacher SIS

Jan. 5 – April 30/09


d)         Teacher Request for Leave of Absence:

Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

that the Board approve the following request for a leave of absence. . .

Emp./Prof. #

Name

School/Position

Effective

40015185/534966

Jody MacLeod

Coxheath Elementary

April 3 – July 31, 2009

Motion carried

2009-01-10

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

that  the  Board approve the minutes of the Management Committee Meeting of Monday, January 20, 2009. . .

Motion carried

2009-01-11

(e)       Staff Travel Policy:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

that the Board approve the noted amendments to the Staff Travel policy. . . .

Motion carried

2009-01-12

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

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

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

40015818

Joan Boutilier

TA at Sydney River Elem

Retirement

Jan 31/09

40016168

Kathleen Burke

TA at Morrison Jr. High (LTD pos)

Retirement

Jan 30/09

40015947

Ella Kolchetski

Cleaner at SPEC

Retirement

Jan 5/09

40016253

Bruce MacDonald

Bus Driver, Trans. Dept.

Retirement

Dec 19/08

40016148

Florence MacDonald

Cleaner at Robin Foote

Resignation

Jan 19/09

40016007

Deborah Osborne

Cleaner, Whitney Pier

Resignation

Jan 5/09

Motion carried

2009-01-13  

(f)        CUPE REQUEST FOR A LEAVE OF ABSENCE:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

that the Board recommend acceptance of the following request for a leave of absence. . .

Employee

#

Name of Employee

Position employed in

Reason for Request

Effective Date

40015956

Carmie Jennex

TA at BEC

Second request - Personal reasons

Dec 8/08 - Dec 8/09

Motion carried

2009-01-14

(g)         Results of Postings:

i.          VH# 1008 - LBG Posting:

Regular employees who transferred to other positions within their classification: (for information)

SENIORITY DATE

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

POSITION EMPLOYED IN

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

Sept 1/99

(40016300)

Tammy Morgan

John Bernard Croak(will be offered as a fall down pos)

Morrison Jr. High - 3 hrs/day

Jan 5/09

Sept 26/05

(40016898)

Julie Perfect

Greenfield (will be filled by a casual employee)

Mount Carmel -LOA pos until the end of June/09

Jan 5/09

NO APPLICANTS

Baddeck-3 hrs/day

 

Will be filled by a casual employee until the end of June/09

Cornwallis- LOA pos

 

Will be filled by a casual employee until the end of June/09

Mount Carmel-LOA pos

 

NO APPLICANTS

Rankin School of the Narrows

 

NO APPLICANTS

St. Anne’s - LOA pos until the end of June/09

 

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

that the Board approve the following successful individuals for regular status. . .

PREFERENCE DATE

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

Nov 18/05

(40016957)

Brenda Colburn

St. Mary’s/St. Joseph - 3 hrs/day

Jan 5/09

April 2/07

(40027405)

Dorothy Axworthy

Harbourside Elem - 3 hrs/day

Jan 5/09

Sept 12/07

(40029727)

Sheila Currie

John Bernard Croak - 3 hrs/day

(fall down position)

Jan 5/09

Sept 12/07

(40026929)

Barbara Taylor

St. Joseph, SM - 3 hrs/day

Jan 5/09

Nov 1/07

(40029919)

Cheryl Brewer

Sydney River Elem - 3 hrs/day

Jan 5/09

Nov 6/07

(40031070)

John Stefura

Glace Bay High - 3 hrs/day

Jan 5/09

Dec 3/07

(40030718)

Annette Chiasson

Sydney River Elem - 3 hrs/day

Jan 5/09

Nov 17/08

(40036320)

Michelle Francais

Coxheath- 3 hrs/day

Jan 5/09

Dec 4/08

(40036561)

Donelda MacLellan

East Bay - 4 hrs/day

Jan 5/09

Motion carried

2009-01-15

ii.         Results of VH# 1208 - Cleaner Posting:

Regular cleaners who transferred into posted positions. . . (for information):

SENIORITY/

EMPLOYEE #

SUCCESSFUL

APPLICANT

POSITION EMPLOYED IN

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

June 1/79

(40016010)

Eddy, Darlene

SPEC (becomes a fall down pos)

Sydney Adult Day School - 25 hrs/wk

Feb 2/09

March 23/98(7)

(40016198)

Matthews, Kim

Bras d’Or Elem

(becomes a falldown pos)

Memorial High - 30 hrs/wk

Feb 2/09

May 4/98(2)

(40016206)

Holic, Mary Cecilia

Jubilee (becomes a falldown pos)

Seton - 26 hrs/wk

Feb 2/09

June 6/03(8)

(40016605)

Dermody, Donna

Whitney Pier Mem

(becomes a falldown pos)

Harbourside - 25 hrs/wk

Feb 2/09

June 2/03(1)

(400165899)

Pettipas, Theresa

MacLennan(becomes a falldown pos)

Malcolm Mun. - 25 hrs/wk

Feb 2/09

February 6/06

(40017019)

Morgan, Jennifer

Robin Foote(becomes a falldown pos)

SPEC - 25 hrs/wk (fall down pos)

Feb 2/09

March 26/07(4)

(40016673)

MacIntyre, Diane

Sydney Academy

(becomes a falldown pos)

Jubilee - 30 hrs/wk

(fall down pos)

Feb 2/09

May 28/07(2)

(40016541)

Power, Shirley

Mountainview (becomes a falldown pos)

Bras d’Or - 26 hrs/wk (fall down pos)

Feb 2/09

Oct. 29/07(2)

(40016543)

Murphy, Veronica

Bridgeport(becomes a fall down pos)

St. Michael Jr High -

30 hrs/wk

Feb 2/09

Oct 29/07(5)

(40016928)

Lois Paquet

Mountainview Elem(will be filled by a casual)

LOA pos at Sydney Mines Jr. High-June/09

Feb 2/09

Sept 3/08(1)

(40016713)

MacNeil, Diane

Sydney Academy

(becomes a falldown pos)

St.  Anne - 25 hrs/wk

Feb 2/09

Sept 3/08(2)

(40016981)

Estwick, Susan

Sydney Academy (TCBP)-pos. will be posted

Bridgeport - 25 hrs/wk (fall down pos)

Feb 2/09

Sept 3/08(4)

(40016983)

Gouthro, Margaret

SPEC (TCBP)-pos will be posted

Whitney Pier Mem- 30 hrs/wk (fall down pos)

Feb 2/09

Sept 3/08(6)

(40016980)

Dixon, Tara

Malcolm Munroe (becomes a fall down pos)

Robin Foote - 25 hrs/wk (falldown pos)

Feb 2/09

Sept 3/08(8)

(40026453)

Slaunwhite, Donna

DISPLACED

MacLennan Jr.  High - 25 hrs/wk(fall down pos)

Feb2/09

WILL BE TEMPORARILY FILLED BY A CASUAL EMPLOYEE

Morrison Jr.  High (LOA to Jun 09) -

30 hrs/wk       

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard

Seconded by Commissioner Currie

that the Board approve the following successful individuals for Regular status. . .

PREFERENCE

DATE

SUCCESSFUL

APPLICANT

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

Sept 27/06

(40017177)

MacLean, Valerie

Malcolm Munroe - 25 hrs/wk (fall down pos)

Feb 2/09

January 10/07

(40026093)

Erickson, Shirley

Sydney Academy - 25 hrs/wk (fall down pos)

Feb 2/09

January 17/07

(40026091)

Campbell, Audrey

Mountainview - 25 hrs /wk (fall down pos)

Feb 2/09

March 7/07

(40026442)

MacKay, Jennifer

Baddeck Academy - 30 hrs/wk

Feb 2/09

Nov 8/07

(40031058)

Aguinaga, Jayme

Cornwallis - 25 hrs/wk

Feb 2/09

Nov 19/07

(40031070)

Burke, Kevin

Sydney Academy - 25 hrs/wk (fall down pos)

Feb 2/09

October 1/08

(40016839)

Courtney, Marilyn

Cabot - 30 hrs/wk

Feb 2/09

Motion carried

2009-01-16

h)         Results of Confidential Posting - Confidential Position - School Services Officer:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

that the Board recommend the following change in status. . .

Seniority date

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

QUALIFICATIONS

EFFECTIVE DATE

Jan 09/87

(40014040)

Linda Buffett

Graduate of CBBC, Accounting & Business Law from Niagara College, numerous courses over the past 43 years in computer software including Kev, Quicken, Quickbooks and SAP.  Past experience and responsibility for client trust accounts. Replaced the previous owner of the position while she was seconded to Halifax to be employed on the SAP project since Oct 31/05 and is still presently in the position. 

Jan 26/09

Motion carried

2009-01-17

i)          Addition to the Casual Teacher Assistant  list:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

that the Board recommend the following additions to the Casual Teacher Assistant list. . .

NAME

QUALIFICATIONS

Laura MacFarlane

Early Childhood Development, Level 4, LPN, Food handlers course, computer experience

Motion carried

2009-01-18

(9)      NSSBA REPORT:

Commissioner Fraser provided a verbal report to those in attendance.  Highlights of his report included the annual AGM, the Atlantic School Board Conference.  He recognized that the First Nation schools will now have a representative on the NSSBA.  The resolutions which were developed by all the Boards were forwarded to the Department of Education for Review. 

(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 School Closure/School Review Guidelines, School Health, Public Schools Branch Curriculum Initiative and Data-Based Edutrends.  He took the time to thank staff and the Board for their cooperation during the visitation of the Minister Of Education, Honorable Minister Judy Streatch.  She reiterated that she has an open door policy and the Board Chair and Superintendent should feel free to contact her at any time.  Deputy Minister Cochrane started his day at Glace Bay High School today by signing off on a School Advisory letter.   He also thanked Mr. Ambrose White and Mr. Paul Oldford for their support today during their visits in Glace Bay, New Waterford and the Transportation facility.

Moved by Commissioner Fraser

Seconded by Commissioner Tilley

that the Board accept the Director of Regional Education Services report as presented. . . .

Motion carried

2009-01-19

(11)    NEW BUSINESS:

a.         n/a

(12)    NOTICE OF MOTION:

Moved by Commissioner Tilley

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

that the Board amend the bylaws particularly Article 4:04d with regards to the order of business for a regular meeting of the Board.  It is the Board’s intention to include the Director of Regional Educational Services Report and a monthly report provided by the Board Chair. . . .

Motion carried

2009-01-20

(13)    NEW MEETING DATE:

Scheduled meeting date - Monday, February 23, 2009 at Malcolm Munroe Jr. High, Sydney.

(13)     Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

_________________________                                  _________________________

LORNE GREEN                                                        GEORGE BOUDREAU

BOARD CHAIR                                                        BOARD SECRETARY

(14)     PUBLIC SESSION:

Mr. Alex Pendergast questioned the status of the hiring policy of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board.  He questioned if you are fully qualified bus driver is their a test involved when fulfilling a position with the Board. Mr. Pendergast provided his phone number for a response.


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