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Highlights of the Regular Board Meeting: April 9, 2009
Published by Norma Baxter [Norma Baxter] on 04/07/2009 (2287 reads)
Highlights of the Regular Board Meeting: April 9, 2009

Highlights of the Regular Board Meeting, April 6, 2009

Malcolm Munroe Jr. High

  • The Board was informed that the new junior high school in Glace Bay is to be named Oeanview Education Centre.
  • Lynn Crawford, Co-ordinator of Race Relations, Cross-Cultural Understanding & Human Rights, took the leadership this year to ensure our Board had a successful venture in African Heritage Month.
  • For CBVRSB a limited income will determine which of the many tasks the board wishes to accomplish, and may indeed be undertaken. Virtually all school systems are required to make decisions that will serve the purpose of educating students best within the reality of the income-expenditure equation. In meeting recently with the local MLA’s one item of concern voiced by them was the fact that the leaders of all three parties have agreed that there will be no deficit financing in the provincial budget. It is certainly hoped that the essential services for the education of our children would not be diminished in this budget year.
  • Superintendent, Ed Davis, will be meeting in Halifax on Thursday, April 9, with the Superintendents and the Deputy Minister. It is hoped the details of the budget will be disclosed at that time.
  • The Board Chair, Lorne Green, gave the Chair’s message which is a new addition to the agenda. The Board was informed that the reports from the schools will be added to his report and presented to the Board.
  • A meeting with the Workers’ Compensation Board of NS coordinator was held to review the Claims Summary and the Experience Rating Statement for 2009. The data provided indicates improvements in the number of claims, as well as the duration of time lost due to injuries. This may be attributed in part to a focus on returning injured workers to full duties in a safe and timely manner, and an emphasis on preventing injuries with training and the use of specialized protective equipment.
  • Grade three music students from Sydney River Elementary were filmed by a team from the Department of Education to demonstrate how movement is incorporated in their music class. This demonstration will be part of a promotional DVD that will be released by the Department of Education during Education Week which has “Bringing Arts to Life” as the theme.
  • Students from Baddeck and Glace Bay High are involved in a project with composter Scott MacMillan entitled, “Sky’s the Limit” in celebration of the anniversary of the Silver Dart. Students will work with Mr. MacMillan to compose music in Baddeck. Mr. MacMillan will then make a master composition and arrangement of the work to be performed by Symphony Nova Scotia at Celtic Colours in the fall of 2009.

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For more information, contact Superintendent of Schools, Ed Davis, at (902) 564-8293

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