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School Board Meeting Minutes: April 27, 2009 - Special
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 05/26/2009 (1477 reads)
School Board Meeting Minutes: April 27, 2009 - Special

Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
April 27, 2009



A Special Board meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board was called to order today beginning at 6:15 p.m.


Present: Lorne Green, ChairJackie OrganSandra Margettie
Darren GoogooCharlie KeaganKevin Ruelland
Gary FraserDarryl FlynnDarlene Morrison
Joan CurrieFred Tilley

Absent: Steve Parsons(regrets)Darren MacNeil (regrets)Cathi Pierrard(regrets)
Barb Mercer (regrets)

Also Present: N.E. Davis, Superintendent of Schools

B. MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services

J. Astephen, Director of Programs & Student Services

G.Boudreau, Director of Financial Services

M. Passerini, Coordinator of Human Resources

B. MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resources

J. Burton, Director of Regional Educational Services
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary

(3) STAFFING PLAN FOR 2009-2010:

Information was distributed with regards to class size guidelines which are provided through the Department of Education. Mrs. Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services reviewed the correspondence with those in attendance. She requested that Board members keep the information confidential until staff have the opportunity to meet with the principals who are affected.

Mr. Bernie MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resources reviewed the staffing proposal which was distributed by Mrs. Mary Passerini, Coordinator of Human Resources.

The Superintendent reminded the Board that there would likely be more cuts recommended before the budget is finally approved. He advised the Board that the cuts recommended today were for the mandated cuts due to the decline in enrolment.

Several Board members questioned the status of increasing staff in September, 2009 once the students begin school and a second opportunity is provided to review class sizes.

Moved by Commissioner Tilley

Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

That the Board approve the classroom staffing plan as presented with a total reduction of 28 classroom cuts for the 2009-2010 school year. . . .

Motion carried


Commissioner Tilley advised that he will be putting forward a motion for a review of our involvement with the NSSBA in reference. He would like for senior staff to do a cost/benefit analysis and bring back the findings for the Board to consider.

(5) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 6:49 p.m.

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