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School Board Meeting: May 29, 2006
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 06/27/2006 (4845 reads)
School Board Meeting: May 29, 2006
Cape Smokey Elementary
Ingonish, N.S.
May 29, 2006



(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: Darlene Morrison, Chair Keith Bain, Vice-Chair

Charlie Keagan George MacDonald

Sandra Margettie Stan MacKinnon

Lorne Green Joan Currie

Dr. Andrew Lynk

Absent: Fred Tilley George Marshall Stan MacKinnon

Kevin Ruelland Gary Fraser Myrtle Campbell

Also Present: Ed Davis, Superintendent of Schools

Doug Peach, Director of Finance

Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services

Don Matheson, Director of Operational Services

John Astephen, Director of Programs & Student Services

Jim Burton, Regional Education Officer

Michelle MacLeod, Recording Secretary



Mr. Davis spoke with regards to the passing of Mr. Marvin Harvey, former Coordinator of School Services with the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board. Mr. Harvey will be missed by all within the Board and we express our deepest sympathy to his family at this difficult time.

(3) APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

(a) Deletions:


There were no deletions.

(b) Additions:

1. Commissioner Bain - School Fees

2. Commissioner Green - LBG

3. Commissioner Green - Hiring of students

4. Commissioner Green - Committees


Moved by Commissioner MacDonald

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that the Board approve the agenda as amended. . .


Motion carried

2006-05-14

(4) APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:


Moved by Commissioner Margettie

Seconded by Commissioner Currie

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

Board Meeting - April 24, 2006

Special Board Meeting - April 24, 2006

Special Board Meeting - May 9, 2006

Special Board Meeting - May 16, 2006

Special Board Meeting - May 23, 2006

Special Board Meeting - May 24, 2006


Motion carried

2006-05-15

(5) BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES:


n/a

(6) CORRESPONDENCE:


There was no correspondence to report.

(7) SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT:

Superintendent Davis presented his report which was distributed to those in attendance. (see original minutes for attachment). Some highlights included the Racial Equity Elementary Symposium, projected funding allocation, Strategic plan review and his theme Devoted to Our Students. This report can be found on our board website.

(8) REPORT FROM COMMITTEES:

EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Bain


that the Board approve the minutes of the Education Committee Meeting of May 15, 2006 . .


Motion carried

2006-05-16

(a) NSTU TERM RECOMMENDATIONS:


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that the Board approve the following term contract recommendations. . .


Prof. #

Name

School/Position

Effective

524363

Kelly Baldwin, TERM

Whitney Pier Mem

Feb. 6-June 5/066

582387

Lynzee MacNeil, TERM

Brookland Elem

March 21-June 30/06

551838

Alana MacLeod, TERM

Holy Angels

March 20-June 30/06

603159

Jenny Hawley, TERM

Cape Smokey Elem.

April 1-June 30/06

595728

Nancy Bradbury, TERM

Bras d'Or Elem

April 6-June 30/06


Motion carried

2006-05-17

(b) NSTU TEACHER RETIREMENTS:


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Green


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


Prof. #

Name

School/Position

Effective

251744

Georgina MacNeil

Rankin/Principal

June 30, 2006

273441

M. Patricia MacDonald

Whitney Pier Mem.

June 30, 2006

589945

Rhonda Spicer

*Resignation

Thompson/Speech Language

August 1, 2006

297168

Barbara Mercer

Marion Bridge/Principal

June 30, 2006

265223

Jim Dillon

Glace Bay High/Vice-Prin.

June 30, 2006

291310

Allan McDonald

MacLennan Jr. High

June 30, 2006

268516

Joan Delaney

Glace Bay Elementary

April 6, 2006


Motion carried

2006-05-18

(d) TEACHER REQUEST TO CHANGE YEAR OF DEFERRED SALARY LEAVE:


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Currie

that the Board approve the change of year for deferred salary leave for the following individual. . .


Prof. #

Name

School

Effective

472977

Tammy MacDonald

Seton Elementary

Change from 2006-2007 to 2009-2010


Motion carried

2006-05-19

(e) Teacher Applications for Deferred Salary Leave:

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Bain


that the Board approve deferred salary leave for the following individual. . .


Prof. #

Name

School

Effective

323030

James MacDonald

Sydney Academy

Feb./07-July 31/07

(6-month)

493502

Yolanda Aubrecht

Cabot

Feb./09 - July 31, 09

(6-month)

412239

Mary Osyany

Sydney Academy

Aug./08 - Feb./09

(six-month)

269845

Pauline Larade

Harbourside Elem.

Feb./08-July 31/08


Motion carried

2006-05-20

(f) Application to Cancel Teacher Exchange for 2006 - 2007:


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that the Board cancel the Teacher Exchange for 2006-2007 for the following individuals. .

Prof. #

Name

To

From

Effective

473165

Joanie E. Munro

Whycocomagh Education Centre

Rankin Memorial

August 1, 2006

383802

Margaret Coady

Rankin Memorial

Whycocomagh Ed. Centre

August 1, 2006

Motion carried

2006-05-21


(g) Teacher Requests for Leave of Absence(s):


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Currie


that the Board approve of the following requests for a Leave of Absence(s) . . . .


Prof. #

Name

School

Effective

412239

Mary Osyany

Sydney Academy

2006-2007

493379

Carla Digiorgio

Harbourside -2nd yr.

2006-2007

473504

Ron MacDonald

Sydney Academy-2nd yr.

2006-2007


Motion carried

2006-05-22

(h) TEACHER REQUEST FOR SHARED TEACHING:


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that the Board approve the following request for shared teaching. . .


Prof. #

Name

School

Effective

543835

Lee-Ann Burke

Sherwood Park-60%

2006-2007


Motion carried

2006-05-23

(i) TEACHER REQUEST TO PARTICIPATE IN FLEXIBLE PENSION OPTION:


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that the Board approve the following request to participate in the flexible pension option. . .


Prof. #

Name

School

EFFECTIVE

326603

Patricia Yourkavich Moore

Whitney Pier Mem.

Feb.-July, 2007


Motion carried

2006-05-24

(j) NSTU CHANGE IN CONTRACT STATUS:


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Currie


that the Board recommend change in contract status for the following individuals. . .


Prof. #

Name

School

Effective

582866

Todd MacAulay/PERM

Cornwallis

TBA

566257

Bernice Osmond/PERM

Memorial

TBA

571760

Jennifer Blades/PERM

Donkin/Gowrie

TBA

561860

Marilyn MacDonald/PROB 2

Cornwallis

TBA

566133

Monique Beaton-Buffett/PROB 2

Florence Elem

TBA





Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that the Board table the motion to recommend change in contract status for the above individuals until the effective dates are known. . .


Motion carried

2006-05-25



MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Bain


that the Board approve the minutes of the Management Committee Meeting of Monday, May 24 24, 2006 . .


Motion carried

2006-05-26

k) CUPE RESIGNATIONS/RETIREMENTS:


Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


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


EMPLOYEE #

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

CLASSIFICATION/

SCHOOL EMPLOYED

EFFECTIVE DATE

8219

Violet Kirby

LBG/Memorial High(retirement)

June 23/06

005835

Lorraine LeBlanc

LBG/Bras d'Or Elem(resign)

June 30/06

931394

Kyle MacKillop

Bus Driver/Transportation Dept.

Nov 3/06

957621

Sharon Marchand

LBG/Mountainview

May 18/06

9855

Blanche Townsend

TA/Seton Elementary (resign)

June 30/06


Motion carried

2006-05-27

l) CUPE REQUEST FOR A LEAVE OF ABSENCE:


Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


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


EMPLOYEE #

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

CLASSIFICATION/

SCHOOL EMPLOYED

EFFECTIVE DATE/LENGTH

971820

Jennifer Dandy

(second request)

TA/Florence Elem

May 13/06 - May 13/07

922062

Catherine Johnston

TA/MacDonald Elem

2006-2007 school year

901744

Scott MacPherson

Mechanic

May 16/06 - May 16/07


Motion carried

2006-05-28





m) ADDITION TO THE CASUAL MAINTENANCE LIST::


Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Green


that the Board approve the following addition to the Casual Maintenance list.. . .


NAME

QUALIFICATIONS

Carman MacDonald

Plumber - presently four year apprentice, extensive experience, WHIMIS, Scott Air, Fall Arrest


Motion carried

2006-05-29

n) POSTING RESULTS:

i. CDS#2505 - Cleaner posting:


Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that the Board grant regular status to the following individuals. . .


PREFERENCE DATE

NAME OF CASUAL APPLICANT

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

Sept 6/05

Angie Morrison

North Highlands - 30 hrs/wk

May 23/06

Oct 20/05

Heather Dowling

Cabot High - 30 hrs/wk

May 23/06


Motion carried

2006-05-30

ii. CDS#2505 - CARETAKER POSTING:


Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


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


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