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School Board Meeting Minutes: May 31, 2011 - Special
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School Board Meeting Minutes: May 31, 2011 - Special


Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
May 31, 2011




SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

(1) CALL TO ORDER:

A Special Board meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board was called to order today beginning at 5:15 p.m.

(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:



Present: Lorne Green,Chair Joan CurrieDarrell Flynn
Barb MercerDarren MacNeilDarren Googoo
Charlie KeaganJackie Organ(Conference Call)
Darlene MorrisonSandra Margettie
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Absent:
REGRETS RECEIVED FROM THE FOLLOWING:
Steve ParsonsKevin RuellandCathi Pierrard
Fred TilleyGary Fraser
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Also Present:
Ambrose White, Superintendent
Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services
Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary


(3) NEW BUSINESS:

a. Board Chair Green - Visit from the Minister of Education –

b. Commissioner Margettie -School Review

c. Commissioner Keagan - Operations

d. Superintendent White – Internal Staffing Report



(4) HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:

a. NSTU VICE-PRINCIPAL RECOMMENDATIONS:

Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

That the Board approve the following recommendations for Vice Principal positions. . .

Employee/Prof #

Name

Position/School

Effective

596411/40015612

Susan MacIntyre

Vice-Principal, East Bay Elementary

(One Year)

August 1/11

473371/40014937

Tracie Collier

Vice-Principal, Glace Bay High School

(Permanent)

August 1/11

579235/40015493

Gina Tubrett Crawley

Vice Principal, Thompson Junior High School (One Year)

August 1/11

Motion carried
2011-05-25



b. NSTU DEPARTMENT HEAD RECOMMENDATIONS:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Googoo

That the Board approve the following recommendations for Department Head positions. . .

Employee/Prof #

Name

Position/School

Effective

549451/40015262

Danielle Aucoin

Department Head - Social Studies

Malcolm Munroe Jr. High School

(Permanent)

August 1/11

472852/40014931

Barb Vokey

Department Head - English

Oceanview Education Centre (Permanent)

August 1/11

Motion carried
2011-05-26



c. NSTU DEPARTMENT HEAD RECOMMENDATIONS:

Moved by Commissioner Morrison
Seconded by Commissioner MacNeil

That the Board approve the following recommendations for Consultant positions. . .

Employee/Prof #

Name

Position/School

Effective

536086/40015189

Tammy Sampson

Consultant, Nova Scotia International

Student Program/ESL (Permanent)

August 1/11

Motion carried
2011-05-27



d. NSTU ONE YEAR SECONDMENT RECOMMENDATIONS: (for information)

Employee/Prof #

Name

Position/School

Effective

473975/40014941

Lesley Ann Andrews

One Year Secondment, - Consultant 50% Arts Education, 50% Teaching

August 1/11

332395/40014486

Sharon Boudreau

One Year Secondment –

Consultant, Math P-6 / Mentoring

August 1/11

514299/40015090

Sheldon Googoo

One Year Secondment – Consultant,

50% Mi’kmaq / 50% Teaching

August 1/11

294462/40014294

Arlene Andrecyk

One Year Secondment Consultant,

Math 7-12 / Mentoring

August 1/11

473371/40014937

Tracie Collier

One Year Secondment – Consultant IEI/SIS (Information Economy Initiative/Student Information System)

August 1/11

(5) BOARD MEETINGS FOR THE 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

That the Board return to one site for the Board meetings which was identified as being Sherwood Park Education Centre for the 2011- 2012 school year. . . .

Motion carried
2011-05-28



(6) REQUEST FROM CUPE LOCAL 5050:

Board Chair Green advised the Board of the request from CUPE Local 5050 to meet with their executive. A consensus of the Board was reached not to meet with the executive. It was noted that the budget has been passed for the 2011-2012 school year. It was suggested that the union meet with the elected government.



(7) NEW BUSINESS:

a. Graduation Dates -Board Chair Green – Requested that the Board members respond re: graduation ceremonies which they wish to attend.

b. Visit from the Minister of Education – Monday, June 13th the Minister of Education will meet with the Board at 5:00 p.m.

c. Commissioner Margettie - School Review – Requested clarification on the motion which was passed on Monday, May 30th with regards to a review by the Utility and Review Board. On the question Board members were advised that it was the view of the Board Chair that it was the responsibility of the Board to look at all departments for cost reduction.

d. Commissioner Keagan – Operations – Requested clarification on the position of Coordinator of Facilities Management.

e. Superintendent White – Internal Staffing Report - Superintendent White advised that presently there are two Coordinator positions vacant, however it is the intent to only replace one of the Coordinator’s. Ms. Debbie MacIsaac, will be moved into programs, the former position held by Mr. David Brennick with some alignment to the responsibilities which were previously held. He further advised that various responsibilities will be aligned to the present compliment of Coordinators.

Secondly, as of August 1, 2011, Norma Baxter will be moving over to the Operational Services Department in a lateral move. He further advised that they are still reviewing the position of Coordinator of Facilities Management. On the question more information will be brought forward at a later date along with job descriptions for those positions designated for consideration.

Also noted since the last meeting; we have three schools requesting an increase in staffing. They were Sherwood Park Education Centre, Sydney Academy, and Sydney Mines Jr. High. All three sites have noted an increase in their enrollment figures. The Board agreed to support the request to increase three classroom teachers in our schools, however; if there is a discrepancy in the enrollment figures in September they wished to see the teachers removed and placed in schools where they are needed. Mr. White and Mrs. MacIsaac assured the Board that the enrollment will be reviewed again in September.

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner MacNeil

That the Board support an increase in classroom staffing by one teacher for each of the following: Sherwood Park Education Centre, Sydney Academy and Sydney Mines Jr. High.

Motion carried
2011-05-29




(8) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 6:21 p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY
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