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School Board Meeting Minutes: November 16, 2011 - Special - Amended
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School Board Meeting Minutes: November 16, 2011 - Special - Amended

Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
November 16, 2011



A Special Board meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board was called to order today beginning at 5:11 p.m.


Present: Lorne Green,Chair Darrell FlynnBarb Mercer
Fred TilleyJackie OrganDarlene Morrison
Steve Parsons Charlie KeaganDarren MacNeil
Gary Fraser
Absent: Darren GoogooSandra Margettie (sent regrets)Kevin Ruelland (sent regrets)
Joan Currie (sent regrets)Cathi Pierrard (sent regrets)
Also Present:Ambrose White, Superintendent
Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services
Susan Kelley, Director of Programs and Student Services
Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services
George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services
David Muise, Sheldon Nathanson Barrister & Solicitor
Ian Pickford, McInnis Cooper Lawyers
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary

(2) Mr. David Muise, Sheldon Nathanson Barrister & Solicitors – Utility and Review Board:

Mr. David Muise began the session advising the Board that he had received correspondence from the Utility Review Board enquiring on whether the Board had made any recommendations to date. He noted that the Board presently has one African Nova Scotian representative elected at large, one Mi’Kmaq representative which is appointed, one representative for Victoria County, and eleven Board members for the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

He advised the Board of the recent hearing which were held within the Cape Breton Regional Municipality and the process which was in place.

Commissioner Fraser entered the meeting at 5:20 p.m.

Commissioner Tilley spoke with regards to the recommendations which were identified.

· Request an increase of one
· Request the status quo
· Request a decrease in the number

Commissioner Tilley addressed the issue of the Board requesting the Utility Review Board to make the decision on behalf of the Board. On the question Commissioner Keagan would like to see the Board recommend sustaining the status quo.

Several Board members spoke with regards with aligning the Board with the twelve districts which were identified through the Cape Breton Regional Municipality district map. It was agreed that this would be more manageable and would be viewed in a positive manner.

Moved by Commissioner Fraser
Seconded by Commissioner Mercer

That the Board recommend to the Utility Review Board; 12 School Board electoral Districts in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality aligned with the Cape Breton Regional Municipality electoral boundaries, 2 Victoria County, 1 African Nova Scotian Representative and 1 appointed Mi’Kmaq Representative. . . .

Motion carried

Commissioner Fraser left at 6:10 p.m.

(3) Personnel Issue:

Moved by Commissioner Organ
Seconded by Commissioner Morrison

That the Board go to an in-camera session. . . .

Commissioner Tilley chaired the in-camera session.

Moved by Commissioner Morrison
Seconded by Commissioner Organ

That the Board rise and report. . .

Commissioner Green reported that the Board received the results of a personnel investigation

Motion carried

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board accept the investigation report along with the recommendations as presented. .

Motion carried



(5) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.

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