November 16, 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 5:11 p.m.
(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:
|Present:||Lorne Green,Chair||Darrell Flynn||Barb Mercer|
|Fred Tilley||Jackie Organ||Darlene Morrison|
|Steve Parsons||Charlie Keagan||Darren MacNeil|
|Absent:||Darren Googoo||Sandra 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. . . .
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
Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie
That the Board accept the investigation report along with the recommendations as presented. .
(4) NEW BUSINESS:
the meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.
|LORNE GREEN||GEORGE BOUDREAU|
|BOARD CHAIR||BOARD SECRETARY|
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