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School Board Meeting Minutes: April 16, 2012 - Special
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School Board Meeting Minutes: April 16, 2012 - Special


Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
April 16, 2012




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 5:00 p.m.

(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:







Present: Lorne Green, ChairJoan Currie, Vice Chair Jackie Organ
Steve ParsonsCathi PierrardDarren MacNeil
Barb MercerDarrell Flynn Sandra Margettie
Darren Googoo(conference call)(5:30 p.m.)
Absent: REGRETS RECEIVED FROM THE FOLLOWING:
Charlie Keagan Gary FraserKevin Ruelland
Darlene MorrisonFred Tilley
Also Present:
Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources
George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services
Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services
Lewis MacDonald, Coordinator of Facilities Management
Susan Kelley, Director of Programs and Student Services
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary



(3) CAPITAL PROJECTS RECOMMENDATIONS:

Mr. Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services, advised at the Management Committee meeting in March that he would be developing a list of projects which would be provided this evening. A power-point presentation was provided.

He noted that they are in no particular order and that government will decide the priorities. One project which was highlighted was a new school for the New Waterford area.

On the question several Board members questioned enrollment projections and costing estimator for renovations to Breton Education Centre. It was further noted that the school contains three gymnasiums. Mr. Oldford, further advised of the process which is in place for reviewing all projects which are submitted and the protocol for making recommendations.

Several concerns were expressed with regards to the cost of capital projects for New Waterford.

Commissioner Parsons wished to have his concerns recorded noting that he would not be supporting a new elementary school for New Waterford as presented. He would prefer to have a Primary – Four school at Greenfield elementary and a recommendation of a new Grade Five – Twelve school for New Waterford. He would like to see actual figures for renovations at Breton Education Centre.

Commissioner Margettie supported a new elementary school for the New Waterford area. Commissioner Pierrard spoke of her positive experience attending a Primary – Twelve school. Commissioner Organ supported a Grade Five – Twelve school for the New Waterford school. Concern was expressed of building a new elementary school that the Board would soon have excess capacity issues with and at the same time struggling with capacity issues at Greenfield elementary.

Board Chair Lorne Green supported a new school for the New Waterford area that would include Primary – Twelve grade level grade configuration.

Mr. Oldford advised that the project could be articulated in three phases. (1) deal with the pressing need to eliminate the two very old elementary schools Mount Carmel and St. Agnes. (2) Deal with the issues around Breton Education Centre. (3) Add additional classrooms to enable P3 school, Greenfield to be returned to the owners.

Project three which was identified was Glace Bay High. Mr. Oldford advised that the project consists of some refurbishment to Glace Bay High to sustain the building another 20 to 25 years.

Project four was identified as Memorial High refurbishment. This project consists of a host of renovations and repairs necessary at Memorial High. These include roofing, windows, entrance systems, washroom upgrades, energy initiatives, classroom refresh, cafeteria renewel, etc.

Project five would complete the renovations at Sydney Academy by renovating the interior of the business wing and by recladding the business wing exterior.

Project six would complete the renovations at Riverview Rural High by adding a number of classrooms in the C block of Riverview and subdividing some spaces in D block.

Project seven consists of the construction of a new building to house a bus garage for the Board. A series of shops presently exist throughout the Board which would be all amalgamated. This could also consist of shops for the Operational Services department. Several Board members expressed their support for this project. Board Chair Lorne Green noted that he would not be supporting this project.

Project eight consists of an alteration and addition to Seton Elementary. This project would see alterations to the 1973 wing, demolition of the 1963 wing and an addition to create missing program spaces.

Project nine consists of Donkin refurbishment. This project would see alterations to the front entrance as well as classroom, washroom renewal.



a. NEW WATERFORD AREA:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board support a new school for the New Waterford area with the exception that it be articulated into three phases for a Primary – Twelve School as discussed. . .

Motion carried
2012-04-05



b. BRETON EDUCATION CENTRE:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner MacNeil

That the Board recommend project 2 which consists of Breton Education Centre building study and repairs as proposed. . .

Motion carried
2012-04-06



c. GLACE BAY HIGH:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

That the Board recommend a refurbishment to Glace Bay High to sustain the building another 20-25 years as proposed. . .

Motion carried
2012-04-07



d. MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board recommend a refurbishment to Memorial High School for renovations and repairs necessary to the school as proposed. . .

Motion carried
2012-04-08



e. SYDNEY ACADEMY BUSINESS WING:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board recommend a refurbishment of the Sydney Academy Business wing as proposed. . .

Motion carried
2012-04-09



f. RIVERVIEW CLASSROOM ADDITION:

Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

That the Board recommend additional classroom for Riverview as proposed. . .

Motion carried
2012-04-10



g. TRANSPORTATION MAINTENANCE FACILITY:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Currie

That the Board recommend the construction of a new building to house a transportation maintenance facility as proposed as proposed. . . .

Motion carried
2012-04-11



Commissioner Green voted against the motion

h. SETON ALTERATION AND ADDITION:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

That the Board recommend alterations to Seton Elementary and addition as proposed. . . .

Motion carried
2012-04-12



i. DONKIN REFURBISHMENT:

Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

That the Board recommend a refurbishment of Donkin School as proposed. . . .

Motion carried
2012-04-13



(4) NEW BUSINESS:

n/a



(5) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 7:11 p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY
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