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School Board Meeting Minutes: September 17, 2012 - Special
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School Board Meeting Minutes: September 17, 2012 - Special


Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
September 17 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 7:45 p.m.

(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:


Present: Lorne Green, ChairJoan Currie, Vice Chair Charlie Keagan
Barb MercerDarren MacNeilDarlene Morrison
Steve ParsonsCathi Pierrard Jackie Organ
Sandra MargettieDarren GoogooGary Fraser
Fred Tilley
Absent: Kevin Ruelland Darrell Flynn (sent regrets)
Also Present:Ambrose White, Superintendent
Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services
Susan Kelley, Director of Programs and Student Services
George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services
Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services
Wendy King, Coordinator of Human Resources
Tracie Collier, Coordinator of Human Resources
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary



(3) NEW BUSINESS:

n/a



(4) HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:

a. CUPE Resignation(s)/Retirement(s):

Moved by Commissioner Keagan
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons

That the Board accept with regret and thanks for years of service the following Resignation(s)/Retirement(s). . .

EMPLOYEE#

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

POSITION EMPLOYED IN

RETIREMENT/

RESIGNATION

EFFECTIVE DATE

40030718

Annette Chiasson

LBG/Sydney River Elem

Resignation

Sept 26/12

40016351

Joan Conrad-Cormier

TA/Brookland Elem

Resignation

Sept 4/12

40028460

Ted (Edward) Kavanaugh

Cleaner/Cabot

Resignation

Sept 12/12

40026442

Jennifer MacKay

Cleaner/Baddeck Academy

Resignation

Aug 24/12

Motion carried
2012-09-01



b. CUPE Request for a Leave of Absence:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board approve the following request for a leave of absence. . .

EMPLOYEE#

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

POSITION EMPLOYED IN

EFFECTIVE DATE

40014117

Jacqueline Whitty

Cleaner/Memorial High School/first request

Sept 5/12 up to and including June 30/13

Motion carried
2012-09-02



c. Additions to the Casual Cleaning list:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons

That the Board approve the following request for additions to the casual cleaning list. . .

#

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

QUALIFICATIONS

1.

Dale Hussey

Cleaning experience

2.

Amanda MacQuarrie

Cleaning experience, CPR, WHIMIS

3.

Roderick Seymour

Cleaning experience

Motion carried
2012-09-03



d. Workers Compensation Report – Total Injury Costs

Mrs. Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources expressed her disappointment in the consistent increase in rates even though the number of injuries within our Board have gone down. She noted the reason provided was due to the number of injuries within the industry.

· 2009 - $313,075.29

· 2010 - $188,053.78

· 2011 - $124,642.12

Mr. George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services further provided clarification with regards to our claim and rate experience.



e. NSTU Deferred Salary leave (request to change dates of leave)

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

That the Board approve the following request to change dates of a deferred salary leave request. .

Employee #

Name/School

Changes Requested

Effective

40014923

Bernadette Romeo,

Bras d’Or

Start Date of Six-Month Deferred

Leave moved from February 1, 2013

to February 1, 2014 and ending

August 31, 2014

February 1, 2014



Motion carried
2012-09-04



f. NSTU Temporary Assignments: (for information)

Employee #

Name

Position/School

Effective

40014950

Craig Buckland

Junior High Late French Immersion

Resource Teacher (Grades 7-9)

Base: Whitney Pier Jr. High

August 1, 2012 – July 31, 2013

40015493

Gina Tubrett

SIS Support Teacher

Base: Staff Development Centre

September 19 to December 20, 2012

g. NSTU RECOMMENDATION FOR ONE YEAR ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board approve the following recommendation for a one year Administrative position. .

Employee #

Name

School

Effective

40014744

Maureen MacDonald

Base To Be Announced

From September 18, 2012 to July 31,

2013

September 18, 2012

Motion carried
2012-09-05



f. NSTU AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUSLY PRESENTED POSITIONS:

Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

That the Board approve the following recommendations for one year positions . .

Employee #

Name/School

Amendment

Effective

Prof #614255

Sub # 40015787

Mary Reid, Long Term Substitute,

Boularderie School

Position #81007292

Amend Start Date from August 1, 2012 to September 4, 2012

September 4/12

Prof # 615468

Sub #40015806

Jillian Tremblett-Sexton, Long Term Substitute, Malcolm Munroe Jr. High,

Position #81006322

Amend Start Date from August 1,

2012 to September 4, 2012

September 4/12

Prof #616805

Sub # 40026379

Term#40045248

Jeffrey McNeil

Resource:

Long Term Substitute - September 4 to December 20, 2012;

Term – January 3 to March 1, 2013

Position #81005268 at Cabot School

Note: This position initially awarded at August 27/12 Special Board Meeting to Charlotte Carew and she later declined with thanks

September 4/12

Prof # 658948

Sub #40047000

Greg Wilson

Classroom Music Circuit – Mount Carmel, Macdonald, St. Agnes (P-6):

Long Term Substitute

October 5, 2012 to January 31,

2013

Position #81006627 at Mount

Carmel

Note: This position initially

awarded At August 27/12 Special

Board Meeting toTerrance(Carter)

Chiasson and he later declined

with thanks

October 5/12

Prof #600445

Term #40015643

Lisa Mayich

Brookland Elementary

Grade Primary

(Position #81005325)

Term: September 4, 2012 – February 20, 2013

Prof #559799

Term #40015322

Kim Lewis

Bras d`Or Elementary Grade 6

(Position #81035791)

Term: September 4 – December 7/12

Prof #586354

Term #40015533

Jennifer O’Regan

Sydney Academy

Law 12, Math Essentials 10,

Global Geo 12, Entrepreneurship 12

(Position # 81007435)

Term (97 ½ Days)

12:00 noon, February 1 – July 31, 2013

Prof #597807

Term #40031871

Jessica Boudreau

Sherwood Park Education Center

Term: 75% LD

(Position #81003039)

Harbourside 100 % LD

Term: August 1/12 – July 31/13

(Position #81003039)

Prof #610964

Term# 40039121

Jen Harvey

Bras d`Or Elementary

Term: Grade 6. September 4 - December 7/12

(Position #81035791)

Riverview

African Canadian Studies 11, English Communications 11, Philosophy 12

Term: September 4,2012 to January 8, 2013 (Position #81006894)

Prof #546002

Term #40039105

Donna Lyle

Jubilee Elementary

Grade 6
Term: September 4, 2012 - February 14, 2013 (Position

#81006158)

George D. Lewis

Grade 5/6 (80% Admin backfill)

Term: August 1, 2012 – July 31, 2013

(Position #81005637)

Prof #636548

Term #40035355

Ashley Carmichael

George D. Lewis

Grade 5/6

(80% Admin backfill)

(Position #81005637)

Breton Education Center

Gr 7 French Core ( 2 sections ),

Gr 7 Mode De Vie Sain, Gr 7 Science Humaines, Integrated French 7, Gr 7 English ( 2 sections )

Term: August 1, /12 – July 31, 2013

(Position #81005196)

Prof #590133

Term #40015552

Rebecca Pozzebon

John Bernard Croak

Grade 2

Term: September 4 to December 8, 2012

(Position #81006134)

Jubilee Elementary

Grade 6
Term: September 4, 2012 - February 14, 2013

(Position #81006158)

Prof #611061

Term #40015762

Cheryl Cosnick

Dr. T.L. Sullivan

Grade 8,9 English, Active Healthy Living February 1 – July 31, 2013 (98 days)

(Position #81005580)

John Bernard Croak

Grade 2

Term: September 4, 2012 - December 8, 2012

(Position #81006134)

Prof #555631

Sub #40046377

Term #40034514

Rhonda Sampson

Riverview High Sciences 10 (2), Mode de Vie Actif (4), Histoire 10 (1/2), Histoire Planetaire 12(1/2)

LTS: September 6 -14, 2012

Term: September 17, 2012 - March 8,2013

(Position # 81006841)

Malcolm Munroe English 9, Core French 8/9, Immersion Social Studies 9, and Immersion Health 7

(Position #81005289)

Prof # 616631

Sub #40035336

Term #40037775

Angela Power

Malcolm Munroe Term Core French 7,8,9 - 1 section each (50% Admin. Backfill) (Position #81035833)

Riverview High Sciences 10 (2), Mode de Vie Actif (4), Histoire 10 (1/2), Histoire Planetaire 12(1/2) LTS: September 6 – 14, 2012

Term: Sept. 17, 2012 - March 8, 2013 (Position # 81006841)

Motion carried
2012-09-06



g. NSTU Long Term substitute/Term positions:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Organ

That the Board approve the following long term substitute/term positions. . . .

Employee #

Name

Position/Duration/Location

Effective

Prof #596767

Sub # 40039216

Term #40015620

Tara Barter

LTS – September 4 - October 5, 2012 Term: October 9 to December 20, 2012 Position #81005096

Bras d’Or (for Pam VanDommelen)

September 4, 2012

Prof #596536

Term #40036214

Lindsay Hurley

Term September 4 - November 15, 2012 Position #81005465

Cusack (For Erin Jamael-MacLean)

September 4, 2012

Prof #592816

Term# 40041584

Charlotte Carew

Term: September 14, 2012 to

July 31/13

Brookland Elementary (Learning

Centre)

September 14, 2012

Prof #578898

Term#40030568

Michelle Finigan

Learning Disabilities (75%) / Behavior Intervention (25%) Resource Teacher

August 1, 2012 to July 31, 2013

At Sherwood Park Education Centre

August 1, 2012

Prof #617266

Term#40026637

Megan Ashton

Physical Education Teacher

Cape Smokey Elementary

September 19, 2012 to July 31, 2013

September 19, 2012

Professional #663344

Term

#40048307

Hector MacNeil

Gaelic Teacher, Rankin School

of the Narrows

August 1, 2012 to July 31, 2013

August 1, 2012

Professional Number 666883

Pius Stephenson

Electrical Construction / Industrial Program Teacher

Memorial High School

August 1, 2012 – July 31, 2013

August 1, 2012

Motion carried
2012-09-07



Commissioner Parsons requested that the substitute reports which were previously distributed continue.

h. NSTU REQUEST TO Relinquish Administrative duties for one year:

Moved by Commissioner Keagan
Seconded by Commissioner Currie

That the Board approve the following request to relinquish administrative duties for one year . . .

Employee #

Name

School/Position Being Relinquished

2012-2013 School Year

Assignment Requested for 2012-2013 School Year

Effective Dates

40014637

Vincent Gillis

Glace Bay High

Department Head

Classroom Teacher

August 1, 2012 – July 31, 2013

(Note: One Year Only)

Motion carried
2012-09-08



i. Human Resource Services Reports: (attached to the original minutes)

Mrs. Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources provided the report. Highlights of the report included an update on the draft enrollment figures within our Board. Also provided were the projected enrollments. Ms. Collier, Coordinator of Human Resources, reviewed the enrollment figures. She noted we have four classes at the elementary level that are at the cap. It was also noted to date, the Board has only received one request for additional staff and it is at the secondary level.

Commissioner Parsons hopes that the government evaluates their decisions of the implementation of the elementary cap sizes.

Noted at the high school level the numbers are still fluctuating and the enrollment figures to date have not stabilized. Further clarification was requested with regards to the number of students who are enrolled in various programs.

Clarification was requested with regards to the ratio of student class size at the lower elementary level.



(5) NEW BUSINESS:

n/a



Commissioner Keagan left the meeting at 8:35 p.m.





(6) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 8:44 p.m.





__________________________________________________
LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY
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