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School Board Meeting Minutes: September 24, 2012 - Special
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School Board Meeting Minutes: September 24, 2012 - Special


Staff Development Center
North Sydney, N.S.
September 24, 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 6:07 p.m.

(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:


Present: Lorne Green, ChairJoan Currie Charlie Keagan
Darrell FlynnDarren MacNeilDarlene Morrison
Steve ParsonsCathi Pierrard Jackie Organ
Sandra MargettieDarren GoogooGary Fraser
Fred Tilley Kevin Ruelland
Absent: Barb Mercer (sent regrets)
Also Present:
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
Sheldon Nathanson, Sheldon Nathanson Barristers & Solicitors
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary



(3) NEW BUSINESS:

a. Commissioner Fraser – St. Anne’s School
b. Commissioner Pierrard – Conveyance rate



(4) HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Organ

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

Motion carried
2012-09-09

Commissioner Currie chaired the in-camera session

Moved by Commissioner Green
Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

That the Board rise and report. . .

Motion carried
2012-09-10

Commissioner Currie reported that the Board discussed a personnel issue.



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

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

That the Board accept the resignation of Tim Vickers as presented. . .

Motion carried
2012-09-11



(5) OPERATIONAL SERVICES REPORT:

Commissioner Tilley declared a conflict and left the meeting. . .

Mr. Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services presented the tender results as received.

On the question the Board requested clarification with regards to migrating and closing legal costs.

Moved by Commissioner Keagan
Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

That the Board accept the tender which was received from the Community Cares Outreach Group for the purchase of the old Northside Professional Development Centre on Brook Street, North Sydney. . .

Motion carried
2012-09-12

Commissioner Tilley re-entered the building.



(6) NEW BUSINESS:

c. Commissioner Fraser – St. Anne’s School - Commissioner Fraser provided a powerpoint presentation which contained pictures of the school identifying the issues which the school are now experiencing. It was his opinion that this is a sick building. He noted that the SAC had a meeting last evening with regards to the condition of the school. He advised that students and staff are going home sick.

Mr. Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services noted that the students and staff are not in a sick building. He further advised that the heater which was heating the air was overheating and running constantly and this was rectified today. He further noted that changes were made to the ventilation system. It was his opinion that overnight they should see a difference in the air inside the building.

Commissioner Fraser would like to see some administrative relief time while the construction is taking place. Mrs. Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources, noted that discussions will ensue with the principal with regards to substitute time during the construction.

Commissioner Flynn would like to see the LBG staff increased during construction and some security put in place for the safety of the students.

Commissioner Green expressed his concern with regards to the safety of the students.

Commissioner Parsons requested clarification and evaluation with regards to this project and future projects which take place.

Commissioner Currie noted the principal has a responsibility to ensure the safety of the school.



d. Commissioner Pierrard – Conveyance rate -





(7) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY
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