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School Board Meeting Minutes: June 10, 2013 - Special
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School Board Meeting Minutes: June 10, 2013 - Special


Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
June 10, 2013




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 6:45 p.m.


(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:




Present: Lorne Green, Chair Jack Toomey Darrell Flynn
Barb Mercer Yvonne Kennedy Joan Currie
John Berk Sandra Margettie Kevin Ruelland
Joyce Lind Steve Parsons Jackie Organ
Darren Googoo
Regrets: Fred Tilley Gary Fraser Stewart Matheson
Absent: n/a
Also, Present: Ambrose White, Superintendent
Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources
Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services
Susan Kelley, Director of Programs and Student Services
George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary


(3) NEW BUSINESS:

a. Superintendent White – Budget
b. Commissioner Parsons – AESOP Review
c. Commissioner Parsons – EPIC Request for space
d. Commissioner Mercer – NSSBA Update
e. Director of Operational Services, Mr. Paul Oldford – Overtime Report



(4) Human Resources Report:

a. CUPE REPORT:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Toomey

That the Board accept with regret and thanks for years of service the following resignation(s)/retirement(s)

EMPLOYEE #

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

Classification Employed in

Retirement/

Resignation

EFFECTIVE DATE

40014071

Linda Sutherland

Cleaner/Memorial High

Resignation

Sept 1/13

Motion carried
2013-06-04



b. NSTU Administrative Recommendations:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Mercer

That the Management Committee accept the following administrative recommendations. . .

Employee #

Name

Previous Position

New Position

Effective

566141

40031557

Angela Currie

Principal (Teaching) – Middle River School

Principal

Cape Smokey Elementary

(1 Year)

August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014

465062

40015051

Lyn McInnis

Vice-Principal (Teaching) – Bras d’Or Elementary (1 Year)

Teacher – Dr. T.L. Sullivan Jr. High (Perm)

Vice-Principal (Teaching) – Bras d’Or Elementary (1 Year)

August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014

571299

40015439

Chris MacKinnon

Department Head (Social Studies)

Malcolm Munroe Jr. High (1 Year)

Teacher – Malcolm Munroe Jr. High (Perm)

Vice-Principal (Teaching) – Malcolm Munroe Jr. High

(1 Year)

August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014

559260

40015316

Melanie Dolan

Vice-Principal (Teaching) – St. Joseph Elementary (Forced)

Vice-Principal (Teaching) – St. Agnes Elementary (Perm)

August 1, 2013

392712

40014708

Bernadette Murray

Department Head (English) – Oceanview Ed. Centre (1 Year)

Department Head (English) – Oceanview Ed. Centre (Perm)

August 1, 2013

546929

40015245

Marilyn McGillivray

Department Head (French) – Breton Ed. Centre (1 Year)

Department Head (French) – Breton Education Centre (1 Year)

August 1, 2013 – July 31, 2014

399766

40014744

Maureen MacDonald

Head Psychologist - (1 Year)

Head Psychologist – (1 Year)

August 1, 2013 – July 31, 2014

Motion carried
2013-06-05



i. NSTU Early Literacy Teacher – Harbourside Elementary: (For information)

Employee #

Name

Previous Position

New Position

Effective

578211

40015479

Georgina Shaw

50% Early Literacy/50% Glace Bay Elementary (FORCED)

Early Literacy Teacher – Harbourside Elementary (1 Year Temporary Assignment)

August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014



ii. NSTU Request for a Leave of Absence from Administrative duties:

Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

That the Board accept the following request to take a leave of absence from administrative duties. . .

Employee #

Name

School

Effective

363341

40014605

Art MacDonald

Whitney Pier Memorial

Principal

August 1/13 to July 31/14

Motion carried
2013-06-06



(5) Committee for AGM – CBVRSB 2014:

Commissioner Googoo noted that the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre is tentatively booked along with rooms at the Hampton Inn & Suites.

It was noted that we will confirm this booking and book some additional rooms for other meetings.



(6) New Business:

a. Superintendent White – Budget – He noted that next Monday is our last Board meeting and it is the hopes of management to get the budget approved.

Commissioner Parsons noted he still has several questions with regards to the budget. He asked for clarification with regards to the budget review as to whether administrative reductions were ever reviewed during deliberations.

Superintendent White noted that the budget team reviewed all cost centers including administration but that no recommendations were made to reduce administration for 2013-2014. He further noted that significant administrative reductions were made in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.

Commissioner Parsons noted it causes him concern that staff did not recommend administrative staff reductions.

b. Commissioner Parsons – AESOP Review – He provided a brief description to the new Board members on what the system does. He noted that in some of our schools they are using the same substitute. He noted that this shows concern for students with substitutes teaching subjects which they are not qualified to teach.

He noted if schools are not using the system for its intended purpose then we need to review our use of the system and whether we wish to maintain it.

Mrs. Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources, noted that the Human Resources department will review with the highlighted schools that are of concern to the member.

She further noted that ninety-nine teachers were permanently forced out of positions this year. We are hoping by the end of the day to reduce that number dramatically. She further noted her concern for teachers who have recall rights who may not obtain positions as we work through the staffing process.

The Board was concerned with teachers who were not teaching within their area of expertise. They requested that further discussions take place with the principals of the schools to remind them of the Board’s expectation.

c. Commissioner Parsons – EPIC (Educational Programs and Innovational Charities) Request for space – He noted that he received a request from EPIC looking for space. It was noted that they are awaiting a response and in order for them to receive funding they need to have further information before the end of June.

Commissioner Googoo noted expediency is an issue for the program. In order to be able to move, they will need to know before the end of June so that they can use the last week of June for moving.

d. Commissioner Mercer – NSSBA Update – Commissioner Mercer noted that they have a number of standing committees. She further noted that if anyone wishes to sit on these committees they should advise her.

Commissioner Green noted that if Commissioner Mercer is not able to participate on the committees, then the matter should come back for the Board to make a recommendation to the NSSBA.

The deadline is July 5, 2013. Some names will be brought forward at a Pre-Board meeting held at George D. Lewis School.

Commissioner Green noted at his Board Chair meeting held last week there was concern expressed over the committee for small Rural schools. He noted this concern has been expressed around the province.

Further discussion ensued with regards to the definition of Hub Schools.

Lengthy discussions ensued with regards to past School review processes and the impact of Hub Schools if the Department embraced this concept.

e. Director of Operational Services, Mr. Paul Oldford – Overtime Report - Commissioner Parsons noted the information is good however he provided clarification of the report which he wished to receive with regards to names and hours and to see what we actually spend. He further requested that the report be emailed out for review before any meeting.

Commissioner Ruelland left the meeting at 7:44 p.m.

f. Board Meeting Calendar 2013-2014 - The scheduled Board Meeting Calendar was approved with some minor changes.



(7) PERSONNEL ISSUE:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

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

Motion carried
2013-06-07

Commissioner Googoo chaired the meeting during the in-camera session.

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Organ

That the Board rise and report. . .

Motion carried
2013-06-08

Commissioner Googoo reported that the Board discussed a personnel issue.



(8) New Business:

n/a





(9) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 8:11p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY
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