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School Board Meeting Minutes: May 12, 2014 - Special
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School Board Meeting Minutes: May 12, 2014 - Special


Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
May 12, 2014




SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

(1) CALL TO ORDER:

A Special Board Meeting meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board was called to order today beginning at 6:31 p.m.


(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:


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

(3) NEW BUSINESS:

n/a



(4) NSTU RETIREMENT(S)/RESIGNATION(S):

Moved by Commissioner Fraser
Seconded by Commissioner Organ

That the Board accept with regret and thanks for years of service the following retirement. . .

Employee #

Name

School

Effective

391698

40014704

Donna Dinaut

Harbourside Elementary

June 30, 2014

Motion carried
2014-05-03



(5) NSTU ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Currie

That the Board approve the following administrative appointments. .

Employee #

Name

Previous Position

New Position

Effective

482158

40014966

Janet Briggs

Principal

Thompson Jr. High

Principal Seton Elem

August 1, 2014

Motion defeated

Commissioner Parsons and Commissioner Mercer voted against the motion

It was felt by several Board members that Mrs. Briggs did not have the elementary experience required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.



(6) NSTU ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Mercer

That the Board approve the following administrative appointments. .

Employee #

Name

Previous Position

New Position

Effective

466581

40014914

Bernadette MacNeil

Teaching Vice-Principal – Dr. T.L. Sullivan Jr. High

Principal

Sherwood Park Education Centre

August 1, 2014

Motion carried
2014-05-04



(7) NSTU ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Currie

That the Board approve the following administrative appointments. .

Employee #

Name

Previous Position

New Position

Effective

360289

40014595

Barb MacDonald

Teaching Vice-Principal – Baddeck Acad

Principal

Baddeck Acad

August 1, 2014

Motion carried
2014-05-05



(8) ADMINISTRATIVE STAFFING:

Mrs. Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources noted a review of administrative staffing occurred. A formula was applied similar to other Boards.

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Currie

That the Board approve the recommendation of a .5 reduction in administrative position at BEC. . . .

Motion carried
2014-05-06



(9) SECRETARIAL STAFFING:

Mrs. Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources noted a review of secretarial staffing occurred.

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Berk

That the Board approve the recommendation of a reduction through attrition of 1.5 in school secretarial positions. . . .

Motion defeated

Commissioner Fraser voted against the motion
Commissioner Flynn voted against the motion
Commissioner Parsons voted against the motion



(10) WORKFORCE SURVEY:

Mrs. Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources requested the Board to review a draft workplace survey in order to better understand the diverse population of educators employed within the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board. In keeping with our Diversity management Policy, the Human Resources Department would like all employees to take the time to fill out the following Workforce Survey.

Commissioner Lind requested clarification on the wording of question five.

Commissioner Green questioned why the Board requires the name of the person being surveyed. He also questioned the use of the word “African” in several statements. He further noted that the Federal government is presently conducting a similar survey.

Commissioner Flynn questioned the identification of languages.

Commissioner Green agreed that a copy of the federal government workplace survey would be copied and forwarded to the Director of Human Resources.



(11) NEW BUSINESS:

n/a





(12) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 7:44 p.m.





__________________________________________________
LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY
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