March 23, 2015
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 5:03 p.m.
(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:
|Present:||Lorne Green, Chair||Steve Parsons||Gary Fraser||Joan Currie|
|Stewart Matheson||John Berk||Barb Mercer||Jackie Organ|
|Yvonne Kennedy||Kevin Ruelland||Charlotte Shaw||Darren Googoo|
|Sandra Margettie||Joyce Lind||Jack Toomey||Fred Tilley|
|Also, Present:||Beth MacIsaac, Superintendent|
|George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services|
|Susan Kelley, Director of Programs & Student Services|
|Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services|
|John Astephen, Regional Educational Officer|
|Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary|
(3) NSSBA RESOLUTIONS:
Mr. George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services and Board Secretary reviewed the proposed resolutions for the NSSBA AGM:
· High School Math, (Grade Eleven)
· Future Growth (Arts Education)
· Aligning TCA Capital Plan with Board Long Range Plan
Lengthy discussions ensued regarding the importance of all three resolutions. It was agreed to move forward with both the second and third resolutions. It was also decided to submit the first resolution as an alternative in case one of the other Boards has reiterated the same one.
(4) SESSION FOR ADMINISTRATORS AND PUBLIC – RE: MIDDLE SCHOOL:
Mrs. Susan Kelley, Director of Programs and Student Services, advised that a session for administrators and evening sessions for parents/guardians has been scheduled. Dr. Dru Tomlin is scheduled to present. On March 24-25, 2015 these sessions are scheduled to take place. The title of the sessions is Essential Ingredients for a Successful Middle Grades Recipe!”
(5) IN-CAMERA SESSION:
Moved by Commissioner Fraser
Seconded by Commissioner Organ
That the Board go to an in-camera session. . .
Commissioner Matheson chaired the in-camera session.
Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Green
That the Board rise and report. . .
The Board was updated on an Operational issue.
(6) LONG TERM OUTLOOK:
Mr. Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services reviewed the results of the meeting which was held on March 10, 2015. The Board were provided with a draft of the long range outlook document. He noted what we need to achieve this evening:
· A motion to approve Looking Inward Final report with amendments agreed to this evening.
· A Motion to advertise some potential HUB schools.
· Agreement to move a motion to accept the Long Range Outlook at the March 30th Board meeting.
· Discussion around revisions current capital plan.
· Discussion around when to institute school review.
Victoria South & North - Each family of schools was reviewed confirming discussions held on March 10, 2015. Victoria South and Victoria North schools will remain as presented in the final document.
Northside Family of Schools - Reviewed with discussions. There are three options to be considered regarding the Northside Family of Schools. It is the wish of the Board to no longer consider Option Three, however; to give consideration to Option One and Option Two.
Riverview Family of Schools - Reviewed with discussions. Discussions ensued regarding the declining enrollment of MacLennan Jr. High with students enrolling at Malcolm Munroe. The issue of Mira Road elementary being considered under the Sydney Family of Schools was also noted. Discussions ensued regarding Robin Foote being a P-5. A consensus was reached to consider Mira Road Elementary as part of the Sydney Family of Schools.
Sydney Family of Schools - Reviewed with discussions. During these discussions it was confirmed again to include Mira Road Elementary in the Sydney Family of Schools. It was further agreed to move forward with Option One and Option Two for consideration. Consideration needs to be given for the least amount of transitions for the students belong to the Sydney Family of Schools.
New Waterford Family of Schools – No further discussion was required due a consensus being reached at the meeting of March 10, 2015.
Glace Bay Family of Schools – It was suggested to let the TCA process unfold. The two options in the final report differ only in the context of the school to replace Bridgeport, MacDonald and Tompkins – That is a new school versus a renovation at Bridgeport.
These amendments will be included in the final report of the Looking Inward document and in the long term outlook document so that the Board may move forward.
Moved by Commissioner Ruelland
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons
To approve the final report of the Looking Inward document with the above noted amendments. . .
Commissioner Ruelland left the meeting at 6:56 pm
(7) Adjournment of the meeting. . .
the meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.. . .
|LORNE GREEN||GEORGE BOUDREAU|
|BOARD CHAIR||BOARD SECRETARY|
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