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School Board Meeting Minutes: August 24, 2015 - Special
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School Board Meeting Minutes: August 24, 2015 - Special


Sherwood Park Education Centre
Sydney, N.S.
August 24, 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 6:00 p.m.


(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:


Present: Lorne Green, Chair Joan Currie Sandra Margettie Yvonne Kennedy
Gary Fraser Kevin Ruelland Steve Parsons John Berk
Charlotte Shaw Joyce Lind Jackie Organ Jack Toomey
Barb MercerStewart Matheson Darren Googoo
Absent (with regret): Fred Tilley
Also, Present: Beth MacIsaac, Superintendent
George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services
Wendy King, Director of Human Resource Services
Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services
Cathy Viva, Acting Director of Programs & Student Services
John Astephen, Regional Educational Officer
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary


(3) SCHOOL REVIEW:

Mr. Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services distributed information packages to the Board members and senior staff which followed a power-point presentation for those in attendance regarding recommendation to review Schools. Enclosed in the package and presentation was a list of the family of schools recommended by Senior Administration to undergo a review.



a. Northside Family of Schools:

Moved by Commissioner Toomey
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons

I move the board initiate school review in the Northside Family of Schools and authorize the establishment of a School Options Committee to conduct the review as per the terms of reference included in the staff recommendation to review.

Motion carried
2015-08-10



b. Riverview Family of Schools:

Moved by Commissioner Lind
Seconded by Commissioner Organ

Whereas:

The Cape Breton–Victoria Regional School Board has prepared a Long Range Outlook as per Directive A of the provincial School Review Policy

;and

Staff have prepared and presented a report; called Recommendation to Review report Riverview Family of Schools; as per Directive B of the provincial School Review Policy;

;and

• The Board continues to serve the same geographic area.

• The Board continues to have excess capacity problem

• The Board is projecting enrollment to continue to decline

• Reorganization involving schools within the Riverview Family of Schools could optimize the use of school facilities within this Family of Schools.

I move the board initiate school review in the Riverview Family of Schools and authorize the establishment of a School Options Committee to conduct the review as per the terms of reference included in the staff recommendation to review.

Motion carried
2015-08-11



c. Sydney Family of Schools:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

I move the board initiate school review in the Sydney Family of Schools and authorize the establishment of a School Options Committee to conduct the review as per the terms of reference included in the staff recommendation to review.

Motion carried
2015-08-12



d. New Waterford Family of Schools:

Moved by Commissioner Ruelland
Seconded by Commissioner Matheson

I move the board initiate school review in the New Waterford Family of Schools and authorize the establishment of a School Options Committee to conduct the review as per the terms of reference included in the staff recommendation to review.

Motion carried
2015-08-13



e. Glace Bay Family of Schools:

Moved by Commissioner Kennedy
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

I move the board initiate school review in the Glace Bay Family of Schools and authorize the establishment of a School Options Committee to conduct the review as per the terms of reference included in the staff recommendation to review.

Motion carried
2015-08-14





(4) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY
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