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School Board Meeting Minutes: February 22, 2016 - Special
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School Board Meeting Minutes: February 22, 2016 - Special


Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
February 22, 2016




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 7:33 p.m.


(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:


Present: Lorne Green, Chair Sandra Margettie Steve Parsons
Joan Currie John Berk Yvonne Kennedy
Barb Mercer(conference call) Jackie Organ Kevin Ruelland
Joyce LindJack Toomey Stewart Matheson
Gary Fraser Charlotte Shaw
Absent (sent regrets): Fred Tilley Darren Googoo
Absent: n/a
Also, Present: Beth MacIsaac, Superintendent
Cathy Viva, Acting Director of Programs & Student Services
Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services
George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services
Tracie Collier, Coordinator of Human Resource Services
Lewis MacDonald, Coordinator of Facilities Management
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary


(3) NEW BUSINESS:

n/a



(4) HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:

a. NSTU Retirement(s):

Moved by Commissioner Ruelland
Seconded by Commissioner Berk

That the Education Committee accept with regret and thanks for years of service the following retirements. . .

Employee #

Name

School

Effective

359398

40014594

Gaye Dixon, Ret

Rankin School of the Narrows

February 19, 2016

411900

40014778

Muriel Hill-Latimer, Ret

Riverview High

March 31, 2016

392373

40014706

Janet Beaton, Ret

Sydney Academy

June 30, 2016

Motion carried
2017-02-01



b. NSTU Resignation from Administrative Duties:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Organ

That the Education Committee approve the following NSTU request to resign from administrative duties. . .

Employee #

Name

School

Effective

473520

40014939

Lynn Mills

Riverview High

Department Head (Math)

March 1, 2016

Motion carried
2017-02-02



c. NSTU Leave of Absence:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Currie

That the Education Committee approve the following request for a leave of absence. . .

Employee #

Name

School

Effective

607044

40031839

Lindsay Chiasson

(1st Request)

Tompkins Memorial

(Music)

August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017

Motion carried
2017-02-03



d. NSTU Deferred Salary Leave:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

That the Education Committee approve the following request for deferred salary leave. . .

Employee #

Name

School

Effective

500512

40015032

Dawn Donovan

Oceanview Education Centre

One Year: August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018

Motion carried
2017-02-04



e. NSTU Withdrawal from Deferred Salary Leave:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Berk

That the Education Committee approve the following request to withdraw from Deferred Salary leave . . .

Employee #

Name

School

Effective

541318

40015219

Tanya Boone

Riverside Elem

Withdrawal from Deferred Salary Leave (Six Months: February 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017)

Motion carried
2017-02-05



f. NSTU Term Hires:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Berk

That the Education Committee approve the following term hires. . .

Employee #

Name

School/Position

Effective

557223

Sub #: 40015306

Term #: 40026412

Susan Fraser

Harbourside Elementary

Grade 3

New Position #

Term: February 2, 2016 to July 31, 2016

614214

Sub # 40015786

Term #: 40045799

Christa Williamson-Trainor

Glace Bay High

Chemistry 11, 12/Science 9

Position #: 81005846

Term: March 2, 2016 to July 31, 2016

607804

Sub #: 40015748

Term #: 40046706

Amy MacDougall

Marion Bridge Elementary

Grade 1/2

Position #: 81035842

Term: February 29, 2016 to July 31, 2016

604066

Sub #: 40035890

Term #: 40015693

Chantel MacDonald

Rankin School of the Narrows

Grade 2/3

Term: February 22, 2016 to July 31, 2016

604421

Sub #: 40015694

Term #: 40039195

Kim Peters-MacDonald

Ferrisview Elementary

Grade 4

Term: April 27. 2016 to July 31, 2016

Motion carried
2016-02-06



g. Overtime Committee- Recommendation for all Confidential Employees:

Moved by Commissioner Ruelland
Seconded by Commissioner Berk

That the Board accept the report of the Overtime Committee with the noted amendments. . .

Motion carried
2016-02-07



(5) HUB SCHOOL:

Discussions ensued regarding the Hub School request for an extension from George D. Lewis. It was suggested that a sub-committee of senior staff and the Chair and a Vice Chair will be formed to meet with representatives to clearly define the expectations of the Board. The committee will meet with the Hub School representatives and report back to the Board regarding the progression of the proposal.

Commissioner Mercer and Kennedy acknowledged the determination of the Committee to develop a Hub School and was pleased with the Board’s consensus to allow an extension of the deadline. It was agreed to extend the deadline until June 1, 2016.



(6) SCHOOL REVIEW:

Board Chair Lorne Green distributed copies of the School Review reports which were received from the SOC (School Options Committees). Commissioner Fraser spoke of the concerns which were expressed by the community of Dominion and Reserve at the meeting he attended.



(7) TCA PROJECTS:

A copy of the list was distributed to those in attendance. Discussions ensued regarding the deadline date of February 29, 2016. Lengthy discussions ensued regarding the extensive list which senior staff is recommending. Mr. Oldford noted that if we don’t submit everything then we may risk losing an opportunity.

The list will be revised and redistributed on Wednesday with a response due on Friday.



(8) New Business:

n/a





(9) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

The meeting adjourned at 9:08 p.m.





__________________________________________________
LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY
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