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School Board Meeting Minutes: April 18, 2016 - Special
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School Board Meeting Minutes: April 18, 2016 - Special


Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
April 18, 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 5:58 p.m.


(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:



Present: Lorne Green, Chair Sandra Margettie Kevin Ruelland
Joan Currie John Berk Darren Googoo
Barb Mercer Jackie Organ Stewart Matheson
Joyce LindJack Toomey
Absent (sent regrets): Yvonne Kennedy Gary Fraser Charlotte Shaw
Steve Parsons
Absent: Fred Tilley
Also, Present: Beth MacIsaac, Superintendent
Wendy King, Director of Human Resource Services
Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services
Cathy Viva, Acting Director of Programs and Student Services
John Astephen, Regional Education Officer
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary



(3) NEW BUSINESS:

a. Board Chair Lorne Green - Correspondence from Riverside
b. Board Chair - Transportation Position
c. Board Chair - Incident at Memorial High



(4) HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:

a. CUPE Retirement(s)/Resignation(s):

Moved by Commissioner Organ
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

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

Employee#

Name of Employee

Position Employed in

Resignation/

Retirement

Effective Date

40016586

Kathy Donovan

System Administrator/Transportation Dept.

Resignation

Apr 15/16

40016250

Gerard McEachern

Bus Driver/Transportation Dept.

Retired

Apr 4/16

Motion carried
2016-04-67



b. NSTU Retirement(s)/Resignation(s):

Moved by Commissioner Ruelland
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

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

Employee #

Name

School

Effective

362988

40014600

Pearl Farrow

Retirement

Breton Education Centre

June 30, 2016

344754

40014530

Gene Briggs

Retirement

Greenfield Elementary

June 30, 2016

Motion carried
2016-04-68



c. NSTU Deferred Salary Leave:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner CUrrie

That the Board approve the following request for a deferred salary leave. . .

Employee #

Name

School

Effective

586834

40015539

Penny MacLean

Deferred Salary Leave

Harbourside Elementary

Six Months: February 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019

Motion carried
2016-04-69



d. CLASSROOM STAFFING:

Mrs. Tracie Collier, Coordinator of Human Resources presented the classroom staffing recommendations. She began her presentation with a review of the staffing formulas used. This was followed with a review of the elementary level, middle school level, P-12 levels, P-8 levels, 6-12 levels, the high schools and lastly; the Adult School.

Moved by Commissioner Googoo
Seconded by Commissioner Mercer

That the Board approve the classroom staffing plan as presented with a total reduction of 24.5.

Motion carried
2016-04-70



e. ADMINISTRATION STAFFING:

Mrs. Tracie Collier presented the administrative staffing recommendations noting any reductions or increases in administrative allotment.

Moved by Commissioner Googoo
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board approve the administrative staffing

Motion carried
2016-04-71



Mrs. Beth MacIsaac, Superintendent of Schools commended Human Resources staff for their hard work in developing the staffing plan and the communication held with the local unions regarding the staffing process.



6. New Business:

a. Board Chair Lorne Green - Correspondence from Riverside – The correspondence was received from the SOC regarding the Grade Five students who would be moving to Grade Six in September, 2016. It was noted that it was a reasonable request however it cannot be entertained at this time due to the circumstances surrounding the situation.

b. Board Chair - Transportation Position – Mr. Oldford, Director of Operational Services spoke of the vacancies in the Transportation Department. He would like to post a manager position within the Department. Board Chair Lorne Green asked for a job description for the position. Mr. Oldford spoke of the differences between a Coordinator position and a manager position focused on the Transportation system of the Board. Clarification was requested regarding the difference between the manager position and the System Administrator position also vacated within the department.

Lengthy discussions ensued regarding the qualifications and description of any position posted.

Consensus around the table was to review the draft description and qualifications for the needs of any position to be posted in the Transportation Department.

Mr. Oldford advised that he will develop a draft description to be distributed to the Board for review.

c. Board Chair - Incident at Memorial High – Noted on the weekend a Sports Show was held at Memorial High which was very distasteful. Commissioner Green questioned who approved the use of the facility and the purpose of the use.



7. Adjournment of the meeting. . .

The meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY
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