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School Board Meeting Minutes: June 13, 2016 - Special
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School Board Meeting Minutes: June 13, 2016 - Special


Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
June 13, 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 Yvonne Kennedy
Steve Parsons(conference call)Joyce Lind Jack Toomey
Joan Currie John Berk Fred Tilley
Barb MercerJackie Organ Darren Googoo
Charlotte ShawKevin Ruelland
Stewart Matheson
Absent (sent regrets): Gary Fraser
Absent: n/a
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 Education Officer
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary



(3) NEW BUSINESS:

a. Commissioner Parsons - Overtime Report

b. Commissioner Margettie - Coordinator Position



(4) HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:

a. CUPE RETIREMENT:

Moved by Commissioner Berk
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

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

Employee#

Name of Employee

Position Employed in

Resignation/

Effective Date

40017165

Wilfred MacEachern

Mechanic

Retirement

June 3, 2016

Motion carried
2016-06-04



b. RESULTS OF CONFIDENTIAL POSITION (Manager of Operations - Transportation): (motion required):

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Organ

That the Board accept the following recommendation for the position of Manager of Operations - Transportation. . .

APPLICANT

EFFECTIVE DATE

Tara Gaskell

TBA

Motion carried
2016-06-05



c. NSTU RETIREMENT:

Moved by Commissioner Tilley
Seconded by Commissioner Toomey

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

Employee #

Name

School

Effective

428334

40014818

Murdith Gillis

Retirement

St. Joseph Elementary

Learning Disabilities Teacher

June 30, 2016

Motion carried
2016-06-06



Moved by Commissioner Organ
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board go to an in-camera session. . .

Motion carried
2016-06-07



The In-camera session was chaired by Commissioner Toomey. . .



Moved by Commissioner Green
Seconded by Commissioner Organ

That the Board rise and report. . .

Motion carried
2016-06-08

Commissioner Toomey noted that the Board discussed a personnel issue. .



d. NSTU Request for a Leave of Absence from Administrative duties(1 year):

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Tilley

That the Board deny the following request for a leave of absence from administrative duties (1 year). . .

Employee #

Name

Position/School

Effective

464222

40014901

Shaun Syms

Vice-Principal

Whitney Pier Memorial Middle School

2016-2017 School Year

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Organ

That the Motion be tabled. . .

Motion carried
2016-06-09



e. NSTU STAFFING:

Ms. Wendy King, Director of Human Resources advised the Board that we presently have seven areas of concern (classroom) that we will be monitoring in the fall. She further advised that we also have some areas that may have less students in the fall and these situations will also be monitored.



(5) HUB SCHOOL:

Superintendent MacIsaac noted that a meeting occurred today. An agenda was distributed and clarification was provided on the role of the consultant. The role was to evaluate what was received. If they had further information they could also submit it up until the time the consultant is hired. The procedure to identify a Chartered Accountant was also explained.

The role of the Society and the role of the chartered accountant was also explained.

Concern was expressed over the issue of funding commitments that are not in place.

It was clearly stated that the final decision is that of the Board.

Mr. Boudreau along with Mr. Oldford will meet tomorrow to develop the RFQ.

The Society was advised to bring forth any questions they may have.



(6) New Business:

a. Ms. Cathy Viva, Acting Director of Programs and Student Services - School Trips Policy - Noted that it will be limited to four days of school missed per trip. Middle schools will have some restrictions. The committee also looked at specific school trips occurring every second year rather than yearly. Ms. Viva noted approximately sixty emails were received regarding the policy.

It was agreed that the policy will go back to the Policy Committee.



b. Ms. Cathy Viva, Acting Director of Programs and Student Services - Absenteeism Report -Averages of absenteeism by school were provided to the Board in attendance.

Superintendent MacIsaac advised that a survey by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is going to take place.

Further discussion will take place and suggestions have been brought forward at the Attendance Committee meeting with the hopes of implementing an attendance protocol in September, 2016.



Commissioner Tilley left the meeting at 8:24 pm



c. Commissioner Parsons - Overtime Report - He requested a copy of May, 2016 overtime report. Mr. Boudreau advised that May and June will be reported in September, 2016.



d. Commissioner Margettie - Coordinator Position - Clarification was asked regarding the duties of the Coordinator position for September, 2016.

Moved by Commissioner Googoo
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board go to an in-camera session. . .

Motion carried
2016-06-10



The In-camera session was chaired by Commissioner Toomey. . .

Moved by Commissioner Organ
Seconded by Commissioner Berk

That the Board rise and report. . .

Motion carried
2016-06-11



Commissioner Toomey noted that the Board discussed a personnel issue. .



(8) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.





__________________________________________________
LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY

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