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School Board Meeting: March 26, 2007
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 05/01/2007 (4624 reads)
School Board Meeting: March 26, 2007
Memorial High School
Sydney Mines, N.S.
March 26, 2007


A meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 7:05 p.m.

(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:

Present: Darlene Morrison Stan MacKinnon George MacDonald

Charlie Keagan Fred Tilley Gary Fraser

Kevin Ruelland Sandra Margettie Dr. Andrew Lynk

Joan Currie Lorne Green

Absent: Myrtle Campbell George Marshall Cathi Pierrard


Also, Present: N.E. Davis, Superintendent of Schools

B. MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services

Don Matheson, Director of Operational Services

George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services

John Astephen, Director of Programs & Student Services

Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary

(3) Approval of Agenda:

a. Additions to the Agenda:

i. Commissioner Lynk - Age requirement for Grade Primary registration

ii. Commissioner MacDonald - New Junior High for Glace Bay

iii. Commissioner Tilley - Northside Project

iv. Commissioner Tilley - Northside Fossil Centre

b. Deletions to the Agenda:


n/a

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

to approve the agenda for March 26, 2007. . .


Motion carried

2007-03-03

(4) APPROVE OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:


Moved by Commissioner Lynk

Seconded by Commissioner Currie


to approve the minutes of the following meetings. . . .

Special Board Meeting - March 5, 2007

Regular Board Meeting - February 26, 2007

Special Board Meeting - February 26, 2007

Motion carried

2007-03-04

(5) CORRESPONDENCE:


Correspondence was distributed to all Board members and Senior staff. It was noted that the correspondence was regarding the discussion of the committee re: Iona Rankin Bussing Situation. (Attached to the original minutes)

(6) SUPERINTENDENT′S REPORT:


Mr. Davis, Superintendent of Schools reviewed his report with those in attendance. Highlights included a Remembrance to Rita Joe, fondly known as the ′aboriginal laureate′ of the Mi′Kmaq people. Highlights of the preliminary work being conducted on the spring budget was also presented at this time. The theme portion of his report was the focus of keeping students from taking the easy way out. The report is attached to the original minutes and can be found on the Board website.

(7) REPORT FROM COMMITTEES:


EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Green


that the Board approve the minutes of the Education Committee Meeting of March 5, 2007. .


Motion carried

2007-03-05

a. RETIREMENT(S)/RESIGNATION(S):


Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that the Board accept with regret and thanks for years of service the following resignation and retirements. . .


Employee #

Name

School

Effective

40014417

William D. MacPherson(retirement)

Malcolm Munroe

June 30, 2007

40015566

Lana Reid(resignation)

Thompson Jr. High

February 9, 2007

40014307

Josephine MacIsaac(retirement)

Marion Bridge

June 30, 2007

40014330

Marguerite Verbeski(retirement)

St. Michael Jr. High

June 30, 2007

40014268

Dianne MacIntosh(retirement)

St. Michael Jr. High

June 30, 2007


Motion carried

2007-03-06

b. NSTU TERM AND LONG-TERM RECOMMENDATIONS:


Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Green

that the Board approve the following approve the following recommendations for a term contract . . .

Employee #

Name

School

Effective

40015304

Graham Whent-TERM

Mira Road Elem

Feb. 14-June 29/07

40015664

Melissa Serroul-TERM

Dr. T.L. Sullivan

Feb. 14-June 29/07

40015626

Tanya Lahey-TERM

St. Michael Jr. High

March 24-June 29/07

40015627

Cindy MacDonald-LTS

Glace Bay Elem

March 7-June 29/07

40015719

Aimee Romard-LTS

Breton Education C.

Feb. 22 - June 21/07

40015533

Jennifer O′Regan-TERM

Glace Bay High

Feb. 6 - June 29/07

40015556

Tanya Starzomski-Chislett-LTS

Holy Angels High

March 5 - June 29/07

40015678

Ken Miles - TERM

Breton Education C.

Feb. 26 - June 29/07

40015684

Claire Neville -TERM

North Highlands Elem.

March 14-June 29/07

40015571

Kellie Donovan - LTS

Mountainview Elem.

Jan. 18-May 16/07

40025943

Kim Fifield-MacNeil-TERM

Shipyard Elem

Jan. 17-June 29/07

40015722

Stephanie Kennedy - LTS

Mountainview Elem.

Feb. 23 - June 21/07

40015475

Shaunah Kelly -LTS

Harbourside

March 16-June 29/07


Motion carried

2007-03-07

c. EARLY JOB HIRES:


Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Lynk


that the Board approve the recommendations through the Early Job Hire. . .


#

Applicants

1.

Chad Tobin

2.

Sanford Warren

3.

Corey Deveaux


Motion carried

2007-03-08

d. NSTU CONTRACT RECOMMENDATIONS:


Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Tilley


that the Board approve the following individuals be granted contracts . . .


Employee #

Name

Contract

40015434

Colleen Aikens

Permanent

40015391

Julie Keeping

Probationary 1

40015579

Heather MacDonald

Probationary 1

40015561

Shannon Donovan-Moore

Probationary 1

40014736

Kevin MacKenzie

Probationary 1

40015539

Penny MacLean

Probationary 1

40015802

Nicole Forgeron

Probationary 1

40015279

Tanya Chisholm

Probationary 1

40015479

Georgina Abbott

Probationary 1

40017231

Junell B. Andrews

Probationary 1

40015405

Shauna Moules

Probationary 1

40015537

Stephanie Hines

Probationary 1

40015780

Angela MacMillan

Probationary 1


Motion carried

2007-03-09

e. Teacher Request for Leave of Absence:


Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that the Board approve the following request for a Leave of Absence . .


Employee #

Name

School

Effective

40014318

Anita MacDougall

Holy Angels - 2nd Consecutive Request

August 1, 2007 -

July 31, 2008


Motion carried

2007-03-10






f. Teacher Request to Participate in Shared Teaching:


Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that the Board approve the following request for Shared teaching. . .


Employee #

Name

School

Effective

40015237

Lee-Ann Burke

Sherwood Park Ed. Centre - 60%

Aug 1/07 - July 31/08


Motion carried

2007-03-11

g. Application to Participate in In-Province Teacher Exchange for 2007-2008:

Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Green


that the Board approve the following request to participate in In-Province Teacher Exchange for 2007 - 2008. . .


Employee #

Name

To

From

Effective

40014503

Lynn Gorman-Hedley

Beechville-Lakeside-Timberlea Elem. School-Halifax Regional School Brd

Cusack Elem. School, Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Brd.

August 1, 2007 - July 31, 2008

40019596

Nancy Donovan

Cusack Elem. School, Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Brd

Beechville-Lakeside-Timberlea Elem. School-Halifax Regional School Brd.

August 1, 2007 - July 31, 2008


Motion carried

2007-03-12

h. Human Resources Motions Requiring Amendments:


Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that the Board accept the following amendments as presented. .


FORMER MOTION

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

ACTION

Motion #2006-11-05

John Campbell

Remove from Motion #2006-11-05

Motion #2007-01-10

Graham Whent

Remove from Motion #2007-01-10


Motion carried

2007-03-13



MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT


Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Lynk


that the Board approve the minutes of the Management Committee Meeting of March 19, 2007 . .


Motion carried

2007-03-14



e. CUPE RESIGNATION(S)/RETIREMENT(S):


Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser


It is the recommendation of the Board to accept with regret and thanks for years of service the following resignation. . .


EMPLOYEE #

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

CLASSIFICATION/

SCHOOL

RESIGNATION/

RETIREMENT

EFFECTIVE DATE

40016487

Margaret Birrette

LBG/Sydney River Elem

resignation

Feb 26/07


Motion carried

2007-03-15

f. RESULTS OF POSTINGS:


i. CDS#1406 - LIBRARY TECHNICIAN POSTING:


Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser


It is the recommendation of the Board to approve the following change in status. . .

:

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