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School Board Meeting Minutes: May 14, 2007 - Special
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School Board Meeting Minutes: May 14, 2007 - Special

Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
May14, 2007


A Special Board meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 5:10 p.m.


Present: Darlene Morrison, Chair Kevin Ruelland Sandra Margettie, Vice- Chair

Charlie Keagan Joan Currie Lorne Green

Fred Tilley George MacDonald Myrtle Campbell

Cathi Pierrard Dr. Andrew Lynk

Absent: Stan MacKinnon Gary Fraser George Marshall

Also Present: Mr. N.E. Davis, Superintendent

Mrs. Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services

Mr. Bernie MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resources

Mrs. Mary Passerini, Coordinator of Human Resources

Mr. Jim Burton, Director of Regional Education Services

Mrs. Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary


Mr. Ken Meech, Executive Director of the NSSBA and Mr. Elliot Payzant, President of the NSSBA made a presentation regarding the recent budget announced by the Department of Education and the initiatives which were presented on our behalf. Another highlight of the discussions was the recent proposal by the Department of Education regarding increased professional development days for teaching staff.

Discussions ensued regarding the change in the age for the primary program was discussed and brought forward by Commissioner Lynk. He noted that our Board have some serious concerns regarding this process and we would like to see it reviewed further before any implementation is to take place.

Commissioner Ruelland expressed his support of the O2 program in our schools and he would like to see additional funding in place to continue this program throughout the high school years.

Commissioner Lynk would like to see the issue of the Math scores reviewed further. He feels further study needs to take place to provide an understanding of why the percentage of students who pass these tests are so low.

Moved by Commissioner Tilley

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

that the meeting postpone at this time and reconvene later this evening. . .

Motion carried



Moved by Commissioner Lynk

Seconded by Commissioner MacDonald

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

Motion carried


Commissioner Margettie took the chair at this time

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Lynk

that the Board rise and report. . .

Motion carried


Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

that the Board approve the salary adjustment for Mr. Don Matheson, Director of Operational Services based on the in discrepancies that existed and were reported on by the Superintendent for the years 1995-1996 to 1999 - 2000 on condition of the Department′s approval . . .

Motion carried


Commissioner Green and Commissioner Tilley left the meeting at 8:15 p.m.


Ms. Judy MacIntyre, Ms Natalie Klaus and Mr. Glenn Wadden were in attendance from Xwave (Aliant) presenting a preliminary report - a Vision update - regarding the Core Tech Review. Ms. reviewed a power point presentation to those in attendance. It was noted that a blueprint documentation and implementation plan will be presented at a later date.

Mr. Davis, Superintendent of Schools thanked the group for their presentation.

(6) Motion to adjourn the meeting. . .

The meeting adjourned.

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