School Board Meeting: January 30, 2006 - Special
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Administrator [admin] on 02/28/2006

Jubilee Elementary
Sydney Mines, N.S.
January 30,2006


(1)               CALL TO ORDER:

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

(2)               RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:

Present:        

Darlene Morrison, Chair                 Stan MacKinnon      Gary Fraser

Keith Bain, Vice- Chair                   Lorne Green             Charlie Keagan                   

Joan Currie                           Sandra Margettie     Fred Tilley                

George MacDonald             Myrtle Campbell       Kevin Ruelland

Dr. Andrew Lynk

Absent:         George Marshall     

Also Present:          

Mr. N.E. Davis, Superintendent

Mr. Doug Peach, Director of Financial Services

Mrs. Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources

Mr. Don Matheson, Director of Operational Services

Mr. John Astephen, Director of Programs & Operational Services

Mr. Bernie MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resources

Mr. Charles Sheppard, Coordinator of RCH/Human Resources

Mr. Robert Sampson, Solicitor for Sampson McDougall Barristers & Solicitors

Mr. Jim Burton, Regional Education Officer

Mrs. Michelle MacLeod, Recording Secretary

(3)       NSTU TERM AND LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS:

Moved by Commissioner Bain

Seconded by Commissioner MacDonald

that the Board approve the following individuals for Term and long term substitute positions....

PROF#

NAME

SCHOOL/POSITION

EFFECTIVE

382200

Bob Jackson

Glace Bay High - TERM

Feb 1 - June 30/06

582320

Elizabeth Yorke

Sherwood Park - TERM

Feb 6 - June 30/06

457655

Kurt McCarron

Glace Bay Elementary - TERM

Feb 3 (PM) - June 30/06

582205

Cheryl LeBlanc

Southside Learning Centre - TERM

Feb 3 (PM) - June 30/06

569590

Patrick Harroun

Bridgeport Elementary - TERM

Jan 31 - June 30/06

561381

Laurie Goyetche

George D. Lewis, Long Term Sub

March 20 - June 29/06

Motion carried

2006-01-03

(4)       NSTU RETIRMENTS:

Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

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

PROF #

NAME

SCHOOL

EFFECTIVE

229393

Teresa Daigle

Glace Bay Elementary

Feb. 28/06

267039

Roger Gallant

Riverview Rural High

June 30/06

271742

Cheryl Whiting

St. Anne=s Elementary

June 30/06

303636

Barry Verbeski

Glace Bay High

June 30/06

206763

Mary M. Morrison

St. Michael Jr. High

June 28/06

271627

William Brown

St. Anne=s Elementary

June 30/06

Motion carried

2006-01-04

(5)       WITHDRAWAL FROM DEFERRED SALARY:

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

that the Board accept the following application for withdrawal from deferred salary...

PROF#

NAME

SCHOOL

EFFECTIVE

412668

Heather Thomson

Memorial High School

January, 2006

Motion carried

2006-01-05

(6)       RESULTS OF POSTINGS:

a.         CDS#2005 - Custodian:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

that the Board approve the following status change due to posting CDS#2005...

SEN DATE

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

POSITION EMPLOYED IN

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

Feb 16/04 (3)

Robert MacNeil

Acting Custodian - Memorial High

Custodian at Sydney Academy

February 6/06

Mar 29/93

John Butts

Caretaker - Gowrie site

Janitor - Memorial H/St. Joseph, SM (fall down position)

February 6/06

Motion carried

2006-01-06

b.                  CDS#2105 - Supervisor Cleaner:

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

that the Board approve the following status change due to posting CDS#2105...

SEN DATE

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

POSITION EMPLOYED IN

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

Sept 1/81

Colleen McLean

Cleaner - Bridgeport

Supervisor Cleaner - Morrison Jr. High

February 6/06

Motion carried

2006-01-07

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Green

that the Board grant regular status to the following individual due to posting CDS#2105...

PREFERENCE DATE

NAME OF CASUAL  EMPLOYEE

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

Nov 6/03

Laura Hennessey

Bridgeport School - 5 hrs/day

February 6/06

Motion carried

2006-01-08

c.         CDS#2205 - CLEANERS:

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

that the Board approve the following changes in status due to posting CDS#2205...

SEN DATE

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

POSITION EMPLOYED IN

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

Jan 6/97 (8)

Jane Harrington

Bridgeport School

Baddeck Academy - 26 hrs/wk

Feb 6/06

Jan 6/97 (24)

Marguerite Pastuck

LBG - Greenfield Elem

(will be posted)

BEC - 30 hrs/wk

Feb 6/06

Motion carried

2006-01-09

Moved by Commissioner Margettie

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

that the Board grant regular status to the following individual due to posting CDS#2205...

PREFERENCEDATE

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

April 10/00

Annie M. Bailey

Cornwallis - 20 hrs/wk

February 6/06

March 8/01

Jennifer Morgan

Robin Foote/ MacLennan - 25hrs/wk

February 6/06

March 27/01

Loretta Bonaparte

Bridgeport- 25 hrs/wk

February 6/06

Sept 27/04

Catherine Brown

North Highlands - 30 hrs/wk

February 6/06

Motion carried

2006-01-10

(7)        Additions to the Casual lists:

a.         Accounting Clerk list:

Moved by Commissioner Fraser

Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

that the Board approve the following individual for the casual Accounting Clerk list. . 

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER

QUALIFICATIONS

EFFECTIVE DATE

June MacSween

Bachelor of Business Administration

January 30/06

Motion carried

2006-01-11

b.         Library Technician list:

Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

that the Board approve the following individuals for the casual Library Technician list...

#

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER

QUALIFICATIONS

1.

Donna Lovell

351 Lingan Road

Sydney, N.S.

BIN 1W5 (539-8574)

14 years experience. Enrolled in the Library Information Technology, Information Technology

2.

Michele Nicholson

454 Purves Street

North Sydney, N.S.

B2A 1C9

Enrolled in the Library Information Technology Program, past employment as a school Librarian

3.

Margaret Moore

37 University Avenue

Sydney, N.S.

BIM 1A6 (564-6148)

Bachelor of Arts, Coordinator of Scholastic Book fairs, Roots of Empathy instructor

Motion carried

2006-01-12

Commissioner Lynk entered the meeting (5:40 p.m.). . .

(8)        APPROVAL FOR NEW TRANSPORTATION/MAINTENANCE FACILITY:

Moved by Commissioner Bain

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

that the Board forward correspondence to the Department of Education requesting permission to borrow funds to construct a new Transportation/Maintenance facility.. .

Motion carried

2006-01-13

Voting Against the Motion - Commissioner Fraser, Commissioner Green and Commissioner Tilley

(9)        CORRESONDENCE FROM DEPUTY MINISTER=S OFFICE RE: CHANGE IN COMPLETION DATES FOR NEW SCHOOLS:

Glace Bay Jr. High (New Completion Date: Sept/2009) & Northside Elem/Jr. High (New Completion Date: September 2009).

NEWS RELEASE - CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION:

Superintendent Davis reviewed correspondence with regards to the above mentioned.  (Attached to the original minutes).  Several board members expressed concern over statements made in the correspondence and press release. 

Commissioner Tilley provided information regarding the meeting he attended with Minister Clarke on Saturday, January 28, 2006.  Commissioner Campbell expressed her disappointment over a meeting held with Northside board members and not with the full board.

Commissioner Lynk requested a meeting with local MLA=s to discuss this issue.

Commissioner Morrison presented correspondence she received today from Minister Clarke with regards to the new Glace Bay Jr. High and Northside  Elem-Jr. High.

Moved by Commissioner Lynk

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

that the Board request an emergency meeting with the Minister and Deputy Minister of Education regarding this urgent matter. . . .

Motion carried

2006-01-14

All staff with the exception of Mr. Davis left the meeting at this time.

(10)       IN-CAMERA SESSION

Moved by Commissioner Lynk

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

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

Motion carried

2006-01-15

(11)       Motion to adjourn the meeting. . .

The meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

__________________________________             _____________________________

DARLENE MORRISON                                      J. DOUGLAS PEACH

BOARD CHAIR                                                  BOARD SECRETARY