School Board Meeting Minutes: September 17, 2007 - Special
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 09/26/2007

Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
September 17, 2007


A Special Board meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 5:00 p.m.


Present: Darlene Morrison George MacDonald Gary Fraser

Charlie Keagan Myrtle Campbell Joan Currie

Lorne Green Kevin Ruelland Cathi Pierrard

Sandra Margettie Dr. Andrew Lynk

Absent: Fred Tilley Stan MacKinnon

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

B. MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services

J. Astephen, Director of Programs and Student Services

G. Boudreau, Director of Financial Services

A. White, Director of Operational Services

Jim Burton, Director of Regional Educational Services

Victor Hanham, Coordinator of Human Resources

Bernie MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resources

Jim Burton, Director of Regional Educational Services

Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary


Mrs. Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services advised the Board of the new template for staffing which was distributed to those in attendance. Mr. Bernie MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resources reviewed the four schools which were highlighted during the staffing review held during the last Board meeting. The four schools revisited were Greenfield Elementary, Mira Road Elementary, Mountainview Elementary and Shipyard Elementary.

Commissioner Campbell questioned the status of the Grade Primary classes at St. Anne′s and John Bernard Croak who presently have enrolled 25 students in each class.

Commissioner Currie along with Commissioner Lynk relayed their concern over the composition and staffing allotment at Shipyard Elementary.

Moved by Commissioner Ruelland

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

that the Board approve an additional staff member for the following schools - Greenfield (Grade Two), Mira Road, Mountainview and Shipyard Elementary (Grade One) . .

Motion carried



a) Superintendent Davis - Minister Casey has advised that Rankin School of the Narrows formal opening will be held on October 2, 2007.

b) Superintendent Davis - Communication has been received from the Department of Finance denying funding for the Bus Garage. Board members expressed their disappointment in the denial of funds. Mr. Jim Burton, Director of Regional Educational Services provided some clarification on behalf of the DOE. The request was unable to pass through cabinet at this time.

Commissioner Ruelland requested that another meeting or a communication be arranged with the Members of the Legislative Assembly in Cape Breton regarding this matter.

c) Commissioner Green - Requested an update regarding Native representation on the Board. Board Chair Darlene Morrison advised that correspondence was forwarded to the Department of Education on September 13, 2007 expressing the Board′s concern.

(5) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

The meeting adjourned at 6:05 p.m.


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