November 8, 2007
(1) CALL TO ORDER:
A Special Board meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 7:30 p.m.
(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:
Present: Darlene Morrison George MacDonald Stan MacKinnon
Charlie Keagan Myrtle Campbell Joan Currie
Lorne Green Kevin Ruelland Cathi Pierrard
Dr. Andrew Lynk Fred Tilley
Absent: Sandra Margettie Gary Fraser
Also, Present: B. MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services
J. Astephen, Director of Programs & Student Services
G. Boudreau, Director of Financial Services
J. Burton, Director of Regional Educational Services
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary
(3) STRATEGIC PLAN:
Mr. Mike Foster was brought in to do a power-point presentation to review the history of our Strategic Plan. The presentation began with a review of Strategic Trends, the key issues and proceeded to advise staff and Board members of the next steps to be followed. Mr. Foster reviewed external and internal factors which impact on our Board. He discussed strategies and action plans and how these action plans should be implemented. Another highlighted issue discussed was where our province is heading as it pertains to aging staff, population growth and the impact these factors will play on our future. The issue of where government budgets are leaning in the future and the impact it will have on the Education budget was discussed as a serious concern.
Questions were asked by several Board members regarding the presence of Inclusion in the Strategic Plan, transition plans for the students and opportunities for increased growth within our province.
Surveys were distributed and expected to be returned no later than the 19th of November. (Survey and power-point presentation is attached to the original minutes).
(4) Adjournment of the meeting. . .
The meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.
DARLENE MORRISON GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY