School Board Meeting Minutes:February 25, 2008 - Special
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 04/08/2008

Memorial High
Sydney Mines, N.S
February 25, 2008

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

(1) CALL TO ORDER:

A Special Board meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 5:50 p.m.


(2)
RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:

Present:

Darlene Morrison George MacDonald Lorne Green
Charlie Keagan Fred Tilley Dr. Andrew Lynk
Sandra Margettie Joan Currie Myrtle Campbell
Kevin Ruelland Cathi Pierrard Stan MacKinnon

Absent:

Gary Fraser Darren Googoo

Also, Present:

N.E. Davis, Superintendent of Schools
B. MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services
J. Astephen, Director of Programs & Student Services
A. White, Director of Operational Services
G. Boudreau, Director of Financial Services
V. Hanham, Coordinator of Human Resources
J. Burton, Director of Regional Educational Services
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary


(3) RESULTS OF CUPE POSTING CDS#1607 (SUPERVISOR CLEANER):

Moved by Commissioner Margettie

Seconded by Commissioner Green

that the Board approve the following results of the Supervisor Cleaner posting (CDS#1607) as presented. . .

EMPLOYEE # /SENIORITY DATE

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

POSITION EMPLOYED IN

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

Sept 25/95

(40014111)

Charlene Marsh

Thompson Jr. H

Sup. Cleaner - Florence - 26 hrs/wk

February 25/08

Nov 20/06(1)

(40016028)

Juanita Flynn

Sydney River

Thompson Jr. High - 20 hrs/wk

February 25/08

Nov 10/03

(40016693)

Yvette Silver

CASUAL EMPLOYEE

Sydney River - 30 hrs/wk

February 25/08

Motion carried

2008-02-01


(4) PERSONNEL ISSUE:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

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

Motion carried

2008-02-02


Commissioner Margettie assumed the chair. . .

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

that the Board rise and report. . .

Motion carried

2008-02-03


Commissioner Morrison resumed the chair.

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Tilley

that the Board terminate employment effective immediately with regards to the discussed individual. . .


Motion carried

2008-0 2-04

Commissioner MacKinnon entered the meeting. . .

Commissioner Lynk entered the meeting. . . .


(5) SUBSTANCE USE POLICY:

Mr. John Astephen, Director of Programs and Student Services discussed the policy with those in attendance. Mr. Astephen thanked the Board for their emails and suggestions with regards to changes in the policy.

Commissioner Keagan highlighted that it was the decision of the committee that no exceptions would be made to the policy and that the policy would be consistently applied.

Commissioner Ruelland questioned if exams are being written during the suspension would consideration be given during this time. Mr. Astephen noted that circumstances would be considered if at the time of the suspension examinations are being written.

Commissioner Lynk wished to address the issue of communication with both parents and students so that they are aware of the policy and the issue of receiving assistance when required.

Commissioner Lynk would like to see spelled out in the policy suspension from school dances for the year if you are caught trafficking in our schools. Commissioner Lynk felt the issue of selling cigarettes should also be treated in the same fashion.

Superintendent Davis wished to see a separate policy dealing with the use and selling of tobacco in our schools.

Commissioner Pierrard suggested a copy of the policy being placed in the student planners which are distributed during the beginning of each school year.

Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Lynk

that the Board accept the amendments as presented. . .

Motion Carried

2008-02-05


Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

that the Board approve the Substance Use Policy with the noted changes which were presented. . .

Motion Carried

2008-02-06


(6) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

The meeting adjourned at 6:59p.m.

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DARLENE MORRISON GEORGE BOUDREAU

BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY