School Board Meeting Minutes: May 20, 2008- Special
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 05/28/2008

Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
May 20, 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 5:00 p.m.


(2)
RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:

Present:

Darlene Morrison Sandra Margettie Lorne Green
Gary Fraser Kevin Ruelland George MacDonald
Cathi Pierrard Myrtle Campbell Charlie Keagan
Joan Currie Fred Tilley

Absent: Dr. Andrew Lynk Darren Googoo Stan MacKinnon

Also, Present:

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


(3)
CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION/RENOVATION PROJECTS:

Mr. White, Director of Operational Services began the presentation by thanking Mr. Oldford, Coordinator of Facilities Management, for his hard work and diligence in providing us with this report. (Attached to the original minutes ). A very thorough report was presented along with a power-point presentation made to those in attendance. The report is intended to accomplish a review of the history of our current capital plan, the status of major capital projects, to review enrollment & capital grant, and to bring forth some action items.

It was recognized that the new Glace Bay Junior High would be the top priority for the Board on it′s list of capital construction.

Commissioner MacDonald questioned whether correspondence should be forwarded to the Department of Education with regards to the immediate construction of a new junior high school for the Glace Bay area.

Mr. Davis, Superintendent of Schools, suggested that the Board members review the presentation which was made this evening and at a later date request a meeting with the Minister of Education to express their disappointment and concerns over the lack of funding provided in order to move forward with the projects which were identified over the past eight years that to date have not been completed.

Commissioner Tilley wished to see the schools which are directly involved be notified of the postponements in their projects.

Commissioner Green would like to see Mr. Paruch visit our sites to do a thorough examination so that a more indepth report on various buildings within our Board can be developed so that the Department of Education can have an appreciation on the condition of our facilities.


(4) ADDITION TO THE AGENDA:

a) Commissioner Morrison - Wished to commend the staff at Coxheath Elementary for the wonderful work they did on their recent musical production.


(5) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

The meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.

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DARLENE MORRISON GEORGE BOUDREAU

BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY