School Board Meeting Minutes: July 2, 2008 - Special
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 10/01/2008


Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
July 2, 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 MorrisonSandra MargettieJoan Currie
Kevin RuellandGeorge MacDonaldCathi Pierrard
Myrtle CampbellCharlie KeaganDr. Andrew Lynk
Absent: Darren GoogooGary FraserFred Tilley
Lorne GreenStan MacKinnon
Also Present: B. MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services & Acting Superintendent
A. White, Director of Operational Services
J. Astephen, Director of Programs and Student Services
Mary Passerini, Coordinator of Human Resources
Bernie MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resources
Paul Oldford, Coordinator of Facilities Management
Jim Burton, Director of Regional Educational Services
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary

(3) Human Resources Report - Non-teaching:

a. CUPE Requests for Leave of Absence:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

that the Board approve the following requests for a Leave of Absence. . .

EMPLOYEE #
NAME OF EMPLOYEE
CLASSIFICATION/SCHOOL
REQUEST
40016473Noreen MacKinnon (first request)SSW/Whitney Pier MemorialLeave of absence for one year beginning August 25/08

Motion carried

2008-07-01

b Results of CUPE Postings:

i. VH#2407 - System Administrator:

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

that the Board approve the following recommendations for regular status. . .

Preference date
NAME OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT
QUALIFICATIONS
EFFECTIVE DATE
Nov 14/05 (40016966)
Jay Cole
partially completed Bachelor of Information Technology - Information Technology Diploma from Island Career, Information Systems Technician - computer hardware/networking - CBBC, CompTIA A+Certification, CompTIALinux Network+ Certification
July 9, 2008

Motion carried

2008-07-02

ii. VH#2507 - School Clerical :

(for information):

SENIORITY DATE
NAME OF REGULAR EMPLOYEE
POSITION EMPLOYED IN
POSITION AWARDED

April 25/73

(40015935)

Edna Aucoin

Greenfield Elem

(becomes fall down)

Mount Carmel Elem

(posted position)

Jan 4/99

(40016236)

Margaret Deruelle

MacDonald/Tompkins

(becomes fall down)

Greenfield Elem

(fall down position)

Sept 15/03

(40016654)

Mary E. Jessome

TA-St. Joseph, SM

(will be posted)

School Clerical - Seton

(posted position)

Sept 8/05

(40016878)

Elizabeth MacInnis

Sydney Academy

(becomes a fall down)

MacDonald/Tompkins

(fall down position)

Nov 28/05

(40016969)

Anita Harris

Co-op Placement Monitor

(will be posted)

Sydney Academy

(posted position)

Sept 5/06(1)

(40017077)

Janice MacIntyre

Malcolm Munroe

(becomes a fall down)

Sydney Academy

(fall down position)

July 3/07

(40016519)

Rachel Andrea

Malcolm Munroe

(becomes a fall down)

Bras d′Or Elem

(fall down position)

Oct 1/07 (1)

(40016591)

Angela Brewster

Bras d′Or Elem

(becomes a fall down)

Malcolm Munroe

(fall down position)

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

that the Board approve the following for regular status. . .

PREFERENCE DATE
NAME OF SUCCESSFUL CASUAL EMPLOYEE
POSITION AWARDED
EFFECTIVE DATE
November 28/05 Betty Bourgeois Malcolm Munroe Sept 2/08

Motion carried

2008-07-03

iii. VH#2607 - Secretarial I posting :

SENIORITY DATE
SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT
POSITION EMPLOYED IN
POSITION AWARDED
EFFECTIVE DATE

Jan 30/90 (2)

(40015863)

Norma MacNeil Secretarial 1 - Purchasing Dept. -12 mths Secretarial 1 - Transportation Dept. -12 mths TBA

Oct 1/07(5)

(40016873)

Michelle Hollohan School Clerical - 3 days/wk Secretarial I - Purchasing Dept. TBA

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

that the Board approve the following for a change in status. .

PREFERENCE DATE
SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT
POSITION AWARDED
EFFECTIVE DATE

Nov 2/05 (40016963)

Natalie Ann Steiger Ashby Elementary - 3 days/wk September 2/08

Motion carried

2008-07-04

iv. Teacher Assistant Posting - VH#2807 :

(For information):

Seniority date
Name of successful applicant
Position presently employed in
Position awarded
Effective date

Nov 28/94(1)

(40016113)

Denise MacKay

Holy Angels

(will be offered as a fall down position)

Harbourside September 2/08

Sept 3/96(1)

(40015937)

Rosslyn Muise

Mount Carmel

(will be offered as a fall down position)

BEC -temp September 2/08

Nov 24/99(2)

(40016357)

Anastasia MacIsaac

Greenfield

(will be offered as a fall down position)

St. Agnes-temp (#10) September 2/08

Nov 24/99(4)

(40016358)

Charlene Villa

MacDonald

(will be offered as a fall down position)

St. Agnes-temp (#11) September 2/08

Sept 15/03(4)

(40016646)

Michele Wadden

Glace Bay Elem

(will be offered as a fall down position)

Morrison-temp (#6) September 2/08

Sept 15/03(6)

(40016644)

Michelle Leudy Mount Carmel (will be offered as a fall down pos) Mount Carmel - temp September 2/08

Oct 27/03(7)

40016670

Lynn Baxter John Bernard Croak(will be offered as a falldown)

Greenfield

(will be offered as a falldown)(temp2AM)

September 2/08

Sept 1/04(3)

(40016763)

Maureen Finlayson Brookland (will be offered as a fall down) Mount Carmel ( fall down pos) (temp2RM) September 2/08

Nov 1/04(2)

(40016829)

Carol Ann Ratchford Marion Bridge (will be filled by a casual) Sydney River - LOA September 2/08

Jan 4/05(7)

(40016859)

Donna MacLeod Mountainview/East Bay (will be offered as a fall down position) Mount Carmel ( fall down pos) (temp2ML) September 2/08

Jan 4/05(5)

(40016865)

Lisa Richardson Riverside (will be offered as a fall down position)

Mountainview/East Bay

(fall down position)(temp3DMCL)

September 2/08

Jan 4/05(10)

(40016856)

Donna Gale Glace Bay Elem (will be offered as a fall down pos)

MacDonald

( fall down position)(temp2CV)

September 2/08

Sept 5/06(7)

(40017122)

MaryRose Gilfoy

St. Mary′s/St. Joseph (will be offered as a fall down position

Glace Bay Elem

( fall down position) (temp 2MW)

September 2/08

Sept 5/06(12)

(40017115)

Cindy MacArthur Brookland (will be offered as a fall down position) Shipyard-temp September 2/08

Sept 5/06(24)

(40017123)

Marlene Popwell-MacNeil Brookland (will be offered as a fall down position)

Glace Bay Elem

( a fall down pos)(temp3DG)

September 2/08

Sept 5/06(25)

(40017102)

Amanda Bradley Thompson(will be offered as a fall down pos)

St. Joseph, SM

(fall down position) (temp4MPMACN)

September 2/08

Sept 25/06 (8)

(40017199)

Jennifer Rudderham Memorial High (will be offered as a fall down position)

Brookland

(fall down pos- (temp3MF)

September 2/08

Oct 16/06(7)

(40017206)

Tammy Nightingale Boularderie (will be offered as a fall down position) Glace Bay Elem-temp September 2/08

Oct 16/06(8)

(40017211)

Sherri Murphy Brookland (will be offered as a falldown)

Brookland

(fall down position) (temp4TR)

September 2/08

Oct 16/06(9)

(40017210)

Tammy Rosta Brookland (will be offered as a falldown)

John Bernard Croak

( fall down)(temp3LB)

September 2/08

Oct 16/06 (15)

(40017214)

Stephanie Campbell St. Mike′s-60% (will be offered as a fall down pos)

Holy Angels

( fall down position)

September 2/08

Sept 4/07(1)

(40016934)

Jessie Kavanaugh TA- Cabot(will be offered as a fall down pos)

Brookland (fall down position)

(tempCMACA)

September 2/08

Sept 4/07(9)

(40017034)

Alanna McLean Seton (will be offered as a fall down pos)

Riverside

( fall down position)(temp4LR)

September 2/08

Sept 25/0691)

(40017201)

Cheryl Fraser Jubilee (will be offered as a fall down position)

Seton

(fall down pos) (temp5AMCL)

September 2/08

Sept 24/07(2)

(40016809)

Chrystal McLean St. Anne′s(could be Cusack)(will be offered as a fall down pos) St. Mike′s-60% ( fall down pos) September 2/08

Sept24/07(12)

(40016937)

Marie Green St. Mary′s/St. Joseph (fall down position)

Brookland

(fall down)(temp5SM)

September 2/08

Oct 22/07(8)

40017030

Mary Ardell Caudle Sydney Academy (will be offered as a falldown position) St. Anne′s(could be Cusack)(fall down pos) September 2/08

Oct 22/07(9)

(40016813)

Donna Leslie White displaced

Sydney Academy

(falldown position)

September 2/08

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

that the Board approve the following for a change in status. .

PREFERENCE DATE
NAME OF SUCCESSFUL CASUAL
POSITION AWARDED
EFFECTIVE DATE

May 4/01

(40016430)

Jo-Anne Simpson Thompson(fall down pos)(temp5AB) September 2/08

June 2/03

(40016620)

Leanne Campbell

(will be off on mat leave until March/09)

Jubilee ( fall down position)(temp6CF) September 2/08

Nov 2/05

(40016942)

Leslie Tracey St. Mary′s/St. Joseph (fall down position)(temp6MG) September 2/08

April 12/06

(40017029)

Patricia Parent-LeBlanc St. Mary′s/St. Joseph (fall down pos) (temp3MRG) September 2/08

April 24/06

(40017033)

Nancy Lynn Penney Memorial High ( fall down pos) (temp4JR) September 2/08

Sept 25/06

(40017033)

Melissa King Boularderie (will be offered as a falldown position)(temp2TN) September 2/08

May 15/07

(40027920)

Connie Asseff Cabot( fall down pos) (temp 2JK) September 2/08

Sept 17/07

(40029784)

David G. MacDonald Riverview H.-male aide September 2/08

Feb 1/08

(40032147)

Kenneth Wells Morrison - male aide-temp September 2/08

Feb 1/08

(40032395)

Garry Simms Sydney Acad.-male aide September 2/08
unable to fill at this time Glace Bay Elem - LPN
unable to fill at this time Sydney Acad-male aide
unable to fill at this time Sydney Acad-male aide
will be filled by a casual employee until March 2/09 Dr. T.L. Sullivan - LOA until March 2/09
will be filled by a casual employee (vacancies created due to regular employee taking a LOA position Marion Bridge - could be Riverside due to transfer

Motion carried

2008-07-05

Commissioner Lynk entered the meeting. . . .

v. CARETAKER PERSONNEL ISSUE :

Moved by Commissioner Margettie

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

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

Motion carried

2008-07-06

Commissioner Margettie chaired the session. .

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Lynk

that the Board rise and report. . .

Motion carried

2008-07-07

Commissioner Margettie reported that after in-depth discussions the Board agreed that the Operational Services should move forward and correct this issue which was discussed during the in-camera session.

Commissioner Morrison regained the chair of the meeting.

vi. REQUEST FROM THE CHRONICLE HERALD :

Mrs. Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources, advised those in attendance of a FOIPOP request which was made by the Chronicle Herald through the Workers Compensation Board. Commissioner Lynk advised that he would appreciate if the Board would receive a report regarding workplace injuries.

(4) Human Resources Report - NSTU:

i. NSTU Administrative Recommendations:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

that the Board approve the following administrative recommendations. .

Emp./Prof. #
Name
Position
Effective

40015264/549576

Lynn Crawford Coordinator of Race Relations, Cross-Cultural Understanding, Human Rights – RCH August 1, 2008

Motion carried

2008-07-08

ii. NSTU Administrative Recommendations:

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

that the Board approve the following administrative recommendations. .

Emp./Prof. #
Name
Position
Effective

40014532/345017

Cathy MacNeil Coordinator of Programs P-6 (One-Year) August 1, 2008

Motion carried

2008-07-09

iii. NSTU Administrative Recommendations:

Moved by Commissioner MacDonald

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

that the Board approve the following administrative recommendations. .

Emp./Prof. #
Name
Position
Effective

40014797/418608

Susan Kelley Coordinator of Student Services Educational Quality and Accountability August 1, 2008

Motion carried

2008-07-10

iv. NSTU RETIREMENT:

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

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

Emp./Prof. #
Name
Position
Effective

40014343/302620

John Andrecyk Glace Bay High June 30, 2008

Motion carried

2008-07-11

v. TEACHER REQUEST FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE 2008-2009 SCHOOL YEAR:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie

Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

that the Board approve the following request for a Leave of Absence for the 2008-2009 school year. . .

Emp./Prof. #
Name
School
Effective

40015431/570390

Sean McLennon Sherwood Park Education Centre Aug 1/08 – July 31/09

Motion carried

2008-07-12

(5) CAPITAL PROJECTS/RENOVATIONS:

Mr. Ambrose White, Director of Operational Services referred the presentation to Mr. Paul Oldford, Coordinator of Facilities Management. Mr. Oldford began the session by thanking the Board for their patience by allowing him to present the draft report on several occasions for review. Mr. Oldford reviewed the priority list which was presented while noting that to date we have still not received confirmation regarding the site for the new Junior High School in Glace Bay.

Commissioner Lynk left the meeting . . .

Mr. Oldford provided a very in-depth presentation with regards to the Boards expectations over the next ten years.

Moved by Commissioner MacDonald

Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

that the Board approve the Capital Projects/Renovations Report with the noted changes. . .

Motion carried

2008-07-13

(6) ADDITION TO THE AGENDA:

a) Commissioner Margettie - National Recognition for Commissioner Lynk - Wished to congratulate Commissioner Lynk on his recent National recognition and noted that his interview which was conducted earlier in the day on the radio was very well received.

b) Commissioner Currie - Responsibilities during Graduation Ceremonies - Requested clarification with regards to Board members responsibilities during graduation ceremonies. Mr. John Astephen, Director of Programs and Student Services noted that presently there is not a policy in place however it is an issue which he will be addressing.

(7) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

The meeting adjourned at 6:43 p.m.

__________________________ ______________________

DARLENE MORRISON GEORGE BOUDREAU

BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY