School Board Meeting Minutes: June 24, 2008 - Special
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 10/01/2008


Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
June 24, 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 MacDonaldStan MacKinnon
Myrtle CampbellCharlie KeaganCathi Pierrard (Conference Call)
Absent: Darren GoogooGary FraserFred Tilley
Lorne GreenDr. Andrew Lynk
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 and Student Services
Mary Passerini, Coordinator of Human Resources
Bernie MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resources
Victor Hanham, Coordinator of Human Resources
Sandra Burke, Coordinator of Financial Services
Nancy Costigan,
Jerry MacKenzie, Auditor with MGM
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary

(3) Final Draft of the Financial Statements :

Mr. George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services provided some background of the comprehensive audit which was conducted for the year ended March 21, 2008. Mr. Boudreau recognized the hard work of Ms. Sandra Burke and Ms. Nancy Costigan to achieve this audit. Mr. MacKenzie, representative from AGM recognized the cooperation which was provided by staff in the Finance Department.

Ms. Sandra Burke, Coordinator of Financial Services reviewed the Statement of Operations including the high level summary of variances for 2007/2008 school year.

(Commissioner Pierrard left the meeting at 6:05 p.m.).. .

Mr. MacKenzie reviewed the meeting which was previously held with the Board Audit Committee. He noted that the Board will receive the official audited statement, once the Board approves the financial statements which were presented here this evening. He recognized the issue of improving on the accountability of school based funds and noted that he is aware that the Finance Department is working towards addressing these issues.

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

that the Board accept the Financial statements as presented. . .

Motion carried

2008-06-42

(4) Human Resources Report - Non-teaching:

a. Additions to the casual Bus Driver list:

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

that the Board approve the following individuals for casual status as Bus Drivers. . .

NAME
Ronnie Antle
Wade Jenkins
Frank MacIsaac
Mary (Laurie) MacKenzie
John L. Matthews
Glenna Mills
Glen D′Orsa y
Gary Ross
Eldon Snow

Motion carried

2008-06-43

b. Additions to the casual Mechanic list :

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

that the Board approve the following individuals for casual status as Mechanics. . .

NAME
QUALIFICATIONS
Paul Glen Boutilier Automotive Service Technicians License, Inter-Provincial, Heavy Equipment truck & trailer license, Inter-provincial
Lawrence MacKinnon Forth year apprentice Bus & Truck Mechanic, Licensed auto mechanic red seal, jaws training (fire dept.), Class 3 with airbrakes
Martin Morrison Heavy Duty mechanic
James Ross Heavy duty mechanics
Dale Snow Specialized training/course - truck and transport mechanic

Motion carried

2008-06-44

c. CUPE Resignation(s)/Retirement(s) :

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

that the Board approve the following resignation and retirement with regret and thanks for years of service. . .

EMPLOYEE #
NAME OF EMPLOYEE
CLASSIFICATION/ SCHOOL

RESIGNATION/

RETIREMENT

EFFECTIVE DATE
40016489 Theresa Dunn LBG/Morrison Jr. High resignation June 17/08
40016037 Elizabeth Gillis LBG/Glace Bay High School retirement July 1/08

Motion carried

2008-06-45

Commissioner Morrison left the meeting declaring a Conflict of Interest. . .

Commissioner Margettie chaired the meeting at this time. . .

d. CUPE Requests for Leave of Absence:

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

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

EMPLOYEE # NAME OF EMPLOYEE

CLASSIFICATION/

SCHOOL

REQUEST
40016411

Matthew Morrison

(first request)

Janitor/Boularderie One year leave of absence (July 10/08- July 13/09)
40016631

Mary Walker

(first request)

Cleaner/Morrison Jr. High one year leave of absence (2008-2009 school year)

Motion carried

2008-06-46

Commissioner Morrison re-entered the meeting and returned as chair. . .

e. Results of CUPE Postings:

i. VH#2307 - Bus Driver (motion required):

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

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

PREFERENCE DATE
NAME OF EMPLOYEE
POSITION AWARDED
EFFECTIVE DATE

Feb 10/04

(40016727)

Sandy MacKenzie Little Narrows/Baddeck Tuesday, Sept 2/08

March 11/04

(40016738)

Francis MacLean North Shore/Baddeck Tuesday, Sept 2/08
POSITION PULLED AT THIS TIME Middle River/Baddeck

Motion carried

2008-06-47

ii. VH#2707 - Library Technician (motion required):

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

that the Board approve the following recommendation for a change in classifications. . .

SENIORITY DATE
NAME OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE
POSITION EMPLOYED IN
POSITION AWARDED
QUALIFICATIONS
EFFECTIVE DATE

April 14/92

(40029959

Doreen Young Cleaner-Seton Library Technician - Holy Angels High-30 hrs/wk-10 mth pos. partially completed the Library Technician program through NSCC. Also has a secretarial diploma Sept 2/08

Motion carried

2008-06-48

f. Results of Confidential Postings:

i. Administrative Assistant to the Human Resources Department :

Moved by Commissioner Margettie

Seconded by Commissioner Currie

that the Board approve the following recommendation for Confidential status as an Administrative Assistant. . .

Seniority date
NAME OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT
FORMER POSITION
EFFECTIVE DATE

Jan 24/89(1)

(40015873)

Michelle Gouthro Secretarial I - Student Services July 2, 2008

Motion carried

2008-06-49

ii. Data Base Manager Position - Confidential position (motion required):

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

that the Board approve the following recommendation for Confidential status as a Database Manager. . . .

Seniority date NAME OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS EFFECTIVE DATE
Jan 27/03(3) Tommy Baker University College of Cape Breton, Business Technology. Major: Computer Information Systems, proficient in a variety of computer applications. MS Windows 9x/XP, Linus RedHat, Fedora, Centos, Novell Netware, Web page design - Html, FrontPage, macromedia, Xoops, Programming-Visual Basic, PowerHosue, Dbase IV, COBOL, RPG, Graphics-Adobe Photoshop, Databases-SQL, MySQL July 2, 2008

Motion carried

2008-06-50

Mr. Victor Hanham, Acting Coordinator of Human Resources left the meeting. . .

(5) NSTU Human Resources Report:

i. Coordinator of Human Resource Services:

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

that the Board approve the following recommendation. . .

Prof./Emp. #
Name
Position/School
Effective
40014502/339192 Victor Hanham Coordinator Human Resource Services (Perm) August 1/08

Motion carried

2008-06-51

ii. Principal Adult High Schools (One-Year):

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

that the Board approve the following recommendation. . .

Prof./Emp. #
Name
Position/School
Effective

40014561/350983

Heather Patterson

Principal, Adult High Schools (One-Year)

August 1/08

Motion carried

2008-06-52

iii. Principal, Boularderie School:

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner MacDonald

that the Board approve the following recommendation. . . .

Prof./Emp. #
Name
Position/School
Effective

40014502/339192

Charles Yorke

Principal, Boulardarie School

August 1/08

Motion carried

2008-06-53

Mr. Victor Hanham, re-entered the meeting. . .

iv. Vice-Principal, Jubilee Elementary School:

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

that the Board approve the following recommendation. . . .

Prof./Emp. #
Name
Position/School
Effective

40014791/414045

Donald White

Vice-Principal, Jubilee Elementary

August 1/08

Motion carried

2008-06-54

v. Vice-Principal, Mira Road Elementary(one year):

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

that the Board approve the following recommendation. . . .

Prof./Emp. #
Name
Position/School
Effective

40015386/567164

Ron Muller

Vice-Principal, Mira Road School -one year

August 1/08

Motion carried

2008-06-55

vii. Vice-Principal, Seton Elementary:

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Currie

that the Board approve the following recommendation. . . .

Prof./Emp. #
Name
Position/School
Effective

40015001/492397

Frances Burton

Vice-Principal, Seton Elementary

August 1/08

Motion carried

2008-06-56

viii. Vice-Principal, East Bay Elementary:

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

that the Board approve the following recommendation. . . .

Prof./Emp. #
Name
Position/School
Effective

49914335/301101

Arnold Burke

Vice-Principal, East Bay Elementary

August 1/08

Motion carried

2008-06-57

ix. Vice-Principal, Adult High Schools:

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

that the Board approve the following recommendation. . . .

Prof./Emp. #
Name
Position/School
Effective

40014659/322200

Robert Jackson

Vice-Principal, Adult High Schools

August 1/08

Motion carried

2008-06-58

x. Vice-Principal, Donkin School:

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

that the Board approve the following recommendation. . . .

Prof./Emp. #
Name
Position/School
Effective

40015040/502856

Charlene Graham

Vice-Principal, Donkin

August 1/08

Motion carried

2008-06-59

xi. Vice-Principal, Gowrie School:

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner MacDonald

that the Board approve the following recommendation. . . .

Prof./Emp. #
Name
Position/School
Effective

40014913/466524

Kelly McNenly

Vice-Principal, Gowrie

August 1/08

Motion carried

2008-06-60

xii. TEACHER REQUEST TO WITHDRAW FROM DEFERRED SALARY PLAN:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie

Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

that the Board approve the following request to withdraw from the deferred salary plan. . .

Prof./Emp. #
Name
Position/School
Effective

40015235/543140

Michael Mombourquette

Cornwallis School

June 18, 2008

Motion carried

2008-06-61

Commissioner Currie wished to congratulate Commissioner Lynk (Dr. Lynk) on receiving a national award as a pediatrician.

(6) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

The meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.

__________________________ ______________________

DARLENE MORRISON GEORGE BOUDREAU

BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY