School Board Meeting Minutes: November 3, 2008 - Special
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 11/25/2008


Malcolm Munroe Jr. High
Sydney, N.S.
November 3, 2008

(1) CALL TO ORDER:

A Special Board meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 7:00 p.m.

(2) SWEARING IN OF NEW BOARD MEMBERS:

Mr. N.E. Davis, Superintendent of Schools, welcomed all those present. He welcomed the Mayor, Mr. John Morgan and recognized his continued participation at Board celebrations such as the swearing in ceremony and sod turning ceremonies. A special welcome was given to the students of Malcolm Munroe Junior High, Ms. Sarah Burgess and Ms. Sarah March. At this time the students were asked to open the ceremonies by performing O′Canada.

Mr. Davis advised the elected representatives and the appointed Mi′Kmaq Representative of their duties as Board members for the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board.

Mr. Jim Burton, Director of Regional Educational Services and Mr. Jim Davis, Prothonotary of Supreme Court of Nova Scotia and Justice of the Peace for the Province of Nova Scotia were then called upon to swear in the Board members. Mr. Burton reviewed the obligation under the Education Act of the swearing in of Board members.

The Board members were then offered congratulatory remarks by Mr. Jim Burton. He also took the time to thank Mr. Jim Davis for his service to our Board over the years. Mr. N.E. Davis thanked both Mr. Jim Davis and Mr. Jim Burton on behalf of staff, the Board and on behalf of family members.

Present:

Joan Currie Sandra Margettie
Darrell Flynn Barbara Mercer
Gary FraserDarlene Morrison
Darren Googoo Jackie Organ
Lorne GreenStephen Parsons
Charlie Keagan Cathi Pierrard
Darren MacNeil Kevin Ruelland
Fred Tilley

Also Present:

Mr. N.E. Davis, Superintendent of Schools

Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services

John Astephen, Director of Programs & Student Services

Ambrose White, Director of Operational Services

George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services

Jim Burton, Director of Regional Educational Services

Michelle MacLeod, Recording Secretary

(3) ELECTION OF BOARD CHAIR:

Mr. N.E. Davis assumed the Chair. He then called on Mrs. Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services and Mr. John Astephen, Director of Programs & Student Services to act as Scrutineers. Ballots were distributed and collected. Nominated were:

Commissioner Morrison -accepted the nomination with thanks

Commissioner Green -accepted the nomination with thanks

Commissioner Fraser -declined the nomination with thanks

Ballots were distributed, collected.

Commissioner Green was elected as Board Chair.

(4) DESTRUCTION OF BALLOTS:

Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

that the ballots which were collected for nomination and for election be destroyed. . .

Motion carried

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Commissioner Green thanked the Board for their support and committed to keeping all Board members informed of all issues.

Commissioner Green reminded those in attendance of the protocol for the nomination and election of Vice Chair.

(7) ELECTION OF VICE CHAIR:

Commissioner Green assumed the Chair. The scrutineers then distributed ballots for the nomination of Board Vice-Chair. Nominated were:

Commissioner Tilley -accepted the nomination with thanks

Commissioner Margettie -accepted the nomination with thanks

Commissioner Keagan -accepted the nomination with thanks

Commissioner Fraser -declined the nomination with thanks

Ballots were distributed and collected.

The two names which remain on the next ballot are Commissioner Tilley and Commissioner Margettie.

Ballots were distributed and collected.

Commissioner Tilley was elected Vice-Chair.

Commissioner Tilley thanked the previous Board Chair Darlene Morrison and previous Vice-Chair Sandra Margettie for their guidance through the years.

(8) DESTRUCTION OF BALLOTS:

Moved by Commissioner Tilley

Seconded by Commissioner Googoo

that the ballots which were collected for nomination and for election be destroyed. . .

Motion carried

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(9) PRESENTATION BY THE STUDENTS OF MALCOLM MUNROE JUNIOR HIGH:

The students of Malcolm Munroe Junior High performed a selection.

(10) Motion to adjourn the meeting. . .

Moved by Commissioner Fraser

Seconded by Commissioner Green

that the meeting adjourn at 8:02 p.m.

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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU

BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY