School Board Meeting: April 24, 2006 - Regular
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 05/30/2006
Greenfield Elementary
River Ryan, N.S.
April 24, 2006

(1) CALL TO ORDER:


A Special Board meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 6:40 p.m.


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

(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:

Present: Darlene Morrison, Chair Stan MacKinnon

Fred Tilley Charlie Keagan

Kevin Ruelland George Marshall

Lorne Green Keith Bain

Joan Currie Gary Fraser

Absent: George MacDonald Sandra Margettie

Dr. Andrew Lynk Myrtle Campbell

Also Present: Ed Davis, Superintendent of Schools

Doug Peach, Director of Finance

Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services

John Astephen, Director of Programs & Student Services

Jim Burton, Regional Education Officer

Michelle MacLeod, Recording Secretary

(3) APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

(a) Deletions:


n/a

(b) Additions :

a. Commissioner Tilley - retirements

b. Commissioner Ruelland - Central Office staff

c. Commissioner Keagan - Thank You's


Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser


that the Board approve the agenda as presented. . .


Motion carried

2006-04-05

(4) APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:


Moved by Commissioner Fraser

Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

that the minutes for the following meetings be approved by the Board. . .

Special Board Meeting - March 27, 2006

Board Meeting - March 27, 2006

Special Board Meeting - March 31, 2006

Special Board Meeting - April 6, 2006

Special Board Meeting - April 10, 2006

Special Board Meeting - April 12, 2006


Motion carried

2006-04-06

(5) BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES:


n/a

(6) CORRESPONDENCE:


No correspondence to report.

(7) SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT:

Superintendent Davis presented his report which was distributed to those in attendance. (see attachment). Highlights of his report included the announcement from the Minister on March 29th regarding the School Review process, the Hogg Report, budget for the 2006-2007 school year and the Learning for Life documents. The full report can be found on the Board website.

(8) REPORT FROM COMMITTEES:


EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Currie


that the Board approve the minutes of the Education Committee Meeting of Monday, April 10, 2006. . .


Motion carried

2006-04-07

(a) SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR THE 2006-2007 SCHOOL YEAR:


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Marshall


that the Board approve the School Calendar for the 2006-2007 school year. . .


Motion carried

2006-04-08

(b) EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Currie


that the Board grant approval to the Student Services Department to be given permission to hire sufficient staff, through Human Resources, to address the waiting lists for testing. . .


Motion carried

2006-04-09

(c) NSTU TERM/LONG TERM RECOMMENDATIONS :


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Bain

that the Board approve the following recommendations for Term/long term substitute positions:


Prof. #

Name

School/Position

Effective Date

561522

Colin McNeil, TERM

Tompkins

March 6 - June 30/06

396986

John Campbell,TERM

Greenfield

Feb. 27 - June 30/06

566612

Dale C. Winters, TERM

Sydney Academy

March 20 - June 30/06

574574

Josita G. MacKenzie, TERM

Greenfield

March 20 - June 30/06

283226

Arlene Vassello, TERM

Coxheath

March 20 - May 29/06

591255

Joelle Campbell, TERM

Harbourside

March 16 - May 29/06

590430

Stephanie Burton, TERM

St. Josephs, Sydney M.

April 21 - June 30/06

351858

Marion MacDonald, LTS

Christmas Island

April 24 - June 30/06

555888

Scott Sawlor, LTS

Rankin Memorial

April 10 - June 30/06

58682

Jennifer Parsons, LTS

Cusack Elem

April 3- June 30/06


Motion carried

2006-04-10

(d) NSTU RETIREMENTS:


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Currie


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


Prof. #

Name

School/Position

Effective

268714

Lauretta D. Balderston

Florence Elementary/ Principal

June 30, 2006

282178

Judith Gillis

Mount Carmel

June 30, 2006

294330

Sandra Haley

Memorial High

June 30, 2006

285411

Michael Power

Cusack Complex

June 30, 2006

269407

Margaret R. Curtis

J.B. Croak

June 30, 2006

285080

Laurie Lynn Ettinger

J.B. Croak

June 30, 2006

313213

Wendell J. McNeil

Tompkins Memorial

June 30, 2006

247098

Edna Weatherbee

Coxheath Elementary

June 30, 2006

321042

Anne Michelle McNeil

J.B. Croak

June 30, 2006

250126

Anne Campbell

Cornwallis School

June 30, 2006

270710

Ted Marsh

Sydney Mines Jr. High

June 30, 2006

313304

Edward Moules

Whitney Pier Memorial

June 30, 2006

311977

Stewart MacKay

Whitney Pier Memorial

June 30, 2006

282384

Martin MacLean

Jubilee Elementary

June 30, 2006

282491

Patricia MacLean

Sydney Mines Jr. High

June 30, 2006

285387

Paula Jessome

Jubilee Elementary

June 30, 2006

302463

Jo-Anne Campbell

Morrison Jr. High

June 30, 2006

449447

Joanne Kelly

Holy Angels High

June 30, 2006

270389

Paula MacKinnon

Holy Angels High

June 30, 2006

207639

Roy Bragg

Sydney Mines Jr. High

June 30, 2006

136093

Donna Ferguson

Glace Bay Elementary

June 30, 2006

284067

Alan Cummings

Breton Education Centre

June 30, 2006

268276

Sherry Grant

Florence Elementary

June 30, 2006

312629

Margaret Ann MacKinnon

Bras d'Or

June 30, 2006

282913

Anna Lee Kazmel

St. Anne's Elementary

June 30, 2006

268722

D. Hughie MacKinnon

Sydney River Elementary

June 30, 2006

282467

Janet MacKinnon

Shipyard Elementary

June 30, 2006

195800

Shirley Scott

Brookland Elementary

June 30, 2006

309716

Jo-Ann MacKinnon

Robin Foote Elementary

June 30, 2006

302356

Jo-Anne Lambert

St. Anne's Elementary

June 30, 2006

316000

Margot E. MacAulay

Baddeck Consolidated

June 30, 2006

280511

Dawn MacQuarrie

Baddeck Consolidated

June 30, 2006

283101

Linda L. MacPherson

Sydney River Elementary

June 30, 2006

282657

Ron Neville

Memorial High School

June 30, 2006

195289

Margie Dicks

Coxheath Elementary

June 30, 2006

229021

Elaine Dillon

Glace Bay Elementary

June 30, 2006

345777

Patrick Donovan

Cabot Junior/Senior High School

June 30, 2006

271700

Alice Lawson

Coxheath Elementary

June 30, 2006

378414

Fred Martell

Memorial High School

June 30, 2006

479535

Margaret P. MacKinnon

Rankin Memorial

June 30, 2006

272161

Arlene MacLachlan

Glace Bay Elementary

June 30, 2006

298687

Joan M. Sampson

Mountainview Complex

June 30, 2006

283051

Gail Gouthro

MacDonald Elementary

June 30, 2006

298851

Mary M. MacIntyre

Rankin Memorial

June 30, 2006

378463

Sharon Iannetti

Memorial High

June 30, 2006

313262

H. Ronald MacLean

Staff Dev. C./ Math Consultant

June 30, 2006

273599

Bernard MacDonald

Baddeck Academy/Vice-Principal

June 30, 2006

268383

Maureen MacLeod

Coxheath Elementary

June 30, 2006

268813

Greg Marsh

Dr. T.L. Sullivan Jr. High

June 30, 2006

364125

F.X. MacNeil

Mountainview/Principal

June 30, 2006

283713

Henry A. DiPersio

Memorial High

June 30, 2006

285676

Jane Clark

Glace Bay Elementary

June 30, 2006


Motion carried

2006-04-11

(e) NSTU REQUESTS TO AMEND RETIREMENT DATES:


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Tilley


that the Board accept the amended retirement dates of the following individuals and I so move. .



Prof. #

Name

School

Effective

295527

Therese Morrison

Dr. T.L. Sullivan Jr. High

June 30, 2006

269738

Kevin McPhee

Glace Bay High

June 30, 2006


Motion carried

2004-04-12

(f) NSTU REQUESTS TO CHANGE YEAR OF DEFERRED SALARY LEAVE:

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Bain


that the Board approve the change in year for the following deferred salary leave applicants


Prof. #

Name

School

Effective

524934

Janine MacAulay

Sherwood Park

February-July, 2010 (Change from 2009 )

502153

Monique M. Marmulak

Whitney Pier Mem.

One Year - 2006-2007(Change from six-month)


Motion carried

2004-04-13

(g) NSTU TEACHER REQUEST FOR PERMANENT EXCHANGE:


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Bain


that the Board approve the request for permanent exchange. . .


Prof. #

Name

From

To

Effective

340620

Elizabeth Godreau

Florence Elementary

Ellenvale Jr. High, Halifax

August 1, 2006

541359

Lisa Borden

Ellenvale Jr. High, Halifax

Florence Elementary

August 1, 2006


Motion carried

2004-04-14

(h) NSTU TEACHER EXCHANGE FOR 2006-2007 SCHOOL YEAR:


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Currie


that the Board approve the teacher exchange of the following individuals . . .


Prof. #

Name

To

From

Effective

473165

Joanie E. Munro

Whycocomagh Education Centre

Rankin Memorial

August 1, 2006

383802

Margaret Coady

Rankin Memorial

Whycocomagh Education Centre

August 1, 2006


Motion carried

2004-04-15



(i) CHANGE IN CONTRACT STATUS FROM PROBATIONARY 1 TO PROBATIONARY 2:


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Green


that the Board grant approval of change in contract status from Probationary I to Probationary 2 for the following individuals. . .


Prof. #

Name

School

Effective

562611

Denise Chiasson

Glace Bay Elem

Nov. 28, 2005

560466

Lynn Abbass-MacDonald

Mountainview

Nov. 28, 2005

582866

Todd MacAulay

Cornwallis

Nov. 28, 2005

462085

Susan Wadden

Donkin/Gowrie

Nov. 28, 2005

519421

Brenda Lavery

St. Mary's

Nov. 28, 2005

566257

Bernice Osmond

Memorial

Nov. 28, 2005

565952

Suzannah MacDonald

Greenfield

Nov. 28, 2005


Motion carried

2006-04-16

(j) NSTU REQUEST TO PARTICIPATE IN FLEXIBLE PENSION OPTIONS:


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Bain


that the Board grant approval to participate in flexible pension options. . .

Prof #

Name

School

Effective

298414

Anita MacDougall

Holy Angels

March 20, 2006

Motion carried

2006-04-17

(k) NSTU REQUEST FOR A LEAVE OF ABSENCE:


Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Green


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


Prof. #

Name

School

Effective

298414

Anita MacDougall

Holy Angels

March 20, 2006


Motion carried

2006-04-18

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT


Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser


that the Board approve the minutes of the Management Committee Meeting of Tuesday, April 18, 2006 with the noted corrections. . .


Motion carried

2006-04-19

(l) CBRM TIPPING FEES:


Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

that the Board express our concern to the Department of Education with regards to tipping fees which are charged to the Board with regards to garbage . . .


Motion carried

2006-04- 20

(m) CUPE RESIGNATIONS/RETIREMENTS:


Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser


that the Board accept with regret and thanks for years of service the following resignations/retirements. . .


EMPLOYEE #

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

CLASSIFICATION/

SCHOOL EMPLOYED

EFFECTIVE DATE

924431

Catherine Hogan

Cleaner/BEC

March 21/06

900902

Robert (Bobby) Lewis

Bus Driver

June 27/06

956219

Glenda McDonough

Teacher A./Bridgeport

April 24/06

945634

Janice Mader

Bus Driver

March 22/06


Motion carried

2006-04-21

(m) CUPE REQUEST(S) FOR A LEAVE OF ABSENCE :


Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser


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


EMPLOYEE #

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

CLASSIFICATION/

SCHOOL EMPLOYED

EFFECTIVE DATE/LENGTH

7078

Louise Cote

TA/St. Mary's, N.S.

One year - Apr 18/06 - April 18/07

9837

Debbie Paquet

Cleaner/Memorial

One year - May 1/06 - May 1/07


Motion carried

2006-04-22

(n) ADDITIONS TO THE CASUAL TEACHER ASSISTANT LIST:


Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser


that the Board approve the following additions to the Casual Teacher Assistant list..


#

NAME

1.

Ardell Caudle

2.

Juanita Currie-Moore

3.

Carolyn MacIntyre

4.

Vanessa Morrison

5.

Patricia Parent-LeBlanc

6.

Nancy Lynn Penney


Motion carried

2006-04-23

(o) ROOF AT MARION BRIDGE ELEMENTARY :

Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser


that the Board replace the roof on the old section of Marion Bridge Elementary and carry out repairs on the new section of the roof during the summer of 2006. . .


Motion carried

2006-04-24

(9) NSSBA REPORT :


Commissioner Green presented the NSSBA report in Commissioner Campbell's absence. Highlights of the report included the scheduled 52nd Annual General Meeting and Conference. The conference is scheduled to take place May 25-27, 2006 in Baddeck. The theme this year is 'Putting Wellness to Work' . Mr. Green recognized Mr. John Astephen for his participation in the Boston Marathon.

(10) REGIONAL EDUCATION OFFICER'S REPORT :

Mr. Jim Burton, Regional Education Officer (see attachment). Highlights of his report included the

Provincial Principals' Meeting, Provincial Library Consultations to begin and English programs - five year plan released. Lieutenant Governor General Awards ceremony will be held on June 8th at Sydney Academy.

Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

that the Board accept the Regional Education Officer's report as presented. . .

Motion carried

2006-04-25

(11) NEW BUSINESS:

a. Commissioner Tilley - retirements . Was advised that all retirees are honored during a session held in the fall. He recognized the large number of retirements which the Board will be experiencing this year.

b. Commissioner Ruelland - Central Office staff - Spoke regarding the experience and dedicated staff which the Board is losing due to retirements. He personally thanked Senior Management and their support staff for their assistance and guidance over the years. He also thanked all non-teaching and teaching staff for their support over the years.

c. Commissioner Keagan - Thank You's - Thanked the Superintendent and staff for their support in assisting the students who attended the Encounters Canada session.

d. Commissioner Keagan - Update on Vocational Program - He attended a meeting on Friday, April 21st with representatives of the Department of Education, Mr. Burton and Mr. Fred Martell regarding the Vocational program. He was very optimistic after attending this session.

e. Commissioner Bain - Rural Education - Indicated that the motion which was passed regarding rural education he would like to see extended to included a Rural Education Policy Committee.

(12) NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING:

Scheduled meeting date - Cape Smokey Elementary, Monday, May 29, 2006 - 7:00 p.m.

(13) Motion to adjourn the meeting. . .

The meeting adjourned at 7:57 p.m.

Motion carried

__________________________________ _____________________________

DARLENE MORRISON J. DOUGLAS PEACH

BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY

(14) PUBLIC SESSION