School Board Meeting Minutes: June 15, 2009 - Special
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 09/29/2009


Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
June 15, 2009


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 4:38 p.m.

(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:

Present: Fred Tilley, Acting-Chair Darren MacNeil Steve Parsons
Barb Mercer Sandra Margettie Kevin Ruelland
Cathi Pierrard Joan Currie Darrell Flynn
Jackie Organ Gary Fraser Lorne Green
Absent: Darlene Morrison(regrets)Darren GoogooCharlie Keagan
Also Present: N.E. Davis, Superintendent of Schools
B.MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services
J.Astephen, Director of Programs and Student Services
G. Boudreau, Director of Financial Services
A. White, Director of Operational Services
B. MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resource
M. Passerini, Coordinator of Human Resource
Cathy Viva, Coordinator of Student Services
J. Burton, Director of Regional Educational Services
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary


(3) HUMAN RESOURCES:

a. NSTU RETIREMENTS:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board accept with regret and thanks for years of service the following retirements. . .

Emp./Prof. #

Name

Position/School

Effective

40014275/285999

Fran MacInnes

Teacher, Coxheath Elem. School

June 30, 2009

40014317/297887

Linda L. Cooke

Teacher/Glace Bay Elem. School

June 30, 2009

Motion carried
2009-06-07



b. NSTU ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS-ACTING COORDINATORS:

Moved by Commissioner Fraser
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons

That the Board approve the following administrative appointments as presented. . .

Emp./Prof. #

Name

Position/School

Effective

40014965/482141

Wendy King

Acting Coordinator of Human Res. Serv. (six-mths)

August 1/09

Motion carried
2009-06-08



c. NSTU ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS-ACTING COORDINATORS:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons

That the Board approve the following administrative appointments as presented. . .

Emp./Prof. #

Name

Position/School

Effective

40015094/514711

Sheila Kublek

Acting Coordinator of Student Services (six-mths)

August 1/09

Motion carried
2009-06-09


d. Administration Appointments -  Vice-Principals, Consultants, Dept. Heads, Etc.

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Organ

That the Board approve the following administrative appointments as presented. . .

Emp./Prof. #

Name

Position/School

Effective

40014751/401356

Joseph Poirier

Vice-Principal/Riverview High

August 1, 2009

40015493/579235

Gina Tubrett Crawley

Vice-Principal/ Thompson Jr. High School (one-year)

August 1, 2009

40014931/472852

Barbara Vokey

Vice-Principal/ George D. Lewis

August 1, 2009

40014470/329862

Rhonda Smith

Community Based Education Consultant/Staff Development C.

August 1, 2009

40015081/510826

Trevor LeBlanc

IEI/PEBS Consultant/                                   Holy Angels High School

August 1, 2009

40014457/328781

Audrey Kyte-Murphy

Language Arts Consultant Elem. P-6

August 1, 2009

40014941/473975

Lesley Ann Andrews

Arts Education Consultant

August 1, 2009

40015248/547091

Joy Cookson

Lead Teacher Reading Recovery

August 1, 2009

40015095/514729

Kurt Kublek

IT/Professional Development/SIS

August 1, 2009

40014668/383935

Kevin Kennedy

Department Head-Social Studies/BEC – one year

August 1, 2009

Motion carried
2009-06-10



e. Teacher Request to Leave Current Position as Student Services Consultant:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

That the Board approve the following request to leave her current position as Student Services Consultant . . .

Emp./Prof. #

Name

Position/School

Effective

40015182/533596

Suzanne Brown

Student Services Consultant/ Holy Angels High School

June 10, 2009

Motion carried
2009-06-11



f. Teacher Request for Leave of Absence:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Mercer

That the Board approve the following request for a leave of absence. . .

Emp./Prof. #

Name

Position/School

Effective

40015739/607069

Carla Confiant

Teacher/Breton Ed. Centre

August 1/09 – July 31/10

Motion carried
2009-06-12


(4) PRESENTATION BY JUBILEE SCHOOL COMMUNITY GROUP:

Commissioner Green entered the meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Jim Burton, Regional Director of Educational Services entered the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Acting Board Chair, Fred Tilley began the session with an introduction of those that were present.  Mr. Jim Guy, parent representative provided a handout which was distributed to all in attendance.  He provided a brief history of the resource assistance which the school had been receiving and the present complement which the school was advised would be in place for September, 2009.  Mrs. Aleisha Buffett provided a second hand-out which provided a description of the resource program which is presently in place. The community representatives expressed their concern and importance of continued Resource support for the students of Jubilee elementary.  They recognized the accomplishments which have occurred due to past support programs.  The parents wished the Board to reconsider their recommendation of a reduction in resource services for Jubilee Elementary.

Commissioner Tilley noted that the Board would respond to their request after staff have had the opportunity to review the services which are provided to the school.



(5) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY