School Board Meeting Minutes: June 15, 2009
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 09/30/2009


Malcolm Munroe Junior High School
Sydney, N.S.
June 15, 2009


REGULAR BOARD MEETING

(1) CALL TO ORDER:

A meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board was called to order today beginning at 7:10 p.m.

(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:

Present: Lorne Green, Chair Jackie Organ Steve Parsons
Gary Fraser Cathi Pierrard Sandra Margettie
Joan Currie Darren MacNeil Fred Tilley
Barb Mercer Darrell Flynn Kevin Ruelland
Absent: Charlie KeaganDarren GoogooDarlene Morrison
Also Present: N.E. Davis, Superintendent of Schools
Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services
John Astephen, Director of Programs and Student Services
Ambrose White, Director of Operational Services
George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services
J. Burton, Director of Regional Educational Services
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary


(3) APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

(a)        Deletions:

There were no deletions.

(b)        Additions:

            a. Commissioner Mercer – Music Scholarship

Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

that the Board approve the agenda as presented. . .

Motion carried
2009-06-13
       

                                                          

(4) APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

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

Special Board Meeting -           May 25, 2009
Regular Board Meeting -           May 25, 2009
Special Board Meeting  -          June 1, 2009

Motion carried
2009-06-14



(5) BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES:

n/a

(6) CORRESPONDENCE :

n/a



(7) SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

Superintendent Davis distributed to those in attendance his report (see attachment).  Highlights of his report included a thank you to all board members, staff and students for the past year.  He wished them all a happy and well-rest vacation this summer along with a safe one.  The Superintendent’s report can be found on the Board website at www.cbv.ns.ca .  A copy of the report is attached to the original minutes.

Moved by Commissioner Tilley
Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

that the Board accept the Superintendent’s Report as presented. . .

Motion carried
2009-06-15



(8) BOARD CHAIR REPORT:



The Board Chair, Commissioner Lorne Green, noted that his report will be forwarded to the new school year in September, 2009.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT



(9) REPORT FROM COMMITTEES:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Tilley

that the Board approve the minutes of the Education Committee Meeting of Monday, June 1, 2009 . .

Motion carried
2009-06-16



(a)        TEACHER REQUESTS FOR A  ONE-YEAR LEAVE OF ABSENCE:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Tilley

that the Board approve the following requests for a one-year leave of absence . . .

Emp./Prof. #

Name

School

Effective

40015340/562090

Nadina Richards  2nd consecutive year

Sherwood Park Education Centre

August 1/09 – July 31/10

40015277/553982

Carol Beaudin MacDonald  2nd consecutive year

Whitney Pier Memorial

August 1/09 – July 31/10

Motion carried
2009-06-17



(b)        AESOP SURVEY:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Tilley

That the substitutes are polled on their opinion regarding the AESOP system to receive their opinion on the progress of the system. . .

Motion carried
2009-06-18



c)         HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons

That the Education Committee recommend acceptance of the Human Resources report. . . .

Motion carried
2009-06-19



d)         PSS UPDATE:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons

That the Education Committee recommend acceptance of the PSS Update. . . .

Motion carried
2009-06-20



e)         SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR THE 2009 – 2010 SCHOOL YEAR:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Mercer

That the Education Committee recommend acceptance of the School Calendar for the 2009 – 2010 school year. . .

Motion carried
2009-06-21

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

That the Board approve the minutes of the Management Committee Meeting of June 8, 2009 with the noted omission of the Rental agreement. . .

Motion carried
2009-06-22



(h)        REPORT - DIRCTOR OF FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board accept the Report presented by the Director of Financial Services. . .

Motion carried
2009-06-23



(i)         CUPE RESIGNATION(S)/RETIREMENT(S):

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

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

EMPLOYEE#

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

RESIGNATION(S)/RETIREMENT(S)

POSITION EMPLOYED IN

EFFECTIVE DATE

40014037

Heather Archer-Devoe

Resignation

Secretarial1–Northside Professional Development C.

July 31, 2009

Motion carried
2009-06-24



(j)     CUPE REQUESTS FOR A LEAVE OF ABSENCE:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Tilley

That the Board accept and approve the following requests for a Leave of Absence. . .

EMPLOYEE#

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

POSITION EMPLOYED IN

EFFECTIVE DATE

40016314

Tina Grant(2nd request)

TA/Glace Bay Elem.

Sept/09 – June 2010 inclusive

40017180

Karen L. MacLean

LBG/Coxheath Elem

Sept/09 – June 2010 inclusive

Motion carried
2009-06-25



(k)     EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board  recommend approval of changes in employee benefits for those employees who continue to work beyond the age of sixty-five. . .

Motion carried
2009-06-26



(l)     TCA CAPITAL FOR THE 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board accept the recommendation from Operations that the TCA capital for St. Agnes/Mount Carmel to be transferred to Riverview however it would be reallocated from Riverview in 2012-2013 school year . .

Motion carried
2009-06-27



(m)     RENTAL AGREEMENTS:

Noted that the original motion will be tabled until the Management Committee meeting scheduled for September, 2009.



 (10)     NSSBA REPORT:

Commissioner Fraser provided a report which is attached to the original minutes.  Highlights of his report included the Month in Review for June, 2009, NSSBA resolutions and the evaluation which was conducted with regards to the 55th Annual General Meeting & Conference.  Also attached to his report was the post-election briefing notes.

Mr. Davis, Superintendent of Schools, requested that the Board correspond with the government elect requesting clarification on regarding their position on Public Education.

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board accept and approve the report presented by Commissioner Fraser, NSSBA representative. . .

Motion carried
2009-06-28



(11)       DIRECTOR OF THE REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES REPORT:

The Director of Regional Educational Services, Mr. Jim Burton provided his report.  Highlights of his report included Private Schools, National Staff Development Council Publication, Food & Nutrition Policy Monitoring Report and International Baccalaureate program. Mr. Burton thanked everyone for their support not only to himself but to his fellow Department of Education colleagues.  Copy of his report is attached to the original minutes.

Commissioner Parsons left the meeting at 7:28 p.m.. . .

Moved by Commissioner Tilley
Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

That the Board accept the report presented by the Director of Regional Educational Services as presented. . .

Motion carried
2009-06-29



(12)      NEW BUSINESS:



Commissioner Mercer – Music Scholarship – On June 13th Sr. Rita Claire was recognized for her support and hard work towards the Fine Arts not only within our area but for the students of our Board.  Commissioner Mercer requested that a letter of congratulations be forwarded to Sr. Rita Claire on behalf of the Board.



(13)      NOTICE OF MOTION:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

That the Board accept as a way to increase youth involvement within our Board, I move that the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board to establish a Board/student committee which would enable students the opportunity to discuss their educational concerns with board members on a regular basis. . .

Motion carried
2009-06-30

That the motion accepted in principal pending  further review and with review of  the Education Act to ensure there is no conflict. 



(14)     NEW MEETING DATE:

Scheduled meeting date – Monday, September 28, 2009  at Memorial High School, Sydney Mines.



(15) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY