School Board Meeting Minutes: June 14, 2010 - Special
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 06/22/2010


Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
June 14, 2010


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 5:08 p.m.

(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:



Present: Lorne Green,Chair Jackie Organ Sandra Margettie
Barb Mercer Darrell Flynn Charlie Keagan
Cathi Pierrard Joan Currie Darren MacNeil
Kevin Ruelland Steve Parsons Fred Tilley
Darlene Morrison Gary Fraser
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Absent: Darren Googoo
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Also Present: Dr. N.E. Davis, Superintendent of Schools
Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources
George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services
John Astephen, Director of Programs and Student Services
Mary Passerini, Coordinator of Human Resources
Sandra Burke, Coordinator of Finance and Accounting
Joe Chisholm, Coordinator of Human Resources
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary


(3) AUDITOR’S REPORT FOR THE 2009-2010 BUDGET YEAR:

Mr. Boudreau, Director of Financial Services thanked Ms. Sandra Burke, Coordinator of Finance and Accounting for her hard work and diligence in preparing the attached report. Mr. Gerry MacKenzie, managing partner with the Accounting firm MGM reviewed the Audit Report with the Board. Mr. MacKenzie noted that the Audit report is qualified for the completeness of school based funds as they are not subject to satisfactory audit verification. He further stated that not many Boards in the Province were able to achieve unqualified status.

Management is in agreement with the observation and will continue to strive towards the improvement of school base funds accounting practice.

Ms. Sandra Burke reviewed the Statement of Financial statement as of March 31, 2010 with comparative figures for 2009. Ms. Burke reviewed with the Board a high level variance analysis. This document provided the positive variances, negative variances and the summary results of income statement.

Ms. Burke noted School based funds; expenditures and revenue which was highlighted on page three of the Financial Statement.

Moved by Commissioner Tilley
Seconded by Commissioner Currie

That the Board accept the audited Financial statements for the year 2010. . .

Motion carried
2010-06-09



Commissioner Morrison noted that Mr. MacKenzie advised the Audit committee that he had received full cooperation from both Mr. Boudreau and Ms. Burke and the accounting staff.



(4) PERSONNEL ISSUE:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons

that the Board go to an in-camera session. . .

Motion carried
2010-06-10


Commissioner Tilley chaired the in-camera session. . .

Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

that the Board rise and report . .

Motion carried
2010-06-11



Commissioner Green resumed the Chair. . .

Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

that the Board confirm the recommendation brought forward by Management. . .

Motion carried
2010-06-12



(5) NEW BUSINESS:

n/a



(6) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 5:39 p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY