School Board Meeting Minutes: June 21, 2010
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 09/28/2010


Memorial High
North Sydney, N.S.
June 21, 2010


REGULAR BOARD MEETING

(1) CALL TO ORDER:

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

(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:




Present: Lorne Green,Chair Charlie KeaganSandra Margettie
Kevin RuellandGary FraserCathi Pierrard
Darlene MorrisonJoan Currie Darren MacNeil
Barb MercerFred TilleyDarrell Flynn
Jackie OrganSteve Parsons Jackie Organ
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Absent: Darren Googoo
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Also Present:
Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources
George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services
Dr. Frank Covey, Acting Director of Regional Education Services
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary



(3) APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

(a) Deletions:

There were no deletions.

(b) Additions:

a. Commissioner

b. Commissioner

c. Commissioner

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons

that the Board approve the agenda as presented. . .

Motion carried
2010-06-18



(4) APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

Moved by Commissioner Ruelland
Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

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

Regular Board Meeting - May 31, 2010

Special Board Meeting - June 7, 2010

Special Board Meeting - June 14, 2010

Motion carried
2010-06-19



(5) BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES:

n/a



(6) CORRESPONDENCE:

Mr. George Boudreau presented one piece of correspondence. Correspondence was received from the Black Educators Association regarding the annual Provincial Spelling BEE. Appreciation was expressed for the Board’s support for this endeavour.

Movedbr>Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

That the Board accept the correspondence as presented. . .

Motion carried
2010-06-20



(7) DELEGATION – St. Anne’s Elementary School:

Mr. Derrick Hayes and Ms. Aleisha MacInnis spoke on behalf of the Steering Committee of St. Anne’s School. He noted that two hundred parents from the school have signed a petition to seek additional support for the school.

Mr. Hayes provided a power-point presentation to those in attendance. Included in the power-point was the enrollment and teacher overview from 2007/2008 – 2010/2011. He provided figures regarding the tentative class sizes for the 2010-2011 school year. The enrollment overview showed a projected increase when classes begin in September. He reiterated that they are trying to retain their positions while not taking away from any other school.

He reiterated the fact that the school has no playground, no lunchroom and any extra support for the students in the classroom.

The school has lost a .5 Learning Disability teacher along with two classroom teachers. Student Support Teachers ie. Learning Disabilities, Resource, Reading Recovery and IPP’s were provided in the power-point.

Commissioner Flynn attended a recent meeting held at the school and reiterated that the class sizes are small and the students have no place to hang their jackets or their school bags.

Ms. Aleisha MacInnis spoke of her personal experience with a child who requires Student Support. She spoke of Early Intervention for students at the lower elementary level.

Mr. Hayes thanked the Board members that attended the recent meeting held at the school.

Commissioner Fraser noted that traditionally St. Anne’s School has shown an increase in their numbers when classes begin in September.

Moved by Commissioner Fraser
Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

That Human Resources Department review the staffing reduction at St. Anne’s school. . .

On the question several Board members spoke regarding the status of St. Anne’s School.

Motion carried
2010-06-21



(8) SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:



n/a

(9) BOARD CHAIR REPORT:

The Board Chair reminded Board members of the graduation ceremonies which will be taking place and the importance of their attendance.



EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT



(9) REPORT FROM COMMITTEES:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

that the Board approve the minutes of the Education Committee Meeting of Monday, June 14, 2010 . .

Motion carried
2010-06-22



(a) MR. JOHN ASTEPHEN, DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS AND STUDENT SERVICES REPORT:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

that the Board accept the report from the Director of Programs and Student Services as presented to the Committee. . .

Motion carried
2010-06-23



(b) SYDNEY DREDGING PROJECT:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Tilley

that the Board Chair and Superintendent publicly announce Board support for the Sydney dredging project. . .

Motion carried
2010-06-24



(c) NSTU Secondment for Information:

Emp./Prof. #

Name

Position/School

Effective

40015151/524454

Craig Seward

Literacy Support Mentor/Staff Development Centre

Aug. 1/10- July 31/11



(d) NSTU Requests for Leave of Absences:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Mercer

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

Emp./Prof. #

Name

School

Effective

40015739/607069

Carla Confiant

Breton Education Centre

August 1/10 – July 31/11 (one-year)

40014712/392860

Cheryl Lewis, Flex Pension Option

Sydney River Elem

March 1 – June 30/11

Motion carried
2010-06-25



(e) Teacher Request to Participate in Shared Teaching

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

that the Board approve the following recommendations for term/long-term substitute positions. . .

Emp./Prof. #

Name

School

Effective

40015140/523910

Jean MacInnis

Boulardarie

August 1, 2010 to July 31, 2011 (60% teaching)

40015785/614206

Scott Morrison

Holy Angels High

August 1, 2010 to July 31, 2011 (50% teaching – 2nd semester)

Motion carried
2010-06-26



(f) Teacher Request to Participate in Deferred Salary Leave Plan:

Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Mercer

That the Board approve the following requests participation in a deferred salary leave plan. .

Emp./Prof. #

Name

School

Effective

40015093/514646

Neil MacLellan

Sydney Academy

Feb. 1 – July 31, 2013

Motion carried

2010-06-27

(g) Teacher Request to Change Period of Deferred Salary Leave Plan:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons

That the Board approve the following for change in period of deferred salary leave plan. . . .

EMPLOYEE/PROFESSIONAL#

NAME

SCHOOL

EFFECTIVE

40014914/466581

Bernadette MacNeil

Dr. T.L. Sullivan Jr. High

Aug 1/10-July 31/11

Motion carried
2010-06-28



(h) HIRING POLICY:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Mercer

That the Board recommend final approval of the Hiring Policy. . .

Motion carried
2010-06-29



MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT



Moved by Commissioner Keagan
Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

That the Board approve the minutes of the Management Committee Meeting of Monday, June 7, 2010. . .

Motion carried
2010-06-30



(i) REPORT - DIRCTOR OF FINANCE SERVICES – BUDGET FOR THE 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR:

Moved by Commissioner Keagan
Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

That the Board accept the draft budget as presented for the 2010-2011 budget year . . .

Motion carried
2010-06-31



10) NSSBA REPORT:

Commissioner Fraser provided a written and oral report (attached to the original minutes) Included in his report were the NSSBA were the Board of Directors highlights, information regarding discussions of the Inter-Agency collaboration and a report on Promoting Student Engagement. Other issues were steps to create a vision for public education. Reminders were given regarding the CSBA which is scheduled for Newfoundland in July. The NSSBA will host the 2011 Atlantic Conference in November in Halifax. Information is available on the NSSBA website.

Moved by Commissioner Fraser
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons

that the Board accept the report as presented. . .

Motion carried
2010-06-32



11) ACTING DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES REPORT:

Dr. Frank Covey noted that his term will end July 31, 2010 and the Department will be providing an alternate solution for services of a Director of Regional Educational Services.



12) NEW BUSINESS:

a. Mr. George Boudreau – Director of Financial Services -

Moved by Commissioner Tilley
Seconded by Commissioner Morrison

That the Board approve the Operating budget as presented to the Management Committee on June 7, 2010. . .

Motion carried
2010-06-33



(13) NEW MEETING DATE:

Scheduled meeting date – Monday, September 27, 2010 – site to be announced



(14) STATUS OF SEARCH FOR A SUPERINTENDENT:

Commissioner Tilley, Vice Chair of the Board, advised that the Board has agreed to terminate the search for a Superintendent at this time, with the hope of resuming the search in the fall of 2010.



(15) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY


(16) PUBLIC SESSION: n/a