October 25, 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 6:03 p.m.
(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:
|Present:||Lorne Green,Chair||Steve Parsons||Jackie Organ|
|Barb Mercer||Charlie Keagan||Kevin Ruelland|
|Cathi Pierrard||Joan Currie||Fred Tilley|
|Sandra Margettie||Darlene Morrison||Darren Googoo|
|Darrell Flynn||Darren MacNeil|
|Absent:||Gary Fraser (sent regrets)|
|Also Present:||Ambrose White, Acting Superintendent|
|Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services|
|George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services|
|Paul Oldford, Acting Director of Operational Services|
|John Astephen, Director of Programs and School Services|
|Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary|
(3) Personnel Issue:
Moved by Commissioner Keagan
Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard
That the Board go to an in-camera session to discuss a personnel issue. . .
Commissioner Tilley chaired the in-camera session. . . .
Commissioner Flynn, Googoo, MacNeil and Mr. John Astephen entered the meeting at 6:09. . .
Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Mercer
That the Board rise and report. . .
Chair Lorne Green resumed the Chair. . . .
Commissioner Tilley reported that the Board discussed two personnel issues. . .
Moved by Commissioner Keagan
Seconded by Commissioner
That the Board accept the recommendation as presented. . .
(4) UPDATE ON THE EDUCATIONAL FUNDING FOR 2011-2012:
Mr. Ambrose White, Acting Superintendent advised those in attendance that both he and Mr. Boudreau, Director of Financial Services attended a meeting in Halifax last week regarding the Educational Funding for 2011-2012 with other Superintendents, the Deputy Minister and Directors of Finance in attendance. He noted that the Deputy Minister advised that she is seeking the Boards assistance in seeking a resolution with regards to the proposed cuts for the next three years. The reductions which were proposed are severe and detrimental to our Board.
Mr. Boudreau advised that the combination of the 3% reduction, EMI reduction initiative and the assumption (by Boards) of all cost pressures will translate into a 7.7% (9,000,000) reduction in Education funding for our Board in 2011, 2012. On the question, Mr. Boudreau advised that stakeholders will be meeting next week to formulate an impact assessment.
On the question, it was stated that the Department of Education are going to have to take a lead in order to achieve any major expenditure reductions.
On the question, the Hogg Formula will also impact the proposed cuts as the decline in enrollment will translate in further exasperating the funding reduction.
On the question, the role of the NSSBA will have to work diligently on our behalf and the role of the Members of the Legislative Assembly should be considered throughout this process.
(5) HOLY ANGELS HIGH:
Commissioner Green advised that it is the hope to hold a press conference this week and all the Board members are invited to attend. The province has advised that they will not be purchasing the building nor will there be a lease agreement.
(6) Adjournment of the meeting. . .
the meeting adjourned at 6:57 p.m.
|LORNE GREEN||GEORGE BOUDREAU|
|BOARD CHAIR||BOARD SECRETARY|