School Board Meeting Minutes: January 31, 2011 - Special
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 03/01/2011


Brookland Elementary
Sydney, N.S.
January 31, 2011


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 6:05 p.m.

(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:



Present: Lorne Green,Chair Steve ParsonsCharlie Keagan
Darren GoogooJoan CurrieFred Tilley
Sandra MargettieJackie OrganDarlene Morrison
Darren MacNeilKevin RuellandGary Fraser
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Absent: Darrell Flynn (sent regrets)Barb Mercer (sent regrets)Cathi Pierrard (sent regrets)
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Also Present:
Ambrose White, Acting Superintendent
Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services
Paul Oldford, Acting Director of Operational Services
George Boudreau, Director of Finiancial Services
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary



(3) HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:

a. Term recommendations:

Moved by Commissioner Tilley
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board approve the following recommendations for term positions. . . .

Prof./Emp. #

NAME

SCHOOL

Effective

40015634/598490

Kerri Manuel

Sydney River Elementary

March 1 – July 31/11

40037784/619155

Ryan MacPherson

Sydney Academy

February 2 – July 31/11

40026080/615104

Amanda MacLean

Sydney Academy

March 1 – July 31/11

40015684/603696

Patrice Neville

Sydney Academy

February 2 – July 31/11

40015786/614214

Christa Williamson

Glace Bay High

February 2 – July 31/11

40035400/636076

Jaclyn Batten

Glace Bay High

February 2 – July 31/11

Motion carried
2011-01-04



b. Long-Term Substitution Recommendations:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner MacNeil

That the Board approve the following recommendations for term positions. . . .

Prof./Emp. #

NAME

SCHOOL

Effective

40026069/575530

Linda MacKinnon

St. Anne’s Elementary

February 5 – June 3/11

40040204/646323

Meaghan Flynn

Memorial High School

February 3 – June 1/11

Motion carried
2011-01-05



(4) LEGAL TENDER:

Superintendent White spoke with regards to a proposal that Senior staff have developed after discussions at the management Committee meeting. He advised that the Board should discuss it and in the end it will be there decision.

Commissioner Tilley advised that he was concerned about awarding a tender to anyone other than the lowest bidder. We do have an out clause in the tender if we are not satisfied with the work we receive from the successful applicant.

Commissioner Parsons felt that perception in the public would be perceived as the Board not being able to make a decision if we were to draw on the services of all three proposals.

Commissioner Margettie agreed with her fellow Board members however she would prefer to only have the tender in place for one year.

Commissioner MacNeil requested clarification on the comparisons which the Board were using in order to come forward with a decision.

Commissioner Googoo noted we are in financial difficulty however he does not feel we can go with the lowest bid. He personally feels that due to all the issues the Board will face that this is not a time to go with a legal firm which is inexperienced in education.

Commissioner Currie supported Commissioner Googoo and also supported a tender for one year.

Commissioner Parsons reiterated that this is a financial crisis that we are presently entering.

On the question of savings, Mr. Boudreau, Director of Financial Services advised that each case is different and it is difficult to say the hours required or the financial savings which will be made throughout the year.

Commissioner Ruelland questioned the length of time it would take for an experienced education lawyer vs an experienced education lawyer.

Commissioner Keagan expressed his disappointment with the service recently received with a personnel issue.

Moved by Commissioner Tilley
Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

That the legal tender be awarded to the lowest tender of Sheldon Nathanson, Barristers & Solicitors. . . .

Motion carried
2011-01-06



(5) BUDGET SURPLUS:

Mr. George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services provided the Board with recommendations which were received from senior staff with regards to the anticipated surplus.

Moved by Commissioner Tilley
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons

That the Board accept the submissions received from senior staff with regards to the anticipated surplus. . .

Motion carried
2011-01-07



(6) PERSONNEL ISSUE:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

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

Motion carried

Commissioner Tilley assumed the Chair. . .

Moved by Commissioner Fraser
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons

That the Board rise and report. . . .

Motion Carried
2011-01-08

Commissioner Tilley advised that a personnel issue was discussed.



(7) NEW BUSINESS

n/a



(8) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 6:56 p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY