February 28, 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 6:27 p.m.
(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:
|Present:||Lorne Green,Chair||Steve Parsons||Jackie Organ|
|Barb Mercer||Charlie Keagan||Joan Currie|
|Cathi Pierrard||Fred Tilley||Darlene Morrison|
|Sandra Margettie||Darrell Flynn||Kevin Ruelland|
|Gary Fraser||Darren MacNeil||Darren Googoo|
|Ambrose White, Superintendent|
|Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services|
|George Boudreau, Director of Finiancial Services|
|Sheldon Nathanson, Sheldon Nathanson, Barristers & Solicitors|
|Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary|
(3) HOLY ANGELS HIGH:
Board Chair Lorne Green circulated correspondence which he received from Mr. Danny Ellis regarding the possibility of sustaining a status quo arrangement with the CND for one additional year.
On the question, Board members requested clarification on who they would be in a lease agreement with.
The Board solicitor advised that the agreement should be between the CND and the Board on a one year deal.
Concern was expressed on behalf of the students and staff over the time and anxiety it is taking to reach a decision. Several Board members were in agreement regarding the anxiety which is being caused.
It was agreed that the Board negotiate with the CND. The Board Solicitor, Mr. Sheldon Nathanson noted that legally the Board at this point can only negotiate with the owner, (CND).
Questions were asked regarding allowing the Grade Ten students to enroll when the school may only be open for one more year if a purchaser is not found.
Moved by Commissioner Ruelland
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons
That the Board forward correspondence to the CND requesting an extension of a lease agreement for one year with a response within two weeks with the same terms and conditions as we have now plus $60,000. . . . .
(5) NEW BUSINESS:
a. Commissioner Fraser â€“ Central Office Security 0ffice- Commissioner Fraser questioned if he could receive a code for the upstairs door at Central Office. Several Board members expressed their concern.
Commissioner Mercer requested that rather than a code for the Board members if a buzzer could be placed on the door so that easier access could be gained which was agreed upon.
(6) Adjournment of the meeting. . .
the meeting adjourned at 6:57 p.m.. . .
|LORNE GREEN||GEORGE BOUDREAU|
|BOARD CHAIR||BOARD SECRETARY|