School Board Meeting Minutes: May 3, 2011 - Special
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 05/31/2011


Sherwood Park Education Center
Sydney, N.S.
May 3, 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 5:05 p.m.

(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:



Present: Lorne Green,Chair Steve ParsonsJoan Currie
Barb MercerKevin RuellandGary Fraser
Cathi PierrardJackie OrganDarren MacNeil
Darlene MorrisonSandra MargettieDarrell Flynn
Darren GoogooFred Tilley, Vice Chair
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Absent: Charlie Keagan
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Also Present:
Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services
George Boudreau, Director of Finiancial Services
John Astephen, Director of Programs and Student Services
Mary Passerini, Coordinator of Human Resources
Andrea Rizzetto, Sheldon Nathanson Barristers & Solicitors
Jillian MacNeil, Sheldon Nathanson Barristers & Solicitors
Jim Burton, Representing the Department of Education
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary


(3) WELCOME REMARKS BY THE BOARD CHAIR:

Board Chair Lorne Green welcomed everyone in attendance. He advised that we are all gathered here this evening to hear comments from Legal representative Ms. Gail Gatchalian, NSTU Representatives (Mr. Bruce Kelloway, Mr. Arnold Burke, Mr. Ron MacIntosh, Mr. Peter Murphy) along with the fourteen teachers (one in absentia) who received lay-off notices which were delivered on April 20, 2011.



(4) MOTION TO GO TO AN IN-CAMERA SESSION:

Moved by Commissioner Organ
Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

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

Motion carried
2011-05-01



Commissioner Parsons chaired the session. . .

Commissioner Tilley assumed the Chair for the session at 5:20 p.m.

Commissioner Parsons left the meeting at 6:32 p.m. (after the halfway-break in the session)

Moved by Commissioner Green
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board rise and report. . .

Motion carried
2011-05-02



Commissioner Tilley reported that the Board discussed the lay-off of fourteen (14) permanent contract teachers.



(5) CLOSING COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD CHAIR:

Moved by Commissioner Tilley
Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

That the Board accept the recommendation of Senior Staff to terminate fourteen (14) permanent teachers. . . . .

Motion carried
2011-05-03



Commissioner Fraser voted against the motion

Commissioner Mercer voted against the motion



(6) Adjournment of the meeting. . .



the meeting adjourned at 8:11 p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY