School Board Meeting Minutes: June 20, 2011
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 09/27/2011


Sherwood Park Education Center
Sydney, N.S.
June 20, 2011


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
Cathi PierrardJackie OrganDarrell Flynn
Joan CurrieDarren MacNeilGary Fraser
Barb MercerSteve Parsons
Darren Googoo
test
Absent: The Following Sent Regrets:
Kevin RuellandDarlene MorrisonFred Tilley
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Also Present:Ambrose White, Superintendent
Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services
George Boudreau, Director of Finiancial Services
Susan Kelley, Acting Director of Programs and Student Services
Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary


(3) APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

(a) Deletions:

There were no deletions.

(b) Additions:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

that the Board approve the agenda with the following additions. .

a. Commissioner Parsons – Committee Meetings
b. Commissioner Keagan - Workshops

Motion carried
2011-06-
16



(4) APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

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

Regular Public Board meeting - May 30, 2011
Special Board meeting - May 31, 2011
Special Board meeting - June 31, 2011

Motion carried
2011-06-17



(5) BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES:

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(6) CORRESPONDENCE:

Mr. George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services and Board Secretary distributed two pieces of correspondence received.

The first piece of correspondence received was from the Cape Breton Regional Municipality with regards to their support for the continuation of the CLO program in our schools.

The second piece of correspondence which was received was from the Association for Safer Cape Breton Communities. It too was concerning the support of the Community Liaison Officers in our school system for the 2011-2012 school year.

It was noted that both pieces of correspondence were also forwarded to the Honorable Ramona Jennex, Minister of Education.

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Googoo

To accept the correspondence as presented . .

Motion carried
2011-06-18



(7) SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

Mr. White, Superintendent, began his report thanking the people and groups that make the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board the wonderful entity it is. He further thanked the elected board members, staffs at the board offices, schools and any other location for their gratitude and support throughout this year. He personally thanked senior staff for their ongoing strong leadership and commitment to the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board.

To the students, he wished them all the best as they prepare for their final exams and year end activities. To the graduates, all the best as they come to an end of their high school years, and he wished them well in their future endeavors.

He reminded those in attendance that the schools place their individual reports on their websites. (A copy of the report is attached to the original minutes and on the Board website)

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons

that the Board accept the Superintendent’s Report as presented. . .

Motion carried
2011-06-19



(8) BOARD CHAIR REPORT:

The Board Chair Lorne Green presented an oral report. In his report he thanked all staff; both teaching and non-teaching for their support over the past year. He highlighted such issues as; structural damage at George D. Lewis which our staff rose to the occasion and had the school repaired and reopened in a quick and very efficient manner. Secondly; our budget caused great stress at all levels including the Board. Many difficult decisions were made by the Board but paramount throughout the process was to minimize the impact on our students. Lastly; we were faced with the status of Holy Angels High which will sadly close on June 30th.

Senior staff and administration have been and continue to work hard for the Board, our staff and students and he thanked them for their continued cooperation in meeting our mandate of providing the best education possible for our students.

He further wished all a safe and happy summer vacation and noted that he looks forward to continuing his relationship during the 2011- 2012 school year.



EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

(9) REPORT FROM COMMITTEE:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

that the Board approve the minutes of the Education Committee Meeting of Monday, June 6, 2011. .

Motion carried
2011-06-20



a. NSTU RETIREMENT:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board accept with regret and thanks for years of service the following retirement. . . .

Employee/Prof. #

Name

School

Effective

40014593/359117

Joard Burke

Breton Education Centre

June 30, 2011

Motion carried
2011-06-21



b. NSTU Request to Participate in a Deferred Salary Leave Plan:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner

That the Board approve the following individual to participate in the deferred salary leave plan. . . .

Employee/Prof. #

Name

School

Duration

Deferment Dates

40015752/610014

Loren Johnson

Malcolm Munroe

Six Months

February/15 to June, 2015

40014751/401356

Joseph Poirier

Vice Principal

Riverview High

One Year

August 1/16 to July 31, 2017

Motion carried
2011-06-22



c. NSTU Request to participate in Shared teaching:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

That the Board approve the following request to participate in a job sharing plan. . . .

Employee/Prof. #

Name

School

Job Share Percentage

Effective

40015140/523910

Jean Imlay MacInnis

Boularderie

80%

August 1, 2011 – July 31, 2012

Motion carried
2011-06-23



MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT

d. REPORT FROM COMMITTEE:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Googoo

that the Board approve the minutes of the Management Committee Meeting of Monday, June 6, 2011, , . .

Motion carried
2011-06-24



e. REPORT - DIRCTOR OF FINANCE SERVICES:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

That the Board recommend correspondence be forwarded to the Department of Education with regards to the surplus which was identified this evening. . .

Motion carried
2011-06-25



f. CUPE RESIGNATION(s)/RETIREMENT(s):

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

that the Board accept with regret and thanks for years of service for the following resignation(s)/retirements. . .

EMPLOYEE#

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

POSITION EMPLOYED IN

RETIREMENT/

RESIGNATION

EFFECTIVE DATE

40015951

Sheila Dermody

Cleaner at Cusack – Workforce Reduction Program

Resignation

June 30, 2011

40016763

Maureen Finlayson

TA at Mount Carmel Elementary– Workforce Reduction Program

Resignation

June 30, 2011

40016001

Mary Grant

Cleaner at Southside L. Centre/Ashby– Workforce Reduction Program

Resignation

June 30, 2011

40014093

Doreen Jardine

Accounting Clerk Central office– Workforce Reduction Program

Resignation

July 31, 2011

40014109

Darlene Jessome

LBG at Ferrisview Elementary

Resignation

May 18, 2011

40016290

Betty Murphy

TA at Cusack Cornwallis Ashby– Workforce Reduction Program

Resignation

June 30, 2011

Motion carried
2011-06-26



g) Results of Posting- WK# 1310- Recommendation for Cleaner posting:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

That the Board approve the following for changes in status through posting. . .

SENIORITY DATE

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

POSITION EMPLOYED IN

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

Nov 10/97(3)

Faye Denney

Cleaner – Dr. TL Sullivan

Supervisor Cleaner (Ferrisview) – 26 hrs/week

Sept 1, 2011

Feb 1/00(1)

Debbie MacDonald

Cleaner – Memorial

Cleaner-Dr. T.L. Sullivan – 30 hrs/week

Sept 1, 2011

Sept 7/04(2)

Mary Hunt

Cleaner – displaced from Jubilee

Cleaner – Memorial High – 30 hrs/wk

Sept 1, 2011

May 4/09 (4)

Angela Bonnar

Cleaner – Robin Foote

Cleaner – St. Joseph, Sydney Mines (fall-down) – 26 hrs/week

Sept 1, 2011

June 2/03 (1)

Theresa Pettipas

Cleaner – Malcolm Munroe

Cleaner – Robin Foote (fall-down) – 25 hrs/week

Sept 1, 2011

Motion carried
2011-06-27



h) Confidential Employees Group Insurance Program Renewal:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

That the Board approve the renewal of the Confidential Employees Group Insurance program. . .

Motion carried
2011-06-28



i) Community Liaison Officer

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

That the Board send correspondence to the Minister of Education requesting clarification on the funding for Community Liaison Officer’s in our schools. . .

Motion carried
2011-06-29



9) NSSBA REPORT:

Commissioner Fraser provided an oral report with a written copy attached to the original agenda. Highlights of the report included the retirement of Sharon Findlay-MacPhee from the NSSBA. He also wished to thank the organizers of the AGM which was recently held in White Point. He noted that throughout the month several issues have been forwarded to senior staff and the Board with regards to the CACE Conference and the Atlantic Conference which is scheduled to be held in Newfoundland.

Moved by Commissioner Fraser
Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

That the Board accept the report as presented. . .

Motion carried
2011-06-30



(11) DIRECTOR OF THE REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES REPORT:

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(12) NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Commissioner Parsons – Committee Structure – Commissioner Parsons noted that as Chair of the Management Committee he strongly felt that the overall length of previous committee meetings this year since we have changed to having the meetings on one night has been rushed and that some departments are not getting ample time for due diligence when it comes to the internal reporting of their departments.

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

That the Board resume its original process of having separate meetings for Education and Management meetings effective September, 2011 school calendar year. This motion is to also include the same configuration as today with the entire board acting as Committee of the whole so all board members have the right to speak and vote on each committee. . . .

Motion carried
2011-06-31

  1. Commissioner Keagan – Spoke with regards to the Workshops which were recently held


(13) NEW MEETING DATE:

Scheduled meeting date - Monday, September 26, 2011 at Sherwood Park Education Centre.







(14) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY


(15) PUBLIC SESSION:

n/a