School Board Meeting Minutes: June 18, 2012 - Special
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 09/25/2012


Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
June 18 2012


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 6:00 p.m.

(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:


Present: Lorne Green, ChairJoan Currie, Vice Chair Jackie Organ
Steve ParsonsCathi PierrardGary Fraser
Sandra MargettieDarrell Flynn Darren MacNeil
Barb MercerKevin RuellandDarren Googoo
Fred Tilley
Absent: Darlene Morrison (sent regrets) Charlie Keagan (sent regrets)
Also Present:Ambrose White, Superintendent
Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources
George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services
Susan Kelley, Director of Programs and Student Services
Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services
Sandra Burke, Coordinator of Financial Services
Darren Chiasson, Auditor with MGM
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary



(3) NEW BUSINESS:

a. Commissioner Tilley – Vocational
b. Commissioner Pierrard – IB Program
c. Commissioner Pierrard – School Trips
d. Commissioner Mercer – Library Techs



(4) HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:

a. NSTU Resignation:

Moved by Commissioner Tilley
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board approve with regret and thanks for years of service the following resignation . .

Employee #

Name

Position/School

Effective

40015700

Keith Morrison

Malcolm Munroe Jr. High

June 29, 2012

Motion carried
2012-06-04



b. NSTU Administrative Appointments -

Moved by Commissioner Flynn
Seconded by Commissioner Mercer

That the Board approve the following Administrative appointments. . .

Employee #

Name

Position/School

Effective

40015203

Tanya Jamieson

Vice Principal, Dr. T. L .Sullivan

– (1 Year Position)

August 1/12 – July 31/13

Motion carried
2012-06-05



c. NSTU Administrative Appointments -

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner MacNeil

That the Board approve the following Administrative appointments. . .

Employee #

Name

Position/School

Effective

40015235

Michael Mombourquette

Vice Principal, Brookland
Elem – (Permanent)

August 1, 2012

Motion carried
2012-06-06



d. NSTU Administrative Appointments -

Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

That the Board approve the following Administrative appointments. . .

Employee #

Name

Position/School

Effective

40014931

Barbara Vokey

Vice Principal, St. Anne’s (1 Year Pos)

August 1, 2012 – July 31, 2013

Motion carried
2012-06-07



e. NSTU Administrative Appointments -

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Googoo

That the Board approve the following Administrative appointments. . .

Employee #

Name

Position/School

Effective

40015327

Daniel Beaton

Vice Principal, East Bay(1 Year Pos)

August 1, 2012 – July 31, 2013

Motion carried
2012-06-08



f. Renewal for the Confidential Employees Group Insurance:

Moved by Commissioner Flynn
Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

That the Board approve the renewal for the Confidential Employees group insurance. . . .

Motion carried
2012-06-09



(5) AUDITORS REPORT:

Mr. Darren Chiasson, Auditor with MGM along with Mr. George Boudreau and Ms. Sandra Burke presented a draft of the 2011-2012 Financial Statements.

Mr. Chiasson informed the Board that there is an actual study underway relative to the provincial teacher’s sick leave liability. The findings are expected by June 15th. This will require one more entry to the 2011-2012 Audited Financial statements. This entry is not expected to impact the bottom line. The liability will be set up and an offsetting receivable from the Department of Education will be confirmed and set up to offset the accrual.

Ms. Sandra Burke reviewed the financial statement with the Board and also reviewed a variance analysis of the bottom line operating surplus of $220,722.00

Moved by Commissioner Tilley
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board tentatively approve the draft of the 2011-2012 Financial statements pending the receipt and inclusion of the entry re: the teacher’s sick leave liability. . .

Motion carried
2012-06-10



(6) NEW BUSINESS:

a. Commissioner Tilley – Vocational – He advised that he has forwarded some correspondence out to all the Board members today identifying the duties of the Vocational Consultant. He further noted that he would like a one year reprieval for the position to review the programming in the area and to achieve the best results from our Vocational program. He stressed the importance of this position as a full-time position.

On the question several Board members expressed their concern reinstating this position without reviewing the status of other positions which have been cut within the budget.

b. Commissioner Pierrard – School Trips – Questioned the passing of the motion – Commissioner Pierrard questioned when this policy will be approved in view that we have trips which are waiting to hear and need to book. Commissioner Green noted that he is proposing that we grandfather those trips which are presently booked however after today any other trip must adhere to the present draft policy.

c. Commissioner Mercer – Library Techs – This item was held due to the lateness of the meeting and that a public meeting was to follow.





(7) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 6:59 p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY