School Board Meeting Minutes: October 15, 2012 - Special
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 10/30/2012


Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
October 15, 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 5:05 p.m.

(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:


Present: Lorne Green, ChairJoan Currie Barb Mercer
Darrell FlynnDarren MacNeilSandra Margettie
Charlie KeaganCathi Pierrard Jackie Organ
Fred TilleyDarlene MorrisonGary Fraser
Kevin Ruelland
Absent: Steve Parsons(regrets) Darren Googoo
Also Present:Ambrose White, Superintendent
Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services
Susan Kelley, Director of Programs and Student Services
George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services
Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services
Tracie Collier, Coordinator of Human Resources
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary



(3) NEW BUSINESS:

a. Commissioner Mercer - Recall list
b. Commissioner Mercer -Combined class caps



(4) HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:

a. Request to Change Dates of Six-Month Deferred Salary Leave Plan:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board accept the following changes in dates for six month deferred . . . . .

Employee #

Name/School

Changes Requested

Effective

40014728

Heather LeBlanc

Florence Elementary

Change the dates of Deferred Leave from August 1, 2013 – January 31, 2014 To August 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015

August 1, 2014

40015022

Ann Denise Oake

Change the dates of Deferred Leave from February to July, 2013 To August 1 2013 to January 31, 2014

August 1, 2013

Motion carried
2012-10-08



b. Withdrawal from Six Month Deferred Salary Leave Plan:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board approve the following request to withdraw from a six month deferred plan. . . . .

Employee #

Name/School

Date Approved / Dates of Deferred Leave

Effective

40014967

Leslie MacDonald/

Harbourside

Approved at June 18, 2012 Board Meeting

Year of Deferred Leave was 2016-2017

September 24, 2012

Motion carried
2012-10-09



c. Schools Plus Facilitator:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Mercer

That the Board accept the following recommendation for Schools Plus Facilitator. . .

Employee #

Name

School

Effective

New Employee

Ariel Borden

Sherwood Park

November 1, 2012 to July 31, 2013

Motion carried
2012-10-10



d. Class Size Cape P-3:

Mr. Ambrose White, Superintendent of Schools, provided a brief update regarding the last Board meeting and the meeting which was held with the principals the following day. He further advised that further discussions ensued with the Department of Education. He reiterated to the Department that a motion was passed by the Board indicating the schools which would receive an additional teacher. He noted that the Department wished to dictate where the three additional teachers would be placed.

On the question the Board were advised that the Department did not provide a criteria which they used to identify these three schools.

Mrs. Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources advised that upon further review of the Learning Disabilities case load at Greenfield, Student Services is recommending a 50% LD teacher for Greenfield Elementary.

Moved by Commissioner Ruelland
Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

That the Board approve a 50% LD teacher for Greenfield Elementary. . .

Motion carried
2012-10-11


Mrs. MacIsaac advised that due to the construction taking place at St. Anne’s School Senior staff are recommending a temporary increase of 50% for the Vice Principal for approximately two weeks.

Moved by Commissioner Fraser
Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

That the Board approve a 50% Vice Principal for St. Anne’s school until the construction of the gymnasium is complete and physical education classes resume in the school. . .

Motion carried
2012-10-12


e. Amendments to Recall List (For Information Purposes)

Professional #

Employee #

Name

Previous Position

New Position

Effective Dates

568444

40030324

Kim Sampson

80%, Gr. 5 Robin Foote

(Term)

Position # 81006975

Sydney River, Gr. P (Term)

Position #81005435

Effective October 17, 2012 – July 31, 2013

595470

40015596

David Currie

Mira Road (Term)

Gr.6 , 80% Backfill

Position #81007655

Brookland, Gr. 3 (Term)

Position #81004933

Effective October 17, 2012 – July 31, 2013

584128

40029353

Shaun Currie

Tompkins (Term)

Gr. 1 80% Backfill

Position #87007585

Greenfield, Gr. 2 (Term)

Position #81056786

Effective October 17, 2012 – July 31, 2013

606152

40015722

Stephanie Kennedy

Greenfield, Gr 1 (Term)

Position #81035818

Greenfield, Gr. P (Term)

Position #81057766

Effective October 17, 2012 – July 31, 2013

595504

40035683

Jermiah Ryan

East Bay (Term)

Grades P-1-2 Combined

Position #81005592

Glace Bay Elem., Gr. 3 (Term)

Position #81005676

Effective October 17, 2012 – July 31, 2013

590463

40031557

Tracey Pouchelu

Greenfield (Term)

50% Gr. 5 (VP Backfill)

Position #81005944

Jubilee, Gr. P-1 Combined

(Term) Position #81006182

Effective October 17, 2012 – July 31, 2013

593012

40031554

Kathleen Desrosiers

Mira Road (Term)

Gr. 1-2 Combined

Position #81035881

Brookland, Gr. P-1 Combined

(Term) Position #81005387

Effective October 17, 2012 – July 31, 2013

611061

40015762

Cheryl Cosnick

J. B. Croak (Gr. 2)

Term Position #8100134

Tompkins (Gr. 1)

80% Admin Backfill Term Position #81007585 Effective October 17 – July 31, 2013

606244

40027016

Erin MacCormick

Jubilee (Gr. 1)

50% Position #81058797

Mira Road (Gr. 6)

80% Admin Backfill

Term Position # 81007655

Effective October 17, 2012 – July 31, 2013

f. NSTU Long Term Substitute and Term Positions:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board accept the recommendations of the following individuals. . .

Professional #

Employee #

Name

School

Position

Effective Dates

575530

40026069

Linda MacKinnon

Robin Foote

Gr. 5 – 80% Admin Backfill

Term Position 81006975

October 17, 2012 – July 31, 2013

610816

40041694

Kelly Bourgeois

East Bay

Gr. P-1-2 Combined

Term Position 81005592

October 17, 2012 – February 18, 2013

583062

40026731

Leanna Poirier-Carrigan

Greenfield, Gr. 1

Term Position 81035818

October 17, 2012 – March 1, 2013

617316

40026555

Danette Sparrow

Mira Road, Gr. 1-2

Long Term Sub Position 81035881

October 17 – November 29, 2012

616771

40026117

Jennifer Hardy-Burns

Greenfield, Gr. 1

50% Term Position

81005944

October 17, 2012 – July 31, 2013

596767

40015620

Tara Barter

Jubilee, Gr. 1

Term Position 81058797

12:00 noon, February 1 – July 31, 2013

600353

40015641

Melissa MacIntyre

St. Agnes, Gr. 2 Long Term Sub Position 81007203

October 17 to December 20, 2012

606004

40035714

Jillian Bourgeois

J. B. Croak, Gr. 2 Long Term Sub Position 81006134

October 17 – December 8, 2012

606038

40015720

Kerri Boutilier

Brookland , Gr. 4-5 Term Position 81005264

October 15 – July 31, 2013

Motion carried
2012-10-13



(5) NEW BUSINESS:

a. Commissioner Mercer - Recall list – Questioned clarification with regards to the status of specific individuals on the recall list of those who did not have elementary experience.
b. Commissioner Mercer -Combined class caps - Questioned the size of combined class caps. Mr. White advised that the issue of combined class caps has not been further discussed nor have the class caps been amended.





(6) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 5:38 p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY