School Board Meeting Minutes: October 29, 2012 - Special
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 11/27/2012


Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
October 29, 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 5:45 p.m.

(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:


Present: Lorne Green, ChairJoan Currie Charlie Keagan
Barb MercerDarren MacNeilDarlene Morrison
Steve ParsonsCathi Pierrard Jackie Organ
Sandra MargettieDarren GoogooGary Fraser
Fred Tilley Darrell FlynnKevin Ruelland
Absent: Darren Googoo
Also Present:Ambrose White, Superintendent
Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource 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 Keagan - Comments



(4) HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:

a. CUPE Resignation(s)/Retirement(s):

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Morrison

That the Board accept with regret and thanks for years of service the following Resignation(s)/Retirement(s). . .

EMPLOYEE#

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

POSITION AWARDED

RESIGNATION/RETIREMENT

EFFECTIVE DATE

40015913

Donna Buckland

School Clerical/Whitney Pier Memorial

Retirement

effective Nov 19, 2012

(last day worked Nov 16, 2012)

40016360

Todd MacPherson

TA/OVEC

Resignation

effective Thursday, October 25, 2012

Motion carried
2012-10-14



b. Results of Secretarial I posting – WK#0312:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

That the Board approve the following recommendation for Regular status in a Secretarial I position. . .

PREFERENCE DATE

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYEE

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

40026598

Feb 8/07

Bev Duffney

Secretarial 1 – Programs – Student Services – 12 mth position – 32.5 hrs/week

November 5/12

Motion carried
2012-10-15



c. Schools Plus Facilitator

Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

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

Employee #

Name

School

Effective

New Employee

Lindsay Latham

Sherwood Park (Base)

November 1, 2012 to July 31, 2013

Motion carried
2012-10-16



d. Amendment to Terms (For Information Only)

Employee #

Name/School

Previous Assignment

Amended Assignment

Effective

596767

40015620

Tara Barter/

Bras d’Or Elem

Term:

Oct. 9 – Dec. 20/12

Term:

Oct. 6/12 – Jan. 14/13

October 6/12

640045

Sub:

40038405

Term:

40040334

Jennifer Morton/

Riverview High

LTS:

Oct. 12/12 – Feb. 7/13

Term:

Feb 8 – July 31,

2013

LTS:Oct. 9/12 – Feb. 4/13

Term:

Feb 5 – July 31, 2013

October 9/12

e. NSTU Request for a Leave of Absence:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
That the Board approve the following request for a Leave of Absence. . .

Employee #

Name

School

Effective

605469

40031110

Jeff Maxner

Glace Bay Elementary

November 7, 2012 to July 31, 2013

Motion carried
2012-10-17

f. NSTU Retirements/Resignations:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Mercer

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

Employee #

Name

School

Effective

259812

40014209

Colleen MacDonald

Brookland Elementary

December 31, 2012

Motion carried
2012-10-18

g. NSTU Request for Flexible Pension Option

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons

That the Board approve the following request for flexible pension option. .

Employee #

Name

School

Effective

383539

40014664

Joan Timmons

Riverview High

April 29 to July 31, 2013

Motion carried

2012-10-19

h. NSTU Recommendations for Term and Long term positions:

Moved by Commissioner Pierrard
Seconded by Commissioner Mercer

That the Board approve the following recommendations……

Profess. #

Employee #

Name

Previous Position

New Position

598490

Term #:

40015634

Kerri Manuel

(RECALL)

Robin Foote – Grade 1

Feb.1 – July 31, 2013

81006957

Harbourside Elementary

Grade P/1 Combined (TERM)

Nov. 2, 2012 – July 31, 2013

81035825

606244

Term #:

40027016

Erin McCormick

(RECALL)

Mira Road – 80% Grade 6

Oct. 17, 2012 –

July 21, 2013

81007655

St. Anne Elementary

Grade Primary (TERM)

Nov. 2, 2012 – July 31, 2013

599043

Term #:

40017140

Krystal Ivey

(RECALL)

St. Agnes – Grade 2

LTS: Sept. 4, 2012 –

Dec. 20, 2012

Term: Jan. 3, 2013 –

June 21, 2013

81007203

Riverside Elementary

Grade 4 (TERM)

Nov. 2, 2012 – July 31, 2013

81007292

583062

Term #:

40026731

Leanne Poirier-

Carrigan

Greenfield – Grade 1

Oct. 17, 2012 –

July 31, 2013

81035818

Coxheath Elem-Grade 1 (TERM)

Nov. 2, 2012 – July 31, 2013

81005438

596536

Term #:

40036214

Lindsay Taylor-Hurley

Cusack Elementary

Grade Primary (TERM)

Nov. 2, 2012 – July 31, 2013

81007615

557223

Term #:

40026412

Susan Fraser

St. Joseph Elementary

Grade P/1 Combined (TERM)

Nov. 2, 2012 – July 31, 2013

81007290

592667

Term #:

40017139

Kelly

MacDonald

Seton Elementary

Grade 2/3 Combined (TERM)

Nov. 2, 2012 – July 31, 2013

81007038

595496

Term #:

40027692

Jody Ryan

John Bernard Croak Elementary

Grade 2/3 Combined (TERM)

Nov. 2, 2012 – July 31, 2013

81006137

617712

Sub #:

40026773

April Bond

St. Anne Elem. - 50% Resource – Mornings (TERM)

Nov. 2, 2012 – July 31, 2013

81007237

628610

Sub #:

40032753

Michelle Livingston

Sherwood Park/Cusack

LTS: 50% Learning Centre (SPEC) 50% Learning Disabilities (Cusack)

Dec. 17, 2012 – April 12, 2013

81003180

604678

Term #:

40043786

Kerry Ferguson

Greenfield Elem -Grade 1 (TERM) Nov. 2, 2012 – Mar. 1/13

81035818

602300

Term #:

40035682

Melissa Corbett

Mira Road Elem -80% Grade 6 (TERM) Nov. 2, 2012 – July 31/13 - 81007655

604066

Term #:

40015693

Chantel MacDonald

Robin Foote Elem - Grade 1 (TERM) Feb. 1, 2013 – July 31, 2013 - 81006957

468769

Term #:

40035681

Rhonda Berry

Glace Bay ElemGrade 3 (TERM)

Nov. 7, 2012 – July 31, 2013

81007239

600353

Sub #:

40015641

Term #:

40038040

Melissa

MacIntyre

St. Agnes Elem. Grade 2

LTS: Oct. 17 – Dec. 20, 2012

Term: Jan. 3 – June 21, 2013

81007203

559799

Sub #:

40030439

Kim Lewis

(RECALL)

Riverside Elementary (BASE)

Early Literacy Teacher

LTS: Jan. 7 – May 5, 2013

Term: May 6 – July 31, 2013

81058828

Motion carried
2012-10-20



Commissioner Currie commended Ms. Tracie Collier for her hard work and diligence throughout this process.

On the question it was noted that those with six years experience and more were considered for interviews. Ms. Collier also noted that those that were interviewed all hold a degree in elementary education.

Clarification was provided with regards to those who may now receive recall rights.

Commissioner Parsons requested a substitute report for the months of September and October.



(5) NEW BUSINESS:

a. Commissioner Keagan – Comments – He wished to recognize staff within the Operations Department for their hard work and cooperation. He further recognized the administrative assistants in Central Office along with administration.

b. Commissioner Fraser – Security at Schools for Halloween – A smaller contingency will be provided the night before Halloween with tighter security in place for Halloween night.





(6) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 6:11 p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY