School Board Meeting Minutes: February 25, 2013 - Special
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 03/26/2013


Staff Professional Development Center
North Sydney N.S.
February 25, 2013


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 6:02 p.m.

(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:



Present: Lorne Green, ChairJoan CurrieJack Toomey
Barb MercerStuart MathesonJoyce Lind
Steve ParsonsJohn BerkJackie Organ
Sandra MargettieGary FraserFred Tilley
Yvonne KennedyKevin RuellandDarren Googoo
Darrell Flynn


Absent:n/a
test
Also Present:Ambrose White, Superintendent
George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services
Susan Kelley, Director of Programs and Student Services
Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary



(3) NEW BUSINESS:

a. n/a



(4) HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:

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

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Mercer

That the Board accept with regret and thanks for years of service the following resignation(s)/retirement(s)

Employee#

Name of Employee

Position Employed in

Resignation/

Retirement

Effective Date

40015998

Johann Clements

LBG/Cusack

Resignation

February 21/13

40016797

Suzanne M. Dauphinee

TA/Cape Smokey Elementary

Resignation

February 9/13

40015833

Lorraine Gregor

School Clerical/ Marion Bridge/ Florence

Retirement

February 1/13

40014072

Elaina MacDonald

TA/Bras d’Or Elem

Resignation

February 13/13

40015811

Gary MacVicar

Purchasing Agent

Retirement

July 23/13

Motion carried
2013-02-01



b. CUPE Secretarial I posting - WK#0912:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Mercer

That the Board approve the following recommendation for the posted position. . .

Employee #

Seniority Date

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYEE

POSITION

AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

40016178

Jan. 5/98

Ann Louise Miller

Central Office
Secretarial -1
12 mth position

March 4/13

Motion carried
2013-02-02



Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Organ

That the Board approve the following recommendation for regular status. . .

PREFERENCE DATE

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYEE

POSITION

AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

40039500

Sept 8/09

Alison MacDonald

Secretarial 1 – Programs Services (Instructional Support) – 10 mth position

March 4/13

Motion carried
2013-02-03



c. CUPE Recommendation for casual Bus Drivers:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Lind

That the Board approve the following recommendation for casual bus driver. . .

#

Name

1.

Debbie Thomas

Motion carried
2013-02-04



d. CUPE Recommendation for casual mechanic:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Mercer

That the Board approve the following recommendation for casual mechanic. . .

#

Name

1.

David MacLeod

Motion carried
2013-02-05



e. CUPE Recommendation for casual technologists:

Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board approve the following recommendations for casual technologists. . .

#

Name

1.

Doug Farrell

2.

Michael Walsh

Motion carried
2013-02-06



Commissioner Ruelland entered the meeting at 6:12 p.m.
Commissioner Fraser entered the meeting at 6:12 p.m.



f. Vacation Carryover for Confidentials:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Mercer

That the Board approve the vacation carryover amendment for confidential employees as presented “an employee entitled to three (3) weeks annual vacation or more may, under extenuating circumstances and upon receiving approval from the Employer, bank up to a maximum of twenty (20) working days annual vacation.” . .

Motion carried
2013-02-07



(5) FUNDING UPDATE - Director of Financial Services – Mr. George Boudreau:

Mr. George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services presented a power-point presentation. The slides indicated and provided a comparison with other Boards with regards to declining enrollment and funding allocation.

He began the presentation by providing the budget target adjustments from 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. Further highlighted in the presentation, the funding change. The second slide showed the 2013-2014 budget target adjustments. These slides compared our Board with the other seven Boards across the province.

The third slide provided the Board with the total funding reduction/increase for the last two years. Lastly; enrolment distribution vs funding distribution for all Boards. He identified the potential impact on our Board with the recent funding announcement.

The Board discussed options which they would like to see presented to the Department of Education, such as;an appeal for transitional funding.

Commissioner Googoo entered the meeting at 6:35 p.m.

On the question the Board was advised that the number of expected retirements is low and with the pressure of no lay-offs is a great concern for our Board.

Commissioner Flynn entered the meeting at 6:40 p.m.



(6) NEW BUSINESS:

n/a



(7) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 6:42 p.m.. . .





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY