School Board Meeting: September 25, 2006
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 10/31/2006
Boularderie School
Boularderie, N.S.
September 25, 2006

(1) CALL TO ORDER:

A meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 7:05 p.m.

(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:

Present: Darlene Morrison Stan MacKinnon George MacDonald

Charlie Keagan Fred Tilley Gary Fraser

Myrtle Campbell George Marshall Cathi Pierrard

Kevin Ruelland Sandra Margettie Dr. Andrew Lynk

Joan Currie Lorne Green

Absent: n/a

Also, Present: N.E. Davis, Superintendent of Schools

B. MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources

Don Matheson, Director of Operational Services

George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services

Jim Burton, Regional Education Officer

Michelle Mills, Acting Board Recording Secretary

(3) SWEARING IN OF NEW BOARD MEMBER FOR CAPE BRETON VICTORIA-SOUTH:

Mrs. Cathi Pierrard was sworn in by former board member Mr. Jim Davis to replace former Commissioner Bain.

(4) Approval of Agenda:

a. Additions to the Agenda::

i. Re-affirm Board Secretary Treasurer

ii. Budget Approval 2006/2007

iii. Commissioner Fraser - Thank you/Acknowledgements

iv. Commissioner Tilley - Transfers due to enrollment changes

v. Commissioner Marshall - Mi=Kmaq History Month

b. Deletions to the Agenda:

n/a

Moved by Commissioner Tilley

Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

to approve the agenda for September 25, 2006. . .

Motion carried

2006-09-11

(5) APPROVE OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

Moved by Commissioner Fraser

Seconded by Commissioner Tilley

to approve the minutes of the following meetings. . . .

Regular Board meeting - June 26, 2006

Special Board meeting - June 26, 2006

Special Board meeting - July 5, 2006

Special Board meeting - July 26, 2006

Special Board meeting - August 28, 2006

Special Board meeting - September 7, 2006

Special Board meeting - September 18, 2006

Motion carried

2006-09-12

(6) CORRESPONDENCE:

Correspondence was distributed to all Board members. Correspondence received from the Cape Breton Police Service with regards to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.

(7) SUPERINTENDENT=S REPORT:

Mr. Davis, Superintendent of Schools reviewed his report with those in attendance. The report is attached to the original minutes and can be found on the Board website.

(8) REPORT FROM COMMITTEES:

EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Green

that the Board approve the minutes of the Education Committee Meeting of September 11, 2006 . .

Motion carried

2006-09-13

a. TERM AND LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE RECOMMENDATIONS:

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

that the Board approve the following term and long term substitute recommendations. . .

School

Grade

Term/Long Term Substitute

Prof. #

First Name

Last Name

Glace Bay Elementary

Learning Centre

One Year

571083

Kate

Hardy

Greenfield-Base/MacDonald

Gr. 4-6 French Circuit

One Year

605154

Kenna

MacLean

Holy Angels

Math 11/Math F11, Math 10 Plus

One Year

576652

Laura

Burt

Sydney Mines Jr. High

Int. Resource

One Year

555243

Kristen

Parsons

Boulardarie

Gr. 3-4

One Year

571455

Maureen

O'Handley

Harbourside

Gr. 6

One Year

559864

Nicole

Risk

Cusack

Grade 6

One Year

583948

Cara

Burke

Northside Adult School

Eng. 10-12/Glob. Geog 12

One Year

594762

John

McCarthy

Whitney Pier Memorial

Jr. High English

One Year

569772

Angela

Sheppard

Robin Foote

Grade 1

50% Term

456863

Heather

Bonnell-MacLean

Sherwood Park

Grade 7 Core

40% Term

592667

Kelly

MacDonald

Sherwood Park

Grade 7 Math

Sept. 5-Feb. 1/07 Term

574780

Jason

Doyle

Rankin

P-1-2

60% Term

596627

Corin

MacKeigan

MacLennan

Phys Ed. 7-8-9, Eng. 8

One Year

586834

Penny

MacLean

Holy Angels

Tourism 11/Geog 10/11, Glob Geog 12/Law 12

Sept. 5 - Feb. 1/07

611889

Jane

Sewalli

Boulardarie

Gr. 4-5

Sept. 5-Dec. 11/06 - 60% Term

599043

Krystal

Bailey

St. Mary's

Gr. 3

50% Term

567933

Lyndsay

Cross

G.D. Lewis

Gr. 4-5

One Year

579177

Michael

Sidney

Whitney Pier Memorial

One Year

536318

David

Fraser

Brookland

Gr. 3

One Year

593418

Susan

Kauffman

St. Joseph's, Sydney Mines

Learning Centre

LTS-Sept. 7-Nov. 19/06

559013

Elaine

Johnson

Rankin

Jr. High

Sept. 5-Feb. 5/07-Term

598466

Carmel

Boutilier

Memorial High

Marketing & Inventory Control

Term

Angela

MacMillan

Glace Bay High

Assessment Office

Permanent Position

613299

Susan

MacLean

Motion carried

2006-09-18

b. NSTU TEACHER REQUEST FOR ONE YEAR LEAVE OF ABSENCE:

Moved by Commissioner MacKinnon

Seconded by Commissioner Currie

that the Board approve the following request for a one year Leave of Absence. . .

Prof. #

Name

School/Position

Effective

339200

J. Lynn Gorman

Cusack Elem./Gr. 6

August 1, 2006

Motion carried

2006-09-19

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner MacDonald

that the Board approve the minutes of the Management Committee Meeting of September 18, 2006 . .

Motion carried

2006-09-20

c. Statement of Expenditures to August 31, 2006:

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

that the Board accept the statement of expenditures to Aug. 31 as presented. . .

Motion carried

2006-09-21

d. Audited Salary and Expense Report:

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

that the Board accept the audited Salary and Expense report of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board for the fiscal year 2005-2006. . .

Motion carried

2006-09-22

e. REPORT - DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONAL SERVICES - DON MATHESON:

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

that the Board accept the Operational Services report as presented. . .

Motion carried

2006-09-23

f. CUPE REQUEST FOR A LEAVE OF ABSENCE(s):

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Pierrard

that the Board approve the following requests for a Leave of Absence(s). . .

#

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

CLASSIFICATION EMPLOYED IN/SITE

REASON

EFFECTIVE DATE

969543

Audrey Hyde

LBG/Sydney River Elem.

Personal Reasons

Sept 11/06- June 29/06

939660

Mary K. McInnis

Cleaner/Mountainview

Personal Reasons

Sept 5/06-Sept/07

Motion carried

2006-09-24

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

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan

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

Employee #

Name:

Position/School:

Effective Date:

923516

Esther MacKinnon

(retirement)

LBG/Coxheath Elem.

Sept 11/06

960922

Willena Sheehy

(resignation)

LBG/Breton Ed. Centre

Sept 8/06

911176

Martin MacDougall

(resignation)

TA/Shipyard Elem.

Sept 7/06

Motion carried

2006-09-25

h. RESULTS OF THE TPS POSTING - CDS#1905:

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Green

that the Board approve the following recommendation for TPS Clerk. . .

RECOMMENDATION

QUALIFICATIONS

EFFECTIVE DATE

June MacSween

Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Accounting, extensive experience

September 25, 2006

Motion carried

2006-09-26

i. CAFETERIA REPORT:

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Green

that the Board approve the Cafeteria report as presented. . .

Motion carried

2006-09-27

(9) NSSBA REPORT:

Commissioner Campbell reviewed her NSSBA report.

(10) REGIONAL EDUCATION OFFICER=S REPORT:

Mr. Jim Burton, Regional Education Officer reviewed his report with those in attendance. A copy of the report can be found attached to the original minutes.

(11) NEW BUSINESS:

a. REAFFIRM THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL SERVICES AS BOARD SECRETARY:

Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

that the Board approve Mr. George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services as the Board secretary. . . .

Motion carried

2006-09-28

b. BUDGET APPROVAL:

Moved by Commissioner Keagan

Seconded by Commissioner Lynk

that the Board approve the budget for the 2006 - 2007 school year. . .

Motion carried

2006-09-29

c. THANK YOU/ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Commissioner Fraser provided thank you acknowledgements. (Attached to the original minutes)

d. CLARIFICATION OF NSTU TRANSFERS:

Commissioner Tilley requested clarification on the contractual issue of staff transfers due to enrollment changes during the September staffing.

e. MI=KMAQ HISTORY MONTH:

Commissioner Marshall recognized that the month of October is declared Mi=Kmaq History Month

(12) NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING:

The next scheduled meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board will be held on Monday, October 30, 2006 at Greenfield Elementary.

(13) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

The meeting adjourned at 8:00p.m.

Public Session (15 Minutes):

n/a

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DARLENE MORRISON GEORGE BOUDREAU

BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY