School Board Meeting Minutes: September 23, 2013 - Special
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 10/01/2013


Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
September 23, 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 5:10 p.m.


(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:


Present: Lorne Green, Chair Joan Currie Jack Toomey
Barb Mercer Yvonne Kennedy Jackie Organ
John Berk Sandra Margettie Gary Fraser
Joyce Lind Steve Parsons Darrell Flynn
Stewart Matheson Darren Googoo (conference call)
Absent: Kevin Ruelland (sent regrets) Fred Tilley (sent regrets)
Also, Present: Ambrose White, Superintendent
Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources
Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services
John Astephen, Regional Director of Educational Services
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary


(3) NEW BUSINESS:

n/a



(4) Human Resources Report:

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

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Mercer

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

Employee#

Name of Employee

Position Employed in

Resignation/

Retirement

Effective Date

40016531

Kim Fudge

TA/Jubilee Elem

Resignation

Sept 4/13

40015980

Walter Reid

Bus Driver/Transportation Dept.

Retirement

Nov 1/13

40017089

Darlene Walters

LBG/Ferrisview Elementary

Resignation

Sept 13/13

Motion carried
2013-09-20



b. CUPE Recommendations from posting WK#0213 - School Clerical:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Matheson

That the Board accept the following recommendations. . .

SENIORITY DATE

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYEE

POSITION EMPLOYED

IN

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

May 15/91

(40016186)

Paula Keeling

Memorial High (becomes a fall down position)

Dr. T.L. Sullivan - 6.5 hrs/day

Sept 30/13

Sept 29/99(23)

(40016329)

Valerie Pendergast

Florence/Boularderie

(becomes a fall down position)

Memorial High - 6.5 hrs/day (fall down pos)

Sept 30/13

Sept 26/05(4)

(40016907)

Nicole Clannon

Sec 1 - Central Office

Riverview - 6.5 hrs/day (fall down)

Sept 30/13

Sept 5/06(9)

(40017078)

Carolyn Chiasson

Malcolm/Marion Bridge (becomes a fall down position)

Brookland Elem - 6 hrs/day

Sept 30/13

Sept 2/08(8)

(40017135)

Betty Bourgeois

Riverview

(becomes a fall down position)

Glace Bay Elem - 6 hrs/day

Sept 30/13

Nov 23/09(2)

(40041118)

Ashley Ryan

Thompson Jr. High

(becomes a fall down position)

Malcolm(6.5 hrs/day)/Marion Bridge(6 hrs/day) (fall down position)

Sept 30/13

Feb 5/13

(40052550)

Melissa MacNeil

Student Placement Officer (position eliminated)

Thompson Jr. High - 6 hrs/day

(fall down position)

Sept 30/13

Motion carried
2013-09-21



Moved by Commissioner Kennedy
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons

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

PREFERENCE DATE

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYEE

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

April 1/11

Claudette Vickers

Florence/Boularderie (6 hrs/day)-(fall down)

Sept 30/13

Motion carried
2013-09-22



c. Recommendations for Casual employment - Maintenance Department:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Organ

That the Board approve the following casual recommendations. . .

#

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

RECOMMENDATION

QUALIFICATIONS

1.

Lloyd Johnston

General Labourer

Carpentry skills, painting, forklift operator, shipping and receiving, landscaping

2.

Tim Lettice

Certified Electrician (Tradesperson)

Certified Construction Electrician, WHMIS, Electrical Construction, Alarm Technician Assistant

3.

Rick Mugridge

General Labourer

Extensive experience in maintenance work

Landscaping experience

Completed Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Diploma

Motion carried
2013-09-23



(5) IN-CAMERA SESSION:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Berk

That the Board go to an in-camera session. . .

Motion carried
2013-09-24

Commissioner Parsons chaired the in-camera session. . .

Moved by Commissioner Green
Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

That the Board rise and report. . .

Motion carried
2013-09-25

Commissioner Parsons reported that the Board discussed a staffing issue.



(6) STAFFING CHANGES FOR 2013-2014:

Mrs. Tracie Collier, Coordinator of Human Resources provided an update regarding the enrollment figures as of Friday, September 20, 2013. Schools which provided an appeal of the staffing decision made at the Board meeting on September 16, 2013 were also reviewed at this time.

Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

That the Board approve a further amendment to the staffing plan as presented in the Spring of 2013 for the 2013-2014 school year.. .

Florence- increase by 1 teacher
Mount Carmel- increase by 1 teacher
John Bernard Croak- increase by 1 teacher
MacLennan Jr. High - increase by 1 teacher
Mountainview-increase by 1 teacher
Sydney Academy - increase by .75 for one semester
Sydney River-increase by 1 teacher

Motion carried
2013-09-26



(7) PERSONNEL ISSUE:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Flynn

That we solicit legal counsel for an opinion regarding a personnel matter. . .

Motion carried
2013-09-27

Discussions ensued regarding the issue of a protection of property with regards to a personnel issue.

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Organ

That we serve a protection of property order. . .

Motion carried
2013-09-28




(8) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 6:17p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY