School Board Meeting Minutes: January 13, 2014 - Special
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 01/29/2014


Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
January 13, 2014


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 5:57 p.m.


(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:


Present: Lorne Green, Chair Joan Currie Barb Mercer
Darrell Flynn Steve Parsons Kevin Ruelland
Sandra Margettie Stewart Matheson Jack Toomey
Joyce Lind John Berk Yvonne Kennedy
Fred Tilley Jackie Organ
Absent: Darren Googoo Gary Fraser
Also, Present: Ambrose White, Superintendent
Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources
Susan Kelley, Director of Programs and Student Services
Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services
George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services
John Astephen, Regional Director Officer
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary

(3) HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:

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

Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

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

40014040

Linda Buffett

Confidential Empl., Account School Ser.

Retirement

Feb 21/14

40016903

Theresa Grant

LBG/St. Anne’s

Retirement

Jan 7/14

40014068

Linda E. Luker

Cleaner/Dr. T.L. Sullivan

Resignation

Dec 17/13

40016231

Sharon MacLeod

Cleaner/Memorial High

Retirement

Nov 29/13

40016216

Tammy McMaster

TA/Coxheath

Resignation

Jan 6/14

40014007

Donald J. MacNeil

Bus Driver/Transportation Dept.

Retirement

Jan 4/14

40016508

Billy Marsh

Bus Driver/Transportation Dept.

Resignation

Feb 1/14

40014013

Jim Morrow

Bus Driver/Transportation Dept.

Resignation

Jan 10/14

40017206

Tammy Nightingale

TA/Glace Bay Elementary

Resignation

Nov 17/13

40016070

Raymond Thomas

Tradesperson/Operational Services Dept.

Retirement

Jan 24/14

Motion carried
2014-01-01



b. Additions to the Casual Maintenance List:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Mercer

That the Board approve the following additions to the casual maintenance list. . .

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

RECOMMENDATION

Kenneth Michael Aucoin

General Labourer

Terrence Roger Binder

General Labourer

Ralph Bond

General Labourer

Aaron Chettle

Journeyman Carpenter

Robert Gilyan

Electrician & Cabling Specialist

William McNeil

General Labourer

Terrance Penny

General Labourer

George Thomas

General Labourer

Raymond Wilson

Electrician

Motion carried
2014-01-02



c. CUPE RECOMMENDATION –General Labourer Posting– WK#0513:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Matheson

That the Board approve the following recommendation for posting WK#0513 – General Labourer. . .

PREFERENCE DATE/ EMPLOYEE#

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

POSITION EMPLOYED IN

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

June 26/01

40016437

Bernie MacDonald

General Labourer

General Labourer

Jan 20/14

Motion carried
2014-01-03



d. CUPE RECOMMENDATION - Inventory Control Clerk Posting – WK#0613:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons

That the Board approve the following recommendation for posting WK#0613 – Inventory Control Clerk. . .

EMPLOYEE#/

SENIORITY DATE

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

POSITION APPLIED FOR

EFFECTIVE DATE

40017012

Jan 24/06(2)

Russell Ganaway

Inventory Control Clerk – 12 mth position – 8 hrs/day

January 20/14

Motion carried
2014-01-04



e. CUPE RECOMMENDATION –Bus Assistant Posting– WK#0813:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Matheson

That the Board approve the following recommendation for posting WK#0813 –Bus Assistant. . .

PREFERENCE DATE

SUCCESSFUL CASUAL APPLICANT

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

40039488

September 8/09

Donna McLaughlin

Bus Assistant –Howie Center area

Jan 20/14

Motion carried
2014-01-05



f. CUPE RECOMMENDATION –Secretarial I Posting– WK#0913:

Moved by Commissioner Tilley
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons

That the Board approve the following recommendation for posting WK#0913 –Secretarial 1 posting. . .

SENIORITY DATE/ Employee #

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYEE

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

Sept 30/13

40054637

Claudette Vickers

Secretarial 1 – Central Office

Former position – Florence Boularderie

January 6/14

Motion carried
2014-01-06



Moved by Commissioner Tilley
Seconded by Commissioner Matheson

That the Board approve the following casual employee for regular status through posting WK#0913 – Secretarial 1 posting. .

PREFERENCE DATE

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYEE

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

Oct 5/09

40039497

Eilleen Clarke

Florence/Boularderie – 6 hrs/day

January 6/14

Motion carried
2014-01-07



g. CUPE RECOMMENDATION –General Labour Posting– WK#1113:

Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board approve the following casual employee for regular status through posting WK#1113 – General Labourer posting. .

PREFERENCE DATE/ EMPLOYEE#

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

POSITION AWARDED

EFFECTIVE DATE

July 9/97

40016015

Terry Murphy

General Labourer – 12 mths – 8 hrs/day

Jan 20/14

June 19/00

40016385

Louis Brayon

General Labourer –

12 mths – 8 hrs/day

Jan 20/14

Motion carried
2014-01-08



h. NSTU Retirement/Resignation:

Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Tilley

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

Employee #

Name

School/Position

Effective

373068

40014646

Annette Boutilier

(retirement)

Oceanview Education Centre

Learning Centre Teacher

January 31, 2014

379594

40014653

Michael Murphy

(resignation)

Board Owned Position

December 31, 2013

Motion carried
2014-01-09



i. ERIP:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Organ

That the Board approve the following request for ERIP. . .

Employee #

Name

School

Area of Substituting

Number of Years Requested

Number of Years Recommended

405761

40014764

JoAnn Smith

Cabot High

Schools North of Smokey

3

1

Motion carried
2014-01-10



j. Flex Pension Option:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

That the Board approve the following request to participate in a Flex Pension Option. . .

Employee #

Name

School

Effective

548677

40015258

Heather Morrison

George D. Lewis/Marion Bridge Elementary

January 13, 2014 to February 14, 2014

Motion carried
2014-01-11



k. NSTU Administrative Positions:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Currie

That the Board approve the following administrative posting. . .

Employee #

Name

Previous Position

New Position

Effective

514729

40015095

Kurt Kublek

IT/PD/SIS Consultant

Staff Develop. Centre

Coordinator of Human Resources – NSTU (Temporary Assignment)

February 3, 2014 to July 31, 2014

Motion carried
2014-01-12



l. Term Hires:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Mercer

That the Board approve the following term recommendations. . .

Employee #

Name

School/Position

Effective

606343

Term #: 40035672

Kendra MacVicar

Harbourside Elementary

Backfill for Vice-Principal (65%)

Position #: 81006027

Term: February 4, 2014 to July 31, 2014

592667

Sub #: 40015569

Term #: 40017139

Kelly MacDonald

Glace Bay Elementary

Grade 5

Position #: 81005727

Term: January 6, 2014 to March 28, 2014

614214

Sub #: 40015786

Term #: 40045799

Christa Williamson- Trainor

Breton Education Centre

Math

Position #: 81006682

Term: December 3, 2013 to July 31, 2014

660324

Sub #: 40046687

Samantha MacKinnon

Rankin School of the Narrows

Gaelic Teacher

Position #: 81006748

Term: September 23, 2013 to July 31, 2014

410423

Sub #: 40014771

Term #: 40036607

Bev Young

Harbourside Elementary

Grade 3

Position #: 81006045

Term: January 7, 2014 to March 5, 2014

597351

Sub #: 40036795

Christine MacLeod-Vint

Dr. T.L. Sullivan Jr. High (Base)

Guidance

Position #: 81005586

LTS: February 3, 2014 to February 5, 2014

Term: February 6, 2014 to July 31, 2014

Motion carried
2014-01-13



m. Amendments to Recall Positions (For Information Purposes Only)

Employee #

Name

Previous Position

New Position

Effective

596767

Sub #: 40039216

Term #: 40015620

Tara Barter

Greenfield Elementary

Learning Disabilities

Glace Bay Elementary

ELT/Grade 5

Position #: 81006493

Term: December 2, 2013 to July 31, 2014

586354

Sub #: 40038330

Term #: 40015533

Jennifer O’Regan-Rowe

Sydney Mines Jr. High

Grade 7 & 8 (English), Grade 8 (Social Studies)

Sydney Academy

English

Position #: 81013529

Term: December 2, 2013 to July 31, 2014

601716

Sub #: 40046346

Term #: 40015657

Jason Pentecost

Glace Bay Elementary

Grade 6 Intensive French (English Half)

Malcolm Munroe Jr. High

Science/Math

Position #: 81006373

Term: January 6, 2014 to July 31, 2014

592030

Sub #: 40039753

Term #: 40015565

Adam Martin

N/A

Sydney Mines Jr. High

Grade 7 & 8 (English), Grade 8 (Social Studies)

Position #: 81007503

Term: February 3, 2014 to July 31, 2014

604736

Sub #: 40037044

Term #: 40015699

Stephanie Penny

N/A

Glace Bay Elementary

Grade 6 Intensive French (English Half of the year)

Replacing David Tobin (Deferred Leave)

Position #: 81005664

Term: February 3, 2014 to July 31, 2014

617712

Sub #: 40026773

Term #: 40039154

April Bond

N/A

Greenfield Elementary

Learning Disabilities

Position #: 81003150

Term: February 3, 2014 to July 31, 2014



n.Amendments to Term Positions (For Information Purposes Only)

Employee #

Name

School

Previous Dates

New Dates

616847

Sub #: 40026437

Christa Hanes

Greenfield Elementary

LTS: December 2/13 to March 28/14

Term: March 31/14 to July 31/14

LTS: November 28/13 to March 26/14

Term: March 27/14 to July 31/14

611061

Sub #: 40033384

Term #: 40015762

Cheryl Cosnick

John Bernard

Croak

LTS: September 3/13 to November 21/13

Term: November 22/13 to February 28/14

LTS: September 3/13 to November 21/13

Term: November 22/13 to May 16/14



o. IN-CAMERA SESSION:

Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Berk

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

Motion carried
2014-01-14



Commissioner Matheson chaired the in-camera session

Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons

That the Board rise and report . .

Motion carried
2014-01-15



Commissioner Matheson reported that the Board discussed a personnel issue.

Moved by Commissioner Tilley
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board direct Human Resources to move forward with a resolve regarding the personnel issue. . .

Motion carried
2014-01-16



4. NEW BUSINESS:

a. Board Chair, Lorne Green –Board Committees – The committee list was distributed to those in attendance. Commissioner Flynn wishes to be on the policy committee and Commissioner Mercer would like to be removed from the policy committee. Commissioner Organ would like to be considered as an alternate on the Board Teacher Committee along with participating on the Library Committee.



(5) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 7:36 p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY