School Board Meeting Minutes: February 3, 2014 - Special
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 02/25/2014


Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
February 3, 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 5:03 p.m.


(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:


Present: Lorne Green, Chair Barb Mercer Steve Parsons
Kevin Ruelland Sandra Margettie Stewart Matheson
Jack Toomey Gary Fraser Joyce Lind
John Berk Yvonne Kennedy Darrell Flynn
Joan Currie
Absent: Fred Tilley (sent regrets) Jackie Organ (sent regrets)
Also, Present:
Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources
Tracie Collier, Coordinator of Human Resources
John Astephen, Regional Director of Educational Services
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

40016636

Daryl Babstock

TA/Glace Bay High

Resignation

Jan 31/14

40014117

Jacqueline Whitty

Cleaner/Memorial High

Resignation

Sept 8/13

Motion carried
2014-02-01



b. Additions to the Casual Maintenance List:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Lind


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

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

QUALIFICATIONS

Joanne Boutilier

Former casual employee, Teacher Assistant diploma,

Michelle Briggs

LPN, WHMIS, OHS, First Aid & CPR

Suzanne Dauphinee

Former employee, Teacher Assistant diploma, Bachelor Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Child study courses

Cindy Ann Dedieu

Former casual employee, Early Childhood Education, Level 4

Dena Newman

Former casual employee, Teacher Assistant diploma, Community Residential Worker Diploma, numerous safety and training courses

Jodi Peinsznski

Former casual employee, Teacher Assistant Diploma, Home Health provider certificate

Garry R. Simms

Former employee, Teacher Assistant Diploma, First Aid/CPR, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, WHMIS & OHS

Frances Tait

Former casual employee, Teacher Assistant Diploma, Non Violent Crisis Intervention, First Aid/CPR WHMIS, OH&S

Carmen Townsend

Former employee, Teacher Assistant Diploma, Bachelor of Arts, First Aid/CPR, AED, WHMIS, Non Violent Crisis Intervention


Motion carried
2014-02-02



c. ADDITIONS TO THE CASUAL MECHANIC LIST :

Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

That the Board approve the following recommendation for posting. . .

NAME OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

QUALIFICATIONS

Luke MacDonald

Heavy Duty Mechanics certificate, First year apprentice, WHIMIS, Basic First Aid

Jeff MacPhee

Heavy Duty Truck and Transport Mechanic, Fourth year apprentice

Motion carried
2014-02-03



d. NSTU ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATION:

Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Ruelland

That the Board approve the following recommendation for a Consultant position.

Employee #

Name

Previous Position

New Position

Effective

497313

40015019

Karen Campbell

Teacher – Riverview High

IT/PD/SIS Consultant

Position #81047564

February 5, 2014 to July 31, 2014

Motion carried
2014-02-04



Commissioner Toomey declared a conflict and left the room. . .



e. NSTU Term Recommendations:

Moved by Commissioner Mercer
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board approve the following for term position . .

Employee #

Name

School/Position

Effective

595876

Sub #: 40015603

Term #: 40049234

Yolanda Toomey

Oceanview Education Centre

Learning Centre

Position #: 81003057

Term: February 3/14 to July 31/14

Motion carried
2014-02-05



Commissioner Toomey re-entered the room. . .

Commissioner Flynn entered the meeting at 5:13 p.m.

Commissioner Currie entered the meeting at 5:14 p.m.

f. NSTU Term Recommendations:

Moved by Commissioner Ruelland
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board approve the following for term position based on the provincial collective agreement . .

Employee #

Name

School/Position

Effective

607259

Term:40043791

Carla Kennedy

Glace Bay High Math

Pos #: 81005792

Term: February 5/14 to April 24, 2014

Motion carried
2014-02-06



Mrs. Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources left the meeting (5:42 p.m.)

Mrs. Tracie Collier, Coordinator of Human Resources left the meeting (5:42 p.m.)



4. SUPERINTENDENT REPLACEMENT PROCESS:

Discussions ensued with regards to hiring an outdoor agency to begin the process of a replacement for the Superintendent position.

Mr. John Astephen advised that through consultation with the Department of Education, it would be his recommendation that a consulting firm be hired to assist with the process. He noted the process is intense and requires a considerable amount of work. He further noted that other Boards have gone through this process and highly recommend hiring a firm.



5. AGM:

Board Chair Lorne Green advised that the Board review the list which was distributed (speakers) and if they have any further names for speakers should be forwarded to Michelle MacLeod.

It was noted that the theme of the conference is Making A Difference. It was noted the theme allows us to be able to focus in many areas, such as; Mental Health, Making a difference in the classroom, etc.

Some of the brainstorming ideas which were suggested were:

It was agreed to have four breakout sessions.

A consensus was reached to meet again on February 11, 2014 to discuss the AGM further.



6. NEW BUSINESS:

n/a




7. Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY