School Board Meeting Minutes: October 20, 2014 - Special
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 10/28/2014


Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
October 20, 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 6:43 p.m.


(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:


Present: Lorne Green, Chair Steve Parsons Joyce Lind
Yvonne Kennedy Jackie OrganDarrell Flynn John Berk
Gary Fraser Stewart Matheson Kevin Ruelland
Sandra Margettie Joan Currie
Absent(sent regrets): Darren Googoo Barb Mercer
Absent: Jack Toomey Fred Tilley
Also, Present: Beth MacIsaac, Superintendent
Suasan Kelley, Director of Programs and Student Services
Wendy King, Director of Human Resources
George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services
John Astephen, Regional Director of Educational Services
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary



(3) NEW BUSINESS:

n/a



(4) NSSBA REPORT:

a. NSSBA Dues structure:

Ms. Karen Budden, Finance and Office Manager for the NSSBA reviewed three options for the NSSBA dues structure. The Board was provided an opportunity to provide their feedback. Questions were asked with regards to the past and present financial situation of the NSSBA.

Commissioner Parsons suggested that the NSSBA have further discussions with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to obtain the funding lost in past years. It was further noted that the Boards should not have to compensate for funds lost through the Department.

Discussions ensued regarding an MOU with the Department of Education and the Halifax Regional School Board holding other Board’s hostage by threatening to opt out as participants with the NSSBA.

It was further noted that it would have to go for a vote to determine the dues structure. It was also noted that it is crucial that the MOU is put in place.

The Board was in agreement that we support Option two since our enrollment is declining each year.



(5) HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:

CUPE REPORT:

a. RESIGNATION(s)/RETIREMENT(s):

Moved by Commissioner Kennedy
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

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

Employee#

Name of Employee

Position Employed in

Resignation/

Retirement

Effective Date

40016274

Dorothy Candelora

Teacher Assistant/Whitney Pier

Retire

Oct 17/14

40015957

Michael Lawrence

Bus Driver

Retire

Oct 3/14

40016013

Dennis MacLellan

Head Custodian/Mira Road

Retire

Dec 19/14
(last day worked)

40015897

Carmel Price

LBG/Mount Carmel

Resign

Feb 27/15

40016309

Wendi Wallace

Teacher Assistant/Cusack

Retire

Dec 31/14

Motion carried
2014-10-01



b. Results of Confidential Posting – Accountant - School Services:

Moved by Commissioner Parsons
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board approve the following individual for the confidential position of Accountant – School Services. . . .

EMPLOYEE #

SENIORITY DATE

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

POSITION EMPLOYED

IN

POSITION AWARDED

40017148

Sept 25/06

June MacSween

Accounting Clerk – Human Resources Dept.

Accountant, School Services – Confidential position

Motion carried
2014-10-02



c. Results of Confidential Posting – Accountant – Accounts Payable Supervisor

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Matheson

That the Board approve the following individual for the confidential position of Accountant – Payable Supervisor. . . .

EMPLOYEE #

SENIORITY DATE

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

POSITION EMPLOYED IN

POSITION AWARDED

40016873

Oct 1/07

Michelle Hollohan

Accounting Clerk – Accounts Payable

Accountant – Payables Supervisor– Confidential position

Motion carried
2014-10-03



d. Results of CUPE Posting WK#0114 – Teacher Assistant: (all effective Oct 27/14)

#

SENIORITY DATE/

EMPLOYEE #

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

POSITION

EMPLOYED IN

POSITION AWARDED

1.

Nov 24/99(1)

(40016350)

Tracey Pierre

Marion Bridge – 100%

(becomes a falldown pos)

George D. Lewis – 60%

(position belongs to Malcolm Munroe-TCBP)

2.

Sept 5/06(20)

(40017110)

Denise Foote

St. Anne’s – 60%

(becomes a falldown pos)

JBC (TCBP) position – 100%

3.

Oct 22/07(1)

(40016629)

Denise McEwen

Seton – 60%

(becomes a falldown pos)

Riverview – 60%

4.

Nov 17/08(1)

40017124

Wendy Cameron

Sydney River – 4 hrs/day (fall down pos)

Marion Bridge(fall down pos)-100%

5.

Sept 21/09

(40040196)

Debra MacDonald

DISPLACED

Boularderie

6.

Oct 22/12(3)

(40051557)

Nicole Bennett

Boularderie (becomes a falldown position)

St. Anne’s – 60% (fall down pos)

7.

Oct 15/13(3)

(40054851)

Eleanor Hiscock

St. Joseph Elem – 60% (becomes a fall down pos)

Rankin School of the Narrows – 100%

8.

Nov 4/13

(40054997)

Amber Murchison

Dr. TL Sullivan – 60%

(becomes a fall down pos)

Sydney River – 4 hrs/day (fall down pos)

Moved by Commissioner Ruelland
Seconded by Commissioner Parsons

That the Board approve the following individuals for Regular status. . . .

#

PREFERENCE DATE/

EMPLOYEE #

NAME OF CASUAL

POSITION RECOMMENDED FOR

EFFECTIVE DATE

1.

Nov 2/06

(40017258)

Debbie Rudderham

Seton – 60%

(fall down pos)

Oct 27/14

2.

May 1/07

(40036570)

Judith Shallo

St. Joseph Elem – 60% (fall down pos)

Oct 27/14

3.

Sept 13/07

(40029555)

Tracy Tighe

Dr. TL Sullivan – 60%

(fall down pos)

Oct 27/14

4.

Sept 19/07

(40029712)

Donna Baker

Mountainview/East Bay – LPN designation

Oct 27/14

5.

Sept 8/08

(40047464)

Kyle Hunter

Sydney Mines Jr. High – Male designation

Oct 27/14

6.

Sept 13/10

(40044028)

Katie Westhaver

Cabot Jr. Sr. High – 100%

Oct 27/14

Motion carried
2014-10-04



e. ABANDONMENT OF POSITION:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Kennedy

That the Board terminate employment with the following individual due to abandonment of position. . .

#

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

REASON FOR TERMINATION

EFFECTIVE DATE

1.

Bruce Marshall

Abandonment of position

September 29/14

Motion carried
2014-10-05




NSTU REPORT:

f. NSTU Term hires:

Moved by Commissioner Currie
Seconded by Commissioner Berk

That the Board approve the following term hires. . .

Employee #

Name

School/Position

Effective

618850

Sub #40027882

Adam Daye

Sherwood Park Education Centre

Physical Education

Term: October 16/14 to March 31, 2015

617266

Sub #: 40026637

Meghan Ashton

Malcolm Munroe Jr. High

Term: February 2/15 to July 31, 2015

Motion carried
2014-10-06



(6) NEW BUSINESS:

n/a





(7) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

the meeting adjourned at 7:16 p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY