School Board Meeting Minutes: May 16, 2016 - Special
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 05/31/2016


Central Office
Sydney, N.S.
May 16, 2016


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 5:00 p.m.


(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:



Present: Lorne Green, Chair Sandra Margettie Yvonne Kennedy
Gary FraserJoyce Lind Stewart Matheson
Joan Currie Darren Googoo Charlotte Shaw
Absent (sent regrets): John Berk Barb Mercer Jackie Organ
Fred Tilley Kevin Ruelland Jack Toomey
Steve Parsons
Absent: n/a
Also, Present: Beth MacIsaac, Superintendent
George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services
Wendy King, Director of Human Resource Services
Paul Oldford, Director of Operational Services
Cathy Viva, Acting Director of Programs and Student Services
John Astephen, Regional Education Officer
Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary



(3) NEW BUSINESS:

a) Board Chair Lorne Green - Hub School



(4) HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:

a. CUPE STAFFING:

Mrs. Nicole LeBlanc, Coordinator of Human Resources, presented her report regarding CUPE staffing for 2016-2017.

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

That the Board approve the staffing for the following classifications (FTE adjustments for increased service)

· Bus Drivers (5 additional Bus Drivers)
· Cleaners (6.1 FTE reductions, 3 lay-offs)
· Computer Technician (1 reduction, 1 lay-off)
· Custodians (3 reductions, 5 lay-offs)
· General Labourer (1 reduction, 1 lay-off)
· Library Technicians (status quo)
· Lunch/Bus/Grounds(7 reductions, 4 lay-offs)
· School Clerical(1reduction, 2 lay-offs)
· Secretarial 1(1 reduction, 1 lay-off)
· Supervisor Cleaners (2.9 reduction, 5 lay-offs)
· Teacher Assistants (status quo)
· Tradesperson (1 reduction, 1lay-off)

Motion carried
2016-05-17



The number of lay-offs may fluctuate with consideration given to any forthcoming resignations/retirements.



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

Moved by Commissioner Googoo
Seconded by Commissioner Matheson

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

Employee#

Name of Employee

Position Employed in

Resignation/

Retirement

Effective Date

40044632

Mary Jones

Cleaner-Shipyard Elem

Retirement

Apr 29/16

Motion carried
2016-05-18



c. NSTU Retirement(s)/Resignation(s):

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

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

Employee #

Name

School

Effective

406579

40014767

Bruce MacDonald

Retirement

Principal

Breton Education Centre

June 30, 2016

Motion carried
2016-05-19



d. NSTU Request for a Leave of Absence:

Moved by Commissioner Margettie
Seconded by Commissioner Currie

That the Board approve the following request for a deferred leave. . .

Employee #

Name

School

Effective

559427

40015319

Margaret Sanson

(2nd Request)

Tompkins Memorial

August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017

Motion carried
2016-05-20



(9) New Business:

Commissioner Green - Hub School – Noted that a meeting occurred with the Hub School where they have requested a possible extension of the deadline that was previously approved. The Board were advised that we will be doing an RFQ for an independent consultant analyze the business plan which is required to be filed with the Board by June 1, 2016 to review the proposal for a Hub School.

Moved by Commissioner Googoo
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie

That the Board submit an RFQ for an independent consultant to analyze the business plan for a Hub School at George D. Lewis. The business plan must be filed with the Board on June 1, 2016.

Motion carried
2016-05-21



(10) Adjournment of the meeting. . .

The meeting adjourned at 6:05 p.m.





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LORNE GREEN GEORGE BOUDREAU
CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY