School Board Meeting:February 26, 2007 - Regular
Category : School Board Meeting - Minutes
Published by Michelle MacLeod [Michelle MacLeod] on 03/27/2007
Glace Bay Elementary
Glace Bay, N.S.
February 26, 2007

(1) CALL TO ORDER:


A meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 7:10 p.m.

(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:

Present:

Darlene Morrison

Stan MacKinnon

George MacDonald

Charlie Keagan

Fred Tilley

Gary Fraser

Myrtle Campbell

Cathi Pierrard

Lorne Green

Kevin Ruelland

Sandra Margettie

Dr. Andrew Lynk

Joan Currie

Absent:

George Marshall


Also, Present:

N.E. Davis, Superintendent of Schools

B. MacIsaac, Director of Human Resources

Don Matheson, Director of Operational Services

George Boudreau, Director of Financial Services

John Astephen, Director of Programs and Student Services

Jim Burton, Director of Regional Educational Services

Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary

(3) Approval of Agenda:

a. Additions to the Agenda:

n/a

b. Deletions to the Agenda:


n/a

Moved by Commissioner Green

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser

to approve the agenda for February 26, 2007. . .


Motion carried

2007-02-03

(4) APPROVE OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser


to approve the minutes of the following meetings. . . .

Special Board Meeting - January 29, 2007

Regular Board Meeting - January 29, 2007

Special Board Meeting - February 12, 2007

Motion carried

2007-02-04

(5) CORRESPONDENCE:


No correspondence to report.

(6) DELEGATION:


Ms. Donna MacDonald, representative of the Home & School Association began the presentation with a review of the changes which occurred in September, 2006. Ms. Peggy MacKinnon presented the second half of the presentation. She reviewed the commitment Board members have made to the students and parents they represent. Mrs. Betty MacKenzie, a member of the Home and School read correspondence which was addressed to Mr. N.E. Davis, Superintendent of Schools received from Mr. Keith Bain, local MLA. Letters from various concerned individuals along with a petition was presented. The Board Chair advised that a committee will be formed of the Board Chair, Vice Chair, Chair of the Education Committee, Chair of the Management Committee and Senior Staff will occur to address the concerns which were expressed this evening.

SUPERINTENDENT′S REPORT:


Mr. Davis, Superintendent of Schools reviewed his report with those in attendance. Highlights of the report included a review of both the Education Act and the Educational Act Ministerial Regulations as well as the Regional School Board′s policies dealing with permanent school closures. A meeting of the local MLA′s who represent the people of the area of the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board has been scheduled for Monday, March 5, 2007. Mr. Davis wished to address several issues with our MLA′s to assist our Board with the Department of Education. Another highlight of the report included the recent Forum which was held by the Nova Scotia Teachers Union. The focus of this months report was Students′ attendance. The report is attached to the original minutes and can be found on the Board website.

(7) REPORT FROM COMMITTEES:


EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Green


that the Board approve the minutes of the Education Committee Meeting of February 12, 2007. .


Motion carried

2007-02-05

a. TERM AND LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE RECOMMENDATIONS:


Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell


that the Board approve the following term and long term substitute recommendations. . .


Prof./Emp. #

Name

School/Position

Effective

508093/

40015064

Robert MacIsaac

Sydney Adult Day School-TERM

Oct. 23/06 - June 29/07

595496/ 40015598

Jody Peters Ryan

Shipyard Elementary - TERM

Jan. 3 - March 9-07

603324/ 40015676

Cathy MacInnis

Holy Angels - TERM

Feb. 6 - June 29/07

606244/ 40015727

Erin MacCormack

Riverside - TERM

Feb. 6 - June 29/07

612663/ 40015775

Ryan Ivey

Memorial High School - LTS

April 1 - June 29/07

552380/ 40015273

Patricia Doyle

Riverview High - TERM

Feb. 6 - June 29/07

606202/ 40015724

Cheryl Cole

Whitney Pier Memorial - TERM

Feb. 5-noon - June 29/07


Motion carried

2007-02-06

b. Amendments to previously offered Term/Long term contracts:


Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Campbell

that the Board approve the following amendments as previously presented in Motion#2006-11-04 . . .

Prof. #

Name

School/Position

Effective

507756

Jennifer MacDonald

Morrison Jr. High - TERM

Nov. 28/06 - June 29/07

Dates Amended to:

Oct. 23/06 - June 29/07


Motion carried

2007-02-07



c. Amendments to previous offered Term/Long term contracts:


Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner Margettie


that the Board approve the following amendments as previously presented in Motion#2007-01-10 . . .


Prof. #

Name

School/Position

Effective

557223

Susan Morrison

St. Joseph′s, Sydney Mines - Gr. 2 - 60% TERM

Feb. 1 - April 15/07

Dates Amended to:

Dec. 18/06 - June 29/07

570853

Peter Day

Riverview High - TERM

Amended Long-Term Sub

Feb. 1 - June 29/07

Dates Amended to:

Feb. 26 - June 29/07

614198

Sandy Gillis

Sydney Academy - LTS

April 15 - June 29/07

Dates Amended to:

Feb. 1 - April 20/07

603290

Becky MacNeil

Whitney Pier Memorial - TERM - (replacing Sandra Hutchinson, Secondment - Literacy Support)

Feb. 1 - June 29/07

Dates Amended to:

Feb. 5 - June 29/07


Motion carried

2007-02-08

d. ERIP APPLICATIONS:


Moved by Commissioner Currie

Seconded by Commissioner MacKinnon


that the Board approve the following applications for ERIP. . .


PROFESSIONAL/

EMPLOYEE#

NAME

SCHOOL/POSITION

296798/40014306

David Crane

Central Office/Coordinator of Programs (Secondary)

333187/40014490

Sheldon MacKinnon

North Highlands Elementary/Teacher


Motion carried

2007-02-09

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Green


that the Board approve the minutes of the Management Committee Meeting of February 19, 2007 . .


Motion carried

2007-02-10

e. AUDIT COMMITTEE REPORT:


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Currie


that the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board Audited Financial statement for 06/07 be prepared in accordance with the PSAB requirement as outlined in the School Board Financial Handbook . .


Motion carried

2007-02-11


f. CUPE RESIGNATION(s)/RETIREMENT(s):


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Green


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


EMPLOYEE #

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

CLASSIFICATION/

SCHOOL

RESIGNATION/

RETIREMENT

EFFECTIVE DATE

40013993

Margaret Collier

Cleaner/Seton Elem

retirement

Jan 15/07

40016266

Diane Fraser

TA /Harbourside Elem

retirement

Jan 31/07

40015917

Regina Gillis

School Clerical/SPEC

retirement

March31/07

40015983

Dianne McInnis

Cleaner/Glace Bay H.

retirement

Feb 11/07

40014018

Paul Mancini

Maintenance Dept.

resignation due to medical reasons

Jan 22/07

40016510

Gloria Reginato

LBG/Riverside

resignation

Jan 23/07


Motion carried

2007-02-12


g. RESULTS OF JOB NOTIFICATION FOR THE COORDINATOR OF FINANCIAL SERVICES:

Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Tilley


that the Board accept the recommendation made by the Interview Committee for the hiring of Mrs. Sandra Burke for the position of Coordinator of Finance and Accounting Services and I so move . . .


Motion carried

2007-02-13


Commissioner Margettie voted against the motion

h. PROPOSAL FOR CONFIDENTIAL JOB EVALUATIONS:


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Keagan


that the Board recommend that a request for proposals be called for job evaluations (Confidential Employees)


Motion carried

2007-02-14

i. EDUCATION WEEK PARTNERS AWARD:


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser


that the Board recommend that Commissioner Margettie be nominated for the Education Week Partners Award. . .


Motion carried

2007-02-15

j. SIDEWALK FROM LING STREET TO GLACE BAY HIGH:


Moved by Commissioner Campbell

Seconded by Commissioner Fraser


that the Board recommend that Management obtain a price to install a proper sidewalk from Ling Street to Glace Bay High and that the costing be brought back to the next scheduled Management Committee. . .


Motion carried

2007-02-16


(8) NSSBA REPORT:


Commissioner Campbell reviewed her NSSBA report. Highlights of the report included the recently held meeting with the Minister of Education, Ms. Karen Casey and the Deputy Minister of Education, Mr. Dennis Cochrane. One of the items discussed was the Pre-primary program which is now a pilot in all our Boards and the change in the date for primary students from October 1 to December 31st. Also at the meeting was issue of seat belts on school busses. Two resolutions are due in no later than March 8th. Mr. MacDonald will be presenting the budget for the NSSBA at the Annual General Meeting.


Commissioner Lynk questioned the status of the Halifax Board as members of the NSSBA.

(9) REGIONAL EDUCATION OFFICER′S REPORT:


Mr. Jim Burton, Regional Education Officer reviewed his report with those in attendance. Some highlights of his report included the Nova Scotia Community Counts, Labour Market Review, Department of Education Events List, Trends of Interest and the International Baccalaureate Program. A copy of the report can be found attached to the original minutes.


(10) NEW BUSINESS:

n/a

(11) NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING:


The next scheduled meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board will be held on Monday, March 26, 2007 at Memorial High School.

(12) Adjournment of the meeting. . .


The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.