(1) CALL TO ORDER:
A Special Board meeting of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School board was called to order today beginning at 5:10 p.m.
(2) RECORD OF ATTENDANCE:
Present: Darlene Morrison, Chair Kevin Ruelland Sandra Margettie, Vice- Chair
Charlie Keagan Joan Currie Lorne Green
Fred Tilley George MacDonald Myrtle Campbell
Cathi Pierrard Dr. Andrew Lynk
Absent: Stan MacKinnon Gary Fraser George Marshall
Also Present: Mr. N.E. Davis, Superintendent
Mrs. Beth MacIsaac, Director of Human Resource Services
Mr. Bernie MacKinnon, Coordinator of Human Resources
Mrs. Mary Passerini, Coordinator of Human Resources
Mr. Jim Burton, Director of Regional Education Services
Mrs. Michelle MacLeod, Board Recording Secretary
(3) PRESENTATION BY THE NSSBA:
Mr. Ken Meech, Executive Director of the NSSBA and Mr. Elliot Payzant, President of the NSSBA made a presentation regarding the recent budget announced by the Department of Education and the initiatives which were presented on our behalf. Another highlight of the discussions was the recent proposal by the Department of Education regarding increased professional development days for teaching staff.
Discussions ensued regarding the change in the age for the primary program was discussed and brought forward by Commissioner Lynk. He noted that our Board have some serious concerns regarding this process and we would like to see it reviewed further before any implementation is to take place.
Commissioner Ruelland expressed his support of the O2 program in our schools and he would like to see additional funding in place to continue this program throughout the high school years.
Commissioner Lynk would like to see the issue of the Math scores reviewed further. He feels further study needs to take place to provide an understanding of why the percentage of students who pass these tests are so low.
Moved by Commissioner Tilley
Seconded by Commissioner Margettie
that the meeting postpone at this time and reconvene later this evening. . .
(4) IN-CAMERA SESSION:
Moved by Commissioner Lynk
Seconded by Commissioner MacDonald
that the Board go to an in-camera session. . .
Commissioner Margettie took the chair at this time
Moved by Commissioner Campbell
Seconded by Commissioner Lynk
that the Board rise and report. . .
Moved by Commissioner Keagan
Seconded by Commissioner Campbell
that the Board approve the salary adjustment for Mr. Don Matheson, Director of Operational Services based on the in discrepancies that existed and were reported on by the Superintendent for the years 1995-1996 to 1999 - 2000 on condition of the Department′s approval . . .
Commissioner Green and Commissioner Tilley left the meeting at 8:15 p.m.
(5) CORE TECH REVIEW PRESENTATION:
Ms. Judy MacIntyre, Ms Natalie Klaus and Mr. Glenn Wadden were in attendance from Xwave (Aliant) presenting a preliminary report - a Vision update - regarding the Core Tech Review. Ms. reviewed a power point presentation to those in attendance. It was noted that a blueprint documentation and implementation plan will be presented at a later date.
Mr. Davis, Superintendent of Schools thanked the group for their presentation.
(6) Motion to adjourn the meeting. . .
The meeting adjourned.
DARLENE MORRISON GEORGE BOUDREAU
BOARD CHAIR BOARD SECRETARY