October 31, 2014 -

Minutes From March 18, 2003

MINUTES of the Regular Board Meeting of District School Board Ontario North East held at 5:45 p.m in the boardroom of the Schumacher Office, 153 Third Avenue, Schumacher on March 18, 2003.
TRUSTEES PRESENT:
  Juergen Leukert (Chair)
  Arie Van Oosten (Vice-Chair)
  Howard Archibald
  Heather Bozzer
  Charlotte Johnson
  Corinne Miller
  Nancy Pedersen - via videoconference
  Rosemary Pochopsky
  Saunders Porter
  Albert Schaffer
Trustees Absent:
  Ruby Brunet
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT:
  Linda Knight - Director of Education
  Margaret Fleury - Superintendent of Schools
  Asima Vezina - Assistant to the Director of Education
  Barry Peterson - Superintendent of Business and Finance
  Ken Ryan - Superintendant of Human Resources
Guests:
  Steve Pladzyk - Vice-Principal, Roland Michener School
  Jo-Anne Plaunt - Principal, TDSS
  T.D.S.S. School Council
Recording Secretary:
  Janice Sharpe
CALL TO ORDER:
  The meeting was called to order by Juergen Leukert, Chair of the Board.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (IN-CAMERA):
  1598-03 SCHAFFER/ARCHIBALD: THAT this board resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole, (In-Camera).
CARRIED.
  1599-03 JOHNSON/SCHAFFER: THAT this board reconvene in regular session.
CARRIED.
REGULAR SESSION:
Adoption of Agenda

  A moment of silence was held in memory of Dennis Welin who passed away on March 6, 2003 and Mark Dufresne who passed away March 5, 2003. Dennis was Property Manager for District School Board Ontario North East since 1984. Mark Dufreshne was a student in Grade 11 at Timiskaming District Secondary School. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families.
  1600-03 PORTER/POCHOPSKY: THAT the agenda for the regular Board meeting dated March 18, 2003 be approved with the addition of the following under Other Business:

a) OPEIU Agreement
b) Retirement
c) Appointment of Principals
d) Trustee Determination and Distribution
e) Out of Country Trips
CARRIED.
Conflict of Interest
  No conflict of interest was declared.
Approval of Minutes
  1601-03 SCHAFFER/PORTER: THAT the minutes of the regular board meeting held on March 4, 2003 be approved.
CARRIED.
Administrative Reports
Cash Disbursements
  1602-03 JOHNSON/SCHAFFER: THAT, the Board accept the report on Cash Disbursements for the month of February 2003 in the amount of $8,044,602.96.
CARRIED.
Expulsion Policy Revision
  1603-03 PORTER/MILLER: THAT, the Expulsion Policy be revised as described in the report to the board dated March 18, 2003.
CARRIED.
  1604-03 VAN OOSTEN/BOZZER: THAT the Employee Attendance Management Policy receive 1st reading.
CARRIED.
Special Education Advisory Committee
  1605-03 PORTER/MILLER: THAT the minutes of the Special Education Advisory Committee meeting dated march 5, 2003 be approved.
CARRIED.
OTHER BUSINESS:
  Trustee Howard Archibald thanked the board for their support during the recent First Nations Career Days held in Cochrane. Chair Juergen Leukert was a participant and spoke of the inspirational messages delivered by the speakers and congratulated Howard on the success of this initiative.
  1606-03 SCHAFFER/JOHNSON: THAT the Board approve the ratification of the Office and Professional Employees International Union collective agreement effective September 1 2002 to August 31, 2003 pending ratification by their membership.
CARRIED.
  1607-03 POCHOPSKY/VAN OOSTEN: THAT District School Board Ontario North East accepts with regret the retirement of Brian Bronson effective June 30, 2003.
CARRIED.
  1608-03 POCHOPSKY/VAN OOSTEN: THAT District School Board Ontario North East appoint Coleen Zubyck to Kirkland Lake Collegiate and Vocational Institute as Principal with the date of effect to be determined.
CARRIED.
  1609-03 VAN OOSTEN/PEDERSEN: THAT District School Board Ontario North East appoint Celine Godreau to Englehart High School with the date of effect to be determined.
CARRIED.
  1610-03 ARCHIBALD/JOHNSON: THAT the Board, in accordance with Ontario Regulation 412/00 approve the report on the determination and distribution of Trustees to be elected to the Board in November, 2003.
CARRIED.
  1611-03 JOHNSON/VAN OOSTEN: THAT District School Board Ontario North East reimburse the paid participants in out-of-country trips the dollars that were lost by the Board cancellation of these trips. This is for one time only.
CARRIED.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (IN-CAMERA):
  1612-03 ARCHIBALD/SCHAFFER: THAT this board resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole (In-Camera).
CARRIED.
  1613-03 PORTER/ARCHIBALD: THAT this board reconvene in regular session.
CARRIED.
MOTION TO ADJOURN:
  1614-03 SCHAFFER/PEDERSEN: THAT we do now adjourn.
CARRIED.