October 24, 2014 -

Minutes From November 19, 2002

MINUTES of the Regular Board Meeting of District School Board Ontario North East held at 6:00 p.m. in the board room of the Corporate Office, 153 Third Avenue, Schumacher on November 19, 2002.
TRUSTEES PRESENT:
  Juergen Leukert (Chair)
  Arie Van Oosten (Vice-Chair)
  Ruby Brunet - via video conference
  Charlotte Johnson
  Corinne Miller - via teleconference
  Nancy Pedersen - via video conference
  Rosemary Pochopsky
  Saunders Porter
  Albert Schaffer - via teleconference
Trustees Absent:
  Howard Archibald
  Heather Bozzer
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT:
  Linda Knight - Director of Education
  Gilda Mahon - Superintendent of Schools
  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:
  Tony Sawinski - OSSTF
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):
  1510-02 PORTER/JOHNSON: THAT this board resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole, (In-Camera).
CARRIED.
  1511-02 PEDERSEN/JOHNSON: THAT this board reconvene in regular session.
CARRIED.
REGULAR SESSION:
Adoption of Agenda
  1512-02 PORTER/VAN OOSTEN: THAT the agenda for the regular Board meeting dated November 19, 2002 be approved with the addition of the following under Other Business:

a) Supervision Monitors
b) KLCVI Project Financing
c) Staffing
CARRIED.
Conflict of Interest
  No conflict of interest was declared.
Approval of Minutes
  1513-02 PORTER/JOHNSON: THAT the minutes of the regular board meeting held on November 5, 2002 be approved.
CARRIED.
Presentation - Video Conferencing
  Chair Juergen Leukert welcomed members of the public and press and formally unveiled the board's new video conferencing system. The board has five video conferencing sites across the district, located in Kapuskasing, Schumacher, South Porcupine, Kirkland Lake, and New Liskeard. These sites have been strategically located to provide the best accessibility for Administrative and Professional Development and their location will cut down tremendously on staff travel time. The system has been configured to allow future expansion into more sites, as well as to allow for the potential of Distance Education.

Joining the meeting from our site in Kapuskasing was trustee Ruby Brunet and student trustees Jessie Kancir and Shawn Zwaryczuk. Trustee Nancy Pedersen joined the meeting from the New Liskeard Board Office.
Administrative Reports
Cash Disbursements
  1514-02 JOHNSON/SCHAFFER: THAT, the board accept the report on Cash Disbursements for the month of October, 2002 in the amount of $9,649,769.40.
CARRIED.
Student Field Trip Policy - Revision
  1515-02 JOHNSON\MILLER: THAT, the student Field Trip Policy be revised to reflect the changes as described tin the report to the Board dated November 19, 2002.
CARRIED.
Curriculum Update
  1516-02 VAN OOSTEN/JOHNSON: THAT, the report titled "Curriculum Update" be received, contents noted and filed.
CARRIED.
Employee Absence Reporting
  1517-02 PORTER/POCHOPSKY: THAT, the report titled "Employee Absence Reporting - October 2002" be received, contents noted and filed.
CARRIED.
Special Education Advisory Committee
  1518-02 VAN OOSTEN/PORTER: THAT the minutes of the Special Education Advisory Committee meeting held on November 6, 2002 be approved.
CARRIED.
  1519-02 PORTER/VAN OOSTEN: THAT the resignation of Hanna Bunting, Constance Lake First Nation representative to SEAC be accepted with regret.
CARRIED.
  1520-02 VAN OOSTEN/PORTER: THAT Brenda Echum, Special Education Resource teacher with Constance Lake First nation, be appointed to the District School Board Ontario North East Special Education Advisory Committee.
CARRIED.
CORRESPONDENCE:
  1521-02 POCHOPSKY/VAN OOSTEN: THAT the following correspondence be received, contents noted and filed:

a) Education Equality Task Force
b) Greater Essex County District School Board
CARRIED.
OTHER BUSINESS:
  1522-02 JOHNSON/PEDERSEN: THAT District School Board Ontario North East approve the use of monitors in their secondary schools. Under this approved pilot plan principals can maximize the number of teacher on-calls as per the collective agreement.
CARRIED.
  1523-02 POCHOPSKY/VAN OOSTEN: THAT the board approve Option 6 for the construction of the new school facility in Kirkland Lake and empower the Superintendent of Business and Finance to proceed with the borrowing of $16,500,000 through CorpFinance International to fund the project.
CARRIED.
  1524-02 PORTER/JOHNSON: THAT District School Board Ontario North East increase their staff in Secondary Schools by:

.33 at Kapuskasing D.H.S.
1.0 at Cochrane H.S.
.5 at Iroquois Falls S.S.
.5 at Roland Michener S.S.


and that 1.0 staff be reassigned from P.A.C.E. to TH.& V.S. with K.L.C.V.I. and Englehart to be further reviewed.
CARRIED.
MOTION TO ADJOURN:
  1525-02 SCHAFFER/MILLER: THAT we do now adjourn.
CARRIED.