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Board Meeting Highlights

Regular Board Meeting
January 25, 2017

(Please Note: These highlights are not considered to be the official minutes of the board. Board minutes are approved at the next regular meeting of the board.)

CALL TO ORDER

We acknowledge that this meeting is being held on Mi’kmaw territory.

RECORD OF ATTENDANCE

Regrets were received from Board members Gin Yee and Student Advisor Samantha Graham

CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATION

There were no conflicts declared.

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

The agenda was approved.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES/BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

  • November 30, 2016 (Regular Board Meeting)

CHAIR'S REPORT

Dave Wright, Chair, delivered his monthly report. A copy can be viewed here.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

Elwin LeRoux, Superintendent, presented his monthly report. Click here to view.

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

There were no Public Presentations.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Audit Committee

Linda MacKay, Chair of the Audit Committee, informed the Governing Board that the next meeting of the committee was February 15.

Policy Development and Review Committee

Nancy Jakeman, Chair of the Policy Development and Review Committee, presented the committee report. The following motion was moved and seconded (Jakeman/MacKay):

  • That the Governing Board approve revisions to B.023 Distribution and Display of Materials in Schools policy
  • The motion was carried.

Committee of the Whole
 
Vice-chair Cindy Littlefair presented a report on behalf of the Committee of the Whole.

Nova Scotia School Boards Association

Dave Wright (on behalf of Gin Yee) gave the NSSBA report.

CORRESPONDENCE

The following correspondence was shared with the Governing Board:

  • Letter dated December 3, 2016 from the Honourable Karen Casey, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development with regard to the closure of public schools in Nova Scotia.
     
  • Letter dated December 14, 2016 to the Honourable Karen Casey, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development with regard to the naming of the new Dartmouth South P-9 school.

ITEMS FOR DECISION

1. It was moved and seconded (Jakeman/Rose):

That the Governing Board request the Superintendent provide a report at a future Committee of the Whole Meeting, with regards to the Elementary Provincial Assessment Results for the 2016-2017 school year as per Recommendation 2.5 of the Auditor General 2015 report.

  • The motion was carried.

2. It was moved and seconded (Wright/Raven):

That the Governing Board respond to the Honourable Karen Casey, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development’s letter dated June 29, 2016 and advise her that the HRSB will be developing their strategic plan according to the Governing Board responsibilities outlined in Article 64 (2) v of the Education Act.

  • The motion was carried.

NOTICE OF MOTION

There were no Notices of Motion given.

DATES OF NEXT MEETING

  • Committee of the Whole – February 8, 2017
  • Audit Committee – February 15, 2017
  • Policy Development and Review Committee – February 15, 2017
  • Regular Board Meeting – February 22, 2017

in-camera

1. Approval of In-Camera Minutes /Business arising from the In-Camera minutes:

  • November 30, 2016

2. Student Assessment Results

3. Contract Update

4. Board Member Absence

adjournment