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PROVINCE OF QUEBEC

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE SIR WILFRID LAURIER SCHOOL BOARD HELD ON 1999-06-16

A Regular meeting of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board was held in the Library of Rosemere High School, 530 Northcote, Rosemere, QC on Wednesday, 1999-06-16 at 19:30 hours, at which were present:

Steve Bletas, Chairman; William Pollock, Vice-Chairman; Natalie Auclair, Carolyn Curiale, Nazario Facchino, Linda Gagnon, Peter Haldimand, Steve Kmec, Peter MacLaurin, Nick Milas, Grace Nesi, Nancy Rupnik, Morten Schrier, and Mary Svotelis, Commissioners; Mario Gaulin and Pierre Niding, Parent Commissioners; and Dominic Martini, Director General.

Also present were: Robert Vallerand, Deputy Director General; Laiq Hanafi, Director of Educational Services; Agostino Santini, Senior Advisor to Management; Gino Siviero, Director of Information Services; Michael Stirrup, Director of Human Resources; Raymond Thivierge, Director of Material Resources; and Jocelyne Thompson-Ness, Recording Secretary. Several other persons were also in the audience.

Absent: Walter Fogel, Pierre Garofano, Glen Haines, James McDougall, and Edward Turchyniak, Commissioners.

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 19:42 hours.

 

1.0 INTRODUCTION:

The following additions and changes to the agenda were proposed:

5.0 BUSINESS ARISING:

5.3 Method of Communication for Parentsí Committee INFO

5.4 Consultation to Governing Boards INFO

6.0 CORPORATE AFFAIRS:

6.4 Role of Principal on Governing Boards INFO

6.5 Entente with CS de Laval INFO

990616-CA-0298

Peter MacLaurin MOVED THAT the agenda be accepted as amended.

THIS MOTION WAS CARRIED ON THE FOLLOWING DIVISION:

YEA:

Natalie Auclair, Steve Bletas, Carolyn Curiale, Linda Gagnon, Peter Haldimand, Peter MacLaurin, Grace Nesi, William Pollock, Nancy Rupnik, Morten Schrier, Mary Svotelis

NAY:

Steve Kmec

 

2.0 APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

In a verbal notice Mary Svotelis noted that on page 0167 of the minutes of the regular meeting of 1999-05-19, the return to the meeting of Nazario Facchino, Peter MacLaurin and Mary Svotelis had been omitted and should appear just after the fourth paragraph with the time indicated at 23:27 hours.

 

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In a verbal notice Steve Kmec noted that on page 0164 resolution #990519-ED-0276 was moved by Mary Svotelis not himself.

In a verbal notice Steve Bletas noted that on page 0163 the time of Nancy Rupnikís return to the meeting should read 22:12 hours not 20:12 hours.

The following secretarial error was found on page 0156, resolution #990519-CA-0264 should read approved "as corrected" not "approved as written".

A further secretarial error was found on page 0164, resolution #990616-ED-0273 in the YEA section of the vote the name of Pierre Garofano appears and he was absent from the meeting.

Mario Gaulin noted that on page 0155 his name appears in the list of presence and he was not in attendance at the meeting.

990616-CA-0299

Grace Nesi MOVED THAT the minutes of the REGULAR meeting of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board held on 1999-05-19, having been received by all members prior to this meeting, be approved as corrected.

THIS MOTION WAS CARRIED ON THE FOLLOWING DIVISION:

YEA:

Natalie Auclair, Steve Bletas, Carolyn Curiale, Linda Gagnon, Peter Haldimand, Peter MacLaurin, Grace Nesi, William Pollock, Nancy Rupnik, Morten Schrier, Mary Svotelis

NAY:

Steve Kmec

 

3.0 CHAIRMANíS REPORT:

The Chairman commented on the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Rawdon school noting that François Legault, Ministre de líÉducation, and Shirley Maheux, delegate of the Minister of Heritage, were both present for this event.

He went on to report on the meeting that he and the Director General had with Henri-Paul Chaput, Assistant Deputy Minister, concerning the need for a school in the Repentigny area, additional space at Holy Rosary Elementary School and the inadequate funding of transportation.

In closing, the Chairman extended congratulations to Agustino Santini, Principal of Ste-Agathe Academy, on the schoolís graduation ceremonies held on 1999-06-04.

The Chairman advised the Council that the ACE program at Lake of Two Mountains High School (LTMHS) was the recipient of an award for excellence from the Conference Board of Canada and the Royal Bank. He went on to present the award to Lee Rother, Teacher at LTMHS; Anne Brohan, Coordinator of Cooperative Education; Jack Fitch, Teacher at LTMHS; Bob MacLean, Teacher at LTMHS; Doug Morrison, Vice-Principal of LTMHS; and Keith Rogers, Principal of LTMHS; and extended congratulations to all of them on behalf of the Council for a job well done.

 

4.0 QUESTION PERIOD:

In response to a question from Earl Buttle, a parent from Sacred Heart Middle School, concerning the installation of security cameras in schools, the Director General advised that it is the intent of the school board to have the monitor placed in an area where it may be occasionally verified but that it was not the intention at the present time to have someone watching the monitor all day long, although the film will be viewed should the need arise.

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5.0 BUSINESS ARISING:

The Director General reviewed the results of the consultation on the Deeds of Establishment and the Three-Year Plan.

Nazario Facchino and Nick Milas entered the meeting. TIME: 20:00 hours

990616-CA-0300

WHEREAS section 211 of the Education Act (R.S.Q., chapter I-13.3) requires the school board each year establish a three year plan of allocation and destination of its immovables;

WHEREAS section 211 also requires the school board to draw up, in accordance with the plan, a list of its schools and of its vocational training and adult education centres and issue a deed of establishment to them;

Linda Gagnon MOVED THAT the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve by-law #99-CA-02: Deeds of Establishment and Three Year Plan for Allocation and Destination of Immovables.

THIS MOTION WAS CARRIED ON THE FOLLOWING DIVISION:

YEA:

Natalie Auclair, Steve Bletas, Carolyn Curiale, Linda Gagnon, Peter Haldimand, Steve Kmec, Peter MacLaurin, Nick Milas, Grace Nesi, William Pollock, Nancy Rupnik, Morten Schrier, Mary Svotelis

ABST:

Nazario Facchino

The Director General reviewed the results from the consultation on the composition of the Governing Boards.

In response to a question from Steve Kmec concerning the participation of members of a Governing Board via telephone link, the Director General indicated that if this measure was included in the internal rules of a Governing Board it would be acceptable as each Governing Board creates its own internal rules modelled on the rules of the Council of Commissioners.

 

990616-CA-0301

Mario Gaulin MOVED THAT the resolution concerning the composition of Governing Boards be amended to include the clause AND THAT if the assembly of parents convened to elect its representatives cannot attain the number assigned for the school, the composition of the Governing Board of an elementary School will be that of an elementary school of less than 150 students and the composition of the Governing Board of a secondary school will be that of a secondary school with second cycle students of less than 250 students.

Carried unanimously

 

990616-CA-0302

WHEREAS when the resolution on the composition of Governing Boards was adopted by the Provisional Council a commitment was made to consult for the 1999-2000 school year;

WHEREAS a Governing Board shall be established for each school;

WHEREAS the composition of a Governing Board of a school is governed by section 42 of the Education Act (R.S.Q., chapter I-13.3);

 

 

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WHEREAS section 43 of the Education Act (R.S.Q., chapter I-13.3) requires the school board to determine the number of parent representatives and staff representatives on the Governing Board after consulting with each group concerned;

WHEREAS the following principles guide the determination of the number of representatives for each group;

The maximum number of persons on a Governing Board is set at twenty (20).

The minimum number of parents is set at four (4).

Each Governing Board includes two (2) community representatives.

The Governing Board of a school which provides education to students in the second cycle of the secondary level includes two (2) student representatives.

The Governing Board of a school which offers child care service includes one (1) member of the staff assigned to child care.

The number of parents must be equal to the representatives of teachers, non-teaching professional staff, support staff and child care staff.

The number of teachers will equal or be greater than the number of non-teaching professional staff, support staff and child care representatives and may not be less than two (2).

The number of non-teaching professional staff and support staff is set at one (1) for each category. A seat which is not filled by either group is filled by a teacher.

Carolyn Curiale MOVED THAT the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve the following composition for the Governing Boards of its schools:

1. Elementary School without child care service:

Cycle 1 Secondary School:

Alternate Schools *:

No. of Students

Less than 150

151+

Parents:

4

6

Teachers:

2

4

Non-Teaching Professional:

1

1

Support Staff:

1

1

Community (non-voting)

2

10

2

14

* Students (Secondary Cycle 2, non voting):

2

12

 

2. Elementary School with child care service:

Parents:

6

Teachers:

3

Non-Teaching Professional:

1

Support Staff:

1

Child Care Staff:

1

Community (non-voting):

2

TOTAL

14

 

 

 

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3. Secondary School with Second Cycle students:

No. of Students

Less than 250

250+

Parents:

4

8

Teachers:

2

6

Non-Teaching Professional:

1

1

Support Staff:

1

1

Secondary Students (non voting):

2

2

Community (non-voting):

2

2

TOTAL

12

20

4. Elementary / Secondary School:

Parents (Elementary ):

3

Parents (Secondary):

3

Teachers (Elementary):

2

Teachers (Secondary):

2

Non-Teaching Professional:

1

Support Staff:

1

Secondary Students (non voting):

2

Community (non voting):

2

TOTAL

16

AND THAT if the assembly of parents convened to elect its representatives cannot attain the number assigned for the school, the composition of the Governing Board of an elementary School will be that of an elementary school of less than 150 students and the composition of the Governing Board of a secondary school will be that of a secondary school with second cycle students of less than 250 students

Carried unanimously

990616-CA-0303

WHEREAS when the resolution on the composition of Governing Boards was adopted by the Provisional Council a commitment was made to consult for the 1999-2000 school year;

WHEREAS a Governing Board shall be established for each Adult Education Centre;

WHEREAS the composition of a Governing Board of a centre is governed by section 102 of the Education Act (R.S.Q., chapter I-13.3);

WHEREAS in accordance with section 103 of the Education Act (R.S.Q., chapter I-13.3) the school board determines the number of representatives of each group on the Governing Board after consulting with each group;

WHEREAS the following principles guide the determination of the number of representatives for each group;

The maximum number of persons on the board is set at twenty (20).

The total number of seats for staff representatives must not exceed the total number of seats for the representatives of other groups.
The non-teaching professional staff of the centre will have one (1) seat on the board.

The support staff of the centre will have one (1) seat on the board.

The teachers of the centre will have four (4) seats.

 

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The socio-economic and community groups in the territory principally served by the centre will have two (2) seats.

The business enterprises of the region will have two (2) seats.

The students of a centre will have two (2) seats.

Mary Svotelis MOVED THAT the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve the following composition for the Governing Board of an adult centre:

 

Adult

Socio-economic:

2

Enterprises:

2

Teachers:

4

Support Staff:

1

Non-teaching Professional:

1

Students:

2

TOTAL

12

Carried unanimously

990616-CA-0304

WHEREAS when the resolution on the composition of Governing Boards was adopted by the Provisional Council a commitment was made to consult for the 1999-2000 school year;

WHEREAS a Governing Board shall be established for each Vocational Education Centre;

WHEREAS the composition of a Governing Board of a centre is governed by section 102 of the Education Act (R.S.Q., chapter I-13.3);

WHEREAS in accordance with section 103 of the Education Act (R.S.Q., chapter I-13.3) the school board determines the number of representatives of each group on the Governing Board after consulting with each group;

WHEREAS the following principles guide the determination of the number of representatives for each group;

The maximum number of persons on the board is set at twenty (20).

The total number of seats for staff representatives must not exceed the total number of seats for the representatives of other groups.
The non-teaching professional staff of the centre will have one (1) seat on the board.

The support staff of the centre will have one (1) seat on the board.

The teachers of the centre will have three (3) seats.

The socio-economic and community groups in the territory principally served by the centre will have two (2) seats.

The business enterprises of the region will have two (2) seats.

The students of a centre will have two (2) seats.

The parents of youth sector students attending a vocational centre will have two (2) seats.

 

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Steve Kmec MOVED THAT the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve the following composition for the Governing Board of a vocational centre:

 

Vocational

Socio-economic:

2

Enterprises:

2

Teachers:

3

Support Staff:

1

Non-teaching Professional:

1

Students:

2

Parents:

2

TOTAL

13

Carried unanimously

 

5.3 Method of Communication for Parentsí Committee:

In response to a question from Pierre Niding concerning the distribution of information from the Parentsí Committee to the home through the student, the Director General stated that sending information home via the student is not a problem as long as the Principal is in agreement and that the information is not political or commercial in nature. He also noted that sending information to the home could be done in several different ways that do not involve the student.

 

In response to a question from Mario Gaulin concerning the Director General advising the Principals in March not to allow the Parentsí Committee to send information home with the student, the Director General reminded the Council that the memo in question was sent to remind the Principals that they must be consistent in distributing information via students and that they should not allow anyone to use that avenue to promote partisan purposes.

 

The Council entered into discussion on the distribution of information to the home.

 

5.4 Consultation to Governing Boards:

In response to a question from Pierre Niding concerning the consultation of Governing Boards on staffing in their respective schools, the Director General stated that the Governing Board is to be consulted by the Principal who has the responsibility of forwarding recommendations to the Directorate.

 

6.0 CORPORATE AFFAIRS:

In response to a question from Mario Gaulin concerning the schedule of meetings for the 1999-2000 school year, the Director General noted that a fixed schedule of standing committee meetings will be ready prior to the start of the new school year in order that all members of the Council can organize their respective schedules.

 

In response to a suggestion from Peter MacLaurin to hold Council meetings in different locations, the Director General stated that the reason Rosemere High School had been recommended as a regular meeting place was due to its accessibility for persons throughout the boardís territory. He went on noting that if the Council were to move around for each meeting that it would become more costly and that the citizens of the school board territory would lose focus as to the Councilís whereabouts should they wish to bring matters to the Councilís attention.

 

 

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990616-CA-0305

Morten Schrier MOVED THAT regular meetings of the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board be held at 19:30 hours on the following dates, except for the month of July:

4th Wednesday 1999-08-25 2000-01-26

1999-09-22 2000-02-23

1999-10-27 2000-03-29

1999-11-24 2000-04-26

1999-12-22 2000-05-24

2000-06-28

Carried unanimously

990616-CA-0306

Nick Milas MOVED THAT regular meetings of the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board be held in the Library of Rosemere High School, 530, Northcote, Rosemere, QC.

THIS MOTION WAS CARRIED ON THE FOLLOWING DIVISION:

YEA:

Natalie Auclair, Steve Bletas, Carolyn Curiale, Nazario Facchino, Linda Gagnon, Peter Haldimand, Steve Kmec, Nick Milas, Grace Nesi, William Pollock, Nancy Rupnik, Morten Schrier, Mary Svotelis

NAY:

Peter MacLaurin

The Director General reviewed the proposed summer hours for all offices of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board.

990616-CA-0307

Peter Haldimand MOVED THAT the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve summer hours and that they become effective for all offices of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board from 1999-07-05 to 1999-08-20 inclusive, as follows:

 

Summer Hours

 

Monday to Thursday

Friday

8:00 to 16:00 hours

8:00 to 13:00 hours

Ĺ hour lunch

Carried unanimously

The Director General explained the services that GRICS provides to the board and that the following is a standard resolution to maintain the boardís membership.

990616-CA-0308

Natalie Auclair MOVED THAT the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board authorize the Director General to enter into a membership agreement with Société GRICS. AND THAT the contract for the use of GRICS software be approved.

Carried unanimously

6.4 Role of Principal on the Governing Board:

Mario Gaulin advised the Council that there have been problems throughout the year for some schools when it comes to the Governing Board receiving necessary information from the Principal of the school. He went on to note that although there has been marked improvement for most schools in the Governing Board / Principal relationship there are still a few who continue to experience difficulty.

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Mario Gaulin MOVED THAT the Council go into committee. TIME: 20: 50 hours

The meeting resumed. TIME: 21:14 hours

The Chairman called for a five (5) minute recess. TIME: 21:14 hours

The meeting resumed. TIME: 21:20 hours

 

6.5 Entente with Commission scolaire de Laval:

In response to a question from Mario Gaulin concerning the stage curtain, which is the property of the Hillcrest Home & School Association, left at the former building of Hillcrest Academy, the Director General advised that not everyone accepts that when the Home & School purchases something for the school that it is still the property of the Home & School, as is the case with the Commission scolaire de Laval. He went on to note that he has met with one of the Assistant Directors General of the CS de Laval, Mr. Sabourin, and that Mr. Sabourin advised that his board believes that the curtain was part of the school when property was exchanged but that discussions on the matter will continue.

 

In response to a suggestion from Steve Kmec to provide the Home & School Association of Hillcrest Academy with the sum of money first promised by one of the Principals of the CS de Laval, the Director General advised that the transfer of property is not yet finalized between our boards and that it may still figure within the final dispositions.

 

Steve Kmec MOVED THAT the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve a donation of 2 000$ to Hillcrest Academy to cover the cost of the stage curtain.

 

990616-CA-0309

Carolyn Curiale MOVED THAT the motion concerning the donation of 2 000$ to Hillcrest Academy be tabled until the transfer of property between the two boards is completed or until the dispute concerning the curtain is settled.

THIS MOTION WAS CARRIED ON THE FOLLOWING DIVISION:

YEA:

Natalie Auclair, Steve Bletas, Carolyn Curiale, Nazario Facchino, Linda Gagnon, Peter Haldimand, Peter MacLaurin, Nick Milas, Grace Nesi, William Pollock, Nancy Rupnik, Mary Svotelis

NAY:

Steve Kmec, Morten Schrier

 

 

7.0 EDUCATIONAL SERVICES:

The Director General explained the 16+ Work Study Project proposed for Laval Catholic High School.

990616-ED-0310

WHEREAS the Laval Catholic High School has proposed a work study program for the 1999-2000 school year entitled "Warehousing and Storage Service Program for Students of 16+ years of Age";

WHEREAS the program design conforms to the Ministère de líÉducation requirements outlined in the annual directives of the Basic School Regulations (Régimes pedagogiques) for 1999-2000;

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WHEREAS the Directorate and the Education Committee have studied the proposed program, as per document #SWLSB-990616-ED-001, and recommend its approval of the 1999-2000 school year;

Nancy Rupnik MOVED THAT, on the recommendation of the Educational Services Committee and the Executive Committee, the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve the 16+ Work Study Project for Laval Catholic High School entitled "Warehousing and Storage Service Program" for the 1999-2000 school year, as per document #SWLSB-990616-ED-001.

Carried unanimously

 

8.0 HUMAN RESOURCES:

The Director General advised the Council that this eveningís meeting would be adjourned to 1999-06-29 at which time candidates for the positions of Principal of Rosemere High School, Principal of Laval Catholic High School, and Vice-Principal of Terry Fox Elementary School will be presented for the Councilís consideration.

 

9.0 FINANCIAL RESOURCES:

The Director General advised the Council that a meeting of the Financial Resources Committee would be held on Monday, 1999-06-28 in the Library of Rosemere High School to review the 1999-2000 budget and that all members of the Council were invited to attend this meeting.

 

990616-FR-0311

William Pollock MOVED THAT, on the recommendation of the Financial Resources Committee, the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve a travel rate of 32Ę/kilometer for the 1999-2000 school year for all its employees.

THIS MOTION WAS CARRIED ON THE FOLLOWING DIVISION:

YEA:

Natalie Auclair, Steve Bletas, Carolyn Curiale, Nazario Facchino, Linda Gagnon, Peter Haldimand, Peter MacLaurin, Nick Milas, Grace Nesi, William Pollock, Nancy Rupnik, Mary Svotelis

NAY:

Steve Kmec, Morten Schrier

The Director General provided the Council with some background information on the following resolution noting that a large investment is being made in the area of information technology in the schools and that all employees should be encouraged to use computers for personal and professional purposes.

He also noted that the allocation being offered for the purchase of a computer is a loan and will be paid back with interest through the payroll system via twenty (20) instalments.

990616-FR-0312

WHEREAS the Directorate and the Financial Resources Committee recommend that a Computer Purchase Program for Full-Time Employees be implemented for the 1999-2000 school year;

WHEREAS the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board will advance to any employee a designated sum upon presentation of proof of purchase and the signing of a contract for repayment, as per document #SWLSB-990616-FR-001;

WHEREAS the employee agrees to reimburse the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board the advance sum plus interest calculated at 6.25%;

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Peter MacLaurin MOVED THAT, on the recommendation of the Financial Resources Committee, the Council of Commissioners approve the implementation of a Computer Purchase Program for Full-Time Employees as per the conditions set out in document #SWLSB-9906-16-FR-001.

Carried unanimously

 

10.0 MATERIAL RESOURCES:

The Director General presented information to the Council concerning asbestos in the schools of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board noting that a private firm completed the study of the schools, as per document #SWLSB-990616-MR-001.

Mr. Martini advised that the application for a government grant for the removal or repair of the asbestos has been forwarded and it is expected that the removal or repair work can be done prior to the start of the school year.

In closing, Mr. Martini drew the Councilís attention to an article in the 1999-06-13 edition of The Gazette by Joe Schwartz entitled "Asbestos panic overblown", noting that the article provides a summary of what is presently known and suggests that it is necessary to be prudent but not to exaggerate the situation.

In response to a question from Pierre Niding as to when the asbestos must be removed or repaired, Mr. Martini noted that the asbestos from all schools concerned must be removed or repaired by April 2000.

In response to concerns expressed by Mario Gaulin as to how the school board is going to put the parents at ease over the issue of asbestos in some of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board schools, Mr. Martini noted that by addressing the issue at this meeting it is a message to everyone concerned that the board is aware of the problem and acting upon it in a quick and responsible manner.

In response to a question from Steve Kmec concerning the removal or repair of the asbestos at Genesis Elementary School, the Director General advised that the asbestos will be removed or repaired prior to the start of classes and that the cost for the removal or repair will be worked out with the Commission scolaire de Laval at a later date because though the building did not belong to the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, the students in that building were our responsibility.

As per the request of Pierre Niding, the Director General agreed to distribute his memo on asbestos in the schools of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board to all Governing Board chairpersons.

 

11.0 INFROMATION SERVICES:

No report.

12.0 ADULT EDUCATION:

No report.

13.0 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

The Director General reviewed the tenders received on the various routes and vehicles that were put up for sale. He noted that the routes and vehicles put up for sale serving the Laurentian area were not sold, as the contractors did not want to assume the driverís union contract which they considered too costly. He noted, however, that the practice of selling a route and vehicle when a driver retires or resigns would continue. As a result of the sale, the board will be operating eighteen (18) buses for the 1999-2000 school year.

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990616-TS-0313

WHEREAS the Transportation Advisory Committee recommends the sale of board owned bus routes and vehicles be sold to the highest bidder;

Nazario Facchino MOVED THAT, on the recommendation of the Transportation Advisory Committee, Transportation Committee and the Executive Committee, the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve the sale of board owned bus routes and vehicles to:

Transport France Bourdon Ltée

Routes # 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78

(Lake of Two Mountains area)

208 000$

240 000$

ð

ð

goodwill/routes

buses

THIS MOTION WAS CARRIED ON THE FOLLOWING DIVISION:

YEA:

Natalie Auclair, Steve Bletas, Carolyn Curiale, Nazario Facchino, Linda Gagnon, Peter Haldimand, Steve Kmec, Peter MacLaurin, Grace Nesi, William Pollock, Nancy Rupnik, Morten Schrier, Mary Svotelis

NAY:

Nick Milas

990616-TS-0314

WHEREAS the Transportation Advisory Committee recommends the sale of board owned bus routes and vehicles be sold to the highest bidder;

Grace Nesi MOVED THAT, on the recommendation of the Transportation Advisory Committee, Transportation Committee and the Executive Committee, the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve the sale of board owned bus routes and vehicles to:

Autobus Aerogare Inc.

Routes # 81, 82

(Rawdon area)

40 000$

83 000$

ð

ð

goodwill/routes

buses

THIS MOTION WAS CARRIED ON THE FOLLOWING DIVISION:

YEA:

Natalie Auclair, Steve Bletas, Carolyn Curiale, Nazario Facchino, Linda Gagnon, Peter Haldimand, Steve Kmec, Peter MacLaurin, Grace Nesi, William Pollock, Nancy Rupnik, Morten Schrier, Mary Svotelis

NAY:

Nick Milas

 

14.0 PARENT COMMISSIONERS REPORT:

Pierre Niding reported on the activities of the Parentsí Committee noting presentations by Doug Clarke, Coordinator of Curriculum Development and School Organization; on the proposed Educational Services policies on the programs of study and evaluation; and Dominic Martini, Director General; on an overview of the yearís accomplishments; and a resolution adopted by the Parentsí Committee concerning section 7 of the 1999-2000 Budget Parameters for Schools and Centres in which the status quo was recommended.

15.0 QSBA:

In response to a question from Steve Kmec concerning a report from those who attended the QSBA Spring Conference and Annual General Meeting, Linda Gagnon advised that all Commissioners who attended the conference have been asked to submit their reviews on the events they attended and that a final report will be submitted to the Council.

 

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16.0 CORRESPONDENCE:

The Chairman drew the Councilí s attention to an article concerning the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Rawdon School which appeared in LíAction, a local Rawdon paper.

Carolyn Curiale inquired if the Council is considering responding to the contents of the Proulx Report and, if so, a sub-committee be formed to review the report and make recommendations to the Council.

The Council entered into discussion.

Carolyn Curiale, Linda Gagnon and Steve Kmec expressed an interest in being apart of any sub-committee, which could be formed. It was agreed that discussion would continue at the adjourned meeting to be held on 1999-06-29 before determining whether a committee should be struck.

 

17.0 ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING:

 

990616-CA-0315

Mario Gaulin MOVED THAT the meeting be adjourned to 1999-06-29 at 19:30 hours in the Library of Rosemere High School.

Carried unanimously

 

 

TIME: 22:20 hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING ð ADJOURNED ð 1999-06-29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

______________________________

Robert Vallerand, Secretary General

__________________________

Steve Bletas, Chairman