PROVINCE OF QUEBEC
MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE SIR WILFRID LAURIER SCHOOL BOARD HELD ON 1998-09-08
An Executive Committee meeting of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board was held in the Conference Room of Rosemere High School, 530 Northcote, Rosemere, QC on Tuesday, 1998-09-08 at 19:30 hours, at which were present:
Pierre Garofano, Chairman; Linda Gagnon, Vice-Chairperson, Steve Bletas, Nazario Facchino, James McDougall, William Pollock, Edward Turchyniak, Commissioners; and Eleanora Facchino, Parent Commissioners.
Also present were: Dominic Martini, Director General; Lorraine Archambault, Director of Financial Resources; Laiq Hanafi, Director of Educational Services; Gino Siviero, Director of Information Services; Michael Stirrup, Director of Human Resources; Raymond Thivierge, Director of Material Resources.
Absent with regret: Astrid Norquay, Parent Commissioner.
The Chairman called the meeting to order at 19:30 hours.
|1.0 ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:|
The following additions were made to the agenda:
Steve Bletas MOVED THAT the agenda be accepted as amended.
|2.0 APPROVAL OF MINUTES:|
James McDougall MOVED THAT the minutes of the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE meeting of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board held on 1998-08-19, having been received by all members prior to this meeting, be approved as written.
|3.0 QUESTION PERIOD:|
There were no questions.
|4.0 BUSINESS ARISING:|
4.1 Material Resources Update: The item was deferred to item 10.0.
|5.0 DIRECTOR GENERALS REPORT:|
The Director General commented on his written report noting the proposal for a common workload for kindergarten teachers for 1998/99, discussions with NILTU/LECTA on local arrangements, consultation with the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Administrators Association on a local management policy governing working conditions, the process for the selection of a logo for the board, and commented on the status of the application for permission to borrow money to build the board office. He also described the major complaints received from parents about the application of the Transportation Policy
|6.0 HUMAN RESOURCES:|
6.1 DIRECTORS REPORT:
The Director of Human Resources reported on the activities of his department with respect to hiring of personnel and the particular problems encountered with the implementation of the new payroll system.
He proceeded to review the resolutions to be presented to the Council of Commissioners at the next regular meeting.
As of 1998-09-?? for the 1998-99 school year
|Teachers full-time & part-time;|
|Resolutions to be distributed at the meeting of the Council because the Human Resources Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, 1998-09-15.|
1998-99 school year
Steve Bletas MOVED THAT the Council go into Committee.
TIME: 20:55 hours
The meeting resumed. TIME: 21:50 hours
|7.0 EDUCATIONAL SERVICES:|
7.1 DIRECTORS REPORT:
The Director of Educational Services reviewed the enrollment statistics for 1998/99, described plans for the regional pedagogical day to be held on 1998-10-09, reported that every school has maintained the same service for special education and student services as last year, and described the efforts being made to offer pastoral animation and religious guidance services in each school.
He proceeded to review resolutions to be presented to the Council of Commissioners at the next regular meeting.
7.3 CALENDAR PHOENIX SCHOOL:
|October 9, 1998|
|November 13, 1998|
|June 25, 28, 29, 30, 1999|
7.4 INTERBOARD AGREEMENT:
|8.0 ADULT EDUCATION:|
8.1 DIRECTORS REPORT:
The Director of Educational Services reviewed the resolution to be presented to the Council of Commissioners for the purchase of computers for the Adult Education Center noting that a grant of 41 000,00$ had been obtained from the SQDM towards this purchase.
The Director General reported that due to an ongoing dispute with Hypertech, the contract was not being awarded to the lowest tenderer.
|9.0 FINANCIAL RESOURCES:|
9.1 DIRECTORS REPORT:
The Director of Financial Resources presented a review of the capital budget for 1998/99 noting the expenses to date.
The Commissioners questioned certain expenses and asked for clarification on these items.
Mr. Turchyniak reported that he had reviewed accounts payable and reported that he was satisfied that procedures had been followed.
The Director of Financial Resources proceeded to review the resolutions to be presented to the Council of Commissioners.
Reason for Refund
|33% Catholic 95-96|
|645001-9151-92-0815-0||H. Beaudry Blocs de béton||
|645001-9250-09-8970-9||H. Beaudry Blocs de béton||
0010918 to 0011405
|1 207 735,65$|
FOR A TOTAL OF:
1 207 735,65$
|10.0 MATERIAL RESOURCES:|
10.1 DIRECTORS REPORT:
The Director of Material Resources reported on progress regarding the choice of a site for the new Rawdon School, on meetings with the architect for the design of the new board office, on work completed at Western Laval, Genesis, and St-Paul schools.
He also reported on the recommendation from the Material Resources Committee with respect to urgent work required at John F. Kennedy Elementary School.
He further reported on the need to expand Holy Rosary Elementary School.
With respect to the parking lot at the Commercial Education Center/Western Laval, the Director General suggested that if renovations for Western Laval come in sufficiently under budget, the Material Resources Committee will be asked to consider a recommendation to increase the parking area to satisfy a pressing need.
The Director of Material Resources further proceeded to review the resolutions to be presented to the Council of Commissioners.
10.3 JOHN F. KENNEDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RENOVATION PROJECT:
10.4 NEW ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER:
|11.0 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES:|
The Director General reported that the Transportation Committee had dicussed the following resolution and recommended that the board proceed with the sale of a route that was not assigned to a permanent employee and the accompanying bus.
11.1 SALE OF BUS ROUTE & VEHICLE:
|12.0 INFORMATION SERVICES:|
12.1 DIRECTORS REPORT :
The Director of Information Services reported on serious problems encountered in having Hypertech respect its service contract and of a decision to seek legal redress. He also stated that future contracts with Hypertech will be suspended until all issues are resolved satisfactorily.
He reported on problems with the software used for the payroll system and efforts to correct these.
14.1 COMMUNICATIONS FOR COMMISSIONERS:
In response to a question from Mr. McDougall, the Director General stated that requests to speak or meet with a Commissioner from a member of the general public would be relayed via an Administrative Assistant.
14.2 TRADE SHOWS:
In answer to a question from Mr. McDougall, the Director General stated that all information on trade shows and similar events related to technology which a Commissioner considered of interest to the board should be channeled to the Director of Information Services.
|15.0 ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING:|
Steve Bletas MOVED adjournment of the meeting.
TIME: 23:55 hours
NEXT MEETING ð Tuesday ð 1998-10-13
Dominic R. Martini, Secretary General
Pierre Garofano, Chairman