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PROVINCE OF QUEBEC

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE SIR WILFRID LAURIER SCHOOL BOARD HELD ON 1999-03-09

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, 1999-03-09 at 19:30 hours, at which were present:

Pierre Garofano, Chairman; Linda Gagnon, Vice-Chairperson, Steve Bletas, Nazario Facchino, James McDougall, William Pollock, and Edward Turchyniak, Commissioners; and Mario Gaulin and Pierre Niding, Parent Commissioners; and Dominic Martini, Director General.

Also present were: Robert Vallerand, Deputy Director General; Lorraine Archambault, Director of Financial Resources; Laiq Hanafi, Director of Educational Services; Gino Siviero, Director of Information Services; Augy Santini, Senior Advisor to Management; Michael Stirrup, Director of Human Resources; and Raymond Thivierge, Director of Material Resources.

Also present: Carolyn Curiale and Mary Svotelis, Commissioners.

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 19:37.

 

1.0 ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:

The following changes to the agenda were proposed:

5.0 CORPORATE AFFAIRS:

5.12 QSBA Spring Conference INFO

8.0 EDUCATIONAL SERVICES:

8.11 Explanation of Budgets INFO

9.0 FINANCIAL RESOURCES:

9.2 Asbestos in Schools INFO

990309-CA-0134

Linda Gagnon MOVED THAT the agenda be accepted as amended.

Carried unanimously

 

2.0 APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

990309-CA-0135

Steve Bletas MOVED THAT the minutes of the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE meeting of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board held on 1999-02-09, having been received by all members prior to this meeting, be approved as written.

Carried unanimously

William Pollock entered the meeting. TIME: 19:45 hours

 

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3.0 BUSINESS ARISING:
990309-HR-0136

Edward Turchyniak MOVED THAT the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve the engagement of the following full-time teachers for the 1998-99 school year, contingent upon approval of the Provincial Relocation Bureau and per their individual contracts;

Name

 

School

Del Bosco, Carlo

 

Laurentian Regional

Carried unanimously

3.2 School Based Day Care Policy:

The Director General reviewed the changes made to policy #99-ED-01: School Based Day Care as a result of the responses received from the consultation process. It was decided to bring this policy forward at the next regular meeting of the Council of Commissioners.

 

WHEREAS the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board favours the implementation of quality day care services in each of its elementary schools where the service is requested by the Governing Boards;

WHEREAS such day cares are to be provided by the school board to the children legally enrolled at the pre-school and elementary levels;

WHEREAS such day cares will provide service within the guidelines established by the Ministère de l’Éducation;

WHEREAS a policy has been developed to set the parameters to meet the board’s obligations in this regard;

WHEREAS this policy has been studied and endorsed by the Management Advisory Committee and the Educational Services Committee;

____________ MOVED THAT, on the recommendation of the Educational Services Committee, the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve policy #99-ED-01: School Based Day Care.

 

3.3 Delegation of Powers to Governing Boards:

The Director General reviewed the following proposed resolution and explained the framework under which school boards operate and how the delegation of powers will come into effect. It was decided to bring this resolution forward to the next regular meeting of the Council of Commissioners.

 

WHEREAS section 198 of Bill 180: An Act to amend the Education Act and various legislative provisions (1997, chapter 96) requires the school board to establish the gradual implementation by school Governing Boards of certain functions and powers related to Educational Services, resulting from sections 84 to 89, 96.15, 96.16, 110.2 and 110.12 of the Education Act and various legislative provisions; and by sections 60 to 63, 68 to 71, 74, 79 and 82 to 85 of Bill 180 (1997, chapter 96);

WHEREAS most of the sections noted above are subject to either the Basic School Regulations (Régimes pédagogiques) or school board policy;

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WHEREAS the Basic School Regulation (Régime Pédagogique) has not yet been issued and the school board policies are in the process of being developed;

 

WHEREAS section 222 of the Education Act requires a school board to ensure that the Basic School Regulations (Régimes pédagogiques) are implemented according to the gradual procedure established by the Minister under section 459;

 

____________ MOVED THAT, on the recommendation of the Educational Services Committee, the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve that Governing Boards of schools and centres assume the functions and powers related to Educational Services as mandated in section 198 of Bill 180 (1997, chapter 96) and section 459 of the Education Act, in accordance with the following schedule:

 

The functions and powers referred to in

Sections 85 and 87 and 89, as it applies to sections 85 and 87, be implemented in 1998-99; AND
The functions and powers in sections 84, 86, 88, 89, 96.15, 96.16, applicable to the Youth Sector, and sections 110.2 and 110.12, applicable to Adult Education, be implemented in 1999-2000.

 

3.4 Transportation Policy & Procedures:

The Director General reviewed policy #99-TS-01: Transportation Policy and Procedures Manual noting changes as a result of the responses received from the consultation process. It was decided to bring this policy forward to the next regular meeting of the Council of Commissioners.

 

____________ MOVED THAT, on the recommendation of the Transportation Committee, the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve policy #99-TS-01: Transportation Policy and Procedures Manual.

 

4.0 DIRECTOR GENERAL’S REPORT:

The Director General commented on his monthly report.

In response to a question from Pierre Niding concerning asbestos in schools, item 9.1 on the agenda, the Director General advised that there is a province-wide study underway that had been undertaken to determine if there existed an asbestos problem in any schools.

 

Mr. Thivierge advised that the board had co-operated with the Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux in this regard. In answer to a specific question regarding Genesis Elementary School, he reported that the school would have been inspected as part of the Commission scolaire de Laval, as the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board does not own the building.

It was suggested that the Material Resources Committee review this matter.

In response to a number of questions that were raised at the 1999-02-17 meeting of the Council of Commissioners, the Director General advised that handicapped students would continue to receive

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transportation services from the board. He also noted that where there is no Société de transport de Laval (STL) service to an area in Laval, the school board will provide transportation.

He continued noting that the Supervisor of Transportation will continue to explore with the STL the possibility of a partial bus pass that would be good only on school days and during school travel hours.

In response to a question from Edward Turchyniak concerning the status of the new administration centre, Mr. Martini advised that the Chairman of the Board had written a letter to the Ministre de l’Éducation requesting a decision on this matter.

Pierre Garofano left the meeting. TIME: 20:50 hours

In regard to item 8.4 on the agenda, Steve Bletas requested that the Parents’ Committee executive advise parents that the capital budget for the new administration centre is not part of the transportation allocation received from the Government.

Pierre Garofano returned to the meeting. TIME: 20:52 hours

The Director General drew the Executive Committee’s attention to his memo providing information on pay equity noting.

He went on to review the document prepared by QSBA entitled "Education Funding in Quebec" and a document outlining the budget building process within the framework of Bill 180: An Act to amend the Education Act and various legislative provisions (1997, chapter 96).

In closing, Mr. Martini reviewed an information document on discussions with the Treasury Board as part of the consultation leading to the presentation of the preliminary budget rules for 1999-2000.

The Executive Committee suggested that these three (3) documents be circulated for information purposes to the entire Council of Commissioners.

 

5.0 CORPORATE AFFAIRS:

5.1 Deputy Director General’s Report:

The Deputy Director General advised the Executive Committee of a meeting held with the Commission scolaire Seigneurie des Milles-Iles to explore common concerns in the conversion from COBA pedagogical management software to its GRICS counterpart. He went on to note that a steering committee has been formed to monitor the conversion project and to ensure that the communication of information between the administration and the schools flows well.

 

5.2 Deeds of Establishment & Three Year Plan:

The Director General reviewed the proposed Three (3) Year Plan for the board’s immovables noting changes from the plan adopted last year and the proposed modifications to the deeds of establishment of certain schools and centres.

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;

 

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____________ MOVED THAT the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve in principle proposed by-law #99-CA-02: Deeds of Establishment and Three Year Plan for Allocation and Destination of Immovables.

 

 

5.3 Governing Boards Composition:

The Director General reported that though the board had not received any request to modify the composition of the Governing Boards, the Provisional Council had indicated that the composition would be reviewed this year so as to reflect a first year of operation.

 

 

5.3.1 Elementary & Secondary Schools:

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);

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.

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

 

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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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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5.3.2 Governing Board of an Adult Centre:

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.
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.

 

____________ MOVED THAT the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve in principle 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

 

5.3.3 Governing Board of a Vocational Education Centre:

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;

 

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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.

____________ MOVED THAT the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve in principle 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

The Executive Committee reviewed several resolutions, which would be brought forward to the Council of Commissioners.

5.4 QSBA Board of Directors 1999-2000:

WHEREAS the Executive Director of the Quebec School Boards Association (QSBA) has requested member boards to advise the Association of any intention to change delegates to the Board of Directors of the QSBA;

____________ MOVED THAT the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board name _______________ and _______________ to the Board of Directors of the Quebec School Boards Association for 1999-2000.

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5.5 QSBA Alternate Voting Delegates – Annual General Meeting:

____________ MOVED THAT __________and __________ be named alternate voting delegates for the QSBA 1999 Annual General Meeting.

 

5.6 QSBA Nominations to Executive:

____________ MOVED THAT the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board nominate ________________ for the position of _________ (President, Vice-President, Member-at-Large) on the Executive of the QSBA for 1999-2000.

 

5.7 QSBA Long Service Award:

____________ MOVED THAT the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board submit the name of ____________ as a candidate for the QSBA Long Service Award on the occasion of the 1999 Annual Spring Conference.

 

5.8 Nomination to Conseil d’Administration de la Régie régionale de Laval:

WHEREAS there is a vacancy on the Board of Directors of the Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux – Laval (RRSSS);

WHEREAS the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the RRSSS has requested the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board nominate as a candidate a member of its Executive Committee who would be interested in sitting on the Board of Directors of the Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux – Laval (RRSSS);

____________ MOVED THAT the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board nominate ________________________ as a candidate to represent the education sector on the Board of Directors of the Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux – Laval (RRSSS).

990309-CA-0137

Pierre Niding MOVED THAT the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board authorize the sale of alcoholic beverages at a fundraising activity of the Friends of Morin Heights Foundation as part of the lease arrangements for 1999-04-10. AND THAT the lease will only be valid upon receipt of a copy of the issued permit required to conform to provincial law.

Carried unanimously

 

5.12 QSBA Spring Conference:

James McDougall drew the Executive Committee’s attention to an article that appeared in The Gazette on 1999-03-09 concerning the QSBA Spring Conference noting that he objected to some of the comments made by a Commissioner of this board. Discussion followed.

The Chairman called for a ten (10) minute recess. TIME: 22:15 hours

The meeting resumed. TIME: 22:30 hours

The Executive Committee decided to move to item 11.0: Parents’ Committee.

 

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11.0 PARENTS’ COMMITTEE:

11.2 Distribution of Agenda of Council of Commissioners:

In response to a request from Mario Gaulin to have the agenda of the Council of Commissioners posted in the schools prior to a meeting, the Director General noted that arrangements would be made to have the agenda forwarded to the schools and asked Mr. Gaulin to advise if there are any problems with this procedure.

11.3 Distribution of Draft Minutes of the Council of Commissioners:

In response to a request from Pierre Niding on behalf of the Parents’ Committee, the Director General suggested that the "Highlights" of the Executive Committee and the Council of Commissioners be circulated to the Chairperson of the Governing Boards following each meeting. He noted that the "Highlights" are a synopsis of the resolutions adopted by the Executive and Council but is not a legal document.

The Executive Committee agreed that draft minutes of the Executive Committee should be circulated only once adopted.

The Parent Commissioners will provide feedback on this procedure in 2-3 months in order to determine if it is satisfactory.

11.4 Distribution of Documents to Parent Delegates:

In response to a request from Mr. Niding on behalf of the Parents’ Committee, the Director General advised that final versions of all policies of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board would be sent to each school Principal and each Chairperson of a Governing Board.

 

11.5 Purchase of Satellite Dish – Twin Oaks:

In response to a request from Mr. Niding on behalf of the Parents’ Committee, the Director General advised that the request for a satellite dish would be referred to the Information Technology Committee for consideration.

 

11.6 Starting Time – Twin Oaks:

Mr. Niding withdrew this item.

11.7 Sidewalk – Twin Oaks:

In answer to a request from Mr. Niding on behalf of the Parents’ Committee, the Director General noted that the request for a sidewalk at Twin Oaks would be forwarded to the Material Resources Committee for consideration.

Mario Gaulin and Pierre Niding excused themselves from the meeting. TIME: 22:45 hours

 

6.0 HUMAN RESOURCES:

6.1 DIRECTOR’S REPORT:

The Director of Human Resources commented on his monthly report drawing attention to an update on recent provincial labour negotiations, the allocation of resources for special education and the meeting of the Professional Improvement Committee.

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7.0 EDUCATIONAL SERVICES:

The Director of Educational Services in reviewing his monthly report drew attention to the first draft of the 1999-2000 school calendar, the presentation of literary awards to Kindergarten to Secondary 5 students, and the 1999-2000 elementary program of studies.

990309-ED-0138

Nazario Facchino MOVED THAT, on the recommendation of the Educational Services Committee, the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board authorize, as per Document #SWLSB-990307-ED-001, the McGill University Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology to continue research in the area of risk-taking, video game playing and gambling behaviour in the elementary and secondary schools of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board in the Chomedey area, AND THAT the research in each school be further subject to the approval of the Governing Board concerned.

Carried unanimously

990309-ED-0139

William Pollock MOVED THAT, on the recommendation of the Educational Services Committee, that Professor Ingrid Sladeczek of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology of McGill University be permitted to conduct a Parent-Teacher Intervention Project at Souvenir Elementary School subject to the agreement of the school’s Governing Board.

THIS MOTION WAS CARRIED ON THE FOLLOWING DIVISION:

YEA:

Steve Bletas, Nazario Facchino, Pierre Garofano, William Pollock, Edward Turchyniak

ABST:

Linda Gagnon, James McDougall

990309-ED-0140

Steve Bletas MOVED THAT the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board authorize Statistics Canada, as per Document #SWLSB-990309-ED-002, to conduct a Cycle 3 survey in some of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board schools as a continuation of the data previously gathered at the Cycle 2 level. It is further understood that this survey will be limited to only those schools previously involved in this longitudinal study.

Carried unanimously

990309-ED-0141

WHEREAS Rosemere High School has proposed a three-day field trip to New York City for April 15 – 17, 1999, as per Document #SWLSB-990309-ED-003;

WHEREAS the policy of the predecessor School Board is still applicable to the Rosemere High School proposal in the absence of Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board’s orientation in the context of field trips of extended duration, particularly those that require travel beyond Québec and Canada;

WHEREAS the school administration, in following the procedures in accordance with the policy noted above, has obtained the approval of both the present School Council and the Governing Board;

James McDougall MOVED THAT, on the recommendation of the Educational Services Committee, the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve the request of Rosemere High School for a field trip to New York City on April 15 – 17, 1999.

Carried unanimously

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990309-ED-0142

WHEREAS Rosemere High School has proposed a five-day field trip to the Williamsburg, Virginia Music Festival for April 28 to May 2, 1999, as per Document #SWLSB-990309-ED-004;

WHEREAS the policy of the predecessor School Board is still applicable to the Rosemere High School proposal in the absence of Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board’s orientation in the context of field trips of extended duration, particularly those that require travel beyond Québec and Canada;

WHEREAS the school administration, in following the procedures in accordance with the policy noted above, has obtained the approval of both the present School Council and the Governing Board;

Edward Turchyniak MOVED THAT, on the recommendation of the Educational Services Committee, the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve the request of Rosemere High School for a field trip to the Williamsburg, Virginia Music Festival for April 28 to May 2, 1999.

Carried unanimously

990309-ED-0143

WHEREAS Ste-Agathe Academy has proposed a three-day field trip to New York City for

April 15 – 17, 1999, as per Document #SWLSB-990309-ED-005;

WHEREAS the policy of the predecessor School Board is still applicable to the Ste-Agathe Academy proposal in the absence of Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board’s orientation in the context of field trips of extended duration, particularly those that require travel beyond Québec and Canada;

WHEREAS the school administration, in following the procedures in accordance with the policy noted above, has obtained the approval of both the present School Council and the Governing Board;

Steve Bletas MOVED THAT, on the recommendation of the Educational Services Committee, the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve the request of Ste-Agathe Academy for a field trip to New York City for April 15 – 17, 1999.

Carried unanimously

8.0 FINANCIAL RESOURCES:

8.1 DIRECTOR’S REPORT:

The Director of Financial Services reviewed her monthly report.

990309-FR-0144

Edward Turchyniak MOVED THAT the following refunds of taxes totalling 503,11$ be approved:

Municipality/Roll #

Name

Amount

Refunded

Reason for Refund

645001-8252-56-3285-5 Gestion Immobilière A. Pelletier

48,23$

Non-imposable
645001-9249-18-5010 Petruccelli, Tommasina

424,90$

Double payment
631900-7460-73-5359 Frederick Jones & Lise Levis

29,98$

Did not receive invoice
       
TOTAL

503,11$

Carried unanimously

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990309-FR-0145

Edward Turchyniak MOVED THAT the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve the cash disbursements listed in the List of Cheques dated 1999-03-03 as follows:

Cheques

0017173 to 0018419

4,277,598.62$

FOR A TOTAL OF:

 

4,277,598.62$

Carried unanimously

Edward Turchyniak, Chairman of the Financial Resources Committee, indicated that a random review of accounts payable revealed that the procedures for billing are not always followed by some in-school administrators.

The Executive Committee requested that the Director of Finance remind in-school administrators of these procedures.

The Director of Financial Services reviewed the status of the 1998/99 Capital Budget.

9.0 MATERIAL RESOURCES:

9.1 DIRECTOR’S REPORT:

The Director of Material Resources commented on his monthly report..

10.0 INFORMATION SERVICES:

10.1 DIRECTOR’S REPORT:

The Director of Information Technology reviewed his written report.

In response to a question from Steve Bletas concerning the development of a web page for the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, Mr. Siviero indicated that a web page will be developed but some technical problems need to be overcome first. He went on to mention that he had received an offer from board personnel who have volunteered to work on preparing the web page in conjunction with the Information Technology Department.

12.0 CORRESPONDENCE:

There was no correspondence.

13.0 QUESTION PERIOD:

There were no questions from the audience.

14.0 ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING:

Steve Bletas MOVED adjournment of the meeting.

Carried unanimously

TIME: 23:45 hours

NEXT MEETING ð REGULAR ð 1999-04-13

______________________________

Robert Vallerand, Secretary General

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Pierre Garofano, Chairman