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April 15, 2014 - Committee of the Whole Board Meeting
Committee of the Whole Board Meeting Minutes
Limestone District School Board
April 15, 2014

A meeting of the Committee of the Whole Board of the Limestone District School Board was held in the Barry C. O’Connor Board Room at the Limestone Education Centre, 220 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston, on Wednesday, April 15, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.
Trustees:
G. Beavis
H. Brown
H. Chadwick
E. Crawford
L. French (Chair)
A. Goodfellow
D. Jackson (Vice-Chair)
M. McCormac (Student Trustee)
P. Murray
S. Ruttan
M. Sempowski (Student Trustee)
Officials:
P. Babin, Superintendent of Business Services
K. Burra, Supervisor of Safe and Caring Schools, Assistant to the Director
J. Douglas, Communications Officer
D. Fowler, Manager of Facility Services
B. Fraser-Stiff, Superintendent of Education
T. Giles, Supervising Principal
B. Hunter, Director of Education
A. Labrie, Superintendent of Human Resources
N. Marsh, Superintendent of Education
A. McDonnell, Supervising Principal
S. McWilliams, Manager, Human Resources
W. Toms, Manager of ITS and Planning Officer
Regrets:
S. Lehman, Supervising Principal
S. McWilliams, Manager, Human Resources
Recorder:
M. Aitken, Records Management Coordinator

        Chair French called the meeting to order at 6:40 p.m., welcoming those present to the meeting. She mentioned that the late start could not be avoided as Trustees were delayed while on a bus tour reviewing potential sites for the new Kingston North elementary school and the new Central Kingston secondary school.

        Chair French thanked staff for organizing the very informative bus tour of potential sites.

Approval of Agenda

Chair French called for a motion to approve the agenda, as distributed.

MOVED BY Trustee Jackson, seconded by Trustee Chadwick, that the agenda, as distributed, be approved. Carried.

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

        Trustee Goodfellow advised that if there were any Labour Updates she would be declaring a conflict of interest as her son is an employee of the Board.

Recess to Private Session

                MOVED BY Trustee Jackson, seconded by Trustee Crawford, that the Committee of the Whole Board recess to Private Session. Carried.

        The Board recessed at 6:43 p.m.

   (a) Kingston North Elementary School Site

Trustees received a report on potential sites for the new elementary school.

Trustees discussed the new elementary school site selection.
        
   (b) Central Kingston Secondary School Site Selection

Trustees received a report on potential sites for the new secondary school.

Trustees discussed the new secondary school site selection and passed two motions concerning possible sites.

Committee to Rise and Report

        Chair French called for a motion to move out of Private Session and into Public Session and invited the Committee to Rise and Report and that the minutes be made public.

        MOVED BY Trustee Jackson, seconded by Trustee Goodfellow that the Board recess and reconvene in Public Session. Carried.

        The Board reconvened in Public Session at 8:49 p.m.

Board Meeting Dates

Chair French mentioned that a motion is needed to adjust the June Board meeting date from the second Wednesday to the third Wednesday of the month, that being June 18, 2014.   

MOVED BY Trustee Jackson, seconded by Trustee Goodfellow, that the June meeting be held on June 18, 2014. Carried.

Other Business

  (a) Silver and Gold Awards

Trustee Chadwick shared with the Board that the Silver and Gold Presentation date has been set for June 10th, 7:00 p.m., at Cataraqui Woods. Trustee Chadwick extended an invitation to all Trustees and Senior Staff, on behalf of the planning committee.

(b)  Limestone Student Achievers

Trustee Chadwick requested that the recipients’ names be engraved on the Limestone Student Achievers Plaque prior to the presentation at the Board meeting May 21st.

(c)  Easter Seals Telethon

Director Hunter extended her thanks to Trustees and Senior Staff for their responses to the Easter Seals Telethon, held April 13, 2014. She informed the Board that once again this worthy cause was a great success.

Adjournment

        Chair French called for a motion to adjourn the meeting.

        MOVED BY Trustee Goodfellow, seconded by Trustee Jackson that meeting adjourn. Carried.

        The meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.