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PROVINCE OF QUEBEC

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE SIR WILFRID LAURIER SCHOOL BOARD HELD ON 1998-12-08

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, 1998-12-08 at 19:30 hours, at which were present:

Pierre Garofano, Chairman; Linda Gagnon, Vice-Chairperson, Steve Bletas, Nazario Facchino, 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.

Absent: James McDougall, Commissioner.

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 19:35 hours.

1.0 ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:

The following changes to the agenda were proposed:

5.0 CORPORATE AFFAIRS:

5.8 Expropriation of Land RES

5.9 Compensation RES

8.0 FINANCIAL RESOURCES:

8.6 Collective RRSP RES

981208-CA-0064

Linda Gagnon MOVED THAT the agenda be accepted as amended.

Carried unanimously

2.0 APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Pierre Garofano noted that the minutes should be corrected to indicate that James McDougall left the meeting at the recess due to illness.

981208-CA-0065

Steve Bletas MOVED THAT the minutes of the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE meeting of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board held on 1998-11-10, having been received by all members prior to this meeting, be approved as corrected.

Carried unanimously

 

3.0 BUSINESS ARISING:

There was no Business Arising.

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4.0 DIRECTOR GENERAL’S REPORT:

The Director General commented on his written report noting the annual meeting of Directors’ General with the Ministère de l’Éducation; recent discussions on the new board office in Rosemere; the need to renew the McLearon Elementary School entente; on plans for the additional space at McCaig Elementary School whether or not the proposed plan to rezone students is accepted; and the receipt of a complaint filed by a parent of former students with the Human Rights Commission.

 

The Director General went on to commend the McCaig Elementary School staff as well as the Rosemère Police force, Emergency Technicians, and the St-Eustache Hospital staff for their prompt, professional and caring interventions after the bus accident on 1998-12-01.

 

He went on to advise the Executive Committee that the Ville de Lachute has expressed interest in acquiring the administration centre of the former Laurentian School Board but that its offer was judged far below serious consideration.

 

The Executive Committee entered into discussion on the length of meetings of the Council of Commissioners and decided to suggest an earlier start with a mechanism for concluding or adjourning a meeting after 22:30 hours.

The Director General distributed and commented on a document outlining how policy is developed and brought to the Council, illustrating the various steps where Commissioners have direct input.

 

5.0 CORPORATE AFFAIRS:

The Deputy Director General commented on his monthly report noting that meetings have been held with community representatives and volunteers to discuss the most urgent needs of the Arundel Natural Science Centre. The next meeting with representatives will be held on 1998-12-09.

981208-CA-0066

Nazario Facchino MOVED THAT Mireille Ménard be named as the official delegate of Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board to the Société de formation à distance des commissions scolaires du Québec (SOFAD).

Carried unanimously

981208-CA-0067

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 Lake of Two Mountains High School Governing Board 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

981208-CA-0068

Edward Turchyniak MOVED THAT, on the recommendation of the Education Committee, the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve that applications for early admission to the Kindergarten program, as provided for in Chapter VII Article 56 of the Basic School Regulations for preschool and elementary school education, be accompanied by a psychological assessment attesting to the child’s capabilities for the advanced placement and that the parents assume the full cost for the assessment by engaging a professional of their choice.

Carried unanimously

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Pierre Garofano left the meeting. TIME: 20:30 hours

The Executive Committee entered into discussion on the fee for processing the paperwork for eligibility certificates for instruction in English.

Pierre Garofano returned to the meeting. TIME: 20:33 hours

981208-CA-0069

William Pollock MOVED THAT, on the recommendation of the Education Committee, the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve the service charge of 100,00$ (tax included) to process the necessary paperwork required to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility for Instruction in English for students not registered in a school under the jurisdiction of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. AND THAT a refund of the service charge will be given to parents whose children are enrolled on September 30 of the year in which the application is made or in any subsequent year.

Carried unanimously

981208-CA-0070

Mario Gaulin MOVED THAT in accordance with section 162 of the Education Act (1988, Chapter 84), regular meetings of the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board be held in the Conference Room of Rosemere High School, 530 Northcote, Rosemere, QC.

Carried unanimously

981208-CA-0071

Linda Gagnon MOVED THAT, in accordance with section 162 of the Education Act (1988, Chapter 84), regular meetings of the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board be held at 19:30 hours on the second (2nd) Tuesday of the month.

Carried unanimously

981208-CA-0072

Nazario Facchino MOVED THAT the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve the service charge of 3,00$ (tax included) for each request received for either copies of the minutes of the Council of Commissioners or extracts of the deliberations of the Council of Commissioners.

Carried unanimously

The Deputy Director General spoke to the resolution which follows by explaining that the board has been served a notice of expropriation and provided background for the site in question.

981208-MR-0073

WHEREAS the former Laurenval School Board owns fifty percent (50%) of part of lot 336A and part of lot 336B of the Parish of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, located in the City of Laval;

WHEREAS six (6) other parties own the other fifty percent (50%) of part of lot 336A and part of lot 336B of the Parish of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, located in the City of Laval

WHEREAS Hydro Quebec has advised the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board that it intends to expropriate part of lot 336A and part of lot 336B in the Parish of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, located in the City of Laval;

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WHEREAS the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board is the liquidator of all assets of the Laurenval School Board;

Steve Bletas MOVED THAT the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board authorize the Secretary General to enter into negotiations and sign the necessary agreements with Hydro Québec and/or other parties to finalize the expropriation of part of lot 336A and part of lot 336B in the Parish of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, located in the City of Laval.

Carried unanimously

Pierre Garofano MOVED THAT the Executive enter into committee. TIME: 21:00 hours

Lorraine Archambault, Laiq Hanafi, Dominic Martini, Gino Siviero, Augy Santini, Michael Stirrup and Raymond Thivierge left the meeting.

TIME: 21:00 hours

Lorraine Archambault, Laiq Hanafi, Dominic Martini, Gino Siviero, Augy Santini, Michael Stirrup and Raymond Thivierge returned to the meeting.

TIME: 21:30 hours

After discussion on the application of Article 490 of the Politique administrative et salariale, as it applies to the Directorate and Senior Management executives, adopted by the Ministre de l’Éducation on 1998-09-23, the Executive Committee agreed to present the following resolution to the Council of Commissioners:

 

5.9 COMPENSATION:

WHEREAS the Ministère de l’Éducation has authorized a 5% salary compensation for Directors and Senior Management executives who accumulated multiple responsibilities in implementing Linguistic School Boards;

____________ MOVED THAT on the recommendation of the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve for the following Directors and Senior Management executives a 5% salary compensation for the period of time that these persons had multiple responsibilities:

Lorraine Archambault George Paquette

Scott Conrod Augustino Santini

Laiq Hanafi Michael Stirrup

Michael Kornecook Raymond Thivierge

Dominic Martini

 

6.0 HUMAN RESOURCES:

 

6.1 DIRECTOR’S REPORT:

The Director of Human Resources commented on his monthly report noting the accreditation process for unions other than the Teachers’ Union; the illegal teachers’ strike on 1998-11-18 and an update on the payroll situation.

He went on to advise the Executive Committee that a judgement from the Quebec Court of Appeal received on 1998-12-02 in favour of the union’s position in a case involving a decision of the former Laurenval School Board to contract out cleaning services.

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981208-HR-0074

Linda Gagnon MOVED THAT 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

Duhamel, Linda

 

John F. Kennedy E.S.

Freimann, Pavel

 

Rosemere H. S.

Larin, Martine

 

Souvenir E.S.

Lewis, Vita

 

Souvenir E.S.

Locas, Caroline

 

Crestview E.S.

Paterno, Paul

 

Rosemere H.S.

Pryde-Brimacombe, Dorothy

 

St. Jude E. S.

Reinblatt, Susan

 

Souvenir E.S.

Rocheleau, Tania

 

Rosemere H.S.

Tsimiklis, Irene

 

Terry Fox E.S.

Carried unanimously

981208-HR-0075

Nazario Facchino MOVED THAT the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve the engagement of the following part-time teachers for the 1998-99 school year as per their individual contracts;

Name

 

School

Brodeur, Chantal

 

Rosemere H.S.

Burningham, Darlene

 

Rosemere H.S.

Cocchio, Douglas

 

Twin Oaks E.S.

Cyr-Lamoureux, Carole

 

St. Jude E.S.

Godin, Dominic

 

Mountainview E.S.

Pomkoski, Linda

 

Our Lady of Peace E.S.

Speeckaert, Lise

 

Mountainview E.S.

Venuta, Gelsira

 

Souvenir E.S.

Carried unanimously

981208-HR-0076

Steve Bletas MOVED THAT the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve the engagement of the following part-time replacement teachers for the 1998-99 school year as per their individual contracts;

Name

 

School

Haouari, Najiba

 

Mountainview E.S.

Carried unanimously

981208-HR-0077

Edward Turchyniak MOVED THAT the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve the engagement of Elizabeth Duchesne-Gervais as Coordinator of Vocational Education, a non-teaching position (60%), effective 1998-12-07 as per her individual contract and in accordance with Clause 5-1.03 of the Collective Agreement of the Centrale de l’Enseignement du Québec on behalf of the Union of Professionals represented by the Fédération des Professionnelles et Professionnels de l’Éducation du Québec (CEQ).

Carried unanimously

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981208-HR-0078

Pierre Niding MOVED THAT the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board grant Guylaine Cyr teacher at Holy Rosary Elementary School, a maternity leave of absence from 1998-12-06 to 1999-04-24 in accordance with clause 5-13.05 of the Protestant Teachers’ Collective Agreement.

Carried unanimously

981208-HR-0079

William Pollock MOVED THAT the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board grant Rosalia Frattolillo teacher at Laval Catholic High School, a maternity leave of absence from 1998-11-30 to 1999-04-17 in accordance with clause 5-13.05 of the Protestant Teachers’ Collective Agreement.

Carried unanimously

981208-HR-0080

Mario Gaulin MOVED THAT the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board grant Heather Usher teacher at Grenville Elementary School, a maternity leave of absence from 1999-01-07 to 1999-05-26 in accordance with clause 5-13.05 of the Protestant Teachers’ Collective Agreement.

Carried unanimously

981208-HR-0081

Linda Gagnon MOVED THAT the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board grant Anne-Marie Breault teacher at Rawdon Elementary School, a leave of absence without pay from 1998-12-14 to 1999-06-30 in accordance with clause 5-13.27 (b)i of the Protestant Teachers’ Collective Agreement.

Carried unanimously

981208-HR-0082

Nazario Facchino MOVED THAT the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board grant Michelle Larin teacher at Western Laval High School, a leave of absence without pay from 1998-12-21 to 1999-01-28 in accordance with clause 5-13.27 (c) of the Protestant Teachers’ Collective Agreement.

Carried unanimously

981208-HR-0083

Steve Bletas MOVED THAT the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board grant Manon Rainville teacher at Joliette Secondary School, an extension to her maternity leave of absence from 1999-01-05 to 1999-01-20 in accordance with clause 5-13.13 of the Protestant Teachers’ Collective Agreement.

Carried unanimously

981208-HR-0084

Pierre Niding MOVED THAT the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board grant Manon Rainville teacher at Joliette Secondary School, a leave of absence without pay from 1999-01-21 to 1999-03-24 in accordance with clause 5-13.27 (c) of the Protestant Teachers’ Collective Agreement.

Carried unanimously

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981208-HR-0085

Edward Turchyniak MOVED THAT the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board grant Jennifer Lloyd teacher at Our Lady of Peace Elementary School, a leave of absence without pay from 1999-01-11 to 1999-03-19 in accordance with clause 5-13.27 (c) of the Protestant Teachers’ Collective Agreement.

Carried unanimously

 

____________ MOVED THAT the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board grant Jennifer Lloyd teacher at Our Lady of Peace Elementary School, a part-time (50%) leave of absence without pay from 1999-03-22 to 1999-06-30 in accordance with clause 5-15.02 of the Local Agreement for the Protestant Teachers.

 

981208-HR-0086

Edward Turchyniak MOVED THAT the resolution concerning the part-time leave of absence for Jennifer Lloyd, teacher at Our Lady of Peace, be tabled to the meeting of 1999-01-12.

Carried unanimously

The Director of Human Resources left the meeting. TIME: 21:40 hours

 

7.0 EDUCATIONAL SERVICES:

 

7.1 DIRECTOR’S REPORT:

The Director of Educational Services commented on his monthly report noting that the Ministère de l’Éducation has distributed a draft of the Basic School Regulations (Régime pédagogique) for consultation purposes.

The Director of Human Resources returned to the meeting. TIME: 21:55 hours

 

7.2 ENROLLMENT CRITERIA 1999-2000:

WHEREAS section 239 of the Education Act states "Each year, every school board shall enrol students in its schools in keeping with the choice of each student’s parents or the choice of the student, if of full age. However, if the number of applications for enrolment in a school exceeds the capacity of the school, enrolment shall be effected according to the criteria established by the school board after consultation with the parents’ committee.";

WHEREAS section 239 of the Education Act states "Enrolment criteria must give priority to students coming under the jurisdiction of the school board and, as far as possible, to students whose place of residence is nearest to the school premises. They must be adopted, put into force and sent to each governing board at least 15 days before the beginning of the student enrolment period.";

WHEREAS section 239 of the Education Act states "The conditions or criteria for participation in a special project may not serve as criteria for enrolment in a school; nor may they operate to exclude a student from the school of the student’s choice if the student has a right to enrol in that school pursuant to the criteria referred to in the first paragraph.";

 

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WHEREAS the registration period for students for 1999-2000 is the week of February 15, 1999:

 

___________ MOVED THAT, on the recommendation of the Education Committee, the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve in principle the establishment of the following criteria for enrolment of students in its schools, pending the availability of space, for the 1999-2000 school year:

The schools under the jurisdiction of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board will accept requests for admission for students:
who have attained the age of admission as defined by the Education Act or who have obtained a derogation of age requirement;
who reside in the school territory established by the school board for that school;
who reside outside of the school territory, whose parents/guardians agree to provide transportation, and provided there is space available;
who are under the jurisdiction of another school board, but are subject to an agreement between that school board and the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board.

 

Students must have obtained a certificate of eligibility for English language education prior to their first day of school.

 

If the number of applications for the enrolment in a school exceeds the capacity of the school, enrolment will be based on the criteria established in the following priority order:

1. any student currently attending a school may continue to attend that school;

2. any student within the designated walking distance of the school;

3. siblings of students already attending the school who are registered in that school for the following year, regardless of where they live;

4. students residing within the transportation boundary;

5. students residing outside of the transportation boundary providing parents assume the cost of transportation;

6. in schools where alternative programs have been approved for 1999-2000, students will be required to meet the entrance requirements where they exist.

 

To enable the school board to provide an appropriate placement, admission requests for 1999-2000 to specialized services or programs for special needs students must be made in writing before May 31, 1999 indicating the special needs of the student. Should the school board be unable to provide services for a student, the school board will ensure that educational services are made available through an agreement with another school board or institution. Requests for admission to specialized services or programs received after May 31, 1999 will be considered by the school board and accepted pending the availability of space.

 

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7.3 HOME TUTORING:

WHEREAS there are students who are absent from school for a prolonged period of time for medical reasons;

WHEREAS there is a need to provide educational services to these students so that they have the opportunity to maintain their studies;

____________ MOVED THAT, on the recommendation of the Educational Committee, the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board authorize teachers by the lesson to provide tutoring to a student who for medical reasons must be absent from school for more than one month. AND THAT a maximum of six (6) hours per week of tutoring, at a teacher rate of Category 14, Step 1, be paid to these teachers by the school board AND THAT all requests for such services be made to Educational Services through the Principal of the school.

7.4 MCLEARON SCHOOL:

The Director General sought the support of the Executive Committee to pursue negotiations with the English Montreal School Board for a two (2) year agreement to educate students living in Charlemagne, Le Gardeur and Repentigny at the McLearon School.

A resolution will be brought to the Council of Commissioners at the 1998-12-16.

 

8.0 FINANCIAL RESOURCES:

8.1 DIRECTOR’S REPORT:

The Director of Financial Resources commented on her monthly report noting that the audited financial statements for the Laurentienne and Laurentian School Boards will be presented for approval at the meeting of the Council of Commissioners on 1998-12-16.

She went on to advise the Executive Committee that the revised budget will be distributed as an information document at the next meeting of the Council of Commissioners with the intention of seeking its approval at the 1999-01-20 meeting of the Council of Commissioners.

981208-FR-0087

Edward Turchyniak MOVED THAT the following refunds of taxes totalling $3,544.22 be approved:

Municipality/Roll #

Name

Amount

Refunded

Reason for Refund

3555-56-6234-01 Ahmad Chammat & Susan Klein

$365.44

Double billed
5971-12-5845 Alain Tapping & Sylvie Dinelle

$479.83

Francophone
5578-19-8660 Robert & Dorothy Weaver

$300.64

Overpayment
6341-4879-80-3640 Thomas Bergman

$589,67

Overpayment
631500-7756-14-6517 Ernest Jones

$260.40

Francophone
645001-8644-16-2330-2-001 Alice Parsekhian

$168.00

Francophone
645001-9758-68-2370-6 Jean-Pierre Allard

$261.76

Paid by error by National Bank
645001-9049-73-2640-6 Yvonne Abitbol

$ 28.70

Overpayment
645001-8444-25-0115-5 Michel Mavroudis & Maria Psarras

$131.44

Overpayment
645001-8946-06-4735-0 Michel Mavroudis & Maria Psarras

$180.99

Overpayment
645001-8345-51-1270-2 Michele Royer & Yves Bien Aise

$777.35

New owner/Francophone
TOTAL

$3,544.22

Carried unanimously

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981208-FR-0088

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 1998-12-01 as follows:

Cheques

0013438 to 0014555

3 919 214,03$

FOR A TOTAL OF:

 

3 919 214,03$

Carried unanimously

8.4 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:

8.4.1____________ MOVED THAT the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, on the recommendation of the Financial Resources Committee, accept the 1997-1998 Financial Statements for the Laurentian School Board for the period ending 1998-06-30, as audited by the firm Groupe Malette Maheu, subject to final approval by the Ministry of Education.

 

8.4.2____________ MOVED THAT the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, on the recommendation of the Financial Resources Committee, accept the 1997-1998 Financial Statements for the Laurentienne Dissident School Board for the period ending 1998-06-30, as audited by the firm Perrault, Tourangeau, Carpentier, C.A., subject to final approval by the Ministry of Education.

 

981208-FR-0089

WHEREAS as per By-law " 99-CA-01", the Council of Commissioners has delegated to the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board the power to contract long-term loans;

WHEREAS the Executive Committee must contract a loan to finance capital expenditures and other related expenses approved by the Ministère de l’Éducation;

Edward Turchyniak MOVED

1) THAT a loan up to an amount of eleven million eight hundred thousand dollars (11 800 000$) be contracted;

2) THAT the proceeds of this loan be used for the following purposes:

a) reimbursement of the unamortized portion of bond issues that have come to maturity or will be coming to maturity before 1999-06-30

4 002 000$

b) financing of capital expenditures subsidized in conformity with the annual budgetary rules, as indicated in the authorization to borrow received from the Ministre de l’Éducation, dated 1998-10-06, as annexed

 

 

7 517 300$

c) payment of expenses related to this loan

280 700$

3) THAT for this purpose, the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board contract this loan according to one of the two following methods:

A) By giving the Ministre des Finances the mandate to represent the School Board and to act on its behalf and in its name by:

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a) contracting this loan by means of one or several bond issues;

b) negotiating the conditions of the loan;

c) appointing a trust company, a legal adviser and a printer;

d) negotiating the cost for retaining the services of the trustee, the legal adviser and the printer thus appointed; or

B) By contracting this loan from the Ministre des Finances in its capacity of manager of the Quebec Financing Fund.

4) THAT the Ministre de l’Éducation be requested to determine the conditions of the loan and to grant a subsidy on behalf of the government, from the funds voted annually for this purpose by the Parliament, in order to provide for the payment of the principal and interest of the said loan;

5) THAT the School Board guarantee the loan through the transfer of the subsidy granted by the Ministre de l’Éducation to the trustee for the benefit of the holders of certificates of this issue or, if need be, to the Ministre des Finances in its capacity of manager of the Financing Fund.

 

6) THAT any of the Chairman, the Director General, the Assistant Director General, the Secretary General or the Director of the Financial Resources of the School Board, provided that two of them act jointly, be and they are hereby authorized to sign jointly, on behalf of the School Board, any contract or document related to the loan, to agree to all clauses and guarantees which they deem not substantially incompatible with these provisions, to receive the net proceeds of the loan or, if need be, to consent that such proceeds be received by the trustee and to give good and valid discharge, to make any amendment that they deem necessary or appropriate, to take any action and to sign any other document which they may judge necessary or useful to give full effect to these provisions;

 

7) THAT, if need be, one or another of these same persons be authorized to deliver the certificates to the trustee for certification, signature of all necessary documents and final delivery to the buyers;

8) THAT, if need be, the signatures of two of these five persons be printed, engraved or lithographed on the certificates and the interest coupons;

 

9) THAT, insofar as the loan is contracted through a bond issue, the School Board agree to respect the rates negotiated by the Ministre des Finances du Québec, and to pay from the proceeds of the loan the professional fees of the trustees, the fees and costs of the legal adviser, and the printing expenses of the printer for work executed to complete the loan until the delivery of the certificates;

10) THAT, insofar as the loan is contracted through a bond issue, the trustee's annual fees be paid annually by the School Board, in accordance with the rates negotiated by the Ministère des finances du Québec with the trustees, from the revenue of its operating fund and be subsidized by the Ministère de l’Éducation.

 

11) THAT the School Board authorize the Director General to make all payments of principal, interest and premiums, if need be, required for the certificates and make all payments of professional fees, if need be, and other fees and expenses to be incurred by the School Board for the purpose of this loan;

12) THAT the present resolution replace all resolutions previously adopted for the same purposes.

Carried unanimously

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The Director of Financial Resources provided in detail the advantages of instituting a Collective RRSP program for the employees of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board.

 

981208-FR-0090

WHEREAS the former Laurentian School Board offered its employees a collective RRSP plan offered by London Life;

WHEREAS a comparative study of similar collective RRSP plans was undertaken;

William Pollock MOVED THAT, on the recommendation of the Financial Resources Committee, the Executive Committee of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board approve the offer to all its employees the opportunity to participate in a Collective RRSP plan as submitted by the General Trust.

Carried unanimously

 

Gino Siviero, Director of Information Services, left the meeting. TIME: 22:15 hours

 

9.0 MATERIAL RESOURCES:

 

9.1 DIRECTOR’S REPORT:

The Director of Material Resources presented his monthly report noting that the new Rawdon Elementary School project is progressing well, that the legal paperwork to transfer the land to the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board has been completed, and that public call for tenders for the construction of the school are being considered for February.

Mr. Siviero returned to the meeting. TIME: 22:19 hours

 

He continued his report noting that the board is currently waiting for authorization on the shared cost project for John F. Kennedy Elementary School.

 

Edward Turchyniak left the meeting. TIME: 22:20 hours

The Director of Material Resources advised the Executive Committee that the roof at Laval Catholic High School has a serious leak due to damage caused while removing snow and ice during last January’s ice storm. He reported that he will be applying for a grant to cover a portion of what is expected to be a significant expense.

Edward Turchyniak returned to the meeting. TIME: 22:23 hours

 

The report continued with reference to the fact that the lease for additional space at Holy Rosary Elementary School will need to be renewed for the 1999-2000 school year.

The Director General advised the Executive Committee that the Director of Material Resources has been mandated to examine the feasibility of creating additional classroom space in Rosemere High School to accommodate increased enrollment at McCaig Elementary School.

 

 

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10.0 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES:

No report

 

11.0 INFORMATION SERVICES:

The Director of Information Services commented on his monthly report noting the study being undertaken on the programs offered by COBA and GRICS affecting student enrollment and scheduling.

 

12.0 CORRESPONDENCE:

The Director General drew the Executive Committee’s attention to the contents of the correspondence package noting the report on the bus accident and the authorization from the Ministre de l’Éducation to sell part of lot 274-1 in the Parish of St-Eustache to the City of Deux-Montagnes.

 

13.0 QUESTION PERIOD:

There were no questions.

 

14.0 ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING:

Steve Bletas MOVED adjournment of the meeting.

Carried unanimously

 

 

TIME: 22:50 hours

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING ð Tuesday ð 1999-01-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

______________________________

Robert Vallerand, Secretary General

__________________________

Pierre Garofano, Chairman