New Catholic high school a little behind schedule. It's too warmThursday, January 17, 2013 by: Brad Coccimiglio
Wednesday night saw Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board trustees updated on the progress of the site for the new St. Mary’s College campus.
The site, which is on Second Line across from the Pine St. extension, has been cleared and plans remain in place for the school to be opened in September 2015.
The clearing of the site did find itself running behind slightly because recent warm weather playing havoc, mainly leaving the site too soft at times for heavy equipment to run.
Despite being behind, the time can be easily made up and doesn’t affect the build.
Groundbreaking is expected this summer, specifically in July sometime.
Also during Wednesday night’s meeting, the board announced the ratifying of an agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
The board and CUPE Local 4148 have approved a new collective agreement that will take effect immediately and is retroactive to September 1, 2012.
“We are pleased to have reached this agreement with our Plant Department and Clerical employees and our Early Childhood Educators and Educational Assistants. Negotiations were respectful and both parties kept the needs of our school communities front and centre,” said HSCDSB Chair Lindsay Liske in a release.
Liske took over as chair of the board on Wednesday after being appointed to the position in December.
Following are full releases regarding Liske’s appointment and a joint release from CUPE and the board regarding their settlement..
(Photo provided by Huron Superior Catholic District School Board: HSCDSB Chair Lindsay Liske (foreground) along with other Trustees confirm their duties at Trustees during the Inaugural Mass at the Catholic Education Centre.)
New Chair celebrates HSCDSB successes
SAULT STE. MARIE - The new Chair of the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board addressed Board employees and fellow Trustees Wednesday at the Inaugural Mass and Board of Trustees meeting for 2013.
Lindsay Liske, who was acclaimed to the position in December, spoke to the gathering at the Catholic Education Centre following Mass, held prior to the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees.
“We are called to build bridges of communication between our faith and the culture so our students can grow in transforming the world,” said Liske.
Liske will lead a Board of Trustees that has approved a number of collective agreements with employees over the past few weeks, which avoided labour disruptions.
“We are blessed to have come to agreements with our unionized staff and we will continue to deliver a quality Catholic education to our students and families. These are difficult times in education circles, but by working together we can accomplish our goals,” said Liske.
Liske noted that employees, students and parents in all HSCDSB school communities have shown their Catholicity in assisting those in need in the communities they serve and throughout the world.
Liske is looking forward to the months ahead as the Board continues to celebrate the achievements of its students and staff.
SAULT STE. MARIE - The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4148 have approved a new Collective Agreement (CA).
HSCDSB Trustees ratified the agreement through an electronic poll on January 9, 2013. Members of CUPE Local 4148 approved the deal last week in two separate votes.
“We are pleased to have reached this agreement with our Plant Department and Clerical employees and our Early Childhood Educators and Educational Assistants. Negotiations were respectful and both parties kept the needs of our school communities front and centre,” said HSCDSB Chair Lindsay Liske.
“Our members have supported the recommendation of our negotiating committee and we are happy to have a new agreement in place,” said Local 4148 President Vicky Evans.
The new agreement takes effect immediately and is retroactive to September 1, 2012.