Board Minutes – August 2011
Published by Laurie Pender on September 13, 2011
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Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
August 09, 2011

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., in the Board Room, with all board members present: Carrie Sutton, Larry Lancaster, Michael Boose, Alicia Chisolm, Kim Fisher, Macky Hall, James McLauchlin, Mary Emily Royal, and Greg West. Others present were Superintendent Frank Till, Associate Superintendents Mary Black, Tim Kinlaw, Joseph Locklear, Ricky Lopes, Betty Musselwhite, and Allison Violette, Assistant Superintendents Theresa Perry, and Ron Phipps; Board Attorney David Phillips; Fort Bragg Schools Youth Education Support Services Director Glenda Mack, Pope Field Airman & Family Readiness Center Liaison Gerald Shonder, UniServ Director Gloria Carter, CCAE President Wanda Kindell, representatives of the principals association, representatives of the teacher assistants, and a representative of the media.

Chairman Carrie Sutton called the meeting to order. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Carrie Sutton, followed by Larry Lancaster giving the invocation.

Ms. Sutton called for a motion to approve the Consent Agenda.

Upon motion by Kim Fisher, seconded by Alicia Chisolm, the following

Consent Agenda items were approved unanimously:

a) Approval of the MINUTES of the June 14, 2011 Board Meeting

b) RELEASE of Certain Students

c) Approval of Recommendations for CAREER STATUS, as recommended by the Personnel Committee

d) Approval of the Principal for CUMBERLAND INTERNATIONAL EARLY COLLEGE as recommended by the Personnel Committee

e) Approval of PERSONNEL, including Certified, Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Classified, Child Nutrition, Bus Drivers, and Prime Time, as recommended by the Personnel Committee

f) Approval of Teachers Recommended for PROBATIONARY CONTRACTS, as recommended by the Personnel Committee

g) Approval of LEAVES OF ABSENCE Requests, as recommended by the Personnel Committee

h) Approval of SPECIAL LEAVES OF ABSENCE Requests, as recommended by the Personnel Committee

i) Approval of ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS, as recommended by the Personnel Committee

j) Approval of AGREEMENT FOR UTILITY SERVICES AT NEW CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL WITH PWC as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee

k) Approval of the FIRST AMENDMENT TO LEASE WITH COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND FOR THE WESTERN MIDDLE SCHOOL (NEW CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL), as recommended by Auxiliary Services Committee

l) Approval of the CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR EMERGENCY BUILDING REPAIRS AT BEN MARTIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee

m) Approval of the Agreement for SRO SERVICES BETWEEN COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND CUMBERLAND COUNTY SCHOOLS as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee

n) Approval of DRIVER’S EDUCATION FEE FOR THE 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee.

o) Approval of Waiving the second reading and immediately ADOPTING CERTAIN BOARD POLICIES WITH SPECIFIED REVISIONS, as recommended by the Policy/Student Assignment Committee

p) Approval of ADOPTING BOARD POLICY 4130 – DISCRETIONARY ADMISSIONS, as recommended by the Policy/Student Assignment Committee

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DISCUSSION AGENDA

Budget/Finance Committee Report:
Upon motion by Kim Fisher, seconded by Greg West, the Board voted unanimously to approve THE AGREEMENT FOR THE MEDICAID ADMINISTRATIVE OUTREACH WITH FAIRBANKS, LLC, NCSBA AND OTHER LEAS, as presented by Ricky Lopes.

Upon a motion by Greg West, seconded by James McLauchlin, the Board voted unanimously to approve the BUDGET RESOLUTION, as presented.

Legislative Committee Report:
Greg West shared the plans for the August 23, 2011 Legislative Delegation meeting to be held in the Board Room of Cumberland County Schools. Additional information will be available soon.

Personnel Committee Report:
Upon a motion by Michael Boose, seconded by Greg West, the Board voted unanimously to add additional ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS to the agenda.

Michael Boose made a motion, seconded by James McLaughlin, to APPROVE Rodney Jackson as an ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL of TERRY SANFORD HIGH SCHOOL. The motion passed unanimously.

Michael Boose made a motion, seconded by James McLaughlin, to APPROVE Valerie Johnson-Martin as an ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL of WESTOVER HIGH SCHOOL. The motion passed unanimously.

Upon a motion by Michael Boose and seconded by James McLauchlin, the 2011-2015 ADMINISTRATOR CONTRACTS were unanimously approved by the Board.

Upon a motion by Greg West and seconded by Macky Hall, the agreement with Easter Seals UCP of NC was unanimously approved by the Board.

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CLOSING ITEMS

Superintendent’s Update:
The Launch Party to encourage dropouts to reenroll into school was very successful. It appears we may have 47 dropouts returning to high school.

Remind everyone of the event to be held at the Crown Coliseum on August 18 where Debra Wright will be our guest speaker.

Dr. Till thanked Mr. Kinlaw and his department for the job they are doing at Ben Martin Elementary School. With the hard work of our staff, cooperation of our insurance company, and contractors, Ben Martin Elementary will be open for students on August 25, 2011.

Chairman’s Update:
Chairman Carrie Sutton announced that the Summer Graduation will be held at Pine Forest High School on August 15, 2011.

The first day of school for traditional calendar students is August 25th. Teachers return on August 17th.

The Cumberland County Schools Football Jamboree and Cheerleading Showcase will be held on August 11, 2011 at Capel Arena on the campus of Fayetteville State University.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

 

/s/ Frank Till, Superintendent

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