Board Minutes – October 2011
Published by ccsadmin on November 8, 2011

Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
October 11, 2011

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, October 11, 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; CCAE President Wanda Kindell, Pope Field Airman & Family Readiness Center Liaison Gerald Shonder, Cumberland County GIS Manager Matt Rooney, representatives of the principals association, representatives of the teacher assistants, and representatives of the media.

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

Board members heard from five speakers during the Public Forum:

Marcella Thompson, 506 Rodie Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28304

Randy Fredricks, 664 Flyers Dr, Linden, NC 28356

Megan Fallin, 4402 Grip Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28312

Eronomy Mohammed, P.O. Box 9155, Fayetteville, NC

John Caldwell, 6998 Wickersham, Fayetteville, NC 28314

The Board recognized Student Representative Ashlee Silva, SGA representative from Howard Health and Life Sciences High School. Ashlee was given the opportunity to address the Board on a topic of her choice.

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

Upon motion by Greg West seconded by Michael Boose, the following

Consent Agenda items were approved unanimously:

a) Approval of the MINUTES of the September 13, 2011 Board Meeting

b) RELEASE of Certain Students

c) Approval of Beginning Teacher Support Program Plan

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

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

f) Approval of ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS as recommended by the Personnel Committee

g) Approval of the LUMBEE RIVER EMC RIGHT-OF-WAY EASEMENT FOR NEW CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee

h) Approval of the BID AWARD for CAPE FEAR HIGH SCHOOL RE-ROOFING PROJECT as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee

i) Approval of the 2011-2012 RED RIBBON PROCLAMATION as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee

j) Approval of ADOPTING BOARD POLICIES 4400 AND 4318 (second reading) as recommended by the Policy/Student Assignment Committee



Redistricting Committee Report:
Upon a motion by Alicia Chisolm and seconded by Mary Emily Royal, the Board voted unanimously to approve ALTERNATIVE E as the REDISTRICTING PLAN FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ELECTORAL DISTRICTS. The Board thanked Matt Rooney for his work on this project.

Additional Business:
Upon a motion by Larry Lancaster and seconded by Kim Fisher the Board voted unanimously to submit application to the NCSBA for CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT for the Technology Training received on September 29, 2011.



Superintendent’s Update:
Dr. Till is planning to begin working with the County Commissioners to negotiate a new funding formula for Cumberland County Schools. Our current formula has expired. The Board approved his request to begin the process.

Chairman’s Update:
Thank you to the teachers and student for the new artwork in the Central Services Building.

This is National School Lunch Week. We hope you will stop by a school and have a delicious meal with our students.

Reading Rocks event is October 22, 2011.

Principal of the Year Banquet will be held in the Crown Center Ballroom on November 7, 2011.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:10.


/s/ Frank Till, Superintendent



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