Board Action – January 10, 2012
Published by Laurie Pender on January 10, 2012
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Cumberland County Board of Education
Regular Meeting

January 10, 2012


Board of Education

Larry Lancaster
Chair
District #4

Alicia Chisolm
Vice-Chair
District #1

Michael Boose
At-Large

Kim Fisher
At-Large

Greg West
At-Large

James McLauchlin
District #2

Carrie Sutton
District #3

Mary Emily Royal
District #5

Macky Hall
District #6

Superintendent
Frank Till

Administrative Recommendations Approved
Ron Phipps, Associate Superintendent, Central Services

Christin Etchison, Asst. Principal, Gray’s Creek High School

Reid Ross to See Calendar Change for 2012-2013
Through Board approval, Reid Ross Classical School will change from a year-round to a traditional calendar for the 2012-13 school year. The one-year change is needed so that renovations can be done. The school will get new ceilings, new lights, and a new heating and air conditioning system. The work is expected to take about 10 weeks to complete.

National School Counseling Week Proclaimed
The Board gave approval for February 6 -10, 2012, to be recognized as National School Counseling Week in the Cumberland County Schools.

Recognitions
Student government leaders Alexandra Patterson from Fuller Performance Learning Center and Jordan Knox from Seventy-First High School served as the ex-officio members of the Cumberland County Board of Education during the Jan. 10 meeting. Ex-officio members are given the opportunity to make comments, ask questions, and give input on any topic brought before the Board.

Betty Musselwhite, the associate superintendent of School Support, presented December’s Amazing Acts of Character student honorees to the Board for recognition. Katelin Bookard from Long Hill Elementary School, Maxwell Lancaster from Stoney Point Elementary School, and Stephanie Gelin from Pine Forest High School were chosen from individual school nominations for displaying ‘acts of good character.’

Richard Bailey, a football coach at Jack Britt High School, was recognized for being named the Carolina Panthers’ High School Football Coach of the Year. 

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