Published by Laurie Pender on January 11, 2012
CumberlandCountyBoard of Education
The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, December 13, 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, andGreg West. Others present were SuperintendentFrank Till, Associate Superintendents Mary Black, Tim Kinlaw, Betty Musselwhite, and Allison Violette, Assistant Superintendents Theresa Perry, and Ron Phipps; Board Attorney David Phillips; CCAE PresidentWanda Kindell, Fort Bragg Schools Youth Education Support Services Representative Chevelle Godwin, representatives of the principals association, representatives of the teacher assistants, and representatives of the media.
ChairmanCarrie Suttoncalled the meeting to order. Pledge of Allegiance was led by James McLauchlin, followed by Kim Fisher giving the invocation.
Board members heard from one speaker during the Public Forum:
Leonard Dixon, 8408 Cartman Drive, Fayetteville, NC
The Board recognized Student Representatives John Mark Gomez and Edmond Agyapong. John Mark Gomez is the Student Body President at Southview High School. Edmond Agyapong is the Student Government President at Westover High School. John and Edmond were given the opportunity to address the Board on a topic of their choice.
Ms. Sutton called for a motion to approve the Consent Agenda.
Upon motion by Kim Fisher seconded by Greg West, the following Consent Agenda items were approved unanimously:
a) Approval of the MINUTES of the November 8, 2011 Board Meeting
b) Approval of PERSONNEL, including Certified, Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Classified, Child Nutrition, Bus Drivers, and Prime Time, as recommended by the Personnel Committee
c) Approval of LEAVES OF ABSENCE Requests, as recommended by the Personnel Committee
d) Approval of SPECIAL LEAVES OF ABSENCE Requests, as recommended by the Personnel Committee
e) Approval of ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS as recommended by the Personnel Committee
f) Approval of 2012-2013 CHOICE SCHOOLS as recommended by the Curriculum Committee
g) Approval of 2012-2013 STUDENT ASSIGNMENT PLANS as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
h) Approval of REVISED 2009 QUALIFIED SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION BOND RESOLUTION as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
i) Approval of the BID AWARD for the SPRING LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL RE-ROOFING PROJECT CONTINGENT UPON APPROVAL OF THE REVISED QSCB PLAN BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
j) Approval of BUDGET AMMENDMENTS as recommended by the Budget/Finance Committee
k) Approval of RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE RESTORATION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA TEACHING FELLOW PROGRAM as recommended by the Legislative Committee
Chairman Carrie Sutton opened the floor for nominations for the 2012 Board Chairman and Vice Chairman.
James McLauchlin recommended Larry Lancaster as the 2012 Board Chairman. Upon a motion by Michael Boose and seconded by Greg West, Larry Lancaster was unanimously voted in as 2012 Board Chairman.
Kim Fisher recommended Alicia Chisolm as 2012 Board Vice Chairman. Upon a motion by Michael Boose and seconded by Greg West, Alicia Chisolm was unanimously voted in as 2012 Vice Chairman.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm.
/s/Frank Till, Superintendent