Administrative Recommendations Approved
Sharonne Simmons, Asst. Principal, Montclair Elementary School
Jayson Leach, Asst. Principal, Reid Ross Classical School
Lonnie Gilmore, Asst. Principal, Cape Fear High School
HVAC & Lighting Upgrades Slated for Classical School
The Board approved Hayes, Inc. General Contractors installing new air conditioning, heating, and lighting systems in Reid Ross Classical School. The $1.3 million project gets underway later this month with an Aug. 25 completion date.
Classrooms Added to Local Middle School
Gray’s Creek Middle School will get four classroom additions. The construction, which has a project estimate of $990,000, begins in June and is scheduled to be finished by March 2013.
Energy-Saving Efforts Accepted
The Board approved a Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract to install energy conservation measures that will help reduce energy consumption and energy-related operating costs. Through the effort, more efficient light fixtures and other additional utility-saving measures will be installed in buildings throughout the school system. Projected savings from the measures are estimated at $2.3 million over 12 years.
Board Gives Proclamations Approval
The Board approved April 1 – 7 as “Make a Choice Week,” a community-wide initiative designed to help young people stay in and succeed in school.
April was approved by members of the Board as Child Abuse Prevention Month in the Cumberland County Schools.
Student government leaders Hanha Hobson from Massey Hill Classical High School and Naomi Alston from Douglas Byrd High School served as the ex-officio members of the Cumberland County Board of Education during the March 13 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, introduced February’s Amazing Acts of Character honorees Gabriel Alexander from Montclair Elementary School, Jerry Elliot Jr. from Raleigh Road Elementary School, and Madason Scott from Sunnyside Elementary School. The three, who were chosen from individual school nominations for displaying ‘acts of good character,’ were also recognized by the Board.
Board of Education
Mary Emily Royal