Board Minutes – March 2012
Published by Laurie Pender on April 17, 2012
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Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
March 13, 2012

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., in the Board Room, with the following board members present: Larry Lancaster, Alicia Chisolm, Carrie Sutton, Kim Fisher, Macky Hall, James McLauchlin, Mary Emily Royal, Michael Boose and Greg West. Others present were Superintendent Frank Till, Associate Superintendents Mary Black, Ricky Lopes, Tim Kinlaw, Betty Musselwhite, Joseph Locklear, Allison Violette and Ron Phipps; Board Attorney David Phillips; CCAE President Wanda Kindell, Fort Bragg Schools Youth Education Support Services Director Glenda Mack, UniServ Director Lagratta Mitchell, representatives of the principals association, representatives of the teacher assistants, and a representative of the media.

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

No attendees registered to speak during Public Forum.

No citizens registered to speak at the Public Hearing on the NORESCO ENERGY SAVINGS PERFORMANCE CONTRACT. Mr. Kinlaw provided those present with an overview of the project. Upon a motion by Carrie Sutton, seconded by Macky Hall, the Board voted unanimously to conclude the Public Hearing.

The Board RECOGNIZED Student Representatives Hanha Hobson, Student Body President at Massey Hill Classical High and Naomi Alston, Student Body President at Douglas Byrd High School. Hanha and Naomi were given the opportunity to address the Board on a topic of their choice.

The following students were RECOGNIZED for AMAZING ACTS OF CHARACTER:

Gabriel Alexander – Montclair Elementary School
Jerry Elliott, Jr. – Raleigh Road Elementary School
Madason Scott – Sunnyside Elementary School

Mr. Lancaster 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 February 14, 2012 Board Meeting
b) Approval of RELEASE OF CERTAIN STUDENTS to attend school in another school district
c) Approval of ADOPTION OF BOARD POLICIES (SECOND READING)
d) Approval of PERSONNEL, including Certified, Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Classified, Child Nutrition, Bus Drivers, and Prime Time
e) Approval of LEAVES OF ABSENCE Requests
f) Approval of ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS
g) Approval of BID AWARD AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FOR REID ROSS CLASSICAL SCHOOL HVAC RENOVATIONS
h) Approval of the FOUR CLASSROOM ADDITION AT GRAY’S CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL
j) Approval of NORESCO ENERGY SAVINGS PERFORMANCE CONTRACT
k) Approval of CHOICE PROCLAMATION
l) Approval of CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION PROCLAMATION
m) Approval of BUDGET AMENDMENTS

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DISCUSSION AGENDA

Ricky Lopes provided the Board with an update on employee insurance option changes.

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CLOSING ITEMS

Superintendent’s Update:

Dr. Till thanked everyone for a successful night of fundraising with the Cumberland County Education Foundation.

Dr. Till congratulated Southview High School on the dedication of their new baseball field.

Board Member Update:

Board members provided brief updates from their committee meetings during the past month.

Chairman’s Update:

Mr. Lancaster thanked the student ex-officio officers and citizens for attending the Board meeting and welcomed the audience members to stay after the conclusion of the meeting to speak with Board members and ask questions if they wish to do so.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm.

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/s/ Frank Till, Superintendent
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