Published by Laurie Pender on May 8, 2012
Cumberland County Board of Education
The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, April 17, 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, Pope Field School Liaison Officer, Gerald Shonder, 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 Alicia Chisolm, followed by Larry Lancaster giving the invocation.
The Board heard from two speakers during the Public Forum; Mr. Justin Wynne and Ms. Carmela McKeller-Smith.
The Board RECOGNIZED Student Representative Harris McClean, Student Body President at Cross Creek Early College High School. Harris was given the opportunity to address the Board on a topic of his choice.
The following student was RECOGNIZED for AMAZING ACTS OF CHARACTER:
Kiana Gasque – Honeycutt Elementary School
The Board RECOGNIZED Isley Cotton as ELEMENTARY SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR and Sheila Campbell as SECONDARY SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR.
Mr. Lancaster called for a motion to approve the CONSENT AGENDA.
Upon motion by Kim Fisher seconded by Michael Boose, the following Consent Agenda items were approved unanimously:
a) Approval of the MINUTES of the March 13, 2012 Board Meeting
b) Approval of RELEASE OF CERTAIN STUDENTS to attend school in another school district
c) Approval of PERSONNEL, INCLUDING CERTIFIED, TEACHERS, TEACHER ASSISTANTS, CLASSIFIED, CHILD NUTRITION, BUS DRIVERS, AND PRIME TIME as recommended by the Personnel Committee
d) Approval of LEAVES OF ABSENCE REQUESTS as recommended by the Personnel Committee
e) Approval of SPECIAL LEAVES OF ABSENCE REQUESTS as recommended by the Personnel Committee
f) Approval of FTCC ARTICULATION AGREEMENT: CUMBERLAND COUNTY PARTNERSHIP as recommended by the Curriculum Committee
g) Approval of GRANTING A DRAINAGE EASEMENT AT ELIZABETH CASHWELL ELEMENTARY TO N.C. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION contingent upon the placement of a traffic light at the school’s bus driveway entrance, as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
h) Approval of INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE regarding use of Cumberland County Schools activity buses for community recreation activities as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
i) Approval of MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD 2012 PROCLAMATION as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee
j) Approval of VERY SPECIAL ARTS 2012 PROCLAMATION as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee
k) Approval of BUDGET AMENDMENTS as recommended by the Budget/Finance Committee
l) Approval of INDEPENDENT AUDITOR PROPOSALS as recommended by the Budget/Finance Committee
m) Approval of ADOPTING BOARD POLICIES (FIRST READING) as recommended by the Policy Committee
n) Approval of RESCINDING CERTAIN BOARD POLICIES as recommended by the Policy/Student Assignment Committee
Ricky Lopes provided the Board with an update on the 2012-2013 Budget.
Board members provided brief updates from their committee meetings during the past month.
Dr. Till shared with everyone that a recent Op Ed article regarding school funding was published in the Fayetteville Observer and there will likely be additional articles.
Mr. Lancaster shared details regarding the upcoming Beginner’s Day and Teacher Job Fair. He also thanked the student ex-officio officer and citizens for attending the Board meeting and welcomed the audience members to visit the pinwheel garden at the conclusion of the meeting.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm.
Frank Till, Superintendent