Published by Laurie Pender on June 14, 2012
Cumberland County Board of Education
The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., in the Board Room, with the following board members present: 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; Youth Education Support Services Director Glenda Mack, representatives of the principals association, representatives of the teacher assistants, and a representative of the media.
Vice Chairman Alicia Chisolm called the meeting to order. Pledge of Allegiance was led by James McLauchlin, followed by Mary Emily Royal giving the invocation.
The Board heard from no speakers during the Public Forum.
The Board RECOGNIZED Student Representative Stephanie Wall, Student Body President of Reid Ross Classical High School. Stephanie was given the opportunity to address the Board on a topic of her choice.
The following students were RECOGNIZED for AMAZING ACTS OF CHARACTER:
Zoe Ferriol – Howard Hall Elementary School
The Board RECOGNIZED Board Vice Chairman for being honored by Zeta Pi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority with the Elizabeth Schmoke Randolph Award – OUTSTANDING CIVIC LEADER.
Mrs. Chisolm 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 April 17, 2012 Board Meeting
b) Approval of RELEASE OF CERTAIN STUDENTS to attend school in another school district
c) Approval of the 2012-2013 TITLE II APPLICATION as recommended by the Curriculum Committee
d) Approval of PERSONNEL, INCLUDING CERTIFIED, TEACHERS, TEACHER ASSISTANTS, CLASSIFIED, CHILD NUTRITION, BUS DRIVERS, AND PRIME TIME as recommended by the Personnel Committee
e) Approval of LEAVES OF ABSENCE REQUESTS as recommended by the Personnel Committee
f) Approval of SPECIAL LEAVES OF ABSENCE REQUESTS as recommended by the Personnel Committee
g) Approval of ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACTS RECOMMENDATIONS as recommended by the Personnel Committee
h) Approval of TEACHERS RECOMMENDED FOR PROBATIONARY CONTRACTS as recommended by the Personnel Committee
i) Approval of TEACHERS RECOMMENDED for TENURE as recommended by the Personnel Committee
j) Approval of INCREASE OF MEAL PRICES by .05 for the 2012-2013 as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
k) Approval of MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between the CUMBERLAND COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, CUMBERLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, CUMBERLAND COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES, CUMBERLAND COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES and the AMERICAN RED CROSS as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
l) Approval of SUSPENDING CURRENT POLICY REGARDING NAMING OF FACILITIES AND APPROVAL OF REQUEST TO NAME THE BASEBALL STADIUM AT CAPE FEAR HIGH SCHOOL “CARTER SMITH STADIUM” as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee.
m) Approval of the TITLE I PROGRAM PROPOSAL as recommended by the Student Services Committee
n) Approval of BUDGET AMENDMENTS as recommended by the Budget/Finance Committee
o) Approval of 2012-2013 PRELIMINARY BUDGET as recommended by the Budget/Finance Committee
p) Approval of RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE NC DEFERRED COMPENSATION 457(b) PLAN as recommended by the Budget/Finance Committee
q) Approval of ADOPTING BOARD POLICIES (Second Reading) as recommended by the Policy/Student Assignment Committee
r) Approval of RESCINDING CERTAIN BOARD POLICIES as recommended by the Policy/Student Assignment Committee
Ricky Lopes provided the Board with an overview of additional budget amendments. Upon a motion by Carrie Sutton, seconded by Mary Emily Royal, the Board unanimously APPROVED the ADDITIONAL BUDGET AMENDMENTS as presented by Ricky Lopes.
Board members provided brief updates from their committee meetings during the past month.
On behalf of Cumberland County Schools, Dr. Till received an award from the Blood Donor Center honoring the support the center has received from the staff and students of Cumberland County Schools.
Dr. Till shared that he is on a committee organized to review Senate Bill SB795.
Dr. Till reminded the Board and audience of the upcoming graduations.
Mrs. Chisolm congratulated the students honored at tonight’s meeting as well as our young men and women graduating over the next few weeks.
Mrs. Chisolm thanked everyone for attending the Board meeting.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:52 pm.