Published by Laurie Pender on August 15, 2012
Cumberland County Board of Education
The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., in the Board Room, with the following board members present: Larry Lancaster, Carrie Sutton, Kim Fisher, Macky Hall, James McLauchlin, Mary Emily Royal, Michael Boose and Greg West. Others present were Superintendent Frank Till, Associate Superintendents Ricky Lopes, Tim Kinlaw, Betty Musselwhite, Joseph Locklear, Allison Violette and Ron Phipps; Executive Director Patricia Hollingsworth; Board Attorney David Phillips; 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 Greg West, followed by Kim Fisher giving the invocation.
The Board heard from three speakers during the Public Forum:
Scott Hamilton, 108 Hillside Ave, Fayetteville, NC
Mr. Lancaster called for a motion to approve the CONSENT AGENDA.
Upon motion by Greg West seconded by Michael Boose, the following Consent Agenda items were approved unanimously:
a) Approval of the MINUTES of the May 15, 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 TEACHERS RECOMMENDED FOR PROBATIONARY CONTRACTS as recommended by the Personnel Committee
e) Approval of TEACHERS RECOMMENDED FOR TENURE as recommended by the Personnel Committee
f) Approval of LEAVES OF ABSENCE REQUESTS as recommended by the Personnel Committee
g) Approval of SPECIAL LEAVES OF ABSENCE REQUESTS as recommended by the Personnel Committee
h) Approval of EMPLOYEE CONTRACT NON-RENEWAL RECOMMENDATION as recommended by the Personnel Committee
i) Approval of PERSONNEL RECOMMENDATION as recommended by the Personnel Committee
j) Approval of 2012/2014 TECHNOLOGY PLAN as recommended by the Curriculum Committee
k) Approval of 2012-2013 CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) LOCAL PLAN as recommended by the Curriculum Committee
l) Approval of 2012-2013 COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES AND THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee
m) Approval of the SCHOOL-BASED MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM as recommended by the Student Services Committee.
n) Approval of BUDGET AMENDMENTS as recommended by the Budget/Finance Committee
o) Approval of ADOPTING BOARD POLICIES (First Reading) as recommended by the Policy/Student Assignment Committee
p) Approval of WAIVING of SECOND READING and IMMEDIATE ADOPTION of REVISED BOARD POLICY 3226 INTERNET SAFETY as recommended by the Policy/Student Assignment Committee
q) Approval of RENAMING of NEW CENTURYMIDDLE SCHOOL to NEW CENTURY INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL as recommended by the Policy/Student Assignment Committee
Ricky Lopes provided the Board with an overview of additional budget amendments. Upon a motion by Kim Fisher, seconded by Michael Boose, the Board unanimously APPROVED the ADDITIONAL BUDGET AMENDMENTS as presented by Ricky Lopes. (See Exhibit P)
Joseph Locklear and Henry Smith provided the Board with information regarding our current insurance program and shared the recommendation for our insurance renewal. Upon a motion by Kim Fisher, seconded by James McLauchlin, the Board unanimously APPROVED the INSURANCE RENEWAL RECOMMENDATION. (See Exhibit Q)
Joseph Locklear explained to the Board that we have a deadline of June 30, 2012 to make a decision on our property insurance renewal. Upon a motion by Michael Boose, seconded by Carrie Sutton, the Board unanimously approved to accept Dr. Locklear’s recommendation for PROPERTY INSURANCE RENEWAL – (not to exceed $1.7 million).
Joseph Locklear presented additional ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS to the Board. Upon a motion by Kim Fisher, seconded by James McLauchlin the recommendations were approved with the following Board members voting in favor of the recommendations: Greg West, Carrie Sutton, Mary Emily Royal, Larry Lancaster, Kim Fisher, James McLauchlin and Macky Hall. Michael Boose voted in opposition. (See Exhibit R)
Upon a motion by Michael Boose, seconded by Greg West, the Board voted unanimously to APPOINT DR. DALLAS FREEMAN to another term on the FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD of TRUSTEES.
Mr. Lancaster thanked everyone for attending the Board meeting.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:16 pm.
Frank Till, Superintendent
Board Minutes – June 2012