Published by Laurie Pender on September 13, 2012
Cumberland County Board of Education
The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, August 14, 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 Ricky Lopes, Tim Kinlaw, Betty Musselwhite, Joseph Locklear, Mary Black 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, CCAE Representative Wanda Kindell, 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 Michael Boose, followed by Carrie Sutton giving the invocation.
The Board heard from three speakers during the Public Forum:
Grace King, Cumberland County Association of Teacher Assistants
Mr. Lancaster called for a motion to approve the CONSENT AGENDA.
Upon motion by Greg West seconded by Kim Fisher, the following Consent Agenda items were approved by Larry Lancaster, Alicia Chisolm, Carrie Sutton, Greg West, Kim Fisher, James McLauchlin, Mary Emily Royal and Macky Hall. Michael Boose voted in opposition.
a) Approval of the MINUTES of the June 12, 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 TENURE 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 RECOMMENDATIONS as recommended by the Personnel Committee
h) Approval of REQUEST TO AMEND THE LEASE WITH DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY FOR THE BILL HEFNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SITE as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
i) Approval of SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH HARTFORD CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY FOR CUMBERLAND MILLS ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM ADDITION PROJECT as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
j) Approval of SIDEWALK EASEMENT REQUEST ON THE EE MILLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SITE as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
k) Approval of the 2012-2013 AGREEMENT WITH CCS AND CUMBERLAND COMMUNITY ACTION (HEAD START) PROGRAM as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee
l) Approval of 2012-2013 AGREEMENT WITH CUMBERLAND COMMUNITY VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION IN-SCHOOL WORK SERVICES as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee
m) Approval of 2012-2013 AGREEMENT WITH SERVICES OF THE BLIND as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee
n) Approval of BUDGET RESOLUTION as recommended by the Budget/Finance Committee
o) Approval of PROPOSED BOARD POLICIES (First Reading) as recommended by the Policy/Student Assignment Committee
p) Approval of RESCINDING CERTAIN BOARD POLICIES as recommended by the Policy/Student Assignment Committee
q) Approval of ADOPTION OF BOARD POLICIES (Second Reading) as recommended by the Policy/Student Assignment Committee
Ricky Lopes provided the Board with an overview/update of the current budget.
Greg West called for a motion to approve the ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACT RENEWAL RECOMMENDATION. Upon a motion by Carrie Sutton, seconded by James McLauchlin, the following Board members voted to approve the recommendation: Carrie Sutton, James McLauchlin, Larry Lancaster, Greg West, Alicia Chisolm. Voting in opposition: Michael Boose, Kim Fisher, Macky Hall and Mary Emily Royal.
Dr. Frank Till informed the Board that our year-round schools and our four specialty high schools experienced excellent school openings. We are looking forward to the traditional schools opening on August 27th.
Dr. Till reminded the Board of the school kick-off events scheduled for August 21st in the Crown Coliseum.
Board Member’s Update:
Mr. Greg West encouraged everyone to become a mentor to one of our many children in need of a mentor.
Mr. Lancaster shared his expectation for a great school opening day and a successful school year. He asked everyone to be mindful of buses, children walking and additional traffic as we open school on August 27th. He thanked everyone for attending the Board meeting.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:12 pm.
Frank Till, Superintendent