Published by Laurie Pender on October 9, 2012
Cumberland County Board of Education
The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., in the Auditorium of the Educational Resource Center, 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, Allison Violette, 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 Alicia Chisolm, followed by moment of silence lead by Larry Lancaster.
The Board heard from no speakers during the Public Forum. The District PTA presented the Board Members with their PTA membership cards.
The Board RECOGNIZED Student Representatives Robert Reid, Student Body President at Pine Forest High School, and Kadejah Murray, Student Council President at Howard Health & Life Sciences High School. Robert and Kadejah were given the opportunity to address the Board on a topic of their choice.
The Board Recognized Carson Phipps for the Agriculture Education Program Improvement Grant presentations.
The Board recognized Ron Phipps to present the North Carolina Title I Reward schools and North Carolina Honor Schools of Excellence Banners.
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 by unanimously by the Board:
a) Approval of the MINUTES of the August 14, 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 ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS as recommended by the Personnel Committee
g) Approval of the 2012-2013 AGREEMENT FOR SRO SERVICES BETWEEN COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND CUMBERLAND COUNTY SCHOOLS as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
h) Approval of 2012-2013 SCHOOL NURSE CONTRACT as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee
i) Approval of 2012-2013 AGREEMENT WITH CUMBERLAND COUNTY SCHOOLS AND EASTER SEALS UCP NC, INC. as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee
j) Approval of the PROPOSED BOARD POLICIES (First Reading) as recommended by the Policy Committee
k) Approval of PROPOSED BOARD POLICIES (Second Reading) as recommended by the Policy Committee
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:22 pm.
Frank Till, Superintendent