School Improvement Plans Approved
The Board approved the School Improvement Plans for all schools. Each plan was developed at the site level with input from staff and parents. Afterward, Central Services staff and Board members reviewed the plans prior to their approval. Schools are in the process of implementing their plans, which can be revised as new needs arise during the school year.
Board Gives Proclamations ‘Thumbs Up’
The Board pledged its support to recognize Anti-Bullying Awareness Week in the Cumberland County Schools (CCS) from November 12 – 16, 2012. The school system will acknowledge and heighten awareness about the serious issues and the negative affects of bullying. The proclamation is calling on students, families, and educators to play a role in addressing bullying situations and changing school culture.
October 23 – 31, 2012, was approved by the Board as Red Ribbon Week. Through the proclamation, the Board is
encouraging all citizens to participate in drug prevention education activities as a visible statement that the CCS is
strongly committed to a drug-free community. The proclamation states that alcohol and other drug abuse have been
identified as one of the greatest threats to the future of the nation causing 15-to 24-year olds to die at an alarming rate.
Administrative Recommendations Approved
Howard Higgins, Asst. Principal, Ed V. Baldwin Elementary
Larry Parker, Asst. Principal, E.E. Smith High
Myron Williams, Principal, Seventy-First High
Director of School Support:
Mark Culbreth, School Support
Student government leader Alejandro Benitez from Cumberland International Early College High School served as the ex-officio member of the Cumberland County Board of Education during the October 9 meeting. Ex-officio members are given the opportunity to make comments, ask questions, and give input on any topic brought before the Board.
Betty Musselwhite, the associate superintendent of School Support, introduced September’s Amazing Acts of Character honoree Donnie “D.J.” Butcher from Gray’s Creek Middle School. The lone honoree, chosen from individual school nominations for displaying ‘acts of good character,’ was also recognized by the Board.