Published by Laurie Pender on March 12, 2013
Cumberland County Board of Education
The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., in the Board Room, with the following board members present: Alicia Chisolm, Larry Lancaster, Carrie Sutton, Susan Williams, Macky Hall, James McLauchlin, Michael Boose, Kim Fisher and Greg West. Others present were Superintendent Frank Till, Associate Superintendents Ricky Lopes, Tim Kinlaw, Betty Musselwhite, Joseph Locklear, Allison Violette, Ron Phipps and Mary Black; Board Attorney David Phillips; Executive Director Patricia Hollingsworth; CCAE Representatives Joseph Sorce and Wanda Kindell; media representative, representatives of the principals association and representatives of the teacher assistants.
Chairman Alicia Chisolm called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Macky Hall, followed by the invocation by James McLauchlin.
The Board heard from five speakers during the Public Forum:
The Board RECOGNIZED Student Representatives Tajsah Armstrong, Student Government representative from E.E. Smith High School and Elizabeth Ree Brunner, Student Government representative from Jack Britt High School. Tajsah and Elizabeth were given the opportunity to address the Board on a topic of their choice.
The Board RECOGNIZED the Wells Fargo Outstanding Educator Award recipients; Elementary Education – Tiffany Anderson, Secondary Education – Andrea Phillips and Administrative – Joy Williams.
The Board RECOGNIZED our 2013 Presidential Scholars Candidates – Derek Chan, attending Jack Britt High School and Matthew Cleveland, attending Massey Hill Classical High School.
The following student was RECOGNIZED for AMAZING ACTS OF CHARACTER:
Alaina Wofford – Reid Ross Classical School
Chairman Alicia Chisolm 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 by unanimously by the Board.
** (Item 3.08 – Consider Approval of Administrative Recommendation was pulled from the Consent Agenda and placed on the Discussion Agenda. Kim Fisher abstained from voting on item 3.15 – Consider Approval of Suspending Exam Requirement in Policy 3452 for the 2013-2013 School Year, due to conflict of interest) **
a) CONSIDER Approval of the MINUTES of the January 8, 2013 Board Meeting
b) CONSIDER RELEASE OF CERTAIN STUDENTS
c) CONSIDER Approval of the CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION MONTH PROCLAMATION as recommended by the Curriculum Committee
d) CONSIDER Approval of the NEA READ ACROSS AMERICA PROCLAMATION as recommended by the Curriculum Committee
e) CONSIDER Approval of PERSONNEL, including Certified, Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Classified, Child Nutrition, Bus Drivers, and Prime Time as recommended by the Personnel Committee
f) CONSIDER Approval of LEAVES OF ABSENCE REQUESTS as recommended by the Personnel Committee
g) CONSIDER Approval of SPECIAL LEAVES OF ABSENCE REQUESTS as recommended by the Personnel Committee
h) CONSIDER Approval of CONVEYING a PARCEL of LAND TO THE TOWN of EASTOVER for a PUBLIC STREET as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
i) CONSIDER Approval of REQUEST to PLACE a PERMANENT MARKER at the TERRY SANFORD HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS COMPLEX HONORING GIL BOWMAN as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
j) CONSIDER Approval of REQUEST to NAME the GYMNASIUM at PINE FOREST HIGH SCHOOL in HONOR of THOMAS JACKSON as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
k) CONSIDER Approval of the 2013 NATIONAL SOCIAL WORK MONTH PROCLAMATION as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee
l) CONSIDER Approval of BUDGET AMENDMENTS as recommended by the Budget/Finance Committee
m) CONSIDER Approval of PROPOSED BOARD POLICY UPDATES as recommended by the Policy/Student Assignment Committee (First Reading)
n) CONSIDER Approval of SUSPENDING EXAM REQUIREMENT in POLICY 3452 ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM for the 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR as recommended by the Policy/Student Assignment Committee
o) CONSIDER Approval of RESCINDING CERTAIN BOARD POLICIES as recommended by the Policy/Student Assignment Committee
p) CONSIDER Approval of PROPOSED BOARD POLICIES (Set 16) as recommended by the Policy/Student Assignment Committee (Second Reading)
Kim Fisher made a motion to approve the ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATION. The motion was seconded by Greg West. The following Board members voted to approve the recommendation; Alicia Chisolm, Greg West, Larry Lancaster, Kim Fisher, Susan Williams, Carrie Sutton and James McLauchlin. Michael Boose and Macky Hall voted in opposition.
Upon a motion by Kim Fisher, seconded by Michael Boose, the Board voted unanimously to go into CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT to N.C.G.S. 143-318.1 TO CONSULT WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY.
Upon a motion by Kim Fisher, seconded by Michael Boose, the Board voted unanimously to come out of closed session. No action was taken in closed session.
Dr. Till shared with the Board plans for bell time changes at several schools.
Dr. Till praised Lydia Stewart and her staff for their work on recent Cultural Arts events. Dr. Till reminded everyone of the upcoming Communities in School “School House Rocks” event.
Mrs. Chisolm thanked our ex-officio officers for their service.
Mrs. Chisolm thanked everyone for attending the meeting and with no further business adjourned at 7:45 pm.
Frank Till, Superintendent