Board Minutes – March 12, 2013
Published by Laurie Pender on April 10, 2013
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Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
March 12, 2013

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, March 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; Ft. Bragg Youth Liaison Representative; 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 Greg West, followed by the invocation by Susan Williams.

The Board heard from nine speakers during the Public Forum:

Tisha Waddell
Stephen Smith
Mr. Vencill
Anthony Reaves
Walter Smith
Reeshemah Johnson
Matthew DeNoble
E. Maerten
Reginald Wells

The Board RECOGNIZED Student Representatives Shaun Jones, Student Government representative from Massey Hill High School and Essence Evans, Student Government representative from Douglas Byrd High School. Shaun and Essence were given the opportunity to address the Board on a topic of their choice.

The following students were RECOGNIZED for AMAZING ACTS OF CHARACTER:

Victoria Tew – Gallberry Farm Elementary School
Mackenzie Volanti – Gallberry Farm Elementary 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.

a) CONSIDER Approval of the MINUTES of the February 12, 2013 Board Meeting

b) CONSIDER RELEASE OF CERTAIN STUDENTS 

c) CONSIDER Approval of the PROPOSED BOARD POLICY UPDATES as recommended by the Policy/Student Assignment Committee 

d) CONSIDER Approval of REVISIONS TO POLICY 3405 STUDENTS AT RISK OF ACADEMIC FAILURE as recommended by the Policy/Student Assignment 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 ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATION as recommended by the Personnel Committee 

h) CONSIDER Approval of REQUEST OF THE APPROPRIATION OF CAPITAL OUTLAY FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $500,000.00 FOR BUDGET YEAR 2012-2013 AND $500,000.00 FOR BUDGET YEAR 2013-2014 FOR SCHOOL SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee 

i) CONSIDER Approval of ACCEPTING DONATION OF REAL PROPERTY ADJOINING THE CAMPUS OF CAPE FEAR HIGH SCHOOL AND MAC WILLIAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL FROM BROADWELL LAND COMPANY as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee 

j) CONSIDER Approval of INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE TOWN OF SPRING LAKE REGARDING USE OF FACILITIES as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee

k) CONSIDER Approval of REQUEST TO NAME THE SOFTBALL FIELD AT SOUTH VIEW HIGH SCHOOL THE “EDDIE DEES FIELD” as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee 

l) CONSIDER Approval of SUPERINTENDENT TO MEET WITH VARIOUS LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES / GOVERNING BODIES IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY REQUESTING THEIR ASSISTANCE TO PROVIDE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS TO SERVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WITHIN THEIR JURISDICTIONS as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee

m) CONSIDER Approval of 2013 MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS PROCLAMATION as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee 

n) CONSIDER Approval of BUDGET AMENDMENTS as recommended by the Budget/Finance Committee 

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DISCUSSION AGENDA

Mr. Tim Kinlaw provided an overview to the Board and meeting attendees of the entire Fuller Performance Learning Center / W.T. Brown Elementary Plan. Mr. Kinlaw explained the need for space at Fuller and below-capacity enrollment at W.T. Brown. Upon a motion by Carrie Sutton and seconded by Macky Hall the FULLER PLC / W.T. BROWN ELEMENTARY PLAN passed unanimously. 

Kim Fisher made a motion, seconded by Greg West, to APPROVE the RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO SCHOOL PROPERTY TRANSFER FROM LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS TO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. The motion passed unanimously. 

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CLOSING ITEMS

Superintendent’s Update:

Dr. Till shared with the Board his involvement with recent Finance Webinars with DPI.

Dr. Till reminded everyone of the March 13, 2013 AdvancED Exit Report meeting.

 

Board Member Update:

Mr. Boose thanked Dr. Till for his positive meetings in Raleigh on behalf of Cumberland County Schools.

Mr. West thanked the staff for their hard work in preparation for the AdvancED Review Team.

 

Chairman’s Update:

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 7:26 pm.

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Frank Till, Superintendent

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