Published by Laurie Pender on June 12, 2013
Cumberland County Board of Education
The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, May 14, 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, 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 Michael Boose, followed by the invocation by Larry Lancaster.
The Board heard from two speakers during the Public Forum portion of the meeting:
The following students were RECOGNIZED for AMAZING ACTS OF CHARACTER:
Laine Maples – Honeycutt Elementary School
Kaitlin Shenberger – Gray’s Creek High School
The Board recognized NC PTA Art Program State Winner – Christine Brooks
Dr. Till received a plaque from Keith Cummins and Jane Lott, regional representatives of the American Heart Association, in appreciation of his support to the American Heart Association.
The following individuals were recognized for receiving Operation Round-Up Grants:
Rhonda McNatt and Jim Swann – Armstrong Elementary
Pam Phelps and Steven Morris – Mac Williams Middle School
The Board RECOGNIZED members of the Seventy-First Classical Middle School Quiz Bowl team for their outstanding performance during recent national competition.
Chairman Alicia Chisolm called for a motion to approve the CONSENT AGENDA.
Upon motion by James McLauchlin, seconded by Kim Fisher, the following Consent Agenda items (with the exception of item 3.17) were approved by unanimously by the Board. (Item 3.17 was pulled from Consent and placed on the Discussion Agenda
a) CONSIDER Approval of the MINUTES of the April 9, 2013 Board Meeting
b) CONSIDER RELEASE OF CERTAIN STUDENTS
c) CONSIDER Approval of the NEW OUTER LOOP ASSIGNMENT PLAN as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
d) CONSIDER Approval of the REQUEST TO INCREASE MELA PRICES BY 5 CENT FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
e) CONSIDER Approval of the INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT with the TOWN of HOPE MILLS REGARDING USE OF CCS FACILITIES as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
f) CONSIDER Approval of the REQUEST TO NAME the DOUGLAS BYRD HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL FIELD the “BRAD BARBOUR BASEBALL FIELD” as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
g) CONSIDER Approval of the 2013-2014 VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES 3rd PARTY AGREEMENT as recommended by the Student Support Service Committee
h) CONSIDER Approval PROPOSED FY 2013-2014 BUDGET as recommended by the Budget/Finance Committee
i) CONSIDER Approval of BUDGET AMENDMENTS as recommended by the Budget/Finance Committee
j) CONSIDER Approval of the TITLE II APPLICATION PROPOSAL 2013-2014 as recommended by the Curriculum Committee
k) CONSIDER Approval of PERSONNEL, including Certified, Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Classified, Child Nutrition, Bus Drivers, and Prime Time as recommended by the Personnel Committee
l) CONSIDER Approval of LEAVES OF ABSENCE REQUESTS and SPECIAL LEAVES OF ABSENCE REQUESTS as recommended by the Personnel Committee
m) CONSIDER Approval of TEACHERS RECOMMENDED FOR PROBATIONARY CONTRACTS 2013-2014 as recommended by the Personnel Committee
n) CONSIDER Approval of TEACHERS RECOMMENDED FOR TENURE 2013-2014 as recommended by the Personnel Committee
o) CONSIDER Approval of NON-RENEWAL OF TEACHERS 2013-2014 as recommended by the Personnel Committee
p) CONSIDER Approval of PERFORMANCE INCENTIVE FOR TEACHERS 2013-2016 as recommended by the Personnel Committee
Item 3.17 CONSIDER Approval of ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACT RENEWALS as recommended by the Personnel Committee.
Mr. Boose asked Dr. Till if he was aware of any administrator on the renewal list planning to leave before their contract expires. Dr. Till told the Board that at this time he is unaware of any administrator that does not plan to fulfill their contract. Upon a motion by Susan Williams, seconded by Kim Fisher, the ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACT RENEWALS passed unanimously.
Mr. Lopes provided the Board with additional Budget amendments. Upon a motion by Kim Fisher, seconded by Michael Boose, the BUDGET AMENDMENTS passed unanimously.
Board Member Update:
Ms. Sutton reminded everyone of the Education Press Conference at 3:00 pm on Friday, May 17th.
Dr. Till thanked the Board for their interviews with the Broad Research Team. The visit went very well and the team provided us with a positive exit report.
Mrs. Chisolm thanked the community and organization representatives for attending the meeting and with no further business adjourned at 7:05 pm.
Frank Till, Superintendent