Board Minutes – June 11, 2013
Published by Laurie Pender on August 14, 2013
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Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
June 11, 2013

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., in the Board Room, with the following board members present: Alicia Chisolm, Larry Lancaster, Carrie Sutton, Susan Williams, Greg West, Michael Boose, Kim Fisher, James McLauchlin and Macky Hall.  Others present were Superintendent Frank Till, Associate Superintendents Ricky Lopes, Betty Musselwhite, Joseph Locklear, Allison Violette, Ron Phipps and Mary Black; Board Attorney David Phillips; Executive Director Patricia Hollingsworth; 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 Kim Fisher, followed by the invocation by James McLauchlin.

The Board heard from one speaker during the Public Forum portion of the meeting:

            Barbara Sledge-Yancey

The Board recognized the Cumberland County Association of Principals and Assistant Principals Scholarship Recipients:

Shaun Jones, Sierra Tolbert, Sana Tehsin, Emily Sheffield, Alexis Bellamy, Dominique McClain, Sabriya Dobbins, Anjail Mani, Jeffrey Cox, DeLantra Johnson, Andrew Nyce, Harris Hamed, Ifeyinwa Umerah and Kyle Campbell.

 

The Board recognized the Cumberland County Association of Principals and Assistant Principals Assistant Principals of the Year:

Antoine McGill – Rockfish Elementary

Sophia Luke Taylor – Mac Williams Middle and Caroline Whitley, Hope Mills Middle

Phyllis Jackson – Gray’s Creek High

 

Chairman Alicia Chisolm called for a motion to approve the CONSENT AGENDA. 

Upon motion by Carrie Sutton, seconded by Michael Boose, the following Consent Agenda items (with the exception of items 3.11 and 3.12) were approved by unanimously by the Board. (Items 3.11 and 3.12 were was pulled from Consent and placed on the Discussion Agenda)

a)         CONSIDER Approval of the MINUTES of the May 14, 2013 Board Meeting

b)         CONSIDER RELEASE OF CERTAIN STUDENTS 

c)         CONSIDER Approval of the TERRY SANFORD CENTENNIAL GRADUATION PROCLAMATION as recommended by the Curriculum Committee 

d)         CONSIDER Approval of the CUMBERLAND COUNTY SCHOOLS 2013-2014 CTE LOCAL PLAN 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 and SPECIAL LEAVES OF ABSENCE REQUESTS as recommended by the Personnel Committee 

g)         CONSIDER Approval of SPECIAL LEAVES OF ABSENCE REQUESTS and as recommended by the Personnel Committee 

h)         CONSIDER Approval of TEACHERS RECOMMENDED FOR PROBATIONARY CONTRACTS 2013-2014 as recommended by the Personnel Committee 

i)          CONSIDER Approval of TEACHERS RECOMMENDED FOR TENURE 2013-2014 as recommended by the Personnel Committee 

j)          CONSIDER Approval of NON-RENEWAL OF TEACHERS 2013-2014 as recommended by the Personnel Committee 

k)         CONSIDER Approval of CUMBERLAND COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM & CCS SERVICE AGREEMENT as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee 

l)          CONSIDER Approval of the 2013-2014 CUMBERLAND COUNTY VOCATIONAL REHAB IN-SCHOOL WORK ADJUSTMENT & CCS PROGRAM AGREEMENT as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee 

m)        CONSIDER Approval of the AIG LOCAL PLAN 2013-2016 as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee 

n)         CONSIDER Approval of the 2013-2014 CODE OF CONDUCT as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee 

o)         CONSIDER Approval of the 2013-2014 TITLE I PROPOSAL as recommended by the Personnel Committee 

p)         CONSIDER Approval of NAMING THE MEDIA CENTER AT ANNE CHESNUTT MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTER WILLIAM EDWARD MURPHY as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee

q)         CONSIDER Approval of FULLER PLC NAME CHANGE TO A.B. WILKINS HIGH SCHOOL PLC as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee 

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

s)         CONSIDER Approval of POLICY UPDATES as recommended by the Policy/Student Assignment Committee 

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DISCUSSION AGENDA

BUDGET COMMITTEE – Upon a motion by Susan Williams, seconded by Macky Hall, the Board voted unanimously to APPROVE THE BUDGET AMENDMENTS as presented by Associate Superintendent Ricky Lopes

Mr. Lopes provided the Board with an update on House and Senate budget action

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

Item 3.11         CONSIDER Approval of Administrative Recommendations as recommended by the Personnel Committee. Dr. Locklear shared an additional name not submitted during the Personnel Committee meeting (Meredith Colville, replacing retiring Marlene Jenkins as Curriculum Specialist). Upon a motion by James McLauchlin, seconded by Macky Hall, the board voted unanimously to APPROVE THE ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS.

Item 3.12         CONSIDER Approval of Insurance Renewal as recommended by the Personnel Committee. Dr. Locklear provided the board with additional cost information not available during the Personnel Committee meeting. Upon a motion by Greg West, seconded by Michael Boose, the board voted unanimously to APPROVE THE INSURANCE RENEWAL as recommended by the Personnel Committee.

Upon a motion by Kim Fisher, seconded by Michael Boose, the board voted unanimously to go into CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO NCGS 143-318.11(A) AND (6) TO DISCUSS THE QUALIFICATIONS OF A PROSPECTIVE PUBLIC OFFICER AND TO PREVENT THE DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION THAT IS PRIVILEGED UNDER NCGS 115C-319.

Upon a motion by Kim Fisher, seconded by Greg West, the board voted unanimously to come out of Closed Session. No action was taken in Closed Session.

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ADDITIONAL BUSINESS

Greg West made a motion, seconded by Carrie Sutton, to APPOINT MS. DELORES INGRAM TO THE FTCC BOARD OF TRUSTEES. The motion passed unanimously.

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CLOSING ITEMS

Superintendent’s Update:

Dr. Till invited the board to the August 14, 2013 Leadership Session. This is a community event. We will not hold our opening ceremonies at the Crown Coliseum this year.

Chairman’s Update:

Mrs. Chisolm recognized Dr. Till for his recent Jay Robinson Leadership Finalist Award.

Mrs. Chisolm thanked the community and organization representatives for attending the meeting and reminded everyone that we will not hold board meetings during the month of July. Our next meeting is August 6, 2013. With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:29 pm.  

 

Frank Till, Superintendent

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