Board Minutes – November 12, 2013
Published by Laurie Pender on December 11, 2013

Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
November 12, 2013

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., in the Central Services Board Room, with the following board members present: Alicia Chisolm, Larry Lancaster, Carrie Sutton, Susan Williams, Michael Boose, Kim Fisher, James McLauchlin, and Macky Hall.  Others present were Superintendent Frank Till, Associate Superintendents Tim Kinlaw, Betty Musselwhite, Ron Phipps, Allison Violette, Ricky Lopes, Joseph Locklear 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.  Our Pledge of Allegiance was led by Macky Hall, followed by the invocation by Kim Fisher.

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

Melanie Garrett


The Board recognized Kristen Schue for being named District 4 Outstanding Science Teacher

The Board RECOGNIZED Student Representatives Chipper Cashwell, Student Government representative from Cape Fear High School and Chelsea Nebolisa, Student Government representative from Terry Sanford High School. Chipper and Chelsea were given the opportunity to address the Board on a topic of their choice.

The Board recognized the following students for Amazing Acts of Character:

            Cayden Erickson – Stoney Point Elementary
            Salmata-Mineratu Lamin – Lewis Chapel Middle
            Haley Michael – Reid Ross Classical

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

Upon motion by Kim Fisher, seconded by Carrie Sutton, the following Consent Agenda items were approved by unanimously by the Board member present.

3.01 CONSIDER Approval of the Minutes of the October 8, 2013 Board Meeting

3.02 CONSIDER Approval of FTCC Articulation Agreement as recommended by the Curriculum Committee

3.03 CONSIDER Approval of Personnel, including Certified, Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Classified, Child Nutrition, Bus Drivers, and Prime Time as recommended by the Personnel Committee

3.04 CONSIDER Approval of Leaves of Absence Requests as recommended by the Personnel Committee

3.05 CONSIDER Approval of Administrative Recommendation as recommended by the Personnel Committee

3.06 CONSIDER Approval of Resolution for Dismissal of Employee as recommended by the Personnel Committee

3.07 CONSIDER Approval of Lottery Applications as recommended by the Finance Committee

3.08 CONSIDER Approval of Budget Amendments as recommended by the Finance Committee

3.09 CONSIDER Approval of Revised / New Policies (First Reading) as recommended by the Policy Committee

3.10 CONSIDER Approval of Rescinding Policy 7410 – Career Status as recommended by the Policy Committee



Superintendent’s Update:

Dr. Till praised the schools participating in this year’s Veteran’s Day parade. The ROTC Units, Bands and Students did a great job and represented their schools honorably.

Chairman’s Update:

Mrs. Chisolm thanked those in attendance tonight with a special thank-you to our Veterans.

She reminded everyone of the closing of facilities for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Meeting adjourned at 7:00 pm.


Frank Till, Superintendent



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