‘Gesture of Appreciation’ for Mail Carriers Approved
Approval came from the Board to accept a special certificate of appreciation for area U.S. Postal Mail Carriers for their efforts in improving the educational opportunities for children in Cumberland County. Through the United Way of Cumberland County’s Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, local children from ages 0-5 receive a new book free of charge each month. In many cases, the child’s parent/guardian change addresses without notifying United Way. “The Letter Carriers make a difference by bringing [back] undeliverable Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library books to be redistributed to preschool children,” said Superintendent Dr. Frank Till.
Administrative Recommendation Approved
Tremaine Canteen, Spring Lake Middle
Board Gives Proclamation ‘Thumbs Up’
The Board pledged its support in proclaiming February 3 – 7, 2014, as National School Counseling Week in the Cumberland County Schools. As stated in the proclamation, recognition of the week-long observance supports school counselors helping students reach their full potential by encouraging them to discover their abilities, strengths, interests, and talents as it relates to career awareness and development.
Approval Gained for 2014-2015 SY Calendars
Full-Board approval was given for the Traditional 10-Month, Year-Round, Howard Health & Life Sciences, and A.B. Wilkins/Cross Creek/Cumberland International 2014-2015 calendars. These documents are posted on the Cumberland County Schools’ Website.
Student government leaders Alexandra Bright from Seventy-First High School and Shelby Huseby from Alger B. Wilkins High School served as ex-officio members of the Cumberland County Board of Education during the meeting. Ex-officio members are given the opportunity to make comments, ask questions, and give input on any topic brought before the Board.
Betty Musselwhite, the associate superintendent of School Support, introduced December’s ‘Amazing Acts of Character’ honorees Judah Dahlman from Alderman Road Elementary School; Alyssa Naudin from Eastover-Central Elementary School; Dominique Birch from Alger B. Wilkins High School; and Narissa Rivera, Elise Lee and Enise Lee from Westover High School. The six students were chosen from individual school nominations for displaying ‘acts of good character.’ Personal congratulations were extended to the students from each member of the Board.