Board Minutes – May 13, 2014
Published by Laurie Pender on June 11, 2014
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Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
May 13, 2014

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., in the Central Services Board Room, with the following board members present: Greg West, James McLauchlin, Larry Lancaster, Carrie Sutton, Susan Williams, Michael Boose Alicia Chisolm, Kim Fisher 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; media representative, representatives of the principals association and representatives of the teacher assistants.  

Chairman Greg West called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.  Our Pledge of Allegiance was led by Larry Lancaster, followed by the invocation by Greg West.

The Board heard from no speakers during the Public Forum portion of the meeting.

RECOGNITIONS

The Board RECOGNIZED Student Representative Taylor Posey, Student Government representative from Reid Ross Classical High School. Taylor was given the opportunity to address the Board on a topic of his choice.

The Board RECOGNIZED staff members from Gray’s Creek High School. The group recognized was credited with saving the life of a coworker due to their knowledge and quick response when Coach Lovette experienced a heart attack at school.

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

Caden Goins – Rockfish Elementary School
Faith Haggerty – J.W. Coon Elementary School
KaZiya Peterkin – Ramsey Street High School
Troynell Reese – E.E. Smith High School

Chairman Greg West called for a motion to approve the CONSENT AGENDA

Upon motion by Kim Fisher, seconded by Susan Williams, the following Consent Agenda items were approved by unanimously by the Board.

a)         Approval of the MINUTES of the April 15, 2014 Board Meeting

b)         Release of Certain Students 

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

d)         Approval of LEAVES OF ABSENCE REQUESTS as recommended by the Personnel Committee 

e)         Approval of BUDGET & SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR CCS TRANSITION BETWEEN CCS & NC DIVISION OF SERVICES FOR THE BLIND as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee 

f)         Approval of BUDGET AMENDMENTS as recommended by the Finance Committee 

g)         Approval of PROPOSED FY 2014-2015 BUDGET as recommended by the Finance Committee 

h)         Approval of the EMPLOYEE DISMISSAL as recommended by the Personnel Committee 

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ADDITIONAL BUSINESS

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF FOUR-YEAR ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACTS

Carrie Sutton made a motion to remove this item from the agenda and place it on the next Personnel Committee agenda. The motion was seconded by Michael Boose. Voting in favor were Alicia Chisolm, James McLauchlin, Carrie Sutton and Michael Boose. Without enough favorable votes to pass, the motion dies. Upon a motion by Kim Fisher, seconded by Susan Williams, the following board members voted to approve the FOUR-YEAR ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACTS: Susan Williams, Larry Lancaster, Kim Fisher, James McLauchlin, Macky Hall and Greg West. Voting in opposition were Alicia Chisolm, Michael Boose and Carrie Sutton. The motion passed. 

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF ONE-YEAR ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACTS

Upon a motion by Kim Fisher, seconded by Susan Williams, the following board members voted to approve the ONE YEAR ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACTS: Larry Lancaster, Susan Williams, Greg West, Kim Fisher and Macky Hall. Voting in opposition were Carrie Sutton, James McLauchlin, Michael Boose and Alicia Chisolm. The motion passed. 

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF BUDGET AMENDMENTS

Upon a motion by Larry Lancaster, seconded by Michael Boose, the board voted unanimously to approve the Budget Amendments as presented. 

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY SCHOOLS STRATEGIC PLAN

Upon a motion by Larry Lancaster, seconded by Susan Williams, the board voted unanimously to approve the Cumberland County Schools Strategic Plan. 

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CLOSING ITEMS

Superintendent’s Update:

Dr. Till shared the plan for upcoming date to travel to Raleigh and continual work with Superintendents of large districts.  He also shared his pleasure with the district winning ‘NCASA School District Cup’.

Chairman’s Update:

Mr. West thanked everyone for attending tonight’s meeting. He congratulated Dr. Till on his recent award. He thanked our student officer, Taylor, for her attendance and input. He thanked his fellow board members for their ability to disagree without being disagreeable.

Meeting adjourned at 7:02 pm.                                                                    

Frank Till, Superintendent

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