Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on September 10, 2014
Cumberland County Board of Education
The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, August 12, 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, Joseph Locklear and Mary Black; Board Attorney David Phillips; media representative, representatives of the principals association, district PTA representatives and representatives of the teacher assistants association.
Chairman Greg West called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. Our Pledge of Allegiance was led by Alicia Chisolm, followed by the invocation by Kim Fisher.
The Board heard from three speakers during the Public Forum portion of the meeting:
Mr. Eronomy Mohammad, Mr. Van Clough and Ms. Carmella McKeller-Smith
We did not have recognitions this month.
Chairman Greg West called for a motion to approve the CONSENT AGENDA.
Upon motion by Michael Boose, seconded by James McLauchlin, the following Consent Agenda items were approved by unanimously by the Board.
a) CONSIDER Approval of the Minutes of the June 10, 2014 Board Meeting
b) CONSIDER Release of Certain Students
c) CONSIDER Approval of Revised / New Policies (Policy 3460) Second Reading
d) CONSIDER Approval of License Agreement with County of Cumberland and City of Fayetteville to construct a public bus stop at New Century Elementary as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
e) CONSIDER Approval of Memorandum of Agreement with Fayetteville State University for the Cross Creek Early College High School program as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
f) CONSIDER Approval of Memorandum of Agreement with Fayetteville State University for the Cumberland International Early College High School program as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
g) CONSIDER Approval of the 2014-2015 School Nurse Contract with Cumberland County Health Dept and CCS as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee
h) CONSIDER Approval of the 2014-2015 MOA Transition with CCS and Cumberland County Action Program, Head Start as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee
i) CONSIDER Approval of Budget Resolution as recommended by the Finance Committee
j) CONSIDER Approval of Revised / New Policies (First Reading) as recommended by the Policy/Student Assignment 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 Teachers Recommended for Tenure as recommended by the Personnel Committee
m) CONSIDER Approval of Leaves of Absence Requests as recommended by the Personnel Committee
n) CONSIDER Approval of Special Leaves of Absence Requests as recommended by the Personnel Committee
CONSIDER ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS
Upon a motion by Kim Fisher, seconded by James McLauchlin, the following board members voted to approve the ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS as presented: Larry Lancaster, Carrie Sutton, Susan Williams James McLauchlin, Greg West, Kim Fisher, Alicia Chisolm and Macky Hall. Michael Boose voted in opposition. ((Exhibit N)
Upon a motion by Larry Lancaster, seconded by Michael Boose, the Board voted unanimously to reappoint Mr. Charles Koonce to the Fayetteville Technical Community College Board of Trustees.
Dr. Till informed the board that Mr. Lopes is currently working on sorting out the issues surrounding the new budget. Mr. Lopes will update the board at the next Finance Committee meeting. Dr. Till invited everyone to the ‘opening of the school year’ meeting being held at 9:00 on August 13 at Jack Britt High.
Mr. West commented that the ‘new teacher orientation’ is going well. He thanked everyone for attending tonight’s meeting and reminded everyone to be cautious as school starts on August 26th. Please keep student safety in mind.
Mr. West thanked the board for recent discussions which will lead to a better informed and unified board.
With no further business the meeting adjourned at 6:50 pm.