Board Action – October 14, 2014
Published by Laurie Pender on October 16, 2014
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A report on Board action
Cumberland County Board of Education
Regular Meeting

October 14, 2014 


 

Administrative Recommendations ApprovedThe Board approved the following administrative recommendations:PrincipalManchester Elementary School            Kailey Ferguson Hill

Assistant Principals

Douglas Byrd High School                     Leslie Bailey

Pine Forest High School                        Juelle McDonald

Lake Rim Elementary School                Joseph A. Fankibi

Nine Officers Added to Local SRO Program
Members of the Board agreed to add nine additional officers to the 56-member SRO program. Funding for the officers is being provided as follows:

6 SROs – A North Carolina Grant

1 ½  SROs – Cumberland County Board of Education

1 ½  SROs – Cumberland County Commissioners

The SROs will be assigned to patrol elementary schools.


Proclamation for a Drug-Free Community Gets Approval
As part of the National Red Ribbon Campaign, the nine-member Board proclaimed October 27 – 31, 2014, as Red Ribbon Week in the Cumberland County Schools. The week-long observance encourages all citizens to participate in drug prevention education activities as a visible statement that the school system is strongly committed to a drug-free community.

Board Adopts 2015 District Priorities
Through the Legislative Committee’s recommendation, the Board approved the 2015 Priorities for Strengthening and Enhancing the Cumberland County Schools, which are as follows:

  1. Attract and Retain the Best Public School Teachers: Competitive Compensation
  2. Provide Adequate Resources for North Carolina’s Public Schools
  3. Develop Accountability System that Nurtures Academic Improvement
  4. Increase Local Control and Flexibility to Implement Reforms and Enhance Performance
  5. Increase Accountability in Taxpayer-Funded Education Provided Outside Public Schools  

Recognitions
Student government leaders Allison Bouldin from Howard Health and Life Sciences High School and Kathryn Barnes from Cross Creek Early College High School served as the 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 September’s ‘Amazing Acts of Character’ honoree Brandon Joseph from Reid Ross Classical High School. He was chosen from individual school nominations for displaying ‘acts of good character.’ Personal congratulations were extended to Brandon from each member of the Board.

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Board of Education

Greg West
Chair
At-Large

James McLauchlin
Vice-Chair
District #2

Michael Boose
At-Large

Kim Fisher
At-Large

Alicia Chisolm
District #1

Carrie Sutton
District #3

Larry Lancaster
District #4

Susan Williams
District #5

Macky Hall
District #6

Superintendent
Frank Till

        
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