Board Action – December 9, 2014
Published by Laurie Pender on December 9, 2014
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A report on Board action
Cumberland County Board of Education
Regular Meeting

December 9, 2014 


 

At-Large Board Representatives Take Oaths of Office
Returning School Board member Greg West and newly elected Board members Judy Musgrave and Rudy Tatum took the oaths of office, while their family members, friends and supporters watched. The oaths were given by the Honorable Edward Pone and Talmage Baggett.New Board Chair & Vice Chair Named
Members of the Board elected Dr. James McLauchlin as the chair and Susan Williams as the vice chair of the Cumberland County Board of Education. Both will serve a one-year term. Special recognition was given to the outgoing chair, Greg West, and vice chair, Dr. McLauchlin, for their term of service.

Board Gives Proclamation Approval
The Board pledged its support in proclaiming January 26 – 30, 2015, as “Make A Choice Week” in the Cumberland County Schools. As stated in the proclamation, recognition of the week-long observance supports the schools and community working together to empower young people to stay in and succeed in school.

Administrative Recommendations Approved

Assistant Principals

Regina Hyde, Morganton Road Elementary

Niesha Witherspoon, Seventy-First High School

Counseling Coordinator

Kristen Curran, Student Services Department

Recognitions
Student government leaders Matthew Mullins from Westover High School and Kirby Rose from Pine Forest 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 Services, recognized Cumberland County District PTA (CCDPTA) President Porcha McMillan who recognized the following 2014 Reflections Art Contest Winners: Hailey Napier and Jayla Cobb from Glendale Acres Elementary School; Treasure Martin from Ben Martin Elementary School; Tucker Samuelian from Ashley Elementary School; Caitlin Blank from Mary McArthur Elementary School; Vivian Yi-Jen Cheng from Lake Rim Elementary School; and Dania Harriott and Dorian Harriott from Seventy-First High School. CCDPTA Reflections Chair Jennifer Teague joined McMillan during the presentation.

Musselwhite also introduced ‘Amazing Acts of Character’ honorees Jayden Davis from Walker-Spivey Elementary School and Donavan Ross from Massey Hill Classical High School. They were chosen from individual school nominations for displaying ‘acts of good character.’ Personal congratulations were extended to Jayden and Donavan from each member of the Board.

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Board of Education

Dr. James McLauchlin
Chair
District #2

Susan Williams
Vice-Chair
District #5

Greg West
At-Large

Judy Musgrave
At-Large

Rudy Tatum
At-Large

Alicia Chisolm
District #1

Carrie Sutton
District #3

Vacant
District #4

Macky Hall
District #6

Superintendent
Frank Till

        
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