|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
Regina Hyde, Morganton Road Elementary
Niesha Witherspoon, Seventy-First High School
Kristen Curran, Student Services Department
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.
Board of Education
Dr. James McLauchlin