Published by Laurie Pender on October 14, 2015
Cumberland County Board of Education
The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 6:30 p.m., in the Central Services Board Room, with the following board members present: James McLauchlin, Susan Williams, Donna Vann, Carrie Sutton, Greg West, Judy Musgrave, Rudy Tatum, Alicia Chisolm and Macky Hall. Others present were Superintendent Frank Till, Associate Superintendents Tim Kinlaw, Ricky Lopes, Allison Violette, Betty Musselwhite, Ron Phipps and Mary Black; Board Attorney David Phillips; media representative, Ft. Bragg representative, representatives of the principals association, district PTA representative, NCAEOP representatives and representatives of the CCATA.
Chairman James McLauchlin called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. Our Pledge of Allegiance was led by Macky Hall, followed by the invocation from Greg West.
The Board heard from no speakers during the Public Forum portion of the meeting:
The Board RECOGNIZED Student Representatives Maya Morris, Student Government representative from Howard Health & Life Sciences High School and Norman Urbanek, Student Government Representative from Douglas Byrd High School. Maya and Norman were given the opportunity to address the Board on a topic of their choice.
Chairman James McLauchlin called for a motion to approve the CONSENT AGENDA.
(Item 3.08 CONSIDER Approval of candidate for Associate Superintendent of Finance was removed from the CONSENT agenda and added to the DISCUSSION agenda)
Upon motion by Greg West, seconded by Carrie Sutton, the following CONSENT AGENDA items were approved unanimously by the Board:
a) CONSIDER Approval of the Minutes of the August 11, 2015 Board Meeting
b) CONSIDER Approval of Personnel as recommended by the Personnel Committee
c) CONSIDER Approval of Leave of Absence Requests as recommended by the Personnel Committee
d) CONSIDER Approval of Administrative Recommendations as recommended by the Personnel Committee
e) CONSIDER Approval of the CCS 15-16 Title I Program Proposal as recommended by the Student Services Committee
f) CONSIDER Approval of Policy 6530, as recommended by the Policy Committee (Second Reading)
g) CONSIDER Approval of Revised Policy: 4110 as recommended by the Policy Committee (First Reading)
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Curriculum Committee Report – Judy Musgrave
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Personnel Committee Report – Carrie Sutton
5.01 CONSIDER Closed Session Pursuant to N.C.G.S 143-318.11(a)(6) to discuss the qualification of a prospective public officer
Upon a motion by Carrie Sutton, seconded by Greg West, the board voted unanimously to go into CLOSED SESSION at 6:42 pm
Upon a motion by Greg West, seconded by Alicia Chisolm, the board voted unanimously to come out of CLOSED SESSION at 7:00 pm
5.02 (ITEM 3.08 pulled from CONSENT agenda)
Upon a motion by Alicia Chisolm, seconded by Susan Williams, the board voted unanimously to approve Mr. Clyde Locklear as Associate Superintendent of Finance.
Carrie Sutton called on Dr. Till:
Dr. Till recommended Mr. Ruben Reyes to be named Associate Superintendent of Human Resources.
5.01 CONSIDER Approval of Candidate (Ruben Reyes) for Associate Superintendent of Human Resources
Upon a motion by Greg West, seconded by Susan Williams, the following board members voted in favor of Dr. Till’s recommendation: James McLauchlin, Susan Williams, Donna Vann, Greg West, Rudy Tatum and Macky Hall. Voting in opposition were Carrie Sutton, Judy Musgrave and Alicia Chisolm.
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Auxiliary Services Committee Report – Macky Hall
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Student Services Committee Report – Alicia Chisolm
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Budget Committee Report – Rudy Tatum
8.01 Consider Approval of Budget Amendments as presented by Mr. Lopes
Upon a motion by Carrie Sutton, seconded by James McLauchlin, the board voted unanimously to approve the Budget Amendments as presented by Mr. Lopes. (Exhibit I)
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Policy Committee Report – Susan Williams
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Legislative Committee Report – Greg West
ADDITIONAL BUSINESS – None
Dr. Till reminded everyone of the Teacher of the Year banquet on Monday night and the Principal of the Year luncheon on Oct 7th.
Dr. Till shared that work continues on a state budget. Top priority is keeping teacher assistants along with support for Drivers Education.
Dr. McLauchlin again recognized our student ex-officio officers and thanked them for their input. He thanked everyone for attending tonight and invited them to return again next month.
With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:14 p.m.
Frank Till, Superintendent