Board Minutes – 10.13.15
Published by Laurie Pender on November 11, 2015

Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
October 13, 2015

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, October 13, 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, Alicia Chisolm and Macky Hall. Others present were Superintendent Frank Till, Associate Superintendents Tim Kinlaw, Allison Violette, Betty Musselwhite, Ruben Reyes, Clyde Locklear 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 Carrie Sutton, followed by the invocation from Alicia Chisolm.

The Board heard from three speakers during the Public Forum portion of the meeting:

            Grace King
            Estella Williams
            Michele Hurley


The Board RECOGNIZED Student Representatives Christiana Payne, Student Government representative from Alger B. Wilkins High School and Jeremiah Rhodes, Student Government Representative from Jack Britt High School. Christiana and Jeremiah were given the opportunity to address the Board on a topic of their choice.

Gloria Lengel presented (on behalf of the NC Green Building Council) the Board with two awards recognizing the efforts of Cumberland County Schools/ Board for environmentally sound decisions and support.

The Board RECOGNIZED the following students for Amazing Acts of Character:

Yuna Kim – Stoney Point Elementary School
Semara Harper-Cole – Reid Ross Classical


Chairman James McLauchlin called for a motion to approve the CONSENT AGENDA. 

Upon motion by Alicia Chisolm, seconded by Donna Vann, the following CONSENT AGENDA items were approved unanimously by the Board members voting: (Greg West abstained because his wife’s contract is on the agenda. Rudy Tatum was not in attendance tonight due to illness)

a)         Approval of the Minutes of the September 8, 2015 Board Meeting

b)         Approval of Release of Certain Students 

c)         Approval of Personnel as Recommended by the Personnel Committee 

d)         Approval of Leave of Absence Requests as Recommended by the Personnel Committee 

e)         Approval of Special Leave of Absence Request as Recommended by the Personnel Committee 

f)         Approval of Administrative Contract Recommendations as Recommended by the Personnel Committee 

g)         Approval of Candidate for Executive Director of EC Services 

h)         Approval of the Revised Driver’s Education Student Fees as Recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee 

i)         Approval of the 2015-2016 Agreement for SRO Services between County of Cumberland Sheriff’s Dept and Cumberland County Schools as Recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee 

j)         Approval of 2015-2016 Agreement between CC Board of Ed & Action Pathways, Inc., Head Start as Recommended by the Student Support Services Committee 

k)         Approval of 2015-2016 Agreement Between Div of Vocational Rehab Svcs In School Work Adjustment & CC Board of Education as Recommended by the Student Support Services Committee 

l)         Approval of 2015-2016 Agreement between CC Health Dept and CC Board of Education for Community Liaison for Health related grant as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee 

m)       Approval of 2015-2016 School Nurse Contract with CC Health Dept and CC Schools as Recommended by the Student Support Services Committee 

n)         Approval of 2015-2016 Anti-Bullying Proclamation as Recommended by the Student Support Services Committee 

o)         Approval of Budget Amendments as Recommended by the Finance Committee

p)         Approval of Revised Policy: 4110 as recommended by the Policy Committee (Second 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 superintendent’s evaluation

Upon a motion by Susan Williams, seconded by Judy Musgrave, the board members present voted unanimously to go into CLOSED SESSION at 7:01 pm

Upon a motion by Greg West, seconded by Susan Williams, the board members present voted unanimously to come out of CLOSED SESSION at 7:40 pm.

** No action taken in Closed Session**

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Auxiliary Services Committee Report – Macky Hall

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Student Services Committee Report – Alicia Chisolm

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Budget Committee Report – James McLauchlin

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Policy Committee Report – Susan Williams

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Legislative Committee Report – Greg West


Carrie Sutton congratulated Jack Britt High School on their national recognition for student achievement, closing the gap, and student growth. She applauds their efforts.


Superintendent’s Update:

Dr. Till reminded everyone of the Reading Rocks event Saturday morning in Festival Park. We hope to see everyone there.

Chairman’s Update:

Dr. McLauchlin again recognized our student ex-officio officers and thanked them for their input. He expressed appreciation to everyone for attending tonight and invited them to return again next month.

With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.


Frank Till, Superintendent


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