Board Minutes – 2.9.16
Published by Laurie Pender on March 9, 2016

Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina                                     
February 9, 2016

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., in the Central Services Board Room, with the following board members present: Susan Williams, Carrie Sutton, James McLauchlin, Macky Hall, Judy Musgrave, Donna Vann, Greg West and Rudy Tatum. (Alicia Chisolm was not in attendance) Others present were Superintendent Frank Till, Associate Superintendents Tim Kinlaw, Betty Musselwhite, Ron Phipps, Clyde Locklear, Allison Violette, Ron Phipps, Ruben Reyes and Mary Black; media representative, Ft. Bragg representative, representatives of the principals association, district PTA representative, representatives of the NCAEOP and representatives of the teacher assistants association.  

Chairman Susan Williams called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.  Our Pledge of Allegiance was led by Macky Hall, followed by the invocation by Susan Williams.

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

Randy Fredricks
Katrina Hayes


The Board RECOGNIZED Student Representatives Nathaniel Browning, Student Government representative from Terry Sanford High School and Naviyea Adams, Student Government Representative from E.E. Smith High School. Nate and Naviyea were given the opportunity to address the Board on a topic of their choice.

The Board RECOGNIZED the NC School Public Relations Association 2015 Blue Ribbon Award Recipients:

Renarta Moyd, Linda Posey, Laurie Pender, Nakol Lovett and Frank Till

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

Noah McFadyen         Glendale Acres Elementary School
Emma Cooper             Gray’s Creek Middle School

Chairman Susan Williams called for a motion to approve the CONSENT AGENDA

Upon motion by Greg West, seconded by Carrie Sutton, the following Consent Agenda items were approved unanimously by the Board members present.


a) Approval of the Minutes of the January 12, 2016 Board Meeting

b) Approval of Personnel as recommended by the Personnel Committee 

c) Approval of Leave of Absence and Special Leave of Absence Requests as recommended by the Personnel Committee 

d) Approval of Administrative Recommendations as recommended by the Personnel Committee 

e) Approval of the Performance Incentive Program as recommended by the Personnel Committee 

f) Approval of the Career and Technical Education Month Proclamation as recommended by the Curriculum Committee 

g) Approval of MOU between the CC Board of Education, CC Sheriff’s Office, CC Emergency Services, CC Dept of Social Services and American Red Cross regarding temporary shelters during a disaster as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee 

h) Approval of Granting a Utility Easement to PWC at College Lakes Elementary School as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee 

i) Approval of Granting a Right-of-Way to NC DOT at College Lakes Elementary School as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee 

j) Approval of Budget Amendments as recommended by the Finance Committee 

k) Approval of Revised Policy as recommended by the Policy Committee (Second Reading) 

l) Approval of Revised Policies as recommended by the Policy Committee (First Reading) 


DISCUSSION AGENDA: Curriculum Committee Report – Judy Musgrave

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Personnel Committee Report – Donna Vann

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Auxiliary Services Committee Report – Macky Hall

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Student Services Committee Report – Susan Williams

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Budget Committee Report – Rudy Tatum

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Policy Committee Report – Carrie Sutton

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Legislative Committee Report – Greg West

Mr. West RECOGNIZED Dr. James McLauchlin and Ms. Carrie Sutton for receiving a certificate for advanced achievement from the North Carolina School Boards Association Academy for School Boardsmanship.






Superintendent’s Update:

Dr. Till thanked everyone that attending the very successful Community Meetings. Following the success of the Community Meetings, the District PTA Council may continue holding community meetings.

Dr. Till thanked the SGA leaders for meeting with him and partnering to help with problem solving the issue of ‘sexting’.

He will continue to work with our Legislative delegation on the issue of teacher credentialing.

Dr. Till provided information on the possibility of ‘NC Restart’ school and he shared information about the formation of the ‘Innovation Council’.

Chairman’s Update:

Mrs. Williams thanked our student officers for sharing their time and attention with us tonight.

Mrs. Williams thanked everyone for their attendance tonight and hopes to see everyone again next month


With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m.


Frank Till, Superintendent


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