Board Minutes – 4.12.16
Published by Laurie Pender on May 11, 2016

Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
April 12, 2016

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, April 12, 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, Alicia Chisolm and Rudy Tatum. (Mr. West was not in attendance this evening) Others present were Superintendent Frank Till, Associate Superintendents Tim Kinlaw, Betty Musselwhite, Ron Phipps, Clyde Locklear, Allison Violette, Ruben Reyes and Mary Black; Board Attorney David Phillips; 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 James McLauchlin, followed by the invocation by Rudy Tatum.


The Board RECOGNIZED Wells Fargo Outstanding Educator Award Recipients:

Todd Yardis – Baldwin Elementary
Tatum Weaver – Cumberland International Early College
Brittany Horne – Cumberland Road Elementary

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

Kody Morkrid             Honeycutt Elementary School

The Board RECOGNIZED Student Representatives Jordan Houston Taylor, Student Government representative from Massey Hill High School and Cedric Craig, Student Government Representative from Cumberland International Early College. Jordan and Cedric were given the opportunity to address the Board on a topic of their choice.



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

Arturo Arreola                       
Isabel Arreola            
Cameron Fields


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


Upon motion by Carrie Sutton, seconded by Judy Musgrave, the following Consent Agenda items were approved unanimously by the Board:

a) Approval of the Minutes of the March 8, 2016 Board Meeting

b) Release of Certain Students

c) Approval of Personnel as recommended by the Personnel Committee

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

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

f) Approval of Increasing Lunch Prices by 10 cents for 2016-2017 school year as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee

g) Approval of request to name the field at Armstrong Elementary the “David L. Pugh Athletic Complex” as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee

h) Approval of request to name the Media Center at Westarea Elementary in honor of Ms. Jessie Mae McKenney as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee

i) Approval of the Interlocal Agreement with the Town of Spring Lake regarding use of CCS Facilities as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee

j) Approval of NAMI Proclamation as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee

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

l) Approval of the Audit Contract & Engagement Letter as recommended by the Finance Committee

m) Approval of Name Change for Howard Health & Life Sciences High School as recommended by the Curriculum Committee


DISCUSSION AGENDA: Curriculum Committee Report – Judy Musgrave

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Personnel Committee Report – Donna Vann

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Auxiliary Services Committee Report – Macky Hall

CONSIDER Naming the softball field at Douglas Byrd High School after Coach Robin Long

Motion made by James McLauchlin, seconded by Macky Hall – Board members present voted unanimously to approve.

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


Susan Williams made a motion, seconded by Carrie Sutton, to go into CLOSED SESSION Pursuant to N.C.G.S. 143-318.11(a)(1) to prevent the disclosure of information that is privileged or confidential under N.C.G.S. 115C-319. The motion passed unanimously by board members present. (Mr. West was not in attendance)

Susan Williams made a motion, seconded by Carrie Sutton, to come out of CLOSED SESSION. The motion passed unanimously by the board members present.



Superintendent’s Update:

Dr. Till shared recent progress of the Innovation Council. He also distributed a book to all board members on Transforming Schools. The same publication was distributed to all principals at Leadership.

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 8:16 pm.


Frank Till, Superintendent


Cumberland County Schools
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• Fayetteville, NC 28306

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