Published by Laurie Pender on August 17, 2016
Cumberland County Board of Education
The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., in the Central Services Board Room, with the following board members present: Susan Williams, Carrie Sutton, Donna Vann, Judy Musgrave, Rudy Tatum, Alicia Chisolm, and Macky Hall. James McLauchlin and Greg West were not in attendance tonight. 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, media representative, 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 RECOGNIZED the Gray’s Creek Middle School Battle of the Books State Championship Team
The Board RECOGNIZED the CCAPAP Scholarship recipients
The Board heard from five speakers during the Public Forum portion of the meeting:
Grace King Carlos Boles Hailey Bennett
Sheila Locklear Leila Blue
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 members present:
a) Approval of the Minutes of the May 10, 2016 Board Meeting
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Curriculum Committee Report – Judy Musgrave
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Personnel Committee Report – Donna Vann
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Auxiliary Services Committee Report – Macky Hall
7.01 Approval of Interlocal Agreement between the Town of Hope Mills and the Cumberland County Board of Education regarding use of Activity Buses
Upon a motion by Macky Hall, seconded by Carrie Sutton, the board members present voted unanimously to approve the Interlocal Agreement between the Town of Hope Mills and the Cumberland County Board of Education regarding use of Activity Buses
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Student Services Committee Report – Susan Williams
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Budget Committee Report – Rudy Tatum
9.01 Approval of Budget Amendments as presented by Clyde Locklear
Upon a motion by Macky Hall, seconded by Donna Vann, the board members present voted unanimously to approve the Budget Amendments (Exhibit V)
9.02 Approval of Bid Awards as presented by Clyde Locklear
Upon a motion by Carrie Sutton, seconded by Macky Hall, the board members present voted unanimously to approve the Bid Awards (Exhibit W)
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Policy Committee Report – Carrie Sutton
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Legislative Committee Report – Greg West
12.01 Approval of renaming the facility located at 1608 Camden Road, the ‘Howard Learning Academy’ – Presented by Dr. Mary Black
Upon a motion by Carrie Sutton, seconded by Alicia Chisolm, the board members present voted unanimously to approve the Renaming the Facility located at 1608 Camden Road, the ‘Howard Learning Academy’
Judy Musgrave publicly thanked everyone involved for positive graduations. The hard work and detailed planning was evident.
Dr. Till invited the Board to the Leadership Meeting to be held on August 10th at Jack Britt High School.
Dr. Till shared the following legislative information: currently, the house and senate budgets are far apart. Hopefully, new revenue will come in July.
The senate budget states year-round schools will revert to traditional calendar by July 1st for the 2016-2017 school year. This new mandate is included in a larger bill and may become part of a compromise or bargaining tool. Dr. Till requested direction from the board regarding notification to parents of year-round students as well as the staff at our year-round schools. The consensus of the board was to notify parents of this possibility. Dr. Till will send a parent-link call on June 15th.
Mr. Tatum asked about the Teacher Working Conditions Survey. Dr. Till stated there will be a TWC presentation at the Committee meeting on August 2nd. Mr. Tatum asked Dr. Till to submit a TWC plan on the Superintendent’s evaluation.
Mrs. Williams thanked everyone involved in graduation ceremonies.
She also stated her delight upon her visit today to Cumberland Polytechnic High School. She was impressed with the school and looks forward to hearing about the many great things expected to happen there.
Mrs. Williams shared that Natasha Williams will be performing at the Cape Fear Theater this weekend. Natasha is a former CCS student that has gone on to do great things with her vocal talent.
Mrs. Williams expressed her pleasure for another great school year and, on behalf of the Board, thanked everyone for their hard work and dedication to the children in Cumberland County.
Mrs. Williams thanked everyone for their attendance tonight and hopes to see everyone again at our next meeting on August 9th.
With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 pm.