Board Approves Make-Up Days
The Board approved the following make-up days as a result of Hurricane Matthew’s devastation: Tuesday, November 8 and Monday, February 20 (2017).
Superintendent’s Update: Relief for CCS Children Affected by Hurricane Matthew
Dr. Till announced that anyone who would like to help children in the CCS who were devastated by Hurricane Matthew can make monetary donations to the CCS’ Benevolence Fund. Checks should be payable to CCS’ Benevolence Fund. Donations can be sent to The Superintendent’s Office ~ CCS’ Central Services’ — 2465 Gillespie Street/Fayetteville, NC 28306.
Student Government leaders Onesia Moore from Alger B. Wilkins High School and Sydney Kraft from Jack Britt High School served as the ex-officio members of the Cumberland County Board of Education during the meeting. Ex-officio members are given the opportunity to make comments, ask questions, and give input on any topic brought before the Board.
Tim Kinlaw, the associate superintendent of Auxiliary Services, introduced the following two CCS’ employees:
CCS’ Maintenance Supervisor Donna Fields – During the 2016 North Carolina Maintenance Association meeting, she received the Association’s highest honor, The North Carolina School Maintenance Employee of the Year Award.
Seventy-First Classical Middle School Bus Driver Vaster Robinson — On September 14, at the intersection of Bingham Drive and Bailey Lake Road, Robinson noticed smoke coming from the back of her school bus. She calmly evacuated 15 middle school students from the bus and cleared the area before the bus went up in flames. Her quick thinking and calm, confident demeanor caught the attention of the Governor’s office. A letter of commendation from Governor Pat McCrory’s, on behalf of the State of North Carolina, was read and presented to Robinson during the Board meeting.