Board Minutes – 9.13.16
Published by Laurie Pender on October 19, 2016

Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
September 13, 2016

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., in the Central Services Board Room, with the following board members present Susan Williams, Carrie Sutton, Macky Hall, Donna Vann, Alicia Chisolm, Greg West and Rudy Tatum. (James McLauchlin and Judy Musgrave were 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, media representative, 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 Rudy Tatum, followed by the invocation by Alicia Chisolm


The Board RECOGNIZED Student Representatives Brianna Ochoa, Student Government representative from Cumberland Polytechnic High School and Jeremy Ruis, Student Government Representative from Douglas Byrd High School. Brianna and Jeremy were given the opportunity to address the Board on a topic of their choice.



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

Jacques DuBose                     Marlow Artis

Kris Veno                               John Barnett


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 August 9, 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 2016-2017 Title II Plan as recommended by the Curriculum Committee 

g) Approval of 2016-2017 Public Health School Nurse Contract as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee 

h) Approval of the CCS 2016-2017 Title I Program Proposal as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee 

i) Approval of Lottery Applications as recommended by the Finance Committee 

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

k) Approval of E-Rate Consulting Contract as recommended by the Finance Committee 

l) Approval of Soliciting Bids for Employee Salary Study as recommended by the Finance Committee 

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

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


DISCUSSION AGENDA: Curriculum Committee Report – Judy Musgrave

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Personnel Committee Report – Donna Vann

            6.01 CONSIDER Assistant Manager Pay Study

            Carrie Sutton made a motion, seconded by Greg West to approve 6.01

            Voting in favor: Vann, West, Sutton, Williams

            Voting in opposition: Tatum, Chisolm, Hall

Mr. Tatum stated that he does not oppose providing an increase in salary for Assistant Managers; however, he prefers to wait until a system-wide salary study can be completed for all employees.

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 asked for an ‘outside provider’ update at our next meeting.


Superintendent’s Update:

Dr. Till complimented staff across the district for a great school opening. He congratulated our 2016-2017 TOY, Todd McCabe and thanked the Communications staff for their hard work.

Board Members’ Update:

Donna Vann wished David Phillips a happy birthday. David Phillips encouraged everyone to attend the International Folk Festival to be held Sept 23 – 25.

Chairman’s Update:

Mrs. Williams thanked our student officers for sharing their time and attention with us tonight. She also thanked everyone involved in a safe start to the school year.

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 7:03 pm.


Frank Till, Superintendent



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