Administrative Recommendations Approved
E. Melvin Honeycutt Elementary Pamela McAllister
Westover Middle Philip Boayue
EC Literacy Consultant Laura Dendy
One-Time Supplemental Bonus Gets ‘OK’
The Board approved a one-time local supplemental bonus of $200 for eligible classified and administrative personnel at schools that did not meet or exceed growth expectations and were therefore not eligible for the state-based merit bonus. This one-time bonus will be paid in December 2016 for eligible staff employed in a position of 50% or higher. The amount of the bonus awarded will not be added to the employee’s ongoing base salary and will not be considered compensation for retirement purposes. Employees with an average rating of “at standard/proficient” or higher on their most recent evaluation are eligible. Employees placed on an action/monitored/directed plan during the 2015-2016 school year are not eligible.
Board Approves School Improvement Plans
The nine-member Board approved the completed School Improvement Plans for the district’s 86 schools. The School Improvement Plan helps guide the mission of the school as it affects student achievement, school climate, personnel, and overall school performance.
Plans for the County’s 11 low-performing schools were accepted as well. The Plans, which focus on overall school improvement and all facets of student instruction, will be reviewed by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The involvement of Central Services in each school’s goals and objectives are also included.
Proclamations, A Resolution Get Board Support
Members of the Board approved the following proclamations and resolution for the Cumberland County School system:
- Cumberland County Schools’ Career Development Month Proclamation (November 1 – 30) and
- Career & Technical Education Facilitator Day (November 16)
- Cumberland County Schools’ School Psychology Awareness Week Proclamation (November 14 – 18)
- 2016 North Carolina American Indian Heritage Month Proclamation (November 1 – 30)
- Cumberland County Schools’ Reading Rocks! for Literacy Day Resolution (December 7)
Years of Service Applauded
Board Members Macky Hall and Dr. James McLauchlin were recognized by the Board with special plaques of honor for their numerous years of service. Neither member chose to run for re-election. Hall has served 24 years, while Dr. McLauchlin has sat on the Board 8 years.