Board Minutes: 10.18.16
Published by Laurie Pender on November 23, 2016

Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
October 18, 2016

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, October 18, 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, Judy Musgrave, Greg West and Rudy Tatum. (James McLauchlin and Alicia Chisolm 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 Donna Vann, followed by the invocation by Susan Williams.


The Board RECOGNIZED Student Representatives Onesia Moore, Student Government representative from A.B. Wilkins High School and Sydney Kraft, Student Government Representative from Jack Britt High School. Onesia and Sydney were given the opportunity to address the Board on a topic of their choice.

The Board recognized Mrs. Donna Fields as the 2016 NC Maintenance Employee of the Year

The Board recognized Mrs. Vaster Robinson for her heroism during a fire on a school bus which she was driving.



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

Bill Winfield                           Elizabeth Cooper                    Kris Veno                               


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

Upon motion by Greg West, seconded by Judy Musgrave, the following Consent Agenda items were approved unanimously by the Board members present:

a) Approval of the Minutes of the September 13, 2016, Board Meeting

b) Release of Certain Students 

c) Approval of Personnel as recommended by the Personnel Committee 


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

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

f) Approval of Request for Proposal as recommended by the Personnel Committee 

g) Approval of Merit Pay Proposal as recommended by the Personnel Committee 

h) Approval of Central Office Performance Proposal as recommended by the Personnel Committee 

i) Approval of 2016-2017 Anti-Bullying Month Proclamation as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee 

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

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


DISCUSSION AGENDA: Curriculum Committee Report – Judy Musgrave

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Personnel Committee Report – Donna Vann

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


12.01 RECEIVE Calendar Revision (Make-up days for inclement weather)

Dr. Till shared that our calendar was built with 10 extra days and our first semester is longer than our second semester. We will use two teacher workdays (November 10th and February 20th) as inclement weather make-up days. Because of the large turnout expected to vote on November 8th, we will observe a two-hour delay on November 8th.

Mr. Hall expressed his concern for student safety on November 8th due to a large number of people expected to vote.



Superintendent’s Update:

Dr. Till shared with the Board his plans for a Board Retreat to be held on December 6, 2016, following our Committee meetings. Among the topics to be discussed are year-round schools, budget, goals and capital needs.

Board Members’ Update:

Carrie Sutton thanked the Board and Cabinet members that were able to attend the NCCBSBM event on October 6th.

Chairman’s Update:

Mrs. Williams thanked our student officers for sharing their time and attention with us tonight.

She expressed her appreciation for everyone involved with Hurricane Matthew recovery and assistance. Mrs. Williams thanked everyone for their attendance tonight and hopes to see everyone again at our next meeting on November 22, 2016.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:07 pm.

Frank Till, Superintendent



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