Board Action: March 14, 2017
Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on March 15, 2017

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A report on Board action
Cumberland County Board of Education
Regular Meeting

March 14, 2017 

Administrative Recommendations Approved
Assistant Principal
Douglas Byrd High School                          Jesse Howard
Child Nutrition Services                               Shayla Bannister
TIMS Coordinator
Transportation                                             Matthew Horne

Student Government leaders Jessica Ware from Gray’s Creek High School and Jordan Everette from Cape Fear 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.

Board Gives Approval to Renew Partnership with FSU
The partnership between the school system and Fayetteville State University (FSU) continues with the renewal of the Cooperative Innovative High School initiative which will be submitted to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction per the State Board of Education’s approval.

Summer Program, Add’l Opportunities to Test Approved
Because the State Board of Education did not approve the use of the retests in North Carolina, the Cumberland County Board of Education voted to provide a summer program after EOGs with remediation beginning May 31 – June 12 and additional opportunities to test from June 13 – 15.

CFHS Wrestling Room Gets Named
Members of the nine-member Board gave ‘thumbs up’ to naming the wrestling room at Cape Fear High School (CFHS) after long-time educator and coach, Mike Stanbridge. The 44-year teaching veteran retired from the classroom recently, but still coaches at Cape Fear High. According to CFHS administrators, Stanbridge started the wrestling team at the high school, coached the 1983-84 Wrestling Team to a state championship, and has mentored hundreds of students through the years. 

Betty Musselwhite, the associate superintendent of School Support Services, introduced the following groups of honorees to the Board:

February 2017’s Amazing Acts of Character Award Recipients – Student Honorees Ja’Ciel Smith from E.E. Miller Elementary School and Elizabeth Abernathy and Evelyn Hartman from Stoney Point Elementary School were recognized for displaying ‘acts of good character’ above and beyond expected behavior. Members of the Board extended personal congratulations to each student. 

Jack Britt High School Bowling Team – Members of Jack Britt High School’s Boys Bowling Team and their coaches were recognized by the Board for ‘bringing home’ the state championship bowling title on February 17.

State Championship Track Athletes – Janay Hall from South View High School and Jade Jordan from Pine Forest High School were applauded by the Board for recently being named the State 4-A Indoor Track Champion in the 1,000-meter run and 4-A Indoor Track State Champ in the long jump, respectively.

Cumberland County Schools’ Champion of Children Award Recipients – Athletic Assistant Linda Buie from South View High School, Teacher David Gilchrist from New Century International Middle School, Safe Schools Coordinator David Jackson from Jack Britt High School, and Instructional Coach Natalie Godwin from Armstrong Elementary School were recognized as educators who are making a difference in our schools every day. These four are the second group of CCS’ employees to receive the school system’s newly created Champion for Children Award.




Board of Education

Greg West

Donna Van
District #4

Judy Musgrave

Rudy Tatum

Alicia Chisolm
District #1

Porcha McMillan
District #2

Carrie Sutton
District #3

Susan Williams
District #5

Peggy Hall
District #6

Frank Till



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