Published by Laurie Pender on June 14, 2017
Cumberland County Board of Education
The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., in the Central Services Board Room, with the following board members present: Carrie Sutton, Susan Williams, Porcha McMillan, Donna Vann, Greg West, Judy Musgrave, Rudy Tatum and Peggy Hall. (Mrs. Chisolm was not in attendance tonight) Others present were Superintendent Frank Till, Associate Superintendents Tim Kinlaw, Betty Musselwhite, Clyde Locklear, Allison Violette, Ruben Reyes, Ron Phipps and Mary Black; Board Attorney David Phillips; representatives of the principals association, media representative, district PTA representative, representatives of the NCAEOP, representatives of retired CCS employees associations, representatives from Communities in School and representatives of the teacher assistants association.
Chairman Greg West called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. Our Pledge of Allegiance was led by Peggy Hall, followed by the invocation by Carrie Sutton.
The Board recognized Fayetteville Observer reporter, Alicia Banks. Tonight is Alicia’s last night reporting with us.
The Board RECOGNIZED the following students for Amazing Acts of Character:
Kyle Jones – Alma Easom Elementary
The Board RECOGNIZED – State Wrestling Champions Marcelino Aponte and Michael Vernagallo, both from Cape Fear High School
The Board RECOGNIZED the Eastover-Central Elementary Battle of the Books Team for their win at the Regional Battle of the Books Competition.
The Board RECOGNIZED Champion for Children Award Recipients:
The Board heard from two speakers during the Public Forum portion of the meeting:
Tannalaine Wilson Carmella McKeller-Smith
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
Chairman Greg West called for a motion to ADOPT the Agenda
Upon motion by Carrie Sutton, seconded by Susan Williams, the agenda was adopted unanimously by board members present.
Chairman Greg West called for a motion to approve the CONSENT AGENDA.
(Item 5.06 was pulled from the Consent Agenda and added to the Discussion Agenda)
Upon motion by Peggy Hall, seconded by Susan Williams, the following Consent Agenda items were approved unanimously by the Board members present:
a) CONSIDER Approval of the Minutes of April 11, 2017, Board Meeting
b) CONSIDER Approval of Release of Certain Students
c) CONSIDER Approval of Personnel as recommended by the Personnel Committee
d) CONSIDER Approval of Leaves of Absence and Special Leaves of Absence as recommended by the Personnel Committee
e) CONSIDER Approval of Administrative Recommendations as recommended by the Personnel Committee
PULLED – 5.06 CONSIDER Approval of Personnel Contract Renewal as recommended by the Personnel Committee
f) CONSIDER Approval of Budget Amendments as recommended by the Finance Committee
g) CONSIDER Approval of 2017-2018 Proposed Budget as recommended by the Finance
h) CONSIDER Approval of Renewal of Temporary Staffing Contracts for 2017-18 as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
i) CONSIDER Approval of Award Bids for Various Large Equipment for Cafeterias as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
j) CONSIDER Approval of Extensions of Food Supply Contracts as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
k) CONSIDER Approval of the Interlocal Agreement with Methodist College regarding use of CCS activity buses for community recreation activities as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
l) CONSIDER Approval of Granting a Permanent Utility Easement to NCDOT & Offer to Purchase Real Property due to Right-of-Way and damages by 71st Schools as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
m) CONSIDER Approval of Granting a Utility Easement to PWC for Fire Station #12 at J.W. Coon Elementary as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
n) CONSIDER Approval of the Fayetteville Technical Community College Articulation Agreement as recommended by the Curriculum Committee
0) CONSIDER Approval of New / Revised Policies (First Reading) as recommended by the Policy Committee
p) CONSIDER Approval of Impact Aid Resolution as recommended by the Legislative Committee
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Curriculum Committee Report – Judy Musgrave
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Personnel Committee Report – Susan Williams
7.01 CONSIDER A motion to go INTO CLOSED SESSION Pursuant to N.C.G.S. 143-318.11(a)(1) to prevent the disclosure of information that is privileged or confidential under N.C.G.S115C-319
CONSIDER a motion to come OUT of CLOSED SESSION. Susan Williams made a motion, seconded by Donna Vann to come out of CLOSED SESSION at 7:58 pm.
7.02 CONSIDER Approval of Personnel Contract Renewal / Administrative Recommendation as recommended by the Personnel Committee.
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Auxiliary Services Committee Report – Rudy Tatum
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Student Services Committee Report – Alicia Chisolm
9.01 CONSIDER Approval of Local ASW Plans for Arts Education, World Languages, and Healthful Living as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee
Upon a motion by Carrie Sutton, seconded by Susan Williams, the Local ASW Plans passed unanimously by the board members present. (exhibit Q)
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Budget Committee Report – Carrie Sutton
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Policy Committee Report – Peggy Hall
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Legislative Committee Report – Porcha McMillan
14.01 Superintendent’s Update – Dr. Frank Till
Dr. Till shared an update on graduations and Driven to Excel.
Mrs. Vann asked for an update on the Magnet Grant. Dr. Till replied that CCS did not receive the grant.
14.02 Board Members’ Update
14.03 Chairman’s Update – Greg West
Mr. West congratulated our many award recipients tonight. In addition, he thanked our citizens for attending tonight’s meeting and hopes to see everyone again at our June 13th meeting.
He congratulated Ron Phipps on his recent award ‘Testing Coordinator of the Year for Region 5’.
Mr. West extended congratulations to our graduates and their families. The board wishes each of them the very best as they begin the next phase of their lives.
Finally, Mr. West shared our thoughts are with our students and teachers as they complete the end-of-year assessments. The board values the hard work of every staff member for helping our students achieve their goals.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:04 pm.