Board Minutes: 6.13.17
Published by Laurie Pender on August 9, 2017
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Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
June 13, 2017

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, June 13, 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, Alicia Chisolm and Peggy Hall. 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. 

OPENING ITEMS

Chairman Greg West called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.  Our Pledge of Allegiance was led by Porcha McMillan, followed by the invocation by Alicia Chisolm.

RECOGNITIONS

The Board RECOGNIZED the following award recipients:

2.01 RECOGNIZE CCAPAP Scholarship Recipients

2.02 RECOGNIZE Championship Athletes / Coaches

2.03 RECOGNIZE 2016-2017 NCASA Challenge Cup Recipient

2.04 RECOGNIZE 2016-2017 NC PTA Award Recipients

2.05 RECOGNIZE Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships through Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations

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PUBLIC FORUM

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

Muhammad Tannalaine Wilson            John Caldwell
Joseph Sorce                                              Teresa Hargrove

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ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Chairman Greg West called for a motion to ADOPT the Agenda

Upon motion by Rudy Tatum, seconded by Susan Williams, the agenda was adopted unanimously by the board.

Chairman Greg West called for a motion to approve the CONSENT AGENDA.

Upon motion by Susan Williams, seconded by Peggy Hall, the following Consent Agenda items were approved unanimously by the Board:

a) CONSIDER Approval of the Minutes of the May 9, 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 

f) CONSIDER Approval of Risk Management Insurance Proposals as recommended by the Personnel Committee 

g) CONSIDER Approval of Career and Technical Education 17-18 Local Plan as recommended by the Curriculum Committee 

h) CONSIDER Approval of HVAC Upgrade and Window Replacement at Margaret Willis Elementary as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee 

i) CONSIDER Approval of the Memorandum of Agreement with Fayetteville State University for CCS Early Colleges as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee 

j) CONSIDER Approval of Bid Award for Floor Stripper & Finish as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee 

k) CONSIDER Approval of the 2017-2018 Agreement between Easter Seals UCP NC & VA Inc. and CCS as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee 

l) CONSIDER Approval of the 2017-2018 Agreement between Action Pathways and CCS as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee 

m) CONSIDER Approval of 2017-2018 Code of Conduct as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee 

n) CONSIDER Approval of Budget Amendments as recommended by the Finance Committee 

o) CONSIDER Approval of Bid Award for Microsoft Licensing for as recommended by the Finance Committee 

p) CONSIDER Approval of Bid Award for Purchase of Televisions as recommended by the Finance Committee 

q) CONSIDER Approval of Budget Continuing Resolution as recommended by the Finance Committee

r) CONSIDER Approval of New / Revised Policies (Second Reading) as recommended by the Policy Committee 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Curriculum Committee Report – Judy Musgrave

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Personnel Committee Report – Susan Williams

CONSIDER Additional Administrative Recommendations

Motion to approve additional administrative recommendations made by Donna Vann, seconded by Judy Musgrave. The recommendations were unanimously approved. (Exhibit R)

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Auxiliary Services Committee Report – Rudy Tatum

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Student Services Committee Report – Alicia Chisolm

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Budget Committee Report – Carrie Sutton

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Policy Committee Report – Peggy Hall

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Legislative Committee Report – Porcha McMillan

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS

Susan Williams made a motion to go into closed session, pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11(A)(1) to discuss personnel information confidential under NCGS 115C-319. The motion was seconded by Donna Vann and passed unanimously.

Susan Williams made a motion, seconded by Donna Vann, to come out of closed session. The motion passed unanimously.

Donna Vann made a motion that the Board exercise its contractual option to buyout the remainder of Dr. Till’s employment contract for the period June 14, 2017, to June 30, 2018. The motion was seconded by Susan Williams and passed unanimously by all board members.

Porcha McMillan made a motion to appoint Mr. Tim Kinlaw as interim superintendent of Cumberland County Schools. The motion was seconded by Peggy Hall and passed unanimously by the board.

Mr. West shared that Dr. Till is planning to retire at the close of the 2017-2018 school year. The Board decided unanimously that it was in the best interest of Cumberland County Schools to create the vacancy now and begin the lengthy search for a new superintendent. On behalf of the board, Mr. West thanked Dr. Till for his eight years of service to Cumberland County Schools and wished Dr. Till and his wife well as they move forward.

CLOSING ITEMS

14.01 Superintendent’s Update – Dr. Frank Till

Dr. Till shared his surprise at the buyout and wished CCS well.

14.02 Board Members’ Update

14.03 Chairman’s Update – Greg West

Mr. West congratulated our recent graduates as well as the many award recipients this evening. He thanked everyone for their attendance at tonight’s meeting and reminded everyone of our next board meeting on August 8, 2017.

14.04 ADJOURNMENT

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:26 pm.                                                                           

Minutes were prepared by Pete Horne, Board Clerk

        
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