Published by Laurie Pender on September 13, 2017
Cumberland County Board of Education
The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, August 8, 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, Judy Musgrave, Rudy Tatum, Alicia Chisolm and Peggy Hall. Others present were Interim Superintendent Tim Kinlaw, Associate Superintendents Betty Musselwhite, Clyde Locklear, Ron Phipps and Mary Black; Board Attorney David Phillips; representatives of the principals association, district PTA representatives, representatives of the NCAEOP, representatives of retired CCS employees associations and representatives of the teacher assistants association.
Vice Chairman Donna Vann called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. Our Pledge of Allegiance was led by Donna Vann, followed by the invocation by Rudy Tatum.
The Board heard from eight speakers during the Public Forum portion of the meeting:
Richard Seagroves Tannalaine Wilson Fred Whitted Ralph Molina
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
**At the request of Board Member Rudy Tatum, item 4.08 was pulled from the consent agenda and moved to the Student Support Services Discussion Agenda**
Vice Chairman Donna Vann called for a motion to ADOPT the Revised Agenda (4.08 moved to Discussion Agenda)
Upon motion by Carrie Sutton, seconded by Susan Williams, the agenda was adopted by the Board with the following vote:
Susan Williams, Donna Vann, Carrie Sutton, Judy Musgrave, Rudy Tatum and Peggy Hall voted in favor. Alicia Chisolm and Porcha McMillan voted against.
Vice Chairman Donna Vann called for a motion to approve the CONSENT AGENDA.
Upon motion by Carrie Sutton, seconded by Susan Williams, the following Consent Agenda items were approved by the Board: (Donna Vann recused herself from voting on 4.03 because a family member was being considered for employment but had no opposition to all other items) Carrie Sutton, Susan Williams, Porcha McMillan, Judy Musgrave, Rudy Tatum and Peggy Hall voted in favor of approval of the revised consent agenda. Alicia Chisolm voted against.
a) CONSIDER Approval of the Minutes of the June 13, 2017, Board Meeting
4.08 CONSIDER Approval of the 17-18 Title I Budget as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee (Item 4.08 moved to Student Support Services Discussion Agenda)
h) CONSIDER Approval of Budget Amendments as recommended by the Finance Committee
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Curriculum Committee Report – Judy Musgrave
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Personnel Committee Report – Susan Williams
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Auxiliary Services Committee Report – Rudy Tatum
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Student Services Committee Report – Alicia Chisolm
(Moved from Consent Agenda)
4.08 CONSIDER Approval of the 17-18 Title I Budget as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee (Exhibit J)
Mr. Tatum shared his concerns regarding use of Title I funds. He shared background information from the state department addressing disbursement of funds. Mr. Tatum feels the School Improvement Teams and Principals should decide how money is spent. We should provide as much support as possible to low wealth schools by allotting funds to help support teachers.
Mrs. Chisolm stated that the Board discussed this item at length during the August 1st Committee Meeting. The committee heard both from Mr. Tatum and the Title 1 staff. Mrs. Chisolm is assured the money is being appropriated both legally and appropriately.
Mrs. McMillan stated that we have to look at where our children are currently and take appropriate action to move them forward.
Mrs. Musgrave shared that we have only one math Curriculum Specialist to serve all math teachers. We need the additional help in order to serve teachers and students across the entire system.
Mrs. Chisolm made a motion to approve 4.08 CONSIDER Approval of the 17-18 Title I Budget. The motion was seconded by Carrie Sutton and passed by the following vote:
Carrie Sutton, Susan Williams, Porcha McMillan, Donna Vann, Judy Musgrave, Alicia Chisolm and Peggy Hall in favor; Rudy Tatum against.
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Budget Committee Report – Carrie Sutton
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Policy Committee Report – Peggy Hall
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Legislative Committee Report – Porcha McMillan
12.01 CONSIDER Approval of Amendment to Tim Kinlaw’s Contract of Employment as Interim Superintendent.
Upon a motion by Carrie Sutton, seconded by Alicia Chisolm, the motion to approve was passed unanimously by the Board.
13.01 Superintendent’s Update – Tim Kinlaw Mr. Kinlaw thanked the Board for their support. He shared that he was pleased with an energetic group of new teachers at orientation today being held at South View high School.
He updated the Board on current vacancies which are about half compared to the vacancies we had at this time last year. Mr. Kinlaw shared that Cafeteria Managers reported today and is pleased that we have an additional 56 CEP schools this year. Maintenance projects are going well and on schedule. Mr. Kinlaw shared his appreciation for the hard work custodians are completing to prepare for students. In closing, Mr. Kinlaw invited everyone to the Football Jamboree scheduled for August 9th and 10th. This event receives great public support each year.
13.02 Board Members’ Update
13.03 Chairman’s Update – Donna Vann
Mrs. Vann reminded everyone of the start of traditional calendar classes on August 28th and cautioned the public to be vigilant of students and buses making their way to school. She shared her hopes for all students and staff to have a safe and successful school year.
Mrs. Vann thanked everyone for their attendance at tonight’s meeting and reminded everyone of our next board meeting on September 12, 2017.
With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:15 pm.
Tim Kinlaw, Superintendent