Administrative Recommendations Approved
Brentwood Elementary Ebonique Ingram
College Lakes Elementary Rachel Robinson
Ed V. Baldwin, Jr. Elementary Stephanie Matarese
R. Max Abbott Middle Scott Witherow
Board Attorney Nickolas J. Sojka, Jr.
Recognition of Ex-Officio Members
Student Government leaders Nia Washington from Douglas Byrd High School and Wade Williams from Cape Fear High School served as ex-officio members of the Cumberland County Board of Education. Ex-officio members are given the opportunity to make comments, ask questions, and give input on any topic brought before the Board.
Alternate Use of Funding Allocation Approved
Because of the lack of qualified-applicant interest in four additional school nurses positions for the 2017-2018 school year, the Board voted to use the allocated funds for the positions in an alternate way. Members of the Board approved a proposal that would use a portion of the funds allocated for one of the positions to extend many 35-hour nurses to 40 hours for the remainder of the school year thereby increasing much-needed service hours to the assigned schools. The three other positions remain available. The Cumberland County Department of Public Health worked to attract and recruit qualified nurses by advertising on the Cumberland County Website, the Public Health Alliance Website, the local newspaper, an electronic billboard, the agency’s Facebook page, and on the Health Department’s electronic marquee (facing Ramsey Street).
Betty Musselwhite, the associate superintendent of School Support Services, introduced the following honorees to the Board to be recognized: