Board Meeting Minutes: 2.13.18
Published by Laurie Pender on March 14, 2018
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Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
February 13, 2018

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., in the Central Services Board Room, with the following board members present: Susan Williams, Carrie Sutton, Peggy Hall, Donna Vann, Porcha McMillan, Greg West, Alicia Chisolm and Rudy Tatum. (Judy Musgrave was not in attendance this evening) Others present were Superintendent Tim Kinlaw, Associate Superintendents Ron Phipps, Ruben Reyes and Mary Black; Ft. Bragg representative, representatives of the principals association, media representative, district PTA representative, representatives of the NCAEOP and representatives of the teacher assistants association. 

OPENING ITEMS
Chairman Carrie Sutton called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.  Our Pledge of Allegiance was led by Rudy Tatum, followed by the invocation by Susan Williams.

RECOGNITIONS
The Board RECOGNIZED Student Representatives Dakarria Flowers, Student Government representative from South View High School and Hannah Childress, Student Government Representative from E.E. Smith High School. Dakarria and Hannah were given the opportunity to address the Board on a topic of their choice.

The Board RECOGNIZED NC School Public Relations Association 2017 Blue Ribbon Award winners Nakol Lovett, Renarta Moyd and Laurie Pender.

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PUBLIC FORUM
The Board heard from nine speakers during the Public Forum portion of the meeting:

Emma Source              Kelly Bullard              Erin Stephens              Rafael Molina
John Miner                  Rick Sear                     Kathy Greggs              Tannelaine Wilson
Jeffrey Sholar

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
Upon a motion by Alicia Chisolm, seconded by Greg West, the agenda as presented was adopted unanimously by the Board members present.

Chairman Carrie Sutton called for a motion to approve the CONSENT AGENDA. 

Upon motion by Greg West, seconded by Peggy Hall, the following Consent Agenda items were approved unanimously by the Board members present:

5.01 CONSIDER Approval of the Minutes of January 9, 2018, Board Meeting
5.02 CONSIDER Approval of Release of Certain Students
5.03 CONSIDER Approval of Personnel as recommended by the Personnel Committee
5.04 CONSIDER Approval of Leaves of Absence and Special Leaves of Absence as recommended by the Personnel Committee
5.05 CONSIDER Approval of Administrative Recommendations as recommended by the Personnel Committee
5.06 CONSIDER Approval of Proclamation for Career and Technical Education Month as recommended by the Curriculum Committee
5.07 CONSIDER Approval of Middle School Curriculum Recommendation for the Healthy Youth Act as recommended by the Curriculum Committee
5.08 CONSIDER Approval of Alliance Behavioral Health Care – Child and Adolescent Day Treatment Program as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee
5.09 CONSIDER Approval of National School Counselor Week Proclamation as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee
5.10 CONSIDER Approval of Annual Memorandum of Agreement between Cumberland County Schools and Action Pathways, Inc. as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee
5.11 CONSIDER Approval of Social Work Proclamation as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee
5.12 CONSIDER Approval of Budget Amendments as recommended by the Finance Committee
5.13 CONSIDER Approval of Resolution Objecting to the “New Fee Waiver Notice Provision in the 2017 Appropriations Act” as recommended by the Finance Committee 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Curriculum Committee Report – Judy Musgrave
6.01 CONSIDER Approval of the Ireland Drive / Byrd Middle 6th-8th Grade Transition Proposal 
Rudy Tatum made a motion to approve the Ireland Drive / Byrd Middle 6th-8th Grade Transition Proposal. The motion was seconded by Susan Williams and was approved by the following vote: In favor – Greg West, Susan Williams, Donna Vann, Carrie Sutton, Rudy Tatum, Alicia Chisolm and Peggy Hall Against – Porcha McMillan

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Personnel Committee Report – Susan Williams

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Auxiliary Services Committee Report – Rudy Tatum

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Student Services Committee Report – Alicia Chisolm

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Budget Committee Report – Greg West

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Policy Committee Report – Peggy Hall

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Legislative Committee Report – Porcha McMillan

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS

13.01 CONSIDER Closed Session Pursuant to N.C.G.S 143-318.11(A)(6) and (A)(3)to discuss the qualification of a prospective public officer and to consult with our attorney in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege between our attorney and this Board.

Upon a motion by Carrie Sutton, seconded by Donna Vann, the Board members present voted unanimously to go into Closed Session at 7:22 pm.

Upon a motion by Donna Vann, seconded by Susan Williams, the Board members present voted unanimously to come OUT of Closed Session at 8:02 pm. Ms. Sutton stated that no action was taken in Closed Session.

CLOSING ITEMS

Superintendent’s Update:
Mr. Kinlaw stated all of his update items were included on the Consent Agenda

Chairman’s Update:
Ms. Sutton thanked our Student Officers and citizens for attending our meeting this evening and invited everyone to our next meeting on March 13, 2018. Ms. Sutton also invited all fellow board members and citizens to enjoy many of the superb Black History Month programs going on at our schools.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 pm.

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Tim Kinlaw, Superintendent

        

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