Board Action: 4.10.18
Published by Laurie Pender on April 10, 2018

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A report on Board action
Cumberland County Board of Education
Regular Meeting
April 10, 2018 

Recognition of Ex-Officio Members
Student Government leaders NyJah Henry from Reid Ross Classical High School and Daniel Peede from Pine Forest 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.

Board Supports Proclamation to Stop Child Abuse
In observance of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, members of the Board approved a proclamation that supports stopping the abuse and neglect of children. Through the proclamation, the Board “calls upon all staff of the Cumberland County Schools, citizens, community agencies, faith groups, medical facilities, businesses, and elected officials, to increase their participation in our effort to support children and families, thereby preventing child abuse and strengthening the community in which we live.” Blue and silver Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention have been ‘planted’ on the front lawn of the Central Services’ Building as an extended show of support. The pinwheels serve as a symbol of the safe, bright, and shiny future every child deserves.

Pathways For Prosperity Resolution Embraced
Through the Pathways of Prosperity Resolution, members of the Cumberland County Board of Education agreed to support the City of Fayetteville’s Anti-Poverty Resolution “designating it as a Community of Practice to establish and convene a community task force to create community conversation and action to address economic mobility and drive change in the economic outcomes of Fayetteville and Cumberland County residents, including Cumberland County School students.”

Special April 11 Board Meeting Scheduled
The Cumberland County Board of Education will hold a special meeting Wednesday, April 11 at 2:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Cumberland County Schools’ Central Services Building. The purpose of the meeting is to elect a new Superintendent pursuant to G.S. 115C-271 and to take any other related actions that may come before the Board.

Board Recognitions

Betty Musselwhite, the associate superintendent of School Support Services, introduced the following honorees to the Board to be recognized:

March’s 2018 Amazing Acts of Character Award Recipient – Student Honoree Damien Gary from Sunnyside Elementary School was recognized for displaying ‘acts of good character’ above and beyond expected behavior. Members of the Board extended personal congratulations to Damien.

2018 North Carolina Education Support Personnel Award Winner – Carol Stubbs, a custodian at ERC and the president of the Cumberland County Association of Educators, was recently awarded the 2018 NC Education Support Personnel of the Year Award. She was chosen from 31 other nominees for the prestigious honor and will go on to compete for the national title. This is the first time the award has been given to a Cumberland County School employee.


Board of Education

Carrie Sutton
District #3

Donna Van
District #4

Judy Musgrave

Rudy Tatum

Greg West

Alicia Chisolm
District #1

Porcha McMillan
District #2

Susan Williams
District #5

Peggy Hall
District #6

Interim Superintendent
Tim Kinlaw



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