Published by Laurie Pender on June 6, 2018
Cumberland County Board of Education
The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, May 15, 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, Alicia Chisolm, Judy Musgrave and Rudy Tatum. (Mr. West was not in attendance this evening) Others present were Interim Superintendent Tim Kinlaw, Associate Superintendents Ron Phipps, Clyde Locklear, Ruben Reyes, Betty Musselwhite and Mary Black; Board Attorney Nick Sojka; 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 Donna Vann, followed by the invocation by Alicia Chisolm.
The Board RECOGNIZED Student Representatives Lena Vann, Student Government representative from Westover High School and Madison Culbreth, Student Government Representative from Seventy-First High School. Lena and Madison were given the opportunity to address the Board on a topic of their choice.
The Board RECOGNIZED Amazing Acts of Character recipients as follows:
Asia Banks – Vanstory Elementary
The Board RECOGNIZED the 2018 District 4 Battle of the Books winners from Eastover-Central Elementary:
Coach: Sonya Register
The Board RECOGNIZED the following 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Recipients:
Raven Bailey – E.E. Smith High School
The Board heard from ten speakers during the Public Forum portion of the meeting:
Nicole Robinson Keith Crumpler Donna Bowling
ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
Upon a motion by Donna Vann, seconded by Peggy Hall, 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 Alicia Chisolm, seconded by Susan Williams, the following Consent Agenda items were approved unanimously by the Board members present (Porcha McMillan abstained from voting because of a family member on the personnel list):
5.01 CONSIDER Approval of the Minutes of the April 10, 2018 Board Meeting
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Curriculum Committee Report – Judy Musgrave
Mr. Kinlaw stated that additional information, requested by some Board members, was shared with the Board prior to the meeting this evening. Mr. Kinlaw briefly explained the process taken to determine the top two products regarding the ELA Curriculum Framework. During the process, the number one request from educators polled was to have resource materials. Mr. Kinlaw has spoken to incoming Superintendent, Dr. Connelly. Dr. Connelly hoped to have resources in place for the beginning of the year; however, both Dr. Connelly and Mr. Kinlaw understand the concerns of principals. Mr. Kinlaw recommends continuing the ELA Curriculum Framework discussion at the next Curriculum Committee meeting. Mr. Kinlaw shared that he respects the decision of the Board if they wish to wait for further discussion and asked for this item to be placed on the next Curriculum Committee agenda.
Mrs. Musgrave shared that she was not sure where to go from here and asked for her committee input. No committee/board members shared opposition to placing this item on the next Curriculum Committee agenda.
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Personnel Committee Report – Susan Williams
13.01 CONSIDER Reappointment to the Fayetteville Technical Community College Board of Trustees (Charles Koonce request)
Upon a motion by Donna Vann, seconded by Peggy Hall, the Board members present voted unanimously to reappoint Mr. Charles Koonce to the FTCC Board of Trustees.
13.02 CONSIDER Closed Session Pursuant to N.C.G.S. 143-318.11(a)(3) to consult with our attorney in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege between our attorney and this Board and prevent disclosure of information that is privileged under NCGS 115C-319
Upon a motion by Carrie Sutton, seconded by Donna Vann, the Board members present voted unanimously to go INTO CLOSED SESSION at 7:49 pm.
Upon a motion by Alicia Chisolm, seconded by Susan Williams, the Board members presented voted unanimously to come OUT of CLOSED SESSION at 8:21 pm.
No action taken in Closed Session.
Mr. Kinlaw had no additional updates
Ms. Sutton thanked our Student Officers and citizens for attending our meeting this evening and invited everyone to our next meeting on June 5, 2018.
Ms. Sutton thanked our parents, teachers, administrators, and staff for their work throughout the year. She wished everyone well as they prepare for end-of-year testing and activities.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:22 pm.