Board Meeting Minutes: 6.5.18
Published by Laurie Pender on August 15, 2018
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Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
June 5, 2018

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, June 5, 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, Greg West and Rudy Tatum. Others present were Interim Superintendent Tim Kinlaw, Associate Superintendents Ron Phipps, Clyde Locklear, Ruben Reyes, Betty Musselwhite and Mary Black; Board Attorney Nick Sojka; Superintendent Elect – Marvin Connelly; 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 Judy Musgrave, followed by the invocation by Susan Williams.

RECOGNITIONS

The Board RECOGNIZED Gray’s Creek High Schools Unified Track Team

The Board RECOGNIZED Cumberland County Association of Principals and Assistant Principals (CCAPAP) Scholarship Recipients

The Board RECOGNIZED Future Educator Recipients

The Board RECOGNIZED Jack Britt High School State Champion Softball Team

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PUBLIC FORUM

The Board heard from four speakers during the Public Forum portion of the meeting:

Sonya Harriott                        John Davidson                        
Donna Bowling                       Steven Ostrander

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

Upon a motion by Judy Musgrave, seconded by Peggy Hall, the agenda, as presented, was adopted by the following vote: Voting in favor was Greg West, Susan Williams, Porcha McMillan, Donna Vann, Carrie Sutton, Judy Musgrave, Alicia Chisolm and Peggy Hall. Voting in opposition was Rudy Tatum.

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

Following the adoption of the agenda, based on the request of a Board member, Greg West made a motion to pull item 5.15 from the agenda. Donna Vann seconded the motion.

The following Consent Agenda items were approved unanimously by the Board:

5.01 CONSIDER Approval of the Minutes of the May 15, 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 as recommended by the Personnel Committee
5.05 CONSIDER Approval of Administrative Recommendations as recommended by the Personnel Committee 
5.06 CONSIDER Approval of Risk Management Insurance Proposals as recommended by the Personnel Committee 
5.07 CONSIDER Approval of Career and Technical Education 2018-2019 Local Plan as recommended by the Curriculum Committee 
5.08 CONSIDER Approval of ELA Curriculum Resources Proposal as recommended by the Curriculum Committee
5.09 CONSIDER Approval for Award of Food Bids as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee 
5.10 CONSIDER Approval for Award of Temporary Service Contract as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
5.11 CONSIDER Approval of Child Nutrition Procurement Plan as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee 
5.12 CONSIDER Approval of Agreement between CCS and Easter Seals UCP NC & Virginia, Inc. as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee
5.13 CONSIDER Approval of Agreement between CCS and Action Pathways, Inc. as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee 
5.14 CONSIDER Approval of Agreement between CCS and Division of Services for the Blind, NC Dept of Health and Human Services as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee 
5.15 CONSIDER Approval of Abstinence Grant and Wonder Years Grades 4-6 Assurance Form 2017-2018 as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee (THIS ITEM 5.15 WAS PULLED FROM the AGENDA)
5.16 CONSIDER Approval of Budget Amendments as recommended by the Finance Committee 
5.17 CONSIDER Approval of Bids: Instructional Supplies and Copier Cost Per Copy Program as recommended by the Finance Committee
5.18 CONSIDER Approval of Budget Continuing Resolution as recommended by the Finance Committee 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Curriculum Committee Report – Judy Musgrave

DISCUSSION AGENDA: Personnel Committee Report – Susan Williams

7.01  CONSIDER Approval of Administrative Recommendations 

Susan Williams made a motion to approve the Administrative Recommendations as presented. Alicia Chisolm seconded the motion and the item was approved unanimously by the Board.

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 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 pursuant to N.C.G.S. 143-318.11(a)(3)

Upon a motion by Greg West, seconded by Susan Williams, the Board voted unanimously to go INTO CLOSED SESSION at 7:05 pm.

Upon a motion by Alicia Chisolm, seconded by Greg West, the Board members presented voted unanimously to come OUT of CLOSED SESSION at 7:44 pm.

No action taken in Closed Session.

13.02 CONSIDER Response to County Budget Action 

Mr. Greg West made a motion to move forward/approve the Cumberland County Schools response to the County Budget Action. Mrs. Alicia Chisolm seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously by the Board.

CLOSING ITEMS

Superintendent’s Update:
Mr. Kinlaw shared that he is proud to say our schools are safer than they have ever been and will continue to improve. During his time as Interim Superintendent, Mr. Kinlaw’s priority has been the health, mental health, and safety of students in our care. He thanked the Board for working with him this year.

Chairman’s Update:
Mrs. Chisolm asked to be recognized to speak. She expressed her appreciation to Mr. Kinlaw for his professionalism and honesty. Mr. Tatum thanked Mr. Kinlaw for bringing the ‘team’ together under his leadership. Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Hall echoed the same sentiments and expressed their appreciation and respect for Mr. Kinlaw.

Ms. Sutton thanked our citizens for attending our meeting this evening and invited everyone to our next meeting in August.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm.

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Tim Kinlaw, Interim Superintendent