Cumberland Polytechnic High Martin Rickman
Recognition of Ex-Officio Members
Student Government leaders Jacob Taylor from Cumberland Polytechnic High School and Rayna Peeples from Cross Creek Early College 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.
Whole Child Resolution Adopted
Members of the Board pledged their support in recognizing October as North Carolina Whole Child Month throughout the Cumberland County Schools. The resolution “encourages parents, educators, and community members to support a whole-child approach to education” with the thought “that children (1) need to become happy, productive members of society and (2) they need to be healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.” The Whole Child Initiative was launched in 2007 by the non-profit professional organization ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development). The Initiative is further supported by the North Carolina affiliate of ASCD (NCASCD), which provides professional development and networking opportunities for thousands of educators across the state.
Betty Musselwhite, the associate superintendent of School Support Services, introduced the following honoree to the Board to be recognized:
Former CCS’ Student MiKayla Raines was acknowledged for graduating from Cumberland International Early College High School in 2016, and then because of the Early College Program, being able to graduate from Fayetteville State University in one year at the age of 18. MiKayla is currently working to attain her Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Marketing from the University’s College of Business and Economics.
Board of Education
Dr. Marvin Connelly