Board Meeting Minutes: 9.11.18
Published by Laurie Pender on October 12, 2018

Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
September 11, 2018

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, September 11, 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 Greg West. (Mr. Tatum was not in attendance this evening) Others present were Superintendent Marvin Connelly, Associate Superintendents Tim Kinlaw, Ron Phipps, Clyde Locklear, Ruben Reyes, Betty Musselwhite, Mary Black, and Stacey Wilson-Norman; 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. 


Chairman Carrie Sutton called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. 

Ms. Sutton called on Dr. Marvin Connelly to speak in honor of and to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.

Our Pledge of Allegiance was led by Carrie Sutton, followed by the invocation by Peggy Hall.


The Board RECOGNIZED Student Representatives Jacob Taylor, Student Government representative from Cumberland Polytechnic High School and Rayna Peeples, Student Government Representative from Cross Creek Early College High School. Jacob and Rayna were given the opportunity to address the Board on a topic of their choice.

The Board RECOGNIZED MiKayla Raines, a 2016 Cumberland International Early College graduate.



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

Carl Orr                Isaac Edwards


Upon a motion by Judy Musgrave, seconded by Alicia Chisolm, 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 Susan Williams, seconded by Greg West, the following Consent Agenda items were approved unanimously by the Board members present:

5.01 CONSIDER Approval of the Minutes of the August 14, 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 Whole Child Resolution as recommended by the Curriculum Committee 
5.07 CONSIDER Approval of the NCWorks Career Coach Application Change Request as recommended by the Curriculum Committee 
5.08 CONSIDER Approval of Renewal of Interlocal Agreement with Fayetteville Technical Community College regarding use of CCS facilities for continuing education classes as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee 
5.09 CONSIDER Approval of Renewal of Interlocal Agreement with Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation regarding use of CCS facilities for recreational purposes as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee 
5.10 CONSIDER Approval of Alternative Accountability Models as recommended by the Student Support Service Committee 
5.11 CONSIDER Approval of Epic Communication Contract Amendment as recommended by the Finance Committee 
5.12 CONSIDER Approval of Bid for Custodial Supplies as recommended by the Finance Committee 
5.13 CONSIDER Approval of New / Revised Policies as recommended by the Policy Committee (Second Reading) 


DISCUSSION AGENDA: Curriculum Committee Report – Judy Musgrave
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Personnel Committee Report – Susan Williams
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Auxiliary Services Committee Report – Greg West on behalf of 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


13.01 CONSIDER Closed Session Pursuant to N.C.G.S. 143-318.11(a1) and (a3) to prevent disclosure of information that is privileged or confidential under NCGS 115C-319 and to preserve the attorney-client privilege regarding Leandro v. State

Upon a motion by Carrie Sutton, seconded by Donna Vann, the Board members present voted unanimously to go INTO CLOSED SESSION at 6:58 pm.

Upon a motion by Greg West, seconded by Susan Williams, the Board members presented voted unanimously to come OUT of CLOSED SESSION at 7:34 pm.

No action was taken in Closed Session.


Superintendent’s Update:

Dr. Connelly shared that we have concluded round two of the CLC3 tour. Both sessions received large crowds and very good feedback.

Having completed day ten of traditional calendar schools we have accounted for approximately 51,367 students. Dr. Connelly has visited approximately fifty percent of our schools and is looking forward to visiting all remaining. Additionally, Dr. Connelly has been very busy meeting with a great many stakeholders and sharing the positive direction in which we are moving.

Dr. Connelly welcomed the newest member of the Cabinet team, Mr. Lindsay Whitley. Lindsay is our Chief Executive Community Engagement & Communications Officer.             

In closing, Dr. Connelly updated everyone on the plans for CCS in preparation for Hurricane Florence. Dr. Connelly is working closely with County Management to ensure the safety of our students and staff. CCS will observe a three-hour early release on September 12, 2018, and will close on September 13 and 14, 2018. Dr. Connelly reminded everyone of the county curfew.

Chairman’s Update:

Ms. Sutton thanked our Student Officers and citizens for attending our meeting this evening. She wished everyone safety during the upcoming storm.

Ms. Sutton hopes to see everyone at our October 9, 2018 Board Meeting.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:39 pm.


Dr. Marvin Connelly, Superintendent



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