Published by Angel Hoggard on April 10, 2019
Cumberland County Board of Education
The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., in the Central Services Board Room, with the following board members present:
Chairman Donna Vann called the meeting to order at 6:31 pm.
Our Pledge of Allegiance was led by Susan Williams, followed with the invocation by Alicia Chisolm.
The Board RECOGNIZED Student Representatives Ashilyn Burgos, Student Government representative from Gray’s Creek High School and Walker Shearin, Student Government Representative from Pine Forest High School. Ashilyn and Walker were given the opportunity to address the Board on a topic of their choice.
The Board RECOGNIZED our Amazing Acts of Character Award Recipients: Danielle Carlson, Elizabeth Harris-Willette and Nasir Mixon
The Board RECOGNIZED South View High School Men’s Bowling Team – State Champions Hunter Hicks, Jordan Hicks, Joshua Hicks, Joshua Packer, Isaac Palakawognese, Nicholas Roberson, Connor Schneider, Jaycee Wynne, Nichylas Riley and Shaakir Williams
The Board RECOGNIZED State Wrestling Champions Dallas Wilson, Jared Barbour and Madajah Trapier
Two citizens spoke tonight: Carmella McKellar-Smith
ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
Upon a motion by Greg West, seconded by Susan Williams, the agenda, as presented, was adopted unanimously by the Board members present.
Chairman Donna Vann called for a motion to APPROVE the CONSENT AGENDA.
Upon motion by Carrie Sutton, seconded by Alicia Chisolm, the following Consent Agenda items were approved by the following vote:
5.01 CONSIDER Approval of the Minutes of the February 12, 2019 Board Meeting
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Auxiliary Services Committee Report – Porcha McMillan
11.01 CONSIDER Approval of Administrative Recommendation Upon a motion by Greg West, seconded by Carrie Sutton, the Board voted to approve the Administrative Recommendation as follows:
DISCUSSION AGENDA: Legislative Committee Report – Charles McKellar
13.01 RECEIVE Strategic Plan Development Update – presented by Melody Chalmers
Ms. Chalmers updated the Board on the success of the Town Hall event. From the Town Hall feedback, the top five focus areas were identified. Ms. Chalmers shared that an email was sent to the Board with information regarding the next planning meeting. The Board was invited to share their discussion topics with development team members, Alicia Chisolm or Susan Williams. Additionally, the meeting is open to the public if Board members wish to attend.
14.01 Superintendent’s Update – Dr. Mary Black on behalf of Dr. Marvin Connelly
Dr. Black shared the Board Forecast for March – June 2019. Dr. Black thanked the vital Child Nutrition staff as we celebrated School Breakfast Week. Additionally, last week was School Social Work week. We thank our Social Workers for the work they do to help our students on a daily basis. We are currently celebrating Arts in Schools Month. Dr. Black invited everyone to visit exhibits at Cross Creek Mall as well as the Arts Council of Fayetteville. In closing, Dr. Black shared a video highlighting the Academy of Health Sciences at Westover High School.
14.02 Board Members’ Update
Mrs. Musgrave shared that her daughter had four national commercials to come out this month.
14.03 Chairman’s Update
Mrs. Vann thanked our students, representatives and a citizens for attending tonight’s meeting and again congratulated those individuals recognized tonight. She publicly thanked everyone for their support for our Superintendent, sharing that Dr. and Mrs. Connelly wish to convey their deepest appreciation for your prayers and continued encouragement—they have been overwhelmed by the tremendous support shown by our school system and community. Please continue to keep Dr. Connelly and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Our next regular Board Meeting will be held on April 9, 2019. We look forward to seeing everyone again next month.
14.04 ADJOURNMENT – With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:24 pm.