Published by Angel Hoggard on September 11, 2019
Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
August 13, 2019
The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., in the Central Services Board Room, with the following board members present:
Donna Vann, Alicia Chisolm, Porcha McMillan, Susan Williams, Carrie Sutton, Charles McKellar and Greg West. (Judy Musgrave was not in attendance tonight) Others present were Superintendent Marvin Connelly, Associate Superintendents, Mary Black, Ron Phipps, Clyde Locklear, Ruben Reyes, Betty Musselwhite, Lindsay Whitley, Joe Desormeaux and Stacey Wilson-Norman; Board Attorney Nick Sojka; representatives of the principals association, Ft. Bragg Liaison, district PTA representative, representatives of the NCAEOP, NAACP and representatives of the teacher assistants association.
1. OPENING ITEMS
Chairman Donna Vann called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.
Our Pledge of Allegiance was led by Carrie Sutton, followed with the invocation by Susan Williams.
Following the recognition of guests, Ms. Sonya Harriott shared brief comments regarding the District PTA. Many Board and Cabinet members presented Ms. Harriott with their memberships.
The Board RECOGNIZED Mr. Paul Berry from NC Serves for a presentation.
The Board RECOGNIZED former CCS Superintendent, Dr. William Harrison. Board Chair, Donna Vann presented Dr. Harrison with a framed copy of the CCS logo created during his time as Superintendent. The logo was being retired this evening.
3. PUBLIC FORUM
Two citizens spoke tonight: Carmela McKellar-Smith
4. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
Upon a motion by Susan Williams, seconded by Alicia Chisolm, the agenda, as presented, was adopted unanimously by the Board members present.
5. CONSIDER Appointment to fill Board Vacancy representing District Six (Unexpired term of Peggy Hall)
Chair Donna Vann opened the floor for nominations. Alicia Chisolm nominated Mr. Joseph Sorce. Charles McKellar nominated Ms. Jean Brown-Williams. Hearing no other nominations, Donna Vann called for a motion to close nominations. Greg West made a motion to close nominations. The motion was seconded by Susan Williams and the Board members present voted unanimously to close the nominations.
Donna Vann called for a vote on Joseph Sorce. Alicia Chisolm, Carrie Sutton, Donna Vann, Greg West and Susan Williams voted in favor of Joseph Sorce. Donna Vann called for a vote on Jean Brown-Williams. Charles McKellar and Porcha Williams voted in favor of Jean Brown-Williams. By majority vote, Joseph Sorce was approved to fill the unexpired term of Peggy Hall representing District 6.
Mr. Sorce was administered his Oath of Office by Notary Linda Caesar and he took his place as a member of the Board.
6. Chairman Donna Vann called for a motion to APPROVE the CONSENT AGENDA.
Upon motion by Greg West, seconded by Susan Williams, the Consent Agenda was unanimously approved by the Board members present.
6.01 CONSIDER Approval of the Minutes of the June 11, 2019 Board Meeting
6.02 CONSIDER Approval of Release of Certain Students
6.03 CONSIDER Approval of Personnel as recommended by the Personnel Committee
6.04 CONSIDER Approval of Leaves of Absence and Special Leaves of Absence as recommended by the Personnel Committee
6.05 CONSIDER Approval of Administrative Recommendations as recommended by the Personnel Committee
6.06 CONSIDER Approval of Approval of the 2019-2020 Interlocal Agreement with the Town of Hope Mills for Recreational Purposes as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
6.07 CONSIDER Approval of 2019-2020 Agreement for SRO Services between County of Cumberland Sheriff’s Dept and CCS as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
6.08 CONSIDER Approval of Granting City of Fayetteville a Permanent & Temporary Easement for Sidewalk Construction and Maintenance Purposes by Seventy-First Area as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
6.09 CONSIDER Approval of to Grant NCDOT Offer to Purchase Real Property due to Right-of-Way and damages by Seventy-First Area/Owen Elementary (ROWEFS U-4405 217 BOE) as recommended by the Auxiliary Services Committee
6.10 CONSIDER Ratification of Duke Energy Utility Easement for HVAC work at Stedman Elementary as recommended by the Auxiliary Services
6.11 CONSIDER Approval of Agreement with Fayetteville State University to provide meals for the early college students as recommended by the Auxiliary Services
6.12 CONSIDER Approval of 2019-2020 Red Ribbon Campaign Proclamation as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee
6.13 CONSIDER Approval of Agreement between CCS & Head Start Action Pathways as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee
6.14 CONSIDER Approval of Agreement between CCS & Provisions of Therapeutic Day Treatment Services as recommended by the Student Support Services Committee
6.15 CONSIDER Approval of Budget Amendments as recommended by the Finance Committee
6.16 CONSIDER Approval of Custodial Supply Bid #173-20001 as recommended by the Finance Committee
6.17 CONSIDER Approval of Instructional Supply Bid #173-20002 as recommended by the Finance Committee
6.18 CONSIDER Approval of School Fees as recommended by the Finance Committee
6.19 CONSIDER Approval of School Business Modernization Vendor Selection as recommended by the Finance Committee
6.20 CONSIDER Approval of Removal of Advanced Placement Course Program Policy 3452 as recommended by the Curriculum and Policy Committees (Second Reading)
7. DISCUSSION AGENDA: Auxiliary Services Committee Report – Porcha McMillan
8. DISCUSSION AGENDA: Student Services Committee Report – Susan Williams
9. DISCUSSION AGENDA: Budget/Finance Committee Report – Greg West
10. DISCUSSION AGENDA: Policy Committee Report – Judy Musgrave
10.1 CONSIDER Approval of Revised Policies (First Reading)
Upon a motion by Susan Williams, seconded by Carrie Sutton, the ‘Revised Policies (First Reading)’ were approved by the following vote:
In favor of approval: Alicia Chisolm, Joe Sorce, Carrie Sutton, Donna Vann, Greg West and Susan Williams.
Opposed: Charles McKellar and Porcha McMillan Judy Musgrave was not in attendance tonight
11. DISCUSSION AGENDA: Curriculum Committee Report – Alicia Chisolm
12. DISCUSSION AGENDA: Personnel Committee Report – Carrie Sutton
12.01 CONSIDER Approval of Additional Administrative Recommendations
Donna Vann made a motion to approve the Additional Administrative Recommendations.
Susan Williams seconded the motion and the Board members present unanimously approved.
13. DISCUSSION AGENDA: Legislative Committee Report – Charles McKellar
14. ADDITIONAL BUSINESS
14.01 CONSIDER Approval of Cumberland County Board of Education Standard Operating Procedures
Greg West made a motion to approve the Cumberland County Board of Education Standard Operating Procedures. Carrie Sutton seconded the motion and the Board members present unanimously approved.
15. CLOSING ITEMS
15.01 Superintendent’s Update – Dr. Marvin Connelly
Dr. Connelly stated that a new school year always presents a fresh opportunity to continue our work to help all students achieve success. Approximately 445 buses will be rolling and over 50,000 students will be present in our schools. Educators and support staff are diligently working to prepare for the traditional calendar students to arrive. Our implementation teams, which are aligned with our four strategic priorities, are moving forward with the implementation of our Strategic Plan. The teams will work to ensure we reach our goals.
Dr. Connelly shared CCS official challenge coins with each Board member. The coins represent our districts commitment to the success of all students. He encouraged Board members to give a coin to an individual they may encounter who is working to support the mission of our school system.
In closing, Dr. Connelly presented a video highlighting the work being done to prepare for the arrival of our students and showing the appreciation from teachers for the $300 for classroom supplies approved by our Board.
15.02 Board Members’ Update
Greg West reminded everyone of the Football Jamboree being held on August 15th & 16th.
15.03 Chairman’s Update
Donna Vann again welcomed Mr. Joe Sorce to our Board. Mrs. Vann shared best wishes from the Board to all students and educators for a happy and successful school year.
Mrs. Vann thanked our representatives and citizens for attending tonight’s meeting and reminded everyone that our next regular Board Meeting will be held on Sept 10, 2019.
We look forward to seeing everyone again next month.
15.04 ADJOURNMENT – With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:17 p.m.
Dr. Marvin Connelly, Superintendent