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Cumberland County Schools offers interpretation and translation services for parents, staff, and other appropriate individuals in need of language assistance by well qualified staff (and/or outside contractors as needed). Please contact your local school or the English as a Second Language (ESL) Department at 910.484.1176 for further guidance or assistance.

To request translation/interpretation assistance, please print, complete, and submit a Translation/Interpretation Request.

You may submit your request via e-mail it to deborahwilkes@ccs.k12.nc.us in the ESL Department or Fax it to 910.484.3175.

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 24, 2014

        


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Published by Bonita Robinson on March 24, 2014

        


  Board of Education: 910.678.2300

Greg West, Vice Chair

Greg West
Chair – At Large

Office Information
2465 Gilliespie Street
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Phone: 910.678.2300

Home Information
506 Charleston Place
Fayetteville, NC 28303
910.486.5292
GregWest@nc.rr.com

I am honored to serve as your chair of the Cumberland County Board of Education. 2013 was an outstanding year of accolades: being named as a Broad Prize Finalist and one of the most improved school districts, receiving AdvancED Accreditation, and achieving an 80 percent high school graduation rate. We will not rest on our laurels in 2014. 
 
Though we face budget cuts like many districts across the state, we strive to provide a world-class education each day for our students. Our educators realize now more than ever before that it is imperative for our children to be able to compete in this global society.
 
Cumberland County Schools will continue with our efforts to raise test scores by building support systems for schools through the Common Core Curriculum. Our technology resources will assist with this initiative as we are 100 percent wireless as a school district. 
 
We will continue to keep parents abreast of district initiatives through the following resources: 
 
  • Home Base ParentPortal, a user-friendly Web application that allows parents to monitor their child’s academic progress; 
  • ParentLink, a messaging system via phone calls, e-mail, and text messaging; and 
  • CCS’ mobile app with district information, school sports and social media access. 
We are committed to children. Together, we can continue to be ‘a step above’ as we move our school district forward.
Greg West

James A. McLauchlin

Michael Boose Kim Fisher

James A. McLauchlin
Vice Chair – District 2

8208 Ella Mae Dr.
Fayetteville, NC 28314
910.864.5236
jmclauchlin@nc.rr.com

Michael Boose
At Large

309 Farley Place
Fayetteville, NC 28303
910.860.3889
mijebrje@aol.com

Kim Fisher
At Large

2119 Woods End Drive
Eastover, NC 28312
910.484.2333
KimberlyPFisher@aol.com

Alicia Chisolm

Carrie Sutton

Larry Lancaster

Alicia Chisolm
District 1

1855 Cascade Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
910.488.7820
achisolm2441@nc.rr.com

Carrie Sutton
District 3

5422 Summer Duck Road
Fayetteville, NC 28314
910.864.5567
carriesutton@infionline.net

Larry Lancaster
District 4

2602 Dartmouth Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304
910.484.2774
lll@nc.rr.com

Susan Williams

Macky Hall

 

Susan Williams
District 5

4132 Bent Grass Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28312
910.485.6305
susanwlms@gmail.com

Macky Hall
District 6

5420 McRae Street
Hope Mills, NC 28348
910.424.4375
MackyH@nc.rr.com

 
The Cumberland County Board of Education welcomes comments from the public and provides numerous opportunities for citizens to voice their opinions on issues that affect public education. Persons who wish to publicly speak to the full Board may do so at the regularly scheduled meeting on the second Tuesday of each month. A public comments session is held at the beginning of each meeting at 6:30p.m. Citizens may also choose to attend various Board committee meetings during which Board committees receive information and consider agenda items for recommendation to the full Board. Board committees are as follows: Curriculum, Personnel, Student Services/Activities, Budget/Finance, Policy/Student Assignment, and Facilities/Transportation/Cafeteria.

Above all else, the CC Board of Education serves our community. In assuming responsibility for the entire school district, these elected officials act in all measures, in the best interest of the children of the CCS. The “Contact” link on the Board Website is in place to ensure that the Board is available to receive input from its constituents at all times. Feel free to contact any Board member in person or by writing, on any subject related to the CCS or public education in general.

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 14, 2014

        


NCCEAPAHerter-O’Neal Scholarship
Contact: Susan Johnson, Administrative Coordinator
Cumberland County Cooperative Extension
Phone: 910.321.6405E-Mail: susan_johnson@ncsu.edu

Nominations are being sought for a $750 scholarship offered by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association (NCCEAPA) through March 21, 2014. The scholarship is available to North Carolina residents pursuing a college degree (Associates and/or Bachelors) in a business related field of study. Applicants must be enrolled to attend classes at a college during the 2014-2015 school year.

The scholarship is awarded annually to honor the work and dedication of Edith Herter and Frances O’Neal, co-leaders in forming the NCCEAPA in 1973. 

Qualified applicants interested in applying for this scholarship can obtain an application packet from the financial aid office at their local community college or high school. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Cumberland County, at 910.321.6405, or by visiting the Cooperative Extension Center at 301 East Mountain Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28306. Applications are also available on the Cooperative Extension website at: http://cumberland.ces.ncsu.edu.

Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association Scholarship

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 1, 2014

        


Choice:

Cumberland County Board of Education:

Find Your School:

Calendar Questions:

Employment:

Facility Use:

Pre-K Programs:

Procedures:

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General Questions:

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  • Q1. Answer: Research the programs that we offer.  You can find extensive information on the Choice Website (www.choice.ccs.k12.nc.us). If you know which school you prefer, consider contacting the school office and ask to visit the school and meet with the principal. We also have printed information in a Choice Guide that is available in the Communications Office at Central Services. Once you have decided on a program and it has been determined that the school can accept applications, you will need to follow the application process.

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  • Q2. Answer: We offer 40 programs in the elementary schools, eight in the middle schools, and 20 in the high schools. You should investigate the program descriptions and locations of different programs on the Choice Website at www.choice.ccs.k12.nc.us

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  • Q3. Answer: The Choice Fair is an annual event in late January where each school that offers a Choice Program and is accepting applications comes and shares information about their school and their program. Representatives from the schools are there to answer questions and talk one-on-one with parents and students.

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  • Q4. Answer: The application process is handled by our Student Assignment Office. All applications must be mailed to the Student Assignment Office, postmarked no later than February 15. Applications for students who move into the district after February 1 will be accepted until June 1. Questions concerning your application should be directed to the Student Assignment Office at 910.678.2616.

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  • Q5. Answer: Visit  the CCS’ Home page and click on Board of Education. You will find information about each Board member and the districts he/she serves. If you need further information, contact the CCS Central Services at 910.678.2300.

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  • Q6. Answer: Call the Central Services (910.678.2300) and ask for contact information for the Board members.  You can also contact any member by clicking on “Board of Education” on the CCS Website. There is a direct e-mail link to each member as well as his/her telephone numbers.

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  • Q7. Answer: Our Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Board agendas and minutes are posted on the CCS’ Website. You may access that information by clicking on the Board of Education button.

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  • Q8. Answer: Visit the CCS’ Home page and click on a map of Cumberland County titled “Find Your School”. If you click on that map you can enter any street address in Cumberland County and find a listing of the schools to which your child could be assigned.

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  • Q9. Answer: If you click on the High School District Map found in “Find Your School”, you will see all the schools that feed into the high school.

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  • Q10. Answer: Visit the CCS Homepage. Click on Calendars on the left. You will find the upcoming graduation schedule.

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  • Q11. Answer: Vacancies are posted on the Human Resources (HR) Website.

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  • Q12. Answer: Our HR Department keeps applications for one year. If you are interested in a specific vacancy, you may want to call the office (910.678.2629) and request that your application be considered.

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  • Q13. Answer: We have several schools that are designated as “Community Schools.” This means that our insurance covers the use of a facility for those groups and purposes beyond the normal school setting.  There is a contractual agreement for this process. Anyone interested should contact the Office of Auxiliary Services at 910.678.2305.

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  • Q14. Answer: The CCS offers several Pre-K programs. The Federal Programs Department currently supports programs at 32 elementary schools. Our Exceptional Children Department also offers Pre-K opportunities for children who qualify for their services. Please check their Websites for specific information and enrollment procedures or contact the Federal Programs Department at 910.678.2637 or Exceptional Children’s Department at 910.678.2430.

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  • Q15. Answer: We have a Central Records Office that keeps all  records of CCS graduates. It is  located at the Operations Center at 810 Gillespie Street. You can also reach them at 910.678.2501.

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  • Q16. Answer: In the event of threatening weather, the superintendent will try to make a decision regarding school operations by 5:00 a.m.  If there is a change in the normal school day, a call will go out to all homes as soon as the decision is made. In addition, information will be posted on the CCS’ Website and given to the local newspaper and various television and radio stations.

In the event that weather conditions require an early dismissal of school, notices will be sent to all the media outlets. Calls will be sent to all homes via the emergency message system to announce the change in schedule.

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  • Q17. Answer: The first step in our procedure is to discuss your concern with the school administration. In the event that your issue is not resolved, and it concerns instruction or discipline, contact the Executive Director of Elementary Education (910.678.2417) or Executive Director of Secondary Education (910.678.2420),depending on the grade of your child. If they are not able to adequately address your concerns, you would call the Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction (910.678.2407).  Once these possibilities are exhausted, you could contact the Office of  the Superintendent. (910.678.2312).

If your concern is over an area of Operations (safety, transportation, child nutrition, facilities) you would again, contact the school principal first. If you need further discussion or assistance, contact the Associate Superintendent for Auxiliary Services (910.678.2305).

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  • Q18. Answer: Students must attend the school in their home attendance area unless they receive special permission to attend a school in another area.  We have a policy (JBCCA-R: Voluntary Transfers within the Cumberland County Schools) which explains the circumstances under which a student may be considered for transfer as well as the process that must be followed. That policy can be found by clicking on the “Policy” link on the left side of the CCS homepage. Specific questions should be directed to the Student Assignment Office at 910.678.2616.

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  • Q19. Answer: For the district, click on “Annual Report” on the top navigation under customers groups for Parents, Employees, Community or Military and find much of the demographic information. For testing information, student teacher ratio, ethnicity, you would click on “Links” under Schools on the left side of the site, click on your specific school of interest from the drop down menus and you will see a link to NC Report Card. When you visit that site you will also be able to find information about the district as well as your school.

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  • Q20. Answer: We do not post that information on the district web site. Different schools have different approaches to instruction; therefore, the supplies needed may vary. You should be able to find a supply list on the school Website and on the teacher Websites.  If you have trouble finding what you need, contact your school office.

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  • Q21. Answer: You should call the school office. An administrator should be on campus and available by phone until the last scheduled stop is made by all buses. 

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Published by Bonita Robinson on January 7, 2014

        


SEPTAIs there something you have always wanted to know about special education, but were afraid to ask? Join the Special Education PTA Committee (SEPTA) for an opportunity to have your questions answered by a panel of professionals dedicated to special education.

SEPTA provides a network, support and voice for families and teachers of children with special needs.  In continuing their mission, they are sponsoring an upcoming parent workshop titled Got Questions? Get Answers

The event will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Max Abbott Middle School (590 Winding Creek Road, Fayetteville) and will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Questions will be presented confidentially to the panel by a moderator, and responses will be time limited. You may submit your questions to the panel in advance on Facebook (www.facebook.com/CumberlandCountySEPTA) through private message or via e-mail to cumberlandcountysepta@gmail.com.

The panel will include professionals from the following areas:

  • Cumberland County EC Services
  • Cumberland County Special Education Teaching Staff
  • Cumberland County Schools Psychologist
  • Cumberland County Schools Student Services
  • NC Department of Public Instruction
  • Parent Advocates
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 28, 2013

        


SEPTAThe Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC), the Cumberland County Special Education PTA (SEPTA) Committee, and the Cumberland County District PTA Council (CCDPTAC) are sponsoring a FREE workshop for parents and families of children with disabilities and special needs. The workshop titled “5 Steps to Becoming Your Child’s Best and Most Effective Advocate” will take place on Monday, September 16, 2013, from 6:15 – 8:15 p.m. at Max Abbott Middle School located at 590 Winding Creek Road in Fayetteville, NC.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 11, 2013

        


SEPTAThe Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC), the Cumberland County Special Education PTA (SEPTA) Committee, and the Cumberland County District PTA Council (CCDPTAC) are sponsoring a FREE workshop for parents and families of children with disabilities and special needs. The workshop titled “5 Steps to Becoming Your Child’s Best and Most Effective Advocate” will take place on Monday, September 16, 2013, from 6:15 – 8:15 p.m. at Max Abbott Middle School located at 590 Winding Creek Road in Fayetteville, NC.
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 12, 2013

        


Local Teacher Participates in Colonial Williamsburg Teacher InstituteMatthew Wynne, an 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher at R. Max Abbott Middle School was recently accepted into the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute in Williamsburg, VA and The Gilder Lehrman’s Teacher Summer Seminar on James Madison in Montpelier Station, VA.

Wynne had the opportunity to collaborate with other educators, museum curators, archaeologists, and historians receiving and developing educational lesson plans, learning activities, and instructional best practices.
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 8, 2013

        


Cumberland County Schools offers interpretation and translation services for parents, staff, and other appropriate individuals in need of language assistance by well qualified staff (and/or outside contractors as needed). Please contact your local school or the English as a Second Language (ESL) Department at 910.484.1176 for further guidance or assistance.

To request translation/interpretation assistance,  please print, complete, and submit a request  for translation interpretation services  and e-mail it to nydziasmith@ccs.k12.nc.us in the ESL Department or Fax it to 910.484.3175.

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Published by Bonita Robinson on June 12, 2013

        


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