Fayetteville, N.C. – The Cumberland County Board of Education elected Alicia Chisolm to serve as the chair and Greg West as the vice chair of the Board for 2020. The action was taken during the Dec. 10 school board meeting.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to serve in this capacity and remain committed to providing our students with equitable access to engaging learning experiences that will prepare them to be successful,” said Chisolm, noting the major focus of the district’s five-year Strategic Plan. “There is a lot of work to be done, but if we work together—as a Board, school system and community—our students will reach their maximum potential.”

Prior to the close of the meeting, the Board recognized the outgoing chair, Donna Vann, and vice chair, Alicia Chisolm, for their exemplary leadership over the past year.

 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on December 12, 2019

        


Fayetteville, N.C. – The Cumberland County Board of Education has approved a contract renewal with Synovia GPS Transportation, which will allow real-time tracking of the district’s 492 yellow buses, 62 activity buses and 42 Transportation service vehicles.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on December 11, 2019

        


Fayetteville, NC – Following the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., the Cumberland County Board of Education approved a new elementary school principal during Tuesday’s Board meeting.


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Published by Angel Hoggard on December 10, 2019

        


The N.C. Department of Transportation would like the community’s participation in a short survey on the future of transportation in North Carolina.

The survey is part of an update to NCDOT’s long-range multimodal planning effort. Participate by Feb 14, 2020, to share what is important to you. The feedback provided will help guide North Carolina’s future transportation policies and investments. Information can also be sent throughout the study if desired. Learn more by visiting, www.ncmoves.gov.

NC Moves 2050 Survey Link

NC 2050 Phase 3 Survey Flyer Full Dates Final 9.30.19

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Published by Angel Hoggard on December 9, 2019

        


Fayetteville, N.C. – Across Cumberland County Schools (CCS), there are more than 3,000 classroom teachers who are dedicated to helping students succeed. To support teachers and help those who may be interested in seeking leadership opportunities beyond their regular classroom responsibilities, CCS is launching the Leading Beyond the Classroom pathway.


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Published by Angel Hoggard on December 4, 2019

        


Fayetteville, NC – Maureen Stover got the shock of a lifetime this afternoon. As she rounded the corner of the J. Knuckles Building on the campus of Fayetteville State University, she saw and heard yells and cheers from the faculty, staff and student body at Cumberland International Early College High School (CIECHS).


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Published by Angel Hoggard on November 27, 2019

        


Fayetteville, N.C. – As a school counselor for more than 18 years, Sharon Bowden understands the importance of providing students with additional support and encouragement. As such, Bowden, who is a counselor at Cumberland Mills Elementary, took the initiative to reach out to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Together, they have created the “Step-Up” mentoring program, which offers tangible early intervention options for parents, teachers and students.


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Published by Angel Hoggard on November 27, 2019

        


Image of South River representative presenting a check to Dr. Connelly in his office holding the checkCumberland County Schools received a capital credit refund of $38,518 from South River EMC. Cathy O’Dell, a representative of South River EMC, presented the check to Dr. Connelly Jr. This refund money will be used at schools to enhance programs and to strengthen learning environments for our students.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on November 26, 2019

        


Image of school buses in line parkedCumberland County Schools congratulates the November 2019 Bus Driver of the Month, Shakeena Branch-Cooper from W.H. Owen Elementary School.

The following drivers were selected as the Driver of the Month from their assigned areas:

Seventy-First/Westover Areas: Alison Johnson, Westover High School

Douglas Byrd/Jack Britt/South View Areas: Shakeena Branch-Cooper, W.H. Owen Elementary School

Cape Fear/Pine Forest Areas: Willie Mae West, Cape Fear High School

EE Smith/Gray’s Creek/Terry Sanford Areas: Lacinda Scott, Gray’s Creek Elementary School

EC Transportation: Katrine Thompson, Team 3

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Published by Angel Hoggard on November 26, 2019

        


Fayetteville, NC – Cumberland County Schools is proud to announce that long-time educator Sheila Sochovka, who is an Exceptional Children’s (EC) teacher at several district schools, was recently named a North Carolina Educator of Excellence by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s Exceptional Children’s Division.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on November 22, 2019

        


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