Edgecombe County School Board Meeting Today

Regular Meeting of the Edgecombe County Board of Education Edgecombe County Board Rooms
412 Pearl Street Tarboro, NC 27886 February 12, 2018
(1) Call to Order of Regular Meeting of the Board
(1.1) Pledge of Allegiance
(2) Recognitions
(2.1) NCSBA Certificates: Scholar’s Circle
Ms. Evelyn Shaw Wilson – Board Chair Person
Diploma of Honor
Mrs. Ann R. Kent – Vice-Chair Person
Dr. Evelyn Johnson Advanced Achievement Mrs. Marva G. Scott Certificate of Merit Mr. William Ellis
(2.2) Employee of the Month Mr. Raymond Privott
(2.3) Teacher Recognitions
(2.4) Saffelle Awards
(2.5) Focus School of the Month
(2.5.1) IZone Schools
(3) Public Comments
(This time for public comments has been established for citizens who desire to address the board and who register prior to the start of the meeting. The Board has established a 3-minute time limitation for comments to be taken into consideration by the Board. Feedback will not be given during the Board Session. If a response is necessary, the Board will respond within ten working days. Thank you. [Edgecombe County Board of Education Policy 2310])
(4) Approval of Agenda
(5) Approval of Open Session Minutes
(6) Items for Information
(6.1) Field Trips:
THS (11934) – Corbett Sports Center, Greensboro, NC; Basketball Team; 1/27/2018; Departure: 8:30 a.m. – Return: 10:00 p.m.
SEMS (12002) – South Central High, Winterville, NC; Grades 6-8 Math Students; 2/03/2018; Departure: 7:30 a.m. – Return: 2:00 p.m.

Board Agenda February 12, 2018
THS (12281) – South Davidson High School, Denton, NC; Wrestling Team; 02/09/2018 – 02/10/2018; Departure: 02/09/2018 at 11:00 a.m. – Return: 02/10/2018 at 10:00 p.m.
(6.2) Budget Calendar for 2018-2019
(6.3) Proposed 2018-2019 ECPS Traditional School Calendars
(6.4) NSTA Shell Lab Challenge Grant
(7) Committee Reports – None
(8)A Consent Items (One Motion Approval) (8.1.A)Approval of Field Trips: Extended Day
SWEHS (12081) – Southern School of Energy and Sustainability, Durham, NC; Marching Band; 02/17/2018; Departure: 8:00 a.m. – Return: 10:00 a.m.
WEMS (12018) – NC Central University, Durham, NC; Boys & Girls Basketball Teams & Cheerleading Team; 02/17/2018; Departure: 8:00 a.m. – Return: 10:00 p.m.
W. A. Pattillo (12013) – Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, Chapel Hill, NC; Grades 6-7; 02/19/2018; Departure: 7:15 a.m. – Return 3:45 p.m.
SEMS (11819) – East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; NC Science Olympiad Team; 02/24/2018; Departure: 7:00 a.m. – Return: 6:00 p.m.
G. W. Bulluck (1231) – Shackleford Banks, Harkers Island, NC; Grade 3; 04/18/2018; Departure: 5:30 a.m. – Return: 6:30 p.m.
Coker-Wimberly (12026) – Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh, NC; Grades 1-4; 05/08/2018; Departure: 8:30 a.m. – Return: 5:00 p.m. Out-of-State & Overnight Princeville (12005) – Fort Myer, VA/Comfort Inn, Oxen, MD/Nat’l Museum of African American History/National Mall/National Zoo/Washington Monument, Washington, DC; Grade 5; 03/28/2018 – 03/30/2018; Departure: 03/028/2018 at 7:30 a.m. – Return: 03/30/2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Coker-Wimberly (11933) – Don Lee Camp, Arapahoe, NC; Grade 4; 05/10/2018 – 05/11/2018; Departure: 05/10/2018 at 7:30 a.m. – Return: 05/11/2018 at 4:00 p.m. (8.2.A)Approval of Fundraisers:
G. W. Carver PTO Fundraiser to Sell Raffle Tickets from for $1 each on February 13 – 26, 2018 Phillips Middle School Athletic Program Fundraiser to Seek Donations from Various Business and Individuals of Edgecombe County on February 13 – 26, 2018
SEMS Low Incidence Class Fundraiser with Curiositiees Screen Printing to Sell T-shirts for $12 – $13 on February 13 – 25, 2018
MMA Enhancement Teachers Fundraiser to Host a “Love of the Arts” Spaghetti Dinner on March 1, 2018 and Sell Tickets for $8 each on February 15 – 28, 2018
MMA PTO Fundraiser with Rodger White All-Star Sports to Sell T-shirts for $10 each and Hoodies for $20 each on February 20 – March 5, 2018
MMA Fundraiser to Host a Performance for the Black History Month “A Dollar and a Dream” on February 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. and Charge a $1 Admission Fee
MMA 5th Grade Fundraiser with Krispy Kreme to Sell Donut Certificates for $8 each on February 26 – March 9, 2018
Princeville Fundraiser with World Class Marketing to Sell Bagged Candy Items for $7 each on February 27 – March 12, 2018
MMA PTO Fundraiser to Host a St. Patrick’s Day Dance on March 6, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Charge a $7 Admission Fee
MMA 5th Grade Fundraiser with Pizza Inn to Donate 10% of Sales on Mach 20, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Board Agenda February 12, 2018
(8)B Items for Action
(8.1.B) Approval of 2017-2018 Amended Organizational Chart
(8.2.B) Edgecombe County Cultural Arts Council’s Grassroots Art Program Grant
Motion Required: I make a motion under the North Carolina Open Meetings Law, Sections 143- 318.11 (a) (1), (a) (3), and (a) (6), to go into Closed Session to consider personnel matters, to consult with the attorney to preserve attorney-client privileged information, and to prevent the disclosure of student records rendered confidential under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. 1232g, and the disclosure of personnel records rendered confidential under G.S. 115C-319 through 321.
(9.1) Personnel Management
(9.1.1) Listed Personnel (Contracted, New Hires, Resignations, Retirements, Substitutes, Transfers, Leave Requests, etc.)
(9.1.2) Extra Curricular Activities – Spring Sports
(9.2) Student Management
(9.3) Legal Issues
(9.4) Review of Closed Session Minutes
(10) Approval of Closed Session Items:
(10.1) Personnel Management
(10.1.1) Listed Personnel
(10.2) Closed Session Minutes
(11) Board Correspondence
(12) Items Brought by Board Members or Superintendent for Consideration/Discussion
(13) Adjourn


Church Folk, Brothers Keep The Faith

Do church folk with titles from the pastor on down who continue to live a lie all the days of their lives really going to make it to heaven?

I look at my situation now trust me I ain’t mad with nobody, church folk, racist and/or whomever because I ain’t gonna miss my blessing over ignance.

I think about my mother who died in 1997 because we were close and I did what a son was suppose to do up until the last day she was on this earth. I know some folk visit their love one grave often. I only visit my mother’s grave when someone is buried in the family cemetery.

But the other love of my life that I lost in 1999 was my oldest daughter due to her mother and her husband moved 4 hours away trying to keep me from seeing her. I traveled the 8 hour drive there and back from around 1990 for about 10 years until I got tired of the games being played trying to make it difficult to see my daughter.

A couple of years ago my daughter told me I had never done anything for her had not paid a doctor bill so guess who could have told her that?

The trues are hell in the 1st 2 years plus I bought all the pampers, milk, clothes and other before they moved out of the state. When I picked her up I bought her new clothes and things everytime I picked her up. I took the clothes with me when I took her back home so she could have new clothes.

I stayed in contact with my daughter’s elementary school for a couple of years.

I had to take the mom to court to get visitation rights, voluntarily paid child support and over paid and received money back.

My daughter was on my insurance until she turned 26 4 years ago because she turned 30 this year. 

Because I tried to do my part, I have no regrets. However I just hope that since everybody is preaching now that they get it right because I don’t want to see anyone miss their blessing with my name associated with them.

Folk told me I should have tried to get sole custody of my daughter because of certain reasons but I felt like a daughter should grow up being raised by her mother. But although that was not the case with my daughter’s mother because she was not raised by her mother.

With all that is going on in this world today, it would seem that church folk would try to get it right on this side because I just don’t see them making it to heaven. 

Some folk need to have some real testimonies talking about how they got it right while the blood is still running warm in their body.

But this is just my ignant opinion.

I know some of my brotherns reading this can relate to not being able to be a part of their children lives, but do your part and keep the faith.

​Republican led House and Senate Chambers rescinded Gov. Cooper’s Special Called Extra Session for Legislative Redistricting

Today the Republican led House and Senate Chambers rescinded Gov. Cooper’s Special Called Extra Session for Legislative Redistricting. The supermajority claimed the Proclamation was not in accordance with Article III, section 5, item 7 of the NC Constitution because in their opinion – Redistricting does not rise to the threshold of being “extraordinary” and it was claimed that the Governor did not confer with the Council of State. The US Supreme Court on Monday unanimously upheld the lower court’s ruling that 28 legislative districts were unconstitutional as they were racially-gerrymandered. Fixing these maps before the legislature adjourns would immediately remedy this violation of the US Constitution and the consequent harm of unfair maps / unequal representation. It would also benefit NC in many ways, two of which are; 1) save time and 2) save taxpayer money that a special session later in the year would cost. We stand with Governor Cooper; We stand with the US Constitution;  We stand for Equal Representation for North Carolinians #NCGA #NCPOL

Teenager Codes

I learned some new codes that these youngsters be texting in their phones! TEENAGER CODES 😳 

***Pay attention to these on your child’s phone.

53X = sneaky way to type “sex”          

KMS = kill myself

LH6 = let’s have sex                      

KYS =  kill yourself

MOS = mom over the shoulder           

POS = parent over shoulder

CD9 = code 9, parents around          

GNOC = get naked on camera.

99 = parents are gone                   

WTTP = want to trade photos?        

LMIRL = let’s meet in real life             

1174 = meet at a party spot

IWSN = I want sex now                  

CU46 =  see you for sex

FWB = friends with benefits               

ADR = what’s your address

MPFB = my personal f*** buddy       

PAL= parents are listening

TWD = texting while driving             

GYPO = get your pants off

We must pay attention to our children, what they text and most importantly who they say it too!!! Copy and paste!

Breaking News – Maud Ingram Husband Of Senator Erica Smith-Ingram Has Pled Guilty To Several Counts Of 2nd Degree Rape

The Watch Dog response: It is with deep sadness that I have to post this release. However I know that my Senator will continue to represent the 1st Congressional District but not limited to with much passion as she has been one of the most effective Senators standing up for the people of NC in spite of going through this time in her life over the past year. But this is truly a godly woman so I ask all of you to support our Senator as she goes through these trying times. She will continue to make us proud and I am looking forward to her moving to a higher office.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Senator Erica Smith-Ingram

NORTHAMPTON – On May 1, 2017, Maud Ingram, a former probation officer, pled guilty to several counts of 2nd degree rape.

“These tragic events have been deeply troubling, said Senator Smith-Ingram. “My heartfelt sentiments and prayers go out to the victims and those impacted.”

Senator Smith-Ingram has lived a life of public service as an ordained minister and community leader. She has represented the people of Senate District 3 since 2015. Throughout her public service career, she has always been a strong advocate for women and stands against sexual violence and abuse of authority. 

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