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Minutes from BoE Meeting December 5, 2017 Tuesday, 05 December 2017 12:39

Pender County Board of Education

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Information Collecting and Community Engagement Meeting

Multipurpose Room

North Topsail Elementary School

Board Members Present

Leadership Team Members Present

Kenneth Lanier, Chair

Dr. Steven Hill, Superintendent

Don Hall, Vice Chair

Allen Vann, Director

Brad George

Dr. Todd Blumenreich, Director

Katherine Herring

Alfreida Moore, Director

Rochelle Whiteside

Betsy Chestnutt, Director


Miranda Ferguson, Communications

Brandon McPherson, Attorney


Call to Order

At approximately 6:40 p.m., Chair Kenneth Lanier welcomed all and called the Information Collecting and Community Engagement Meeting of the Pender County Board of Education to order.

Public Comments

The Board opened the floor for public comment, and the following individuals shared questions and concerns regarding the proposed reassignment due to the opening of Surf City Elementary and Surf City Middle schools:

  • Anne MacDonald, of Hampstead
  • Lynn Steever, of Hampstead
  • Susan and Aaron Wohlander, of Hampstead
  • Jannine Ladato, of Hampstead
  • Amanda Phillips, of Hampstead
  • Michael Brown, of Hampstead
  • Stephen Cantone, of Hampstead
  • Tabitha Davis, of Hampstead
  • Mike Patterson, of Hampstead
  • Linsday Cashin, of Hampstead
  • Virginia Herring, of Hampstead
  • Karen Lambert, of Hampstead
  • Jen McElroy, of Surf City

Mr. Lanier thanked community members for sharing their thoughts with the Board and took questions from the floor before adjourning the meeting at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Board Chair

Kenneth I. Lanier



Steven Hill, Ed.D.