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Minutes from BoE Meeting December 6, 2017 Wednesday, 06 December 2017 12:42

Pender County Board of Education

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Information Collecting and Community Engagement Meeting

Multipurpose Room

South Topsail Elementary School

6:30 p.m.

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

Rochelle Whiteside

Alfreida Moore, Director


Betsy Chestnutt, Director


Miranda Ferguson, Communications

Brandon McPherson, Attorney


Call to Order

At approximately 6:45 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:

  • Chris Savoury, of Hampstead
  • Angela Crain, of Hampstead
  • Ashley Ketner, of Hampstead
  • Celeste Quinones, of Hampstead
  • Carly Allen, of Hampstead
  • Krystal Squires, of Hampstead
  • Dean Ashton, of Hampstead
  • Melissa Reaves, of Hampstead

Mr. Lanier thanked community members for sharing their thoughts with the Board and adjourned the meeting at approximately 8:00 p.m.

Board Chair

Kenneth I. Lanier


Steven Hill, Ed.D.