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Minutes from the Committee of the Whole Meeting January 9, 2018 Tuesday, 09 January 2018 10:34

Pender County Board of Education

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Committee of the Whole

Board Room

Pender Resource Center

798 U.S. Hwy. 117 South

Burgaw, N.C. 28425

4:30 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

Katherine Herring

Alfredia Moore, Director

Rochelle Whiteside

Betsy Chestnutt, Director


Miranda Ferguson, Communications

Richard Schwartz, Attorney


Call to Order

At 4:30 p.m., Chair Kenneth Lanier welcomed all and called the Committee of the Whole meeting to order.

Data Presentation

At 4:34 p.m., Superintendent Dr. Steven Hill presented an update on the data dashboard, which displays important information including student count, demographics, and meals served.

Construction Update

At 4:52 p.m., Transportation Director Darren Lafon presented an update on the student assignment zones for the Topsail area, necessary due to the opening of Surf City Elementary and Surf City Middle in 2018-19. 

Mr. Lanier asked the Board to consider how it wishes to handle student transfer requests as well.

The student assignment plan will be brought to the Board for approval in February.

At 5:08 p.m., in a motion made by Rochelle Whiteside, seconded by Don Hall, the Board adjourned its meeting.

Superintendent                                                                                 Board Chair

Dr. Steven Hill                                                                                   Kenneth Lanier