Education Building, Raleigh Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Board Room, 3:00 PM
2then requested that if, during the course of the meeting, members became aware of an actual or apparentconflict of interest that they bring the matter to the attention of the Vice Chairman. It would then betheir duty to abstain from participating in discussion and from voting on the matter.Vice Chairman McDevitt set the context for the meeting by explaining to all present and those listeningthat the election of officers of this Board typically occurs in September on even-numbered years.However, in anticipation of the changes that might result from the election, those rules were suspendedto allow the new Governor a role in that selection and election of the new officers.Vice Chairman McDevitt called on Lt. Governor Dan Forest to make a nomination for State BoardChairman. Lt. Governor Forest nominated Mr. William Cobey.
Upon motion made by Mr. Kevin Howell, and seconded by Mr. Wayne McDevitt, the Board voted unanimously to elect Mr. William Cobey as Chairman of the North Carolina State Board of Education.
Upon election, Vice Chairman McDevitt relinquished the gavel to Chairman Cobey to begin his serviceas Chairman.The first order of business for Chairman Cobey was to call for a motion for Vice Chairman.
Upon motion by Mr. Gregory Alcorn, and seconded by Dr. Olivia Oxendine, the Board voted unanimously toelect Mr. A.L. Collins as Vice Chairman of the North Carolina State Board of Education.
Chairman Cobey asked for a motion to convene the Board in closed session.
Upon motion made by Mr. A.L. Collins, and seconded by Mr. Wayne McDevitt, the Board voted unanimouslyto convene in closed session to consult with its attorneys on attorney-client privileged matters; and toconsider the handling of the following cases: Arnita Miles v. Vance County Board of Education and NC Department of Public Instruction; Veronica Patterson-Sanford v. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and NC Department of Public Instruction; and NC Learns, Inc. v. NC State Board of Education.
Following adjournment of the Closed Session, Chairman Cobey requested a motion to adjourn fromOpen Session.
Upon motion made by Mr. John Tate, and seconded by Ms. Patricia Willoughby, the Board voted unanimously to recess the State Board of Education meeting until Thursday, April 4, at 9:00 a.m.