WHY HAVE A SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL?
Members of the Board of Education have a sincere
commitment to the concept of citizen involvement in the Buncombe County
Schools. We believe that the people want good schools, that they have
reasonable ideas about the things the schools should do, and that they are
willing to help the schools attain established goals. A purpose of the advisory
structure is to provide informed advice to the school authorities.
- A School Advisory Council is comprised of five to 13
members, with the principal serving in an ex-officio capacity and as the
secretary who keeps the minutes. Minutes are submitted to the Superintendent's
office and forwarded to Board members.
- Advisory Councils serve schools in an advisory
capacity and act as a liaison between the Board of Education and the citizenry.
- Councils might discuss and advise on such matters as
human relations, school facilities, school activities, community/Board of
Education relations, and/or other matters related to the individual schools.
- Advice to the Board can be given in the form of
minutes maintained at the meetings; by direct communication to Board members;
individually or collectively, by correspondence or telephone; or by a written
report presented at a regularly scheduled Board meeting.
- Each Advisory Council should elect, at the first
meeting, a chairman and a vice-chairman. Meetings should be held at times
convenient to all members to the extent possible, with a minimum of four
meetings per year required.