BUNCOMBE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
Each board member must fulfill the legal requirement to receive a minimum of 12 hours of training annually. All board members must receive a minimum of two hours of ethics education within 12 months after initial election or appointment to office and again within 12 months after each subsequent election or appointment to office. This education must address the laws and principles that govern conflicts of interest and ethical standards for local government officials. The superintendent shall maintain records verifying that each board member has participated in the required ethics education. The ethics education required under this paragraph may be counted towards the annual 12-hour training requirement. Unless otherwise approved by the board, such training must be provided by the following entities: the school system, the North Carolina School Boards Association, the National School Boards Association, the School of Government or the Department of Public Instruction. If a board member wishes to receive training credit or be reimbursed for attending training offered by another entity, he or she must obtain approval from the board. Funds for participation will be budgeted annually, and reimbursement for expenses will be made in accordance with law and applicable board policy.
There are seven members of the Board of Education who are elected to serve 4-year terms. One candidate is elected from each of the six districts and one at-large. Candidates are elected on a nonpartisan basis. Voters in each district vote for candidates from all districts and for the at-large candidate. The Superintendent is appointed by the Board and serves as secretary to the Board.
Regular Board meetings are scheduled for the first Thursday of each month except in an election year. In this case, the regular December meeting will be held on the first Monday of the month. Meetings begin with a closed session that typically starts at 5:30 p.m., and the general session begins at 6:30 p.m.
MEETING SCHEDULE FOR REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS & WORK SESSIONS 2012 - 2013
August 2, 2012
September 6, 2012
October 4, 2012 / Policy Work Session
October 31, 2012 - Work Session
November 8, 2012 / Policy Work Session
December 3, 2012 / STEM HS Work Session
January 10, 2013 / Policy Work Session
February 7, 2013 / Policy Work Session
March 7, 2013 / Policy Work Session
April 11, 2013 / Policy Work Session
May 2, 2013 / Policy Work Session
June 6, 2013 / Policy Work Session
June 28, 2013 - Special Called
The Board of Education does not conduct a regular monthly meeting in July.
Public Comment - Special Meetings
The Board does not hear public comments at special meetings.
Public Comment - Regular Meetings
Individuals who wish to address the board may sign up at Regular Board meetings. There is a time limit of three minutes on public comments.
Formal Presentations to the Board
Any person or group wishing to make a formal presentation to the Board or to address the Board must file a written request to be placed on the agenda at least seven days prior to a meeting.
For information or questions concerning meetings, minutes, approved agenda items or advisory council members, please contact Connie Jackson, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent/Board of Education, 828.232.4160.