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
What is a School Advisory Council?
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.
Who Serves and for how Long?
Advisory Council members must reside in the school attendance in which they serve. Members are
appointed for one year terms.
School Advisory Council Application
For more information please contact the school at 298-7484.