What is the School Improvement Team?
School Improvement Teams are required by North Carolina law to develop school improvement plans. The team is comprised of the principal of the school, representatives of the assistant principals, instructional personnel, instructional support personnel, and teacher assistants assigned to the school building and parents of children enrolled in the school. The representatives are elected by their respective groups (faculty votes for staff member representatives and PTO votes for parent representatives). The General Assembly of North Carolina views parental involvement as a critical component of school success and positive student achievement. It is the intent of NC that parents, along with teachers, have a substantial role in developing school improvement plans. [NC General Statutes 115C-105.27] Buncombe County Schools encourage and endorse shared decision making as evident in our mission statement, Core Values, and various policy directives. School Improvement Teams are considered a public body and are subject to open meeting laws. Staff, parents, and community members are always welcome to attend and observe the meetings. See chart above for dates, times, and locations of upcoming meetings. If you wish to communicate a suggestion for school improvement and are unable to attend meetings, you may communicate directly with an individual on the team or send a request to the entire committee.