School Improvement Team Frequently Asked Questions
Q: 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
each 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
(such as the PTA/PTO for parents).
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.
Q: When does the School Improvement Team meet and can I attend the meeting?
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. Please visit the School
Improvement Meeting Dates tab to learn the dates of upcoming meetings.
Q: How do I communicate a suggestion for school improvement to the group?
You may communicate directly with an individual on the team or send a
request to the entire committee. Please visit the School Improvement
Team tab to learn who the team members are.