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National Board Accomplished District
National Board Accomplished District
Posted on 09/26/2019
BCS Communications

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has announced that Buncombe County Schools has been named a National Board Accomplished District. We are among the 81 top districts nationwide, having the highest percentage of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs). We are proud and committed to supporting teachers to be their best and help advance student learning.

“High-quality teaching is the most important in-school factor impacting student learning. The districts that measured up to be included in the National Board Accomplished District program understand the value of accomplished teaching and support teachers to be their best,” said Peggy Brookins, a National Board Certified Teacher and the president and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

All BCS teachers are licensed through the State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction. This licensure provides opportunities for continuing education and accountability; our educators remain at the forefront of modern and engaging teaching practices. NBCT certification, which is voluntary, adds an additional layer of rigor to a teacher’s ongoing  training.

NBCT Certification includes the development of the National Board’s Five Core Propositions:

1. Teachers are committed to students and their learning.
2. Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.
3. Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
4. Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.
5. Teachers are members of learning communities.

As of 2018, BCS ranked 17th in the nation for being home to the most NBCTs!

Buncombe County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Buncombe County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information is: Shanon Martin, shanon.martin@bcsemail.org, 828-255-5918, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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