Current Public Board Agenda

MEDIA NOTICE

Posted – April 8, 2024 

The Buncombe County Board of Education will meet in regular session on April 11, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. in the Minitorium at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville. Board updates and closed session will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room for the purpose of discussing confidential personnel, student, and attorney client matters. 

Public Comment will be accepted in person. Members of the public wishing to speak will need to come to Entrance “B”. Doors will open at 4:45 p.m. and speakers must arrive no later than 5:25 p.m. to complete entrance screening procedures and sign in to speak. In an effort to expedite safety screenings, we ask that bags or water bottles not be brought into the building. Speakers will be called in the order in which they signed up.  All speakers will have precisely three minutes to speak and must adhere to guidelines set forth in BCS Policy #2310 – Public Participation, including all reasonable rules established by the Superintendent. Profane language, making threats, or revealing confidential student or staff information will not be allowed. Please address the Board as a whole. Note that the Board will not be able to respond directly to public comment.

Given the desire of BCS to provide the most information possible to the public, the public may view the live broadcast via YouTube on the BCS Communications Department YouTube Account at:  YouTube.com/BuncombeSchools

All meetings will take place at the Buncombe County Board of Education located at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC.

Information concerning the Board of Education can be found at Board.BuncombeSchools.org or view the current public board agenda.

For information, please contact:

Buncombe County Public Schools Communications Department, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC  28806

communications@bcsemail.org

Office:  828.255.5997

 BUNCOMBE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING

4:00 p.m. – Call to Order – Executive Conference Room

(Work Session Updates / Closed Session)

Thursday, April 11, 2024

5:30 p.m. – Minitorium

  Broadcast live on BCS Communications YouTube Account

AGENDA                                     

CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                 

PRESENTATION OF COLORS / PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE / REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL – Instructed by Lieutenant Colonel Davide Wise, United States Army (retired) & Sergeant First Class Jamie M. Brown, United States Army (retired)

 MOMENT OF SILENCE

 APPROVAL OF AGENDA   

 SUPERINTENDENT'S COMMENTS

 GOOD NEWS

·         North Carolina Spelling Bee – Elise Moore, Estes Elementary School

·         NCDOT Aviation Arts Contest Award – Ellis Gibson, North Buncombe Elementary School

·         NCATA West Region CTE Teacher of the Year – Kevin Franklin, Enka High School

 CURRICULUM FEATURE

·         National Board Certified Teacher Recognition

 PUBLIC COMMENT

 ACTION AGENDA

·         WD Williams Elementary School: Accept Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) and Authorize Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) to Proceed with Phase 1

·         North Buncombe High School: Approval of Design-Build Contractor

·         2024-2025 Instructional Assistant Calendar Guidelines Revision

·         2024-2025 Buncombe County Schools (BCS), Buncombe County Early College (BCEC), and Buncombe Center for Career Innovation (BCCI) Academic Calendar Revisions

 CONSENT AGENDA

·         Minutes: March 7, 2024 – Regular Meeting Open Session

·         Personnel Report

·         2023-2024 Budget Amendment #4

·         Records Retention and Disposal Request

·         Intent for Purchase of E-Rate Related Network Switchgear

·         Intent for Purchase of Non-E-Rate Related Network Switchgear

·         Sole Source Procurement Request: Constructive Learning Design

·         POLICIES FOR SECOND READING

Policy 3210 Parental Inspection of and Objection to Instructional Materials

Policy 3610 Counseling Program

INFORMATION AGENDA

·         Finance Reports 

·         POLICIES FOR FIRST READING

Policy 5001 Advisory Councils to the Board

Policy 7520 Family and Medical Leave

ANNOUNCEMENTS / FUTURE MEETINGS

·         There will be Special Called Board Budget Work Session on April 26, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. in the Minitorium at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC.

·         The next Board of Education Regular Meeting is May 2, 2024. Work session updates and Closed Session beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room, and the Open Session beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Minitorium at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC  28806.

ADJOURNMENT