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 a School Improvement Plan (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. 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.
Our current School Improvement Plan and Success Cycle can be found here:
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School Improvement Team (SIT) dates can be found on our NCStar link above. If you are interested in learning more about the work of our parent representatives on our SIT or would like to become a parent representative, please contact Diana Heard, BCSVA Data Manager/Administrative Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org.