Parents Advisory Committee

When schools and families work together to support learning, everyone benefits.

W. D. Williams Elementary offers opportunity for parental involvement by:

Including parents on the Parent Advisory Council, PTO Board and School Improvement Team.

Inviting parents to conference with teachers about their children’s academic performance, and providing translators as needed.

Providing an annual meeting to inform parents of Title I and to explain the benefits and requirements of the Title I program.

Offering parent surveys to obtain information on topics of interest for parent workshops and convenient meeting times.

Providing materials and training to assist parents with their children’s educational needs.

Completing a Home and School Compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement.

Communicating with parents regularly in an easy to understand format and providing written translations to parents with limited English proficiency whenever available.

Encouraging parents to visit and volunteer in classrooms.

Providing transition programs for families entering Kindergarten and transitioning to middle school.

Offering a flexible schedule for parent meetings (morning/afternoon/evening) in order to accommodate all parents.

Involving parents in an organized, ongoing, timely way to plan, review, and improve programs such as the Parental Involvement Policy and Plan. Yearly meetings to discuss academic assessments used to measure student progress and proficiency levels that students are expected to meet.

Provide reasonable support for parental involvement at parents' request. 

Who serves and for how long?

Advisory Council members must reside in the school attendance in which they serve. Members are appointed for one year terms.

Council Members:

Christy Jones - Principal

Hailey Hudgins/Maggie Brown - Title 1 Representatives

Sarah Torry - Teacher Representative

Kara Dillow - Parent

Alyssa Jimenez - Parent

Sandra Goodson - Parent

Pearl Shirley- Parent

Mags Watkins - Parent

Please reach out to these teams members if you have any great ideas for our school! They meet together 4 times per year to hear and give feedback about our school, the Owen District, and all Buncombe County Schools. We would love to hear from all parents and share what is happening in the district!

Meeting Dates:

Tuesday, September 26 @ 8am - W.D. Williams Elementary Parent Advisory Council Meeting 

Tuesday, October 24 @ 6pm - Erwin High School - BCS Parent Advisory Council Meeting

Tuesday, March 19 @ 8am - W.D. Williams Elementary Parent Advisory Council Meeting 

TBA (April/May 2024) - Owen District Advisory Council Meeting