Board Briefing- April 4, 2019

Buncombe County Schools
BCS Board Briefing

The 2020 BCS District Teachers of the Year at the April 4, 2019 Board of Education regular meeting.

Photos from this meeting are available on Google Drive.
A video recording of this meeting will be available on YouTube.

Superintendent's Comments  

Awareness and Prevention I would like to give special recognition to all those involved in the Student Summit sponsored by Buncombe County Health and Human Services and Partnership for Substance Free Youth that was held late last month at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly. Topics included opioid and substance abuse awareness, resiliency, and leadership.

Calendar Reminders Spring Break - April 15 through 19 - is just around the corner. We also have scheduled a budget work session for the board on April 24 beginning at 2 p.m. Board members please check your calendar for our annual Top Scholar Awards Banquet to be held on April 30 at the Asheville Renaissance beginning at 6 p.m. Barring any April surprises, Tuesday, June 11 will be our last student attendance day with an early dismissal that afternoon. Memorial Day, May 27, will remain an Optional Teacher Work Day. Graduation ceremonies for our traditional high schools will be on Saturday, June 15.

School Safety Finally, I am pleased to recognize yesterday’s highly successful evacuation and reunification drill that was held at Owen High School. We applaud the efforts of the staff and students at Owen, along with all the first responders taking part in the exercise. Many thanks to the staff at Ridgecrest Conference Center for providing such excellent service as a host site.

Our recognitions included:
  • Our 2020 Teachers of the Year. Also, congratulations to our seven district winners who were chosen to represent BCS. These teachers will go on to compete for the BCS Teacher of the Year distinction that will be announced in September, 2019.

Erwin District
Leslie Anderson, Joe P. Eblen Intermediate

Enka District
Beth Myers, Pisgah Elementary

Owen District
Caroline Ayers, Charles D. Owen Middle

Reynolds District
Rebecca Reeves, Fairview Elementary

North Buncombe District
Aubrey Cripps, North Windy Ridge Intermediate

Roberson District
DeLana Parker, C.T. Koontz Intermediate

Rebecca Hefner, Buncombe County Early College

•  Budget Amendment #5
•  Enka High School: Approval of Track Replacement Project Contract
•  Haw Creek Elementary School: Utility Easement Agreement
•  North Buncombe Middle School: Capital Outlay Athletic Allotment Request


•  Minutes: March 7, 2019 – Regular Meeting Open Session
•  Personnel Report
•  Advisory Council Request to Change a Member
•  W.D. Williams Elementary School: Change of Bank
•  Community High School: Change of Bank
•  Records Retention & Disposal Request
•  School Nutrition Procurement Plan 2018-2019
   Policy 1720/4015/7225 – Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying Complaint Procedure
   Policy 3420 – Student Promotion and Accountability
   Policy 4003 – English Language Learners
   Policy 4100 – Age Requirements for Initial Entry
   Policy 4130 – Discretionary Admission or Release
   Policy 4135 – Tuition for Discretionary Admission
   Policy 4150 – School Assignment
   Policy 4700 – Student Records
   Policy 6140 – Student Wellness
   Policy 7310/4040 – Staff Student Relations

•  Finance Reports
•  A.B. Technical Community College Board of Trustees Appointment: Application

•  The Buncombe County Schools Top Scholars Banquet will be held on April 30, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel.
•  The Board of Education will have a Special Called meeting on May 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Beaucatcher Conference Room at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806.
•  The next Board of Education Regular Meeting will be held on May 2, 2019, with Work Session Updates, Dinner, and Closed Session beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room and the Open Session beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Minitorium at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC  28806.

Dr. Tony Baldwin

Ann B. Franklin
Madam Chair

Stacia M. Harris
Director of Communications

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