School Improvement Team Frequently Asked Questions

Fairview's School Improvement Team FAQ

Q: What is the School Improvement Team?

A: School Improvement Teams are required by North Carolina law. The team is comprised of the principal of each 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. At Fairview, parent representatives are elected by our PTA.

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 school improvement plans. [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.

Q: When does the School Improvement Team meet and can I attend the meeting?

A: 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. Meetings are held in the Data Room at 3:00. Meeting days are usually the third Thursday of each month, but this may vary due to a number of factors. See the website calendar for the meeting schedule.

Q: How do I communicate a suggestion for school improvement to the group?
 
A: You may communicate directly with an individual on the team or send a request to the entire committee. The members’ names and contact information are listed below.
 
Q: How can I nominate someone to be a parent representative on the School Improvement Team?
 
A: The PTA conducts elections for the parent representatives for the School Improvement Team each year. They open up nominations during the spring to all parents of students who attend Fairview. This will be advertised on the School website, through a flyer sent home with each student and on a School Messenger phone message to all parents. Elections will be held in the spring (typically April or May) during the PTA meeting which follows the Volunteer Breakfast.