Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the School Improvement Team?
School Improvement Teams are required by North Carolina law to develop
school improvement plans. The team is comprised of the principal of each
school; representatives of the assistant principals, instructional
personnel, instructional support personnel, and teacher assistants at
the school; and parents of children enrolled in the school. The
representatives are elected by their respective groups.
General Assembly of North Carolina views parental involvement as a
critical component of school success and positive student achievement
and asserts 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
Q: When does the School Improvement Team meet, and may I attend the meeting?
School Improvement Teams are considered public bodies and are subject
to open meeting laws. Staff, parents, and community members are always
welcome to attend and observe the meetings. Eblen Intermediate's School
Improvement Team meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month in
the Media Center beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Q: How do I communicate a suggestion for school improvement to the group?
You may communicate directly with an individual on the team, come to a
scheduled meeting, or send in a request to the entire committee.