What is a Parent Advisory Council?

Parent Meeting Parent Advisory Council 2016-2017
If you are interested in serving on the WD Williams Elementary Advisory Council for the 2015-16 school year, please call the school at 686-3386 to let us know. The Advisory Council meets 4  times each year, and it is a great way to stay connected and get involved     with our school. We would love to have your participation!! Thanks!
What is the school advisory council?
The WD Williams Elementary School Advisory Council is comprised of five members, with the principal serving in an ex-officio capacity and as the secretary who keeps the minutes. Minutes are submitted to the Superintendent’s office and forwarded to Board members.
The Advisory Council serves our school in an advisory capacity and act as a liaison between the Board of Education and the citizenry.
The Council discusses and advises on such matters as human relations, school facilities, school activities, community/Board of Education relations, and/or other matters related to our school.
Advice to the Board can be given in the form of minutes maintained at the meetings; by direct communication to Board members; individually or collectively, by correspondence or telephone; or by a written report presented at a regularly scheduled Board meeting.
Our Advisory Council elects, at the first meeting, a chairman and a vice-chairman. Meetings are held at times convenient to all members to the extent possible, with a minimum of four meetings per year required.
Why have a school advisory council?
Members of the Board of Education have a sincere commitment to the concept of citizen involvement in the Buncombe County Schools. We believe that the people want good schools, that they have reasonable ideas about the things the schools should do, and that they are willing to help the schools attain established goals. A purpose of the advisory structure is to provide informed advice to the school authorities.
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.

School Advisory Council Application