Board of Education

For information or questions concerning meetings, minutes, online board policies or advisory council members, please contact Kim Matthews, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent/Board of Education, 828.232.4160. 

Buncombe County Board of Education

There are seven members of the Board of Education who are elected to serve four-year terms. One candidate is elected from each of the six districts and one at-large. Candidates are elected on a nonpartisan basis. Voters in each district vote for candidates from all districts and for the at-large candidate. The Superintendent is appointed by the Board and serves as Secretary to the Board.

Each board member must fulfill the legal requirement to receive a minimum of twelve hours of training every two years.  All board members must receive a minimum of two hours of ethics education within twelve months after initial election or appointment to office and again within twelve months after each subsequent election or appointment to office. This education must address the laws and principles that govern conflicts of interest and ethical standards for local government officials. The Superintendent shall maintain records verifying that each board member has participated in the required ethics education. The ethics education required under this paragraph may be counted towards the biennial twelve-hour training requirement.  Unless otherwise approved by the Board, such training must be provided by the following entities: the school system, the North Carolina School Boards Association, the National School Boards Association, the School of Government or the Department of Public Instruction. If a board member wishes to receive training credit or be reimbursed for attending training offered by another entity, he or she must obtain approval from the Board.  Funds for participation will be budgeted annually, and reimbursement for expenses will be made in accordance with law and applicable Board policy.

Meetings

Regular Board meetings are usually scheduled for the first Thursday of each month.  Meeting dates are subject to change. Meetings begin with a closed session that typically start at 4:00 p.m., and the general session begins at 5:30 p.m.

Board of Education Meeting Schedule for 2023-2024

Regular board meetings are normally held on the first Thursday of the month.  Meeting dates are adjusted for holiday schedules.

Meetings will be held in the Minitorium, located at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC  28806. 

  • August 3, 2023

  • September 7, 2023

  • October 5, 2023

  • November 2, 2023

  • December 7, 2023

  • January 11, 2024 (holiday schedule)

  • February 8, 2024 (schedule change)

  • February 15, 2024 (Public Hearing - Electoral Districts)

  • March 7, 2024

  • April 11, 2024 (holiday schedule)

  • April 26, 2024 Capital & Budget Work Session

  • May 2, 2024

  • June 6, 2024

NOTE:  Meeting dates are subject to change.

The Board of Education does not conduct a regular monthly meeting in July.

Public Comment

The Board does not hear public comments at special called meetings. Public Comment - Regular Meetings: Individuals who wish to address the board may sign up at Regular Board meetings. There is a time limit of precisely three minutes for public comments. Further instructions for Public Comment, as well as a Spanish translation, are available. For more information on Public Participation at Board Meetings please see Policy 2310.

For information or questions concerning meetings, minutes, approved agenda items or advisory council members, please contact Kim Matthews, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent/Board of Education, 828.232.4160.