School Improvement Team
Clyde A. Erwin Middle School Improvement Team FAQ
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
assigned to the school building, and parents of children enrolled in the
school. The representatives are elected by their respective groups
(such as the PTA/PTO for parents).
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?
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 on the
first Monday of each month. Note the first Monday in April is a school
holiday so the meeting will be held on the following Monday, April 9th.
Meetings begin at 3:30 in the school library media center.
Q: How do I communicate a suggestion for school improvement to the group?
You may communicate directly with an individual on the team (please see
the link to members) or send a request to the entire committee. You
may always contact Mr. Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions, comments or concerns.