School Advisory Council


A School Advisory Council is comprised of five to 13 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 the Buncombe County School Board members.

Advisory Councils serve schools in an advisory capacity and act as a liaison between the Board of Education and the citizenry.  Councils might discuss and advise on such matters as human relations, school facilities, school activities, community/Board of Education relations, and/or other matters related to the individual schools.  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.

Each Advisory Council should elect, at the first meeting, a chairman and a vice-chairman. Meetings should be held at times convenient to all members to the extent possible, with a minimum of four meetings per year required.

Emma's 2019-2020 Advisory Council

Carla Shipman - Principal
Jim Erdman - Interim Assistant Principal
Karen Whitten - Teacher of the Year
Stella Davis - PTO President
Janette Lopez-Garcia - Lay Person
Donna Parker - Lay Person
Cheyenne Emmett - Lay Person
Maggie Charleton - Lay Person

Advisory Council Meeting Dates

Sept. 19 @ 8:00 am Emma Elementary - PLC Room
Oct. 15 @ 6:00 pm Owen High School - Media
Feb. 20 @ 8:00 am Emma Elementary - PLC Room
Apr. 21 @ 11:00 am Eblen Intermediate - Media