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. 

Members of the Buncombe County Board of Education. Seated, L-R, Ms. Amy Churchill, Madam Chair Ann Franklin, Ms. Kim Plemmons. L-R standing: Mr. Rob Elliot, Dr. Glenda Weinert, Ms. Peggy Buchanan, Ms. Judy Lewis

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.


Regular Board meetings begin with work session updates and a closed session, typically starting at 4:00 p.m. The general session begins at 5:30 p.m. Meetings will be held in the Minitorium, located at BCS Central Services, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806. NOTE:  Meeting dates are subject to change. The Board of Education does not conduct a regular monthly meeting in July.

Board of Education Meeting Schedule

August 1, 2024

September 5, 2024

October 3, 2024

November 7, 2024

December 5, 2024

January 9, 2025

February 13, 2025

March 6, 2025

April 3, 2025

April 25, 2025 Budget Work Session

May 1, 2025 Regular Meeting

June 5, 2025

June 30, 2025 End of Year Special Called Meeting

Public Comment

The Board does not hear public comments at special called meetings or work sessions. 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.