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Board of Education

Our school system is governed by a nine-member board of education whose members are elected from separate districts in the county and serve staggered four-year terms. The board sets policy, and the superintendent and administrative staff manage the system's day-to-day operation. The board has budget review authority, but it is not a taxing body and must submit its annual budget requests to the McDowell County Board of Commissioners which controls allocation of funds to the schools. In North Carolina the basic public education program is funded by the state and is augmented with local funds.

The schedule for regular board meetings will be established annually by the board. Meetings are held in the boardroom at the system's Administration Building, 334 South Main Street, Marion. Regular meetings can and usually do include a consent agenda as well as action, information items, and an opportunity for public comments.

Opportunities for public comment are provided through a public hearing at the beginning of each regular board meeting for items on the agenda, and at the end for items not on the agenda. Each participant is given three minutes to address the board. Please use this form to Request to Address the Board.

Each Board of Education Member is committed to working toward setting and achieving goals that will improve and strengthen our instructional program.

Our goals are:

  • High Student Performance
  • State of the Art Buildings and Equipment
  • Safe, Orderly and Caring Schools
  • Quality Teachers and Administrators
  • Strong Family, Community and Business Support
McDowell County Board of Education
Current Board Members
 
Terry_EnglishTerry English, Chair Patrick Ellis, Vice-Chair
Bob Brackett Mark Cauthen

Terry Frank

Lynn GreeneLynn Greene
 Amy Moomaw  Russell Neighbors
Randy WilliamsRandy_Williams


McDowell County Board of Education
Board Meeting Schedule
2014-2015 School Year

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Monday, August 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Monday, September 15, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Monday, October 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Monday, December 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM (Organizational Meeting)
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Monday, February 16, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Monday, March 16, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Monday, April 20, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Monday, May 18, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Monday June 15, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Board of Education Announcements
No "Board of Education Announcements" exist(s)
Recorded Meetings
PodcastAaron Slutsky: July 15 2014 Special Called MeetingPosted: Wednesday, July 16 at 12:14 PM

PodcastAaron Slutsky: July 1 2014 Special Called Meeting AudioPosted: Tuesday, July 8 at 11:01 AM

PodcastAaron Slutsky: June 16th 2013 Regular BOE MeetingPosted: Tuesday, June 17 at 3:09 PM
More...
Board Agendas, Minutes and Policy Manual
 BOE Meeting Minutes
For copies of the minutes from earlier meetings or for additional information please contact Charlie Mae Mace at the McDowell County Board of Education office at 652-4535 ext 109.

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