Buncombe County Schools, North Carolina

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Buncombe County Schools is one of 115 school districts in North Carolina (Sunshine Review).

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of North Carolina school district websites

The good

  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 7 years.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 6 years.
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.
    • Meeting podcasts are available.[1]
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[2]
  • Administrative officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.[3]
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized email.
  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 3 years.[4]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2009 are available.[5]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.
    • Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.[6]
  • Public records
    • Students are able to obtain transcripts from Student Services.
    • A form and fee schedule is provided for student records requests.[7]
  • Salaries
    • Teacher pay scales are provided on the site.[8]
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
    • The school notes which local taxes provide funding for the school.[9]
  • Background checks
    • The criminal background check policy and teacher certification requirements are posted online.[10]
  • Academic
    • Academic performance reports for the school are posted online.[11]

The bad

  • Public records
    • The public information officer is not identified. Sunshine Review requires a mailing address, phone number and personalized email be listed with this position.

Leadership

School Board

Teacher Contracts

Administrative Officials

Unions

School Budget

Academic performance

Reform

External links

References