The Leicester Elementary School Advisory Council is comprised of four 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 Board members.
The Advisory Council serves our school in an advisory capacity and act as a liaison between the Board of Education and the citizenry.
The Council discusses and advises on such matters as human relations, school facilities, school activities, community/Board of Education relations, and/or other matters related to our school.
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.
Our Advisory Council elects, at the first meeting, a chairman and a vice-chairman. Meetings are be held at times convenient to all members to the extent possible, with a minimum of four meetings per year required.
Why have a school advisory council?
Members of the Board of Education have a sincere commitment to the concept of citizen involvement in the Buncombe County Schools. We believe that the people want good schools, that they have reasonable ideas about the things the schools should do, and that they are willing to help the schools attain established goals. A purpose of the advisory structure is to provide informed advice to the school authorities.
Who serves and for how long?
Advisory Council members must reside in the school attendance in which they serve. Members are appointed for one year terms.

Advisory Council Meetings

Upcoming Advisory Council Meetings

Sept. 14, 2021  5:00  School Conference Room
Nov. 16, 2021   5:00 pm  School Conference Room
February 15, 2022    5:00 pm  School Conference Room
April 5, 2022  12:00 pm  Erwin District Meeting AC*

Countywide dates TBA

In addition to these dates, all of the Erwin District School Advisory Councils will meet together in March at Eblen Intermediate for a lunch meeting (Date TBA)

Advisory Council Members


Chad Upton Sally Taylor Laura Byers

Haley Stamey Ruth Gavin
To contact any members of this team, please call us at (828) 683-2341 or write to
Leicester Elementary School
31 Gilbert Road
Leicester, NC 28748

Advisory Council Minutes