In our Parent Engagement Program, participants learn all about the role the Board of Education plays in our schools. How much do you know? Try your hand at this short quiz to learn more…

Q: How many members are on our Board of Education?

A: Nine.

Q: What does the Board of Education do?

A: The role of a Board of Education is to hire the school superintendent, set school policy, revise policy, and be a listening ear to constituents. Each month, the Board participates in work sessions where they review policies, revise policies, and at their monthly Monday evening meeting, vote on policies. While they are always happy to listen to a parent, it is not their job to be directly involved with school incidents such as conflicts between a parent and teacher.

Q: Is each Board member responsible for a specific school?

A: While each Board member is associated with a district and the schools in that district, all Board members serve all of Pitt County Schools and are happy to hear from anyone in Pitt County, not just those in their district.

Q: When are the chair and vice chair elected?

A: At the first meeting in December, a Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Education are elected. This year, the outgoing chair is Anna Barrett Smith, the new chair is Betsy Flanagan, and the new Vice Chair is Melinda Fagundus. All three of these leaders are graduates of the Parent Engagement Program through Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County, and we are thankful for their continued service to education.

Q: When are Board of Education meetings held?

A: All Board meetings are posted online, and are open to the public, including work sessions.  Regular monthly meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 6:30pm at 1717 W. 5th Street Greenville NC. At least one representative from Parents for Public Schools attends this monthly meeting, and we would love for you to join us!

Q: How long does a school board member serve?

A: Terms are four years each, with seats staggered for re-election. There is no limit to how many times a member can file for re-election. In November 2020, our county will vote for BOE