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Family Advisory Council to the Superintendent

 

The Superintendent's Advisory Council (changed to the Family Advisory Council to the Superintendent  (FACS) on January 11, 2023), was established in 2021 to provide a direct line of communication between individual school stakeholders and the Superintendent.  

PURPOSE of the Family Advisory Council: It is the purpose of the Family Advisory Council to the Superintendent (FACS) to provide a school parent constituency the opportunity to communicate directly with the Superintendent on a monthly basis to provide input to be considered in the County’s decision-making process.  The Council is formed to:   

  1. Advance the achievement of county-wide goals to provide value in public education, celebrate educational excellence and build strong relationships with parents/guardians throughout the educational journey.    
  2. Enhance communication between the Superintendent and school patrons.
  3. Serve as a sounding board for new ideas.
  4. Provide feedback to the Superintendent to help anticipate/identify community concerns and offer possible solutions.    
  5. Assist with the planning process that may surround the implementation of change.

Membership:  Each school principal will recommend one parent/guardian of a currently enrolled Monongalia County Schools' student to serve on the Advisory Council.   Members are invited to serve on the Council until their child(ren) graduate high school in order to build consistent community-parent-school partnerships throughout the family's experience with Monongalia County Schools.    

Each school's Local School Improvement Council chairperson (LSIC) and the Faculty Senate chairperson are invited to attend the monthly meetings to further represent the voice of the school.

MEMBERSHIP: The FACS members may include:

  • Appointed parents/guardians of a currently enrolled Monongalia County Schools' student
  • MCS staff members or administrators who are parents of a currently enrolled student  
  • Additional appointments made by the Superintendent (community experts/members/educational leaders) 

Members will represent the many cultures, languages, ethnicities and neighborhoods of the County’s student body.  

FACS parent/guardian members will:

  • Actively participate in monthly meetings. 
  • Share input on policy decisions and best practices.
  • Discuss parent perspectives on topics impacting their child’s school and the school system.
  • Build relationships with parents from across the school system.
  • Provide feedback and be responsible for sharing, promoting and communicating information to parents in their respective schools. 
  • Maintain professional and positive intent while addressing and brainstorming solutions for consideration.
  • Stay within the topic framework during the meeting.

FACS Members may be contacted by the community to provide input and comments regarding their respective schools. Please see the contact information listed below or contact your school.   

Authority: The Family Advisory Council to the Superintendent serves as an advisory group to the Superintendent and not a decision-making body for the Board of Education.

Meetings: The FACS meetings will be held once per month during the school year.  Meeting schedules are subject to change.  

Meeting Dates: 

2023-24 Meetings will be held at the Board of Education administrative offices located at 1751 Earl L. Core Road,  Morgantown, WV 26505

Family Advisory Council to the Superintendent Meeting Schedule

2023-2024 School Year 

Date

Time

 January 11, 2023  (Meeting Notes)

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

 February 16, 2023 (Meeting Notes)

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

 March 23, 2023  (Meeting Notes)

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

 May 2, 2023 (Meeting Notes)

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

October 26, 2023 (Meeting Notes)

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  

November 29, 2023 (Meeting Notes)

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

 January 31, 2024 (Meeting Notes)

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

 February 29, 2024 (Meeting Notes)

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

 March 25, 2024

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

 

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

All meeting dates are subject to change.   

Note:  Family Advisory Council members who cannot fulfill the duties on the FACS committee are asked to contact the school principal so another member can be appointed.  Thank you.

NAME  SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION
Lisa Hopper Brookhaven Elementary lisachopper1024@gmail.com 
Ann Stanley Cheat Lake Elem      
Michael Payton Clay-Battelle Jr/Sr High  
Kathern Willard Clay-Battelle Jr/Sr High  
Rebekah Harlan Eastwood Elementary 

rebekahharlan@gmail.com    304-692-5542

Amanda Stull  Mason-Dixon  
Duana Crum* Morgantown High School The_Crums@comcast.net   304-906-9941
Caroline Snyder Mountainview Elementary  
Whitney Adkins Mylan Park Elementary  
Irlanda Huff North Elementary  Irlanda@covertechwv.com   681-209-7859 
Crystal Bays Ridgedale Elementary  
Caroline Snyder Skyview Elementary  
Tiffany Newbold South Middle newboldfrv@aol.com 
Ace Parsi  Suncrest Elementary aceparsi@gmail.com
Perri DeChristopher Suncrest Middle  
  University High  
Devan Drvar Westwood Middle devandrvar@gmail.com
 Amy Cyphert Mountaineer Middle