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Family Advisory Council to the Superintendent


The Superintendent's Advisory Council (changed to the Family Advisory Council to the Superintendent or 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 our school parent constituency the opportunity to provide input to the County’s decision-making process, toward the achievement of county-wide goals regarding the value and celebration of learning as well as working to create responsible and productive youth.  

  1.  Enhance communication between the Superintendent and school patrons.
  2. Serve as a sounding board for new ideas.
  3. Help the Superintendent and school board anticipate and/or identify community concerns and potential solutions to those ideas.
  4. Assist with planning issues surrounding the implementation of change.

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

Meetings: The FACS will hold a meetings once a month (August through April, with the possible exception of December) during the school year.  More frequent meetings may be scheduled as the need arises.

The superintendent has invited parents/guardians who currently have a student enrolled in Monongalia County Schools to serve as a member of the  Advisory Council  to work to build a strong community-parent-school partnership. 

MEMBERSHIP: The FACS members may include:

  • MCS staff members and administrators
  • Parents/guardians of current students from MCS schools & community members
  • School student representative(s)
  • Additional appointments from the Superintendent (community experts/members/educational leaders) 

Members will represent the many cultures, languages, ethnicities and neighborhoods of the County’s student body. The Superintendent may appoint community experts to serve.

FACS parent/guardian members will:

  • Actively participate in monthly meetings. 
  • Share input on upcoming policy decisions and best practices.
  • Discuss parent perspectives on topic’s 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 our county generated through the FACS to parents in our school system.
  • Maintain professional and positive intent while addressing and brainstorming solutions.
  • Stay within the topic framework for 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.   

Council meetings are held once per month for members, unless otherwise noted.  

Meeting Dates: 

2022-23 Meetings will be held at the Board of Education administrative offices now located at                           1751 Earl L. Core Road,  Morgantown, WV 26505

Family Advisory Council to the Superintendent Meeting Schedule

2022-2023 School Year 



 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 DRAFT)

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.


6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  


6:30 – 8:00 p.m.


6:30 – 8:00 p.m.


6:30 – 8:00 p.m.


6:30 – 8:00 p.m.


6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

All meeting dates are subject to change and notice of changes will be provided as early as possible. 

We ask that if council members are unable to fulfill their duties on the FACS committee, please let the respective school principal know so another parent can be appointed.  Thank you.

Lisa Hopper Brookhaven Elementary 
Frank Vitale Cheat Lake Elem  & Mountaineer Mid    
Michael Payton Clay-Battelle Jr/Sr High  
Kathern Willard Clay-Battelle Jr/Sr High  
Rebekah Harlan Eastwood Elementary    304-692-5542

Amanda Stull  Mason-Dixon  
Duana Crum* Morgantown High School   304-906-9941
     OPEN Mountainview Elementary  
Whitney Adkins Mylan Park Elementary  
Irlanda Huff North Elementary   681-209-7859 
Crystal Bays Ridgedale Elementary  
Crystal Kerns Skyview Elementary  
Tiffany Newbold South Middle 
Ace Parsi*  Suncrest Elementary
     OPEN Suncrest Middle  
Alexis Mayfield University High  
Devan Drvar Westwood Middle