Advisory Council

River Dell Elementary

School Advisory Council Members

Janet Lebo, Principal

Melissa Gibson - Chairperson

Michelle Evans

Eve Pilkington

Myron Spell

Carl Fishback

Dawn Roscoe

Jen Willoughby

Heather Pinault

Traci Aspel

Meetings for 2016-2017 School Year:

Tuesday, September 20th @ 5:30 p.m. in RDE Media Center
Tuesday, November 15th @ 5:30 p.m. in RDE Media Center
Tuesday, January 17th @ 5:30 p.m. in RDE Media Center
Tuesday, March 21st @ 5:30 p.m. in RDE Media Center
Tuesday, May 16th @ 5:30 p.m. in RDE Media Center

What is an advisory council?

An advisory council is a group of parents/guardians, grandparents, or other community members who have a vested interest in public school with a desire to help make positive changes that promote the community school.  The council serves in an advisory capacity to the principal on issues that might affect the entire school community.

Why do we have an advisory council?

The primary purpose of the advisory council is to serve in an advisory capacity to the principal and school board on matters that affect that school site.  Local school advisory councils shall provide a means for citizens to have an integral part in the decision-making process at the school that he/she serves.

Who can serve as an advisory council member?

An advisory council member must be an adult who is a proponent of public education and must have demonstrated continual involvement and service to his/her local school.

Local advisory councils will follow guidelines established in Johnston County Board Policy 2040.  These guidelines help compose advisory councils as follows:

  • All but two members must be parents, guardians, or grandparents of a child in the school.
  • Two council members may be at-large members.
  • A council member must resign or move to "at-large" status when his/her child/grandchild no longer attends the school which he/she serves.
  • Councils shall be composed of not fewer than 5 nor more than 9 members.

How often do advisory councils meet?

The River Dell School Advisory Council meets every other month.  Advisory councils are required to conduct a minimum of 4 meetings, at least one each quarter, per year.  Local school advisory council members must attend 50% or more of the regular scheduled meetings each year.

What do I do if I am interested in becoming a member of the RDE School Advisory Council?

Interested parties should submit a letter of interest to the local advisory council and/or school principal.  The local advisory council will select persons to fill vacancies by majority vote.  The principal must approve the selection.  If the principal does not approve the selection, then the advisory council will consider other possible candidates.  Once approval has been granted, the principal will submit the candidate to the local school board member liaison.

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