Head Start Policy Council 2018-2019


The Policy Council is a formal structure of Head Start program governance that provides parents and other community representatives with the responsibility and opportunity to participate in shared decision-making concerning program design and implementation.

The Policy Council has established by-laws that ensure clarity and consistency. Community Action Opportunities provides parents, community representatives, community partners and staff with training regarding program governance so they understand and support the Policy Council.

Parent Committees provide every parent of an enrolled child with the opportunity to assist in the development of activities that address their interest and needs and that support the education and healthy development of Head Start children.
It is essential that families with children in Head Start play an active role in making decisions about such services, and that the Head Start program reflects the community as a whole.

Policy Council Meets on the 3rd Monday of the month in the Agency Training Room at 10:00 a.m. except for January. The January meeting is the 4th Monday due to the MLK Birthday Holiday on the 3rd Monday.

Winter Weather Policy: If Buncombe County Schools are on a delay or closed the day of a scheduled Policy Council Meeting, the meeting will be canceled.

Policy Council usually does not meet in June, July and December.


Candace Clark Chairperson
Marta Baker Vice Chairperson
Tracie Franklin Recording Secretary

Rachael Bravo
Andrea Burkins
Brandon Casey
Kim Casey
Alyssa Courtouy
August Forbes
Tracie Franklin
Alberto Gomez
Shuvonda Harper
Marcy Harris
Sharquie Jones
Vickie Lester
Sherrue McCleary
Amanda Olson
Rosa Perez
Hannah Reynolds
Estela Santos
Brenda Sprouse
Susan Travers
Sabrina Woodyard
Brandon Young