The Board of Education conducts its regular meeting the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Margaret E. Gragg Education Center on Pioneer Trail, just off of Highway 194 North. A closed session portion of the meeting takes place at 5:30 p.m. Special Board meetings are held on occasion and will be announced at least 48 hours in advance on this website and to local news media.
Citizens wishing to speak with the Board should contact the Superintendent’s Office at 264-7190 one week prior to the regular Board meeting. In addition, citizens may place an item on the Board agenda by submitting the request in writing to the superintendent’s office no later than ten days prior to the regular monthly meeting. Please note that matters involving individual students, school personnel, or legal issues cannot be addressed in open session.
Additional guidelines for Board meetings are available in policy 1400 Board Meetings and policy 1410 Public Participation in Board Meetings. Additional policies governing Board operations are available in the Board Policies section of this website.
Public Meetings Announcements and Board Agenda Packets
Please click here for a list of Board of Education committees and their membership.
Election Process for the Board of Education
The Watauga County Board of Education consists of five members elected on a nonpartisan, countywide basis, with three positions on the board open for election every two years. Board candidates file for election in January and the field is narrowed to six candidates during the May primary election. Elections take place in November and the Board is seated in December.