Board of Education

Front: Assistant Superintendent Heather Cox, Superintendent Kathy AmosBack: Chairman Edwin Fortner, Cody Whiston, Will Hensley, Ronnie Randolph, Vice Chairman Wade Dahlberg

Yancey County Board of Education is made up of five members.   School board meetings occur on the third Monday of each month.  Open Work Sessions begin at 5:30 p.m. with Regular Meetings at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of Yancey County Schools Central Office, 100 School Circle, Burnsville, NC.  

Meeting Schedule

Regular Meetings

Regular meetings of the Yancey County Board of Education are held the third Monday of each month, unless otherwise posted.  The Open Work Session begins  at 5:30 p.m. with Regular Agenda Items beginning at 6:00 p.m.  

PUBLIC INPUT – To sign up for public input, please call 828-682-6101 ext. 102 by 3:00 pm on the day of the meeting. A sign-up sheet will also be available at the meeting location from 4:00-5:50 pm prior to the meeting.

May 15, 2023 - 5:30 p.m.
Mountain Heritage High School Auditorium

June 19, 2023 - 5:30 p.m.
District Office Board Room

July 17, 2023 - 5:30 p.m.
District Office Board Room

August 21, 2023 - 5:30 p.m.
District Office Board Room

September 18, 2023 - 5:30 p.m.
Burnsville Elementary School Gymnasium

October 16, 2023 - 5:30 p.m.
Cane River Middle School Gymnasium

November 13, 2023 - 5:30 p.m.
East Yancey Middle School Gymnasium

December 11, 2023 - 5:30 p.m.
District Office Board Room

January 22, 2024 - 5:30 p.m.
Blue Ridge Elementary School Gymnasium

February 19, 2024 - 5:30 p.m.
Burnsville Elementary School Gymnasium

March 18, 2024 - 5:30 p.m.
Micaville Elementary School Gymnasium

April 15, 2024 - 5:30 p.m.
South Toe Elementary School Gymnasium

May 20, 2024 - 5:30 p.m.
Mountain Heritage High School Auditorium

June 17, 2024 - 5:30 p.m.
District Office Board Room

Special Meetings

Special Meetings, as needed, are held in the YCS Superintendent's Office (unless otherwise indicated) beginning at 4:30 p.m.             

RevisedResolution - Meeting Dates & Locationsthru June 2023.pdf


Edwin Fortner, Board Chairman

I am excited to be part of this board because I believe it is an opportunity to give back to a school system that has given so much to ensure the success of all the student body. I believe this can be attributed to children, parents, teachers, administrators, and board having one common goal - the success of the youth of Yancey County. I thank you for the opportunity you have given me to serve on the board and I covet your prayers and support. The success of this board depends on all participating and being involved in a school system that desires to excel above all obstacles to the betterment of our community. Together we will make a difference. 

Wade Dahlberg, Board Vice Chairman

Will Hensley

As a lifelong resident of Yancey County and a product of the Yancey County School System, I am humbled to be given the opportunity to serve the students, staff and community of this wonderful place we call home. Yancey County is blessed to have so many excellent parents, students, teachers, support staff and administrators. I am committed to working tirelessly alongside fellow board members to ensure our school system continues to be one of the best in the state. With complete transparency and community involvement we will ensure our students and staff have a safe, nurturing, and fulfilling educational experience. I greatly appreciate your prayers and support as we embark on this journey. 

Ronnie Randolph

Cody Whitson

 I would like to thank everyone for trusting me with this responsiblity.  I am very proud and excited to be a member of this board.  I know every member of this board desires the absolute best for our school system.  An open and honest approach with students, parents, and the hard-working faculty will make our school system a wonderful place for all.

Archived Board Meeting Minutes

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