New Hanover County Schools




Head Start Board of Directors

Pre K Students learning at Howe Pre K

The Board of Education is the Board of Directors for Head Start.  The Board of Directors will meet the first Tuesday of every month during the NHC Board of Education's regular meeting.

A Policy Council must be established annually. It must comprise of two representatives: parents of currently enrolled children and community representatives. A Board of Education Member is invited to attend every meeting and act as the liaison between the governing bodies, but they have no voting rights. At least 51 percent of the members must be the parents of currently enrolled children. 

The council works in partnership with the key staff and the governing body to develop, review and approve policies and procedures related to Head Start. The purpose is to have parents involved with policy development and decisions that are made for their child's education. 

Meetings are held monthly the third Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Spencer Building in the old board room.   

Head Start Board of Directors Board Member:  
Josie Barnhart