Everyone has a chance to weigh in on Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in a new online poll thats part of Superintendent Heath Morrisons quest to understand local issues and build trust.
The community listening survey, launched Thursday, asks respondents to weigh in on CMS priorities and trust in CMS leadership. It also asks whether the people answering are interested in providing feedback for efficiency audits of the CMS communications and human resources departments.
The survey is anonymous, with an option to identify the respondents relationship to CMS, such as student, parent, employee or community resident. There is a link from the CMS website, www.cms.k12.nc.us. Officials have not decided how long it will stay active.
We want CMS to be the educational option of choice in Mecklenburg County and the source of community pride, Morrison writes in the survey introduction. To do this, we must work together with strong levels of trust and confidence in each other even when we disagree. I believe that trust starts with open and honest communication.
Morrison started work July 1. He also has been holding a series of town hall meetings for people to talk with him and discuss CMS issues in small groups. The next is at 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at Ardrey Kell High School, 10220 Ardrey Kell Road.
The survey and meetings will help Morrison shape his long-range plan for CMS, which he plans to release after his 100th day in mid-November.