A national superintendent search continues for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education and community members are encouraged to share input on what they are looking for in the school district’s next superintendent. There are several mechanisms in place for stakeholders to share their opinions, including meetings, public forums and surveys.
MeckEd, a nonprofit public education advocacy group, will host a dozen community conversations throughout the county between Sept. 7 and Sept. 29 to gather feedback. Click here for a list of the MeckEd sessions, which begin at 6 p.m. and end at 6:50 p.m.
Representatives from McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., the executive search firm hired by the Board to assist with the superintendent search, will meet with interested stakeholders in each of the following school auditoriums from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m:
Monday, Sept. 12, at West Charlotte High (2219 Senior Drive, Charlotte)
Tuesday, Sept. 13, at South Mecklenburg High (8900 Park Road, Charlotte)
Wednesday, Sept. 14, at North Mecklenburg High (11201 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville)
Members of the public will also have an opportunity to provide input on the selection of a new superintendent by completing a brief survey created by MeckEd. The survey will be available in English and Spanish on the group’s website (www.mecked.org) beginning Sept. 9 through Sept. 30. Contact MeckEd for a paper copy of the survey.
All feedback gathered will be used to develop a leadership profile, which will help guide the selection of the next superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
The Board began the search process for its next leader this past spring to replace Superintendent Ann Clark, whose contract expires in June 2017. The Board of Education expects to interview finalists for the position in December.