Is it more important for the next superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to be a good conflict manager, know the local community or speak truth to power?
If you have an opinion, MeckEd is giving you a chance to weigh in as the school board prepares to hire a new leader. The nonprofit education advocacy group has launched an online survey that lets people rate the importance of various characteristics, first-year priorities and challenges facing CMS.
McPherson & Jacobson, the search firm working with CMS, is advertising for the job now, with the board hoping to hire a superintendent early in 2017. MeckEd will publicly share results of the online survey and in-person forums being held around the county as the board starts to narrow the field of applicants.
Find the survey and the meeting schedule at www.mecked.org.