Heath Morrison resignation: CMS board chair’s statement

From: Mary McCray, Chairperson CMS Board of Education

Thru: CMS Communications Services

Good afternoon,

We have some important news to share with you. Heath Morrison will resign as superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools on November 6, 2014. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education will call a special meeting on Thursday at noon to take action on a separation agreement.

We respect the personal decision he has made at this time to put family first. The Board and the leadership of CMS are committed to a seamless transition as we maintain our focus on excellent teaching and learning in every CMS school.

The Board will seek a replacement for superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools but has not made any plans to begin a search at this time. Deputy Superintendent Ann Clark will assume all responsibilities of the superintendent as part of her role as second in command.

Dr. Morrison has asked me to share this letter from him to all employees.

“I am so appreciative of the amazing employees of this district. It has been an honor to serve as superintendent as we focused on every child, every day, for a better tomorrow,” said Dr. Morrison.

We recognize that change is sometimes difficult but we ask that you continue to focus your efforts on our students during this period of transition. Our students and their families are the reason we come to work each day, and our commitment to them remains our most important priority.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our children and this community.