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Wayne County Board of Education Seeks Public Input on Superintendent Search

The Wayne County Board of Education has hired the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) to help facilitate its search for the next superintendent of the Wayne County Public Schools (WCPS).  To that end, the board is seeking direct input from interested students, parents, other members of the community, and staff to help shape the search process and to assist in defining the qualities and characteristics desired in the next WCPS superintendent.  

Community Survey.  The board invites students, parents, and other members of the community to participate in a community survey that can be accessed and completed online by clicking the superintendent search survey link on the main WCPS webpage: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XXF56SN

All surveys must be completed by Friday, September 18, 2020, with results to be compiled, summarized, and presented by NCSBA at the regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday, October 5, 2020.  Paper copies of the survey may be obtained from and returned to Lateisha Williams in the Wayne County Schools Central Office, located at 2001 E. Royall Ave., Goldsboro, NC 27534.

Staff Survey.  In addition, all employees of WCPS will have an opportunity to complete a separate online staff survey.  Details about completing the employee version of the superintendent search survey will be communicated via school system e-mail.

Statements from Community Groups and Organizations.  In addition to input received from the surveys, local groups and organizations may submit written statements regarding the leadership qualities that they consider important in the next superintendent.  Such statements should be submitted to Allison Schafer via mail at NCSBA, 7208 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 301, Raleigh, NC 27615, via e-mail at [email protected], or via fax at 919-841-4020.  These statements should be received no later than Friday, September 18, 2020.

Public Comment.  Students, parents, other members of the community, and staff also may sign up to address the board during the public comment period at the upcoming regularly scheduled board meeting, scheduled for Monday, September 14, 2020.  The meeting will be held in the Executive Boardroom of the WCPS Administrative Offices, at 2001 E. Royall Avenue in Goldsboro.  All individuals and groups must sign up to speak before the meeting begins and must otherwise comply with applicable board policy.

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