Input sought on new school chief


Staff Writer

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education is hosting two public forums this month to solicit public input stakeholders about what they want in the next school superintendent.

The meetings will allow the board “to hear directly from its constituents regarding the desired experience and characteristics of the next superintendent of schools,” according to a press release from the school district sent out Monday.

The first forum will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the media center of Southern Nash High School at 6446 Southern Nash High Road in Bailey.

The second forum will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 24 in the media center of Rocky Mount High School at 1400 Bethlehem Road.

Local residents also have two other avenues for giving input into the superintendent search process.

The deadline for completing surveys from students, staff and community members is Sept. 25. To access the survey, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PX7CNYK .

Local groups and organizations may also submit written statements concerning what qualities they would like to see in the next superintendent of the school district. These statements need to be emailed to Allison Schafer of the N.C. School Board Association at aschafer@ncsba.org. The deadline for these submissions is also Sept. 25.

The application deadline for individuals to apply for the post of superintendent is Oct. 6.

Staff members with the N.C. School Board Association will compile the comments and results of the surveys and present them to the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education soon after that deadline to aid school board members in their decision about the next school superintendent.