After an online survey that drew more than 9,300 responses, the folks helping Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools find a new superintendent are ready to spend some face time with local residents.
Next week local moderators and professionals from PROACT Search will hold a series of open discussion forums around Mecklenburg County, as well as invitation-only small-group discussions with ministers, business leaders, teachers, principals, neighborhood groups, representatives of African American and Latino groups and others. There will also be one-on-one interviews with elected officials, senior CMS staff and other selected leaders. In all sessions, participants will be asked to talk about CMS' strengths and challenges , what they'd like to see in a superintendent and how they can support the search.
Read details of the community engagement plan here (I'm also keeping a list of links related to the search in the right rail of this blog).