Trustworthy, reliable, intelligent and fair. Those are top characteristics Mecklenburg residents are seeking in the next superintendent, according to a preliminary report on what students, teachers and other adults said in an online survey.
This week the search for a new leader of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools moves into the face-to-face phase of engaging the public in a decision that will shape the region for years to come. Read the plan here -- and if you want to speak up, attend one of the six forums taking place Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
The school board and its search firm plan to use the input to craft a profile that will help the board choose the right person for the job -- and help candidates figure out what kind of community they're looking at. The goal is to hire a superintendent in the spring, with two or three finalists meeting the public before the board picks one.