After choosing its interim superintendent a few weeks ago, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools system now begins its search for permanent candidates.

The CHCCS Board of Education announced on Monday its hiring of the North Carolina School Board Association to help facilitate its search for a new superintendent following Dr. Pam Baldwin’s resignation in April. In addition, the school board is requesting community input from staff, students and other stakeholders that will shape the search process.

One form of input CHCCS shared is a community survey. Meant for students, parents and community members involved with the school system, the anonymous survey asks for input on what characteristics should superintendent candidates have and what challenges they hope to see resolved. All employees of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will have a separate survey to fill out and more information will soon be sent to system email addresses.

According to the release, the responses to the community survey will be publicly shared with the CHCCS School Board and will have any confidential student or personnel information redacted before responses are shared. The system will collect responses from the survey through July 31.

In addition, the school system will hold community forums to garner input for the superintendent search. The CHCCS School Board will hear directly from community members about desired skills, experience and approaches they wish for candidates to have. Planning for these forums is currently ongoing, according to Monday’s release. Input can also be given during the public comment section of upcoming school board meetings.

Community groups and organizations looking to submit statements or input for the superintendent search are encouraged to email Alison Schafer of the NCSBA or mail them to the association’s offices at Suite 301 of 7208 Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh. Those statements must also be received by July 31 for consideration.

Dr. Jim Causby will take over the interim role of superintendent starting Wednesday. does not charge subscription fees. You can support local journalism and our mission to serve the community. Contribute today – every single dollar matters.