The Orange County Schools district is asking for public input as it begins its search for the next superintendent.
Dr. Todd Wirt recently announced he would be leaving the district this summer. Wirt was hired in 2015 after serving as an assistant superintendent for Wake County Public Schools.
The Board of Education voted at a meeting on May 6 to hire the North Carolina School Boards Association to lead the search for a new superintendent.
A survey – which is available online in English and Spanish – asks residents to rate a series of questions from most important to least important. The qualities included in the survey range from communicates well with all community groups, supports technology in teaching and learning, supports firm discipline in schools, understands how to provide safe environments for students and staff and many more qualifiers among the 25-question survey.
Orange County Schools employees also have access to a separate survey.
Print copies of the survey can also be downloaded or found in the main office at all schools across the district as well as district headquarters.
All surveys must be completed by June 10. Public input can also be given in-person at Orange County Schools Board of Education meetings.
The state association leading the search will then compile and summarize the input at a meeting in late June.