New Wake superintendent will attend Tuesday meeting
Posted June 3, 2013
Cary, N.C. — The next superintendent of the Wake County Public School System will be present Tuesday when the Board of Education meets, board chairman Keith Sutton said Monday.
WRAL.com will carry the board's work session, beginning at 4 p.m., and public meeting at 5:30 p.m. live online.
The board has narrowed the list to three top candidates: Dana Bedden, superintendent of Irving Independent School District outside Dallas; James Merrill, superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools; and Ann Clark, deputy superintendent of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system.
The trio made their case to the public last week in Raleigh.
The new superintendent will face a variety of issues from Day One, including helping build public support for an $810 million school construction bond referendum this fall, while dealing with state legislation that’s expected to turn construction authority over to the board of commissioners.
Other issues on the system’s agenda include dealing with potential state budget cuts and developing a new student assignment plan that includes diversity as a factor.