Wake residents can weigh in on next superintendent

The search firm will hear from the public in meetings Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Wake County Public School System
RALEIGH, N.C. — The public can weigh in on the qualities they want in the next superintendent of the Wake County Public School System at two forums next week.

Meetings will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon in the board room of the Wake County Public School System's Central Services Offices at 3600 Wake Forest Road.

"We want to provide an opportunity for members of the general public to participate in a dialogue regarding the qualities and qualifications they believe are necessary to have in our next superintendent," said Debra Goldman, chairwoman of the Superintendent Selection Committee.

Representatives of search firm Heidrick and Struggles will lead the meetings.

The district is looking for a replacement for Del Burns, who resigned the position effective June 30. 

Donna Hargens, the system's chief academic officer, is serving as interim superintendent.