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Wake Schools Asks For Citizen Input In Superintendent Search

Posted January 12, 2006 3:03 a.m. EST

— The Wake County Board of Education is seeking community input in its search for a new school superintendent.

A community survey has been posted on the

Wake County Public School System Web site

, where participants are asked to rate a series of abilities, experiences and expectations from most important to least important.

The 30-question survey also provides an opportunity to leave comments and asks whether respondents are parents of elementary, middle or high school students.

The Board of Education is also asking community groups to share their organizations' views by providing written comments to the North Carolina School Boards Association at Box 97877, Raleigh, N.C. 27624,

or by e-mail


The information will be accepted through Jan. 24 and will be compiled for presentation to the board.

The board is seeking a superintendent to fill the vacancy created when Bill McNeal announced on Nov. 15 that he would retire from the job on June 30.

McNeal is the longest serving superintendent of the Wake County Public School System since the merger of the Raleigh City Schools and the Wake County Schools in 1976. He was named superintendent in 2000.