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Superintendents from NC’s largest districts recommend policy changes

Superintendents from North Carolina’s ten largest school systems have put together a set of policy recommendations for for the state’s education decision-makers, including the General Assembly and the State Board of Education.

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Final Superintendent’s Direct Line Scheduled

The final in a series of five Superintendent’s Direct Line events has been scheduled for Monday, February 24, 2014, at Green Hope High’s auditorium. This event is a make-up for a Direct Line that had been set for January 29 at Panther Creek High but was canceled due to inclement weather. Green Hope High is located at 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary, NC  27519.

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Community input sought

Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) Superintendent James Merrill is inviting WCPSS employees, parents, and the public to share their thoughts, concerns, and priorities for WCPSS in a series of community input events entitled Superintendent’s Direct Line. The first session is slated for Thursday, January 23, at East Wake High.

“This is especially important at this time of year,” said Dr. Merrill, “as we work on the budget and plans of action for the 2014-2015 school year.” Continue Reading . . .

Dr. Jim Merrill sworn into office before Board of Education

Newly appointed superintendent Dr. Jim Merrill was officially sworn in before the Board of Education on Tuesday, August 6.

The Honorable Fred G. Morrison, Jr., Senior Administrative Law Judge for the state of North Carolina, performed the swearing-in ceremony. Joining Dr. Merrill were his wife, Elizabeth Merrill, and son Barrett, 14.

“I am proud and honored and very pleased to be on board and in this seat,” Dr. Merrill said. He began his term as superintendent on August 1.

Dr. Jim Merrill starts first day as superintendent of WCPSS

Dr. Jim Merrill began his first day as superintendent of the Wake County Public School System on Thursday, August 1, becoming the ninth superintendent of the largest district in North Carolina.

Dr. Merrill spent the morning meeting with more than 800 principals, assistant principals and other WCPSS administrators at a back-to-school meeting. Many were familiar faces. Dr. Merrill previously worked in Wake County for 16 years, including serving as Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

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View a press conference with future WCPSS superintendent Dr. Jim Merrill

The Wake County Board of Education voted June 18 to appoint Dr. Jim Merrill as superintendent of the Wake County Public School System, effective August 1.

Board Chairman Keith Sutton introduced Dr. Merrill, who shook hands with each board member before holding a brief press conference.

Merrill appointed as 9th superintendent of state’s largest school district

The Wake County Board of Education voted June 18 to appoint Dr. Jim Merrill as superintendent of the Wake County Public School System, effective August 1. Continue Reading . . .

Board of Education announces three finalists for superintendent position

The Wake County Board of Education has announced the names of three finalists for the position of superintendent. All three candidates have extensive backgrounds in the classroom, school administration, and district-level administration. All three finalists are scheduled to visit Wake County to meet with stakeholders, visit schools and participate in final interviews on Tuesday, May 28, and Wednesday, May 29.

View our Superintendent Search page to meet the candidates, view their biographies and read their résumés.

Board of Education and search firm seek public input on next superintendent

McPherson & Jacobson, the superintendent search firm hired by the Wake County Board of Education, is seeking input from Wake County parents, students and community stakeholders on the qualities they would like to see in the next superintendent of the Wake County Public School System.

Submit your ideas. >>