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School board invites public input in superintendent search

As part of the search process for a new superintendent, the Tyrrell County Board of Education invites parents and community members to share the characteristics they desire most in the next Tyrrell County Schools superintendent.

Board chairman Lee Scripture said, “We invite the Tyrrell County community to take a few minutes to complete the survey available by clicking one of the following links: English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XBXHTH5. Spanish: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/8WCV36P.”

The links can also be found on the school system webpage: http://www.tyrrell.k12.nc.us/

Paper copies of the survey are available in the main office at 1107 Hwy 64 East, Columbia. Completed paper surveys should be returned to Endia Yancey at the main office. Spanish language versions are also available.

All surveys must be completed by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 28.

The board has selected the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) to help facilitate its search for the next superintendent.

Survey results to be compiled, summarized, and presented by NCSBA at the regular board meeting on Monday, June 4.

In addition, all employees of the Tyrrell County Schools will have an opportunity to complete a separate online staff survey. Details about completing the employee version of the search survey will be communicated via school system email.

Citizens may also sign up to address the board of education during the public comment period at the regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 4.  The meeting will be held in the main office board room. Persons must sign up to speak and must otherwise comply with board policy/guidelines (see policy 2310, Public Participation at Board Meetings https://boardpolicyonline.com/?b=tyrrell ).

Groups or organizations that would like to submit statements regarding the leadership qualities that they consider important in the next superintendent may submit such statements to Allison Schafer via mail at NCSBA, P.O. Box 97877, Raleigh, NC 27624, via email at aschafer@ncsba.org, or via fax at 919-841-4020. These statements should be received no later than Monday, May 28.