Tell Them What You Think; Board Seeks Help To ID Superintendent Qualities

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 27, 2011

Choosing the new superintendent of Davie County Schools is the most important job facing members of the board of education.
That’s what Holly Weir told them on Jan. 4. She said the two main qualities she hopes would be considered in the hiring are innovation and creativity, because that would be required to continue to provide a good education to children in light of the budget cuts that are likely on the horizon.
“Public education constitutes over 50 percent of the state budget.” Weir said she hopes the new superintendent will have a continued focus on STEM education.
Chair Terry Renegar said there will be other opportunities for public input and encourages everyone in the county who has ideas about the qualities desired in a new superintendent to share that information with him and the board.
Barbara Owens agreed with Renegar and also said she hopes everyone who has an opportunity to do so will complete the online survey offered on the school’s website homepage.
The N.C. School Board Association (NCSBA) has been hired to conduct the search for a replacement for Bill Steed, the interim …