Public can have input on new superintendent

Published 10:04 am Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Davie County Board of Education voted on Oct. 2 to hire the N.C. School Boards Association (NCSBA) to help facilitate its search for the next superintendent of the Davie County Schools (DCS).

Board members are seeking input from interested members of the staff and community to help shape the search process and assist in defining the qualities and characteristics of the next superintendent.

The following avenues for input are available to the community and staff:

• Community Survey. The board invites parents and community members to participate in a short community survey that can be accessed and completed online via links on the DCS webpage: Paper copies of the survey may be found in the main office at Davie County Schools, 220 Cherry St., Mocksville. Completed paper surveys should be returned to Stephanie Koefoed. All surveys must be completed by Friday, Dec. 14, with results to be compiled, summarized, and presented by NCSBA at the regular board meeting on Monday, Jan, 8, 2019.

• Staff Survey. DCS employees can complete an online staff survey. Details about completing the employee version of the search survey will be communicated via school system email.

• Public Comment. Residents may sign up to address the board during the public comment period at any of the upcoming regular meetings. All meetings will be held at the Central Davie Education Center, 220 Martin Luther King Jr. Road, Mocksville. Residents must sign up to speak before the meeting begins and must otherwise comply with board policy/guidelines.

• Statements from Groups or Organizations. 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, PO Box 97877, Raleigh, NC 27624, via email at, or via fax at 919-841-4020. These statements should be received no later than Friday, Dec. 14.