Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Board of Education Seeks Public Input on Superintendent Search

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Board of Education voted on October 22nd to hire the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) to help facilitate its search for the next superintendent of the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools (ECPPS). To that end, the board is seeking and encouraging direct 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 ECPPS superintendent. The following avenues for input are available to the community and staff:

Community Survey - The Board encourages parents and community members to participate in a short community survey that can be accessed and completed online via links on the ECPPS website at www.ecpps.k12.nc.us. The superintendent search info is located on the homepage. Paper copies of the survey also may be found in the main office at all ECPPS schools. Completed paper surveys may be dropped in a specified box at each school and will be provided to NCSBA. Community members may also submit the surveys 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. All surveys must be completed by Monday, January 14, 2019, with results to be compiled, summarized, and presented by NCSBA at the regular board meeting on Monday, January 28, 2019.

Staff Survey - In addition, all employees of ECPPS are encouraged to complete a separate online staff survey. Details about completing the employee version of the search survey will be communicated via school system email.

Staff Comment/Forums – The Board has scheduled three forums specifically for staff to encourage their participation in this process. There will be a sheet available at each forum for staff to sign up to speak or provide comments. Staff members who wish to provide comments must sign in prior to the beginning of the forums and the Board will call participants accordingly. The Board will follow policy/guidelines as set forth in Policy 2310, Public Participation at Board Meetings.

Staff Comment/Forums for Superintendent Search

November 5th

4:00 p.m.

Northside Elementary School (Multi-purpose Room)

STAFF (ECPEC, ECMS, Northside, PCHS)

November 7th

4:00 p.m.

Sheep-Harney Auditorium

STAFF (HL Trigg, JC Sawyer, Pasquotank Elem, PW Moore, Sheep-Harney)

November 8th

4:00 p.m.

Northeastern High Cafeteria

STAFF (Central, NHS, RRMS, Weeksville)

*NOTE: Staff forums are considered special meetings of the Board and are open meetings; however, only staff will be allowed to provide comments during these sessions. Also, we have scheduled these sessions for specific schools, but staff may attend any of the three staff forums as well as community forums.

Public Comment/Forums - Citizens are also encouraged to address the Board during the public comment period at any of the upcoming regular board meetings or at the upcoming public forums scheduled specifically for the superintendent search. There will be a sign up sheet available at each meeting for those that wish to speak. Individuals who wish to provide comments must sign in prior to the beginning of the meetings/forums and the Board will call participants accordingly. The Board will follow policy/guidelines as set forth in Policy 2310, Public Participation at Board Meetings.

Upcoming Regular Meetings of the Board

November 26th

7:00 p.m.

Northside Elementary School

December 17th

4:00 p.m.

Administrative Offices

Community Comment/Forums for Superintendent Search

November 8th

7:00 p.m.

Weeksville Elementary School (Multi-purpose Room)

COMMUNITY

November 17th

10:00 a.m.

Museum of the Albemarle (Auditorium)

COMMUNITY

November 26th

Forum will follow Regular Meeting

Northside Elementary School (Multi-purpose Room)

COMMUNITY

December 4th

6:00 p.m.

Pasquotank Elementary (Multi-purpose Room)

COMMUNITY

Statements from Groups or Organizations - Groups or organizations are encouraged to submit statements regarding the leadership qualities that they consider important in the next superintendent. Statements may be submitted 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 January 14, 2019.

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