CARY — The Wake County Public School System will hold one final public discussion tonight about the qualities people want to see in a new schools superintendent.
The search is being conducted by the McPherson and Jacobson firm, which will coordinate the public discussion session as part of the nationwide search for the next superintendent of the 150,000-student school system.
The school board hopes to have a list of candidates narrowed down to several finalists in early May, choosing a new superintendent by July 1.
The community forum is being held from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Durant Road Middle School.
Daytime meetings are also scheduled Wednesday for the following times and locations:
• 8 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Board Room, Crossroads I, 5625 Dillard Drive, Cary.
• 8:15 a.m. -5:20 p.m., Room 2003, Crossroads I, 5625 Dillard Drive, Cary.
Those meetings are broken down by demographics. Sessions will be held for members of the business community, elected officials, parent leaders, the African-American community, the multi-cultural community, school employee leaders and student leaders.
School board members are seeking a leader to head the largest school system in the state.
The position came open after the board fired former superintendent Tony Tata following a change in the board’s power structure.