Wake County Public School System Superintendent James Merrill is inviting school employees, parents and the public to share their thoughts, concerns and priorities for WCPSS in a series of community input events entitled Superintendent’s Direct Line. The first session is slated for Thursday, Jan. 23, at East Wake High, 5101 Rolesville Road, Wendell.
“This is especially important at this time of year, as we work on the budget and plans of action for the 2014-2015 school year,” Merrill said.
Merrill has reserved the first hour and a half of each event specifically for teachers and other WCPSS employees. The last hour and a half is open to parents and the public. Interested speakers may begin signing up on-site at 4 p.m. each day in the lobby of the school auditorium. Each speaker is allotted three minutes, and speakers may only address Merrill at a signal event. Other sessions will be held at: Broughton High School Jan. 27; Panther Creek Jan. 29; Southeast Raleigh Feb. 3; and Wakefield Feb. 17.
Speakers are reminded that the sessions are public events, and that personnel issues are not fair game for speakers Caution should be exercised before sharing private student matters.
Afternoon and evening schedule at each site are as follows:
4 p.m.: Speakers for either session may begin signing up in the lobby of the auditorium.
4:30 to 6 p.m.: Superintendent’s Direct Line for employees.
6 to 6:30 p.m.: Break. Speaker signup continues until all slots are full or 6:45 p.m.
6:30 to 8 p.m. Superintendent’s Direct Line for parents and the public.