Education
5:00 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Wake Superintendent Search Enters New Phase

The search for a superintendent for the Wake County Schools enters an important phase today, as public meetings begin.

Credit Dave DeWitt

The meetings serve as an opportunity for anyone and everyone to express what qualities they’d like to see in the next superintendent. The meetings will last three days and include stops in Cary and Raleigh.

Democrats now have a distinct majority on the Wake School Board, and that hasn’t soothed many of the bad feelings that have grown out of several years of near-constant disagreement with Republicans. The former superintendent, Tony Tata, was fired by the Democratic-controlled board last September. Tata was hired just two years earlier, when Republicans were in charge. He is now state Secretary of Transportation.

Wake County is the largest school district in the state, and the 16th largest in the country. It serves about 150-thousand students.