The Wicomico County Board of Education has begun the search for a new superintendent, and on Oct. 14 the entire community will have the chance to help guide the search process. The Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE), which the Board has hired to conduct the superintendent search, will hold Stakeholder Input Sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 in two locations: the cafeterias of both James M. Bennett High School and Salisbury Middle School. These 7 p.m. sessions are for the entire community: parents, students, business leaders, community members, public officials, and other interested parties. (Both locations will also host Stakeholder Input Sessions for staff at 4 p.m. that day.)
At all of the Stakeholder Input Sessions on Oct. 14, participants will be provided a brief presentation about the superintendent search, will participate in group discussions, and will be asked to answer three questions:
- What do you feel are the most positive things about Wicomico County and the Wicomico County Public Schools?
- What characteristics and qualifications do you feel a superintendent should possess?
- What challenges do you think the new superintendent will face?
The Board will use responses to these questions to shape the recruiting process for a new superintendent.