Wake County school superintendent James Merrill is inviting 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. A session is slated for Feb. 23 at Southeast Raleigh High, 2600 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh.
"This is especially important at this time of year," said Dr. Merrill, "as we work on the budget and plans of action for the 2014-2015 school year."
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 one appearance at the Superintendent's Direct Line events.
Speakers are reminded that the Superintendent's Direct Line is a public event; therefore, personnel issues should not be voiced during this time. Caution should be exercised before sharing private student matters.
Afternoon and evening schedule at each site are as follows:
• 4 p.m.: Speakers for both sessions 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.