CMS Community Engagement Focus Groups

Join us for a virtual or in-person FOCUS GROUP. Your feedback will inform the 2023 CMS Superintendent search. The community engagement team is hosting additional FOCUS GROUPS to get a deeper...

CMS Community Engagement Survey

Take the survey by responding to the questions on this page. This survey has a total of 7 questions and should take about 5 minutes to complete. Your responses will help inform the Charlotte-Mecklenburg...

CMS Community Engagement Listening Sessions

Join us for a virtual or in-person listening session. Your feedback will inform the 2023 CMS Superintendent search. We're hosting listening sessions to get a deeper understanding of the needs...

“We want to hear from students, parents, staff, and partners throughout Mecklenburg County. Your voices matter. What personal qualities and skills do you value in the next superintendent? Share your hopes, dreams, and expectations.”

-Elyse C. Dashew, Chairperson of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board

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September 26, 2022

The Superintendent Search Community Engagement Survey Goes Live

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September 28, 2022

CMS Board of Education Meeting

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October 12, 2022

CMS Board of Education Meeting

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October 18, 2022

CMS Superintendent Search Virtual Listening Session 

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October 25, 2022

CMS Board of Education Meeting

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October 27, 2022

CMS Superintendent Search In-person Listening Session 

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November 9, 2022

CMS Board of Education Meeting

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November 15, 2022

Spanish Language Listening Session

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November 18, 2022

The Superintendent Search Community Engagement Survey Closes

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December 13, 2022

CMS Board of Education Meeting: findings report from community engagement activities presented at CMS Board of Education meeting

Frequently Asked Questions

Superintendents are administrators in charge of a school district. They are part of the local governing body overseeing public schools. All school principals in the district report to the superintendent. 

The superintendent is responsible for the leadership and management of a school district. The superintendent is charged with improving student outcomes by making strategic, tactical, and operational decisions and recommendations about educational programs, budget, staff, and facilities. All this is done in alignment with the school board's strategic goals while honoring specified guardrails/values.

The CMS Board of Education will collect community input from September 2022 - December 2022. This input will inform the superintendent search, which will begin in January 2023, with an expectation of hiring the superintendent by summer.

Community input gathered will be reported to the CMS School Board at their December 13, 2022 meeting.