Dear Neighbor:


The Orange County Board of Education wants your input to help recruit and hire a new superintendent.   Please take a few minutes to complete this short online survey before Wednesday, April 24th.   The request from the OCS Board Chair, Donna Coffey is below.  


The Orange County Board of Education is working with the North Carolina School Boards Association to recruit and hire a new superintendent for our District, and your voice is important to board members. Your input will help shape the search process and assist the Board in defining the qualities and characteristics of the next leader of our District.

We ask that you take a few minutes between now and April 24 to complete the online community survey via a link on the District's website If you prefer to complete a paper survey, we invite you to pick one up at the Board of Education's Central Office located at 200 East King Street in Hillsborough. Orange County Schools teachers, faculty and other staff members will have the opportunity to complete a separate staff survey.


All survey results and comments are anonymous but not confidential. In other words, no one will know who submitted a particular comment, but the results will be released to the public eventually with references to specific personnel or students redacted. The North Carolina School Boards Association will compile, summarize and present survey results to the Board at a future meeting. 


Please note you must complete the survey in a single online session since you will not be able to complete the survey partially and save it for completion at a later date. Only one survey can be completed from a single computer. You must use separate computers to complete surveys for different individuals - for example, you and your spouse cannot use the same computer to complete individual surveys. 

Mail completed paper forms to: Allison Schafer, Legal Counsel/Director of Policy, North Carolina School Boards Association, P.O. Box 97877, Raleigh, NC 27624-7877.

At each meeting, the Board offers community members an opportunity to speak during the Public Comments portion of our agenda. We encourage you to attend a meeting, sign up to speak and share your opinion on the characteristics you feel are important for our next superintendent to have. Our meetings, scheduled for the second and fourth Monday of each month, begin at 7 p.m. at the Board of Education's Central Office. 

We thank you for sharing your thoughts and opinions.
OCV is pleased to assist with this important outreach from Orange County Schools.  We hope that you'll take a few minutes and add your voice to the discussion.

Thank you.


Bonnie Hauser, President

Orange County Voice

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