As the Catawba County Board of Education works to hire a new superintendent, board members want input from interested members of the community.
On the Catawba County Schools website - www.catawbaschools.net  – is the link to a survey. The board asks residents to take a moment to share their thoughts and opinions. This survey will help shape the search and decision-making processes for a new superintendent.
The board chose a timeline with the North Carolina School Board Association to start advertising the position Sept. 7 and have an application deadline of Nov. 22. Because this is an election year, the current board chose to wait until after new board members are elected to start screening and interviewing candidates.
Survey results will be reviewed before the end of the year.
The board will start reviewing applications Jan. 4 and will have closed-session meeting Jan. 24 through Feb. 4 to interview candidates. After reference and background checks and contract discussions, the board plans to have a new superintendent hired by March 7.
Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley's last day with CCS is Sept. 30 when he leaves for a new position as superintendent at New Hanover County Schools. The board of education approved to hire Glenn Barger as its interim superintendent. Barger starts Oct. 1.