The Wake County school board is paving the way for it to be able to abandon the requirements it conduct an internal search first for superintendent and that the new hire have education experience.
The board's policy committee recommended today eliminating wording in policy that says they need to conduct an internal search before going with a national search. They also recommended dropping the requirement that the new superintendent have had three years experience in school work over the past 10 years to be hired.
Debra Goldman, chairwoman of the policy committee, said the changes shouldn't be interpreted as meaning they're not considering internal applicants or that they want a non-educator. She said the changes would give Wake the broadest possible field of candidates.
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