The Wake County school board majority wants more authority over how the superintendent handles filling of administrative positions, including principals.
The school board's policy committee agreed today to recommend changing the policy on the duties of the superintendent. They want the superintendent to get the board's permission before reorganizing Central Office staff and deciding on principals.
Currently, the superintendent makes the final call on transferring principals between schools. As a courtesy, the board is notified about the transfers.
The board technically approves the appointment of new principals, such as when a person is hired from outside Wake or when an assistant principal is promoted. But pretty much the board goes with the person recommended by the superintendent.
Debra Goldman, chairwoman of the policy committee, said they want to interject if the superintendent does something contrary to the wishes of the board majority.
The full board could vote on the changes July 20, the same day they're also set to give final approval on eliminating the requirement that the superintendent be an educator.