Superintendent Heath Morrison is reorganizing his administration, but his office says he won't be ready to announce any changes until at least next week.
The Wake County school board's delay in hiring a superintendent leaves a lingering question mark for CMS, with Deputy Superintendent Ann Clark as one of three Wake finalists. Clark played a key role in Morrison's first year, but he's clearly prepared to fill the gap if she gets the job. And he's been holding off on hiring a chief academic officer, a post he calls crucial to the district's long-term success, while letting Clark oversee academics.
I wouldn't be surprised to see changes in the administrative zones that schools report to. CMS currently has six: The Project LIFT zone, encompassing the West Charlotte High feeder area; two others that oversee all other schools with poverty levels of 75 percent or higher; and three that split the lower-poverty schools geographically. Two of the zone superintendent posts are vacant, and superintendents tend to like to line up schools by their own method.
Let me know what you hear about the changes, and what you'd like to see happen to make central offices work effectively for schools, employees and taxpayers.