Superintendent forums held

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The firm that was hired by Fairfax County to select the new superintendent is holding sessions for community members to come and voice their opinions on what they would like to see in a new superintendent.

The forums are being held all throughout January at various schools and centers throughout the county.

“I think that it’s really cool that sessions are being held to hear what the people want in a new superintendent,” junior Grace Hatch said. “It makes the people feel like their voice is heard.”

There are various forums on Tuesday, January 17 at Herndon Council Chambers at 11 a.m., Burke Center Library at 1 p.m., Stuart High School at 7 p.m. and Chantilly High School at 7 p.m.

Anyone is welcome to come and offer input on what certain characteristics and ideas they envision taking Karen Garza’s position shoes and leading the county next.

For those who are unable to make it to a meeting an online survey was posted on the FCPS website in early Jan. This is an opportunity for other county members to submit their opinions.

“I can’t attend any of the meetings but will definitely go online and fill out the form,” Hatch said; “it can’t hurt.”

The company leading the search is Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) will use the information conducted in these forums as a basis for choosing what the county would like to see in the new superintendent.