CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- All three Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent finalists appeared at a forum Wednesday night.
Ann Clark, Kriner Cash and Heath Morrison answered preselected questions submitted by parents, students, teachers and community leaders. They did not take spontaneous questions from the audience.
Still, parents in attendance said they felt the forum gave them a better idea of what the candidates are like as people and administrators. Many of the questions focused on the budget, teacher pay or morale and closing the achievement gap.
“Those questions allow us to be able to see a deeper side of how they feel and their conviction to excellence. That’s all we really want, someone committed to excellence in our district,” said CMS parent Mark Carr.
Mayor Anthony Foxx also stopped by the meeting to hear what the finalists had to say. He claimed not to have a favorite candidate, but said he was encouraged by the turnout from the community.