The Pitt County Board of Education held a meeting Friday afternoon to discuss the process of searching for a county school superintendent.
Dr. Beverly Emory announced last month that she's taking the superintendent position in Forsyth county.
The board hired The North Carolina School Boards Association to help them in their search. The total cost of the search is $14,500.
The board voted to start advertising for the position on April 8. The deadline to apply will be May 20.
Community input will also be taken into consideration. The board will have an online survey, along with three community forum sessions, where people can discuss the type of superintendent they would like to see.
NewsChannel 12 spoke with Allison Schafer, the spokeswoman for the NCSBA and Worth Forbes, the vice-chair of the Pitt county board of education about the process.
“We do not screen the candidates or suggest who they should hire. We just provide information that allows them to know who the candidates are. We try to get good background check information and we also try to get as many good candidates as possible,” Schafer said.
“We want someone in place that's going to carry this system forward into the 21st century and get us into the top 10%,” Forbes said.
Dr. Emory’s last day will be June 30. The school board hopes to have a new superintendent before the fall school year begins.