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Dr. Al Lerch is Superintendent of New Hanover County Schools.
Prior to his position of Superintendent, Dr. Lerch served as Assistant Superintendent of Testing and Student Support Services, Director of Alternative and Student Support Programs, Unit-wide Drop out Prevention Specialist, Guidance Department Chairperson, Guidance Counselor with our school system.
Dr. Lerch and his wife have two children who are both graduates of the New Hanover County Schools and the University of Wilmington.
Dr. Lerch believes strongly in active involvement in the community and has served on various boards.
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5. Swine Flu is forecast to be widespread this fall. It was recently announced that the decision whether to close schools will be left in the hands of local school officials. What criteria will NHCS use to determine whether it should close schools?
14. The lack of structure and rigor in the AIG (academic/ intellectually gifted) program. Some parents are concerned that the school systems attention and resources are directed more to the lower performing students at the expense of the AIG students. While they acknowledge that students who need additional academic support should get it they feel that the AIG students should be challenged more.