New Hanover County Schools will introduce new superintendent on Friday

New Hanover County Schools set to approve contract for new superintendent Friday

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The New Hanover County Board of Education plans to introduce the school system’s new superintendent Friday, following a special meeting called to approve the new leader’s contract. Dr. Del Burns has served as the interim superintendent following the resignation of former superintendent Dr. Tim Markely in February.

A news release sent Wednesday night by a spokesperson for the county schools said “The New Hanover County Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, July 31, 2020, at 11:00 a.m.,  at the Board of Education Center located at 1805 S. 13th Street for the purpose of approving the contract for the new Superintendent. Following the approval and signing of the contract, the new Superintendent will be available for media introductions and interviews.

The meeting will be limited to no more than 10 people due to COVID-19, but those interested can view the meeting online or on Spectrum Cable Channel 5. There will be no opportunity for public input during the meeting.

The school board has not announced any of the candidates they have considered for the position.

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