CMS Superintendent Raises Eyebrows Over Staff Hires, Raises, New Positions

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools new superintendent has officially been on the job for less than a month but his recent staff hires, pay raises, and creating of new positions have already raised some eyebrows. For example, Dr. Clayton Wilcox  created a “culinary manager” job and hired the husband of the chief of staff to fill the position for $85,000 / year.

Mary C. Curtis offers some perspective on how this could impact a vote on the district’s $1B bond package that will be on the November ballot.

Questions About the New CMS Superintendent

CHARLOTTE, NC — After nearly two years of looking for a permanent replacement for Heath Morrison, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools names Doctor Clayton Wilcox the district’s next superintendent. Doctor Wilcox has the experience to lead CMS, but some district leaders worry about his long-term commitment to Charlotte. Reports show he left earlier jobs years before his contracts were up. WCCB Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis weighs in.