CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - New Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) Superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox has his management team in place, but there could be a shake-up sooner rather than later.
WBTV received the signed contacts of the district's top brass. Some employees, like the district's new Chief of Staff, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Financial Officer, all received four-year contracts. The nine community superintendents received a one-year deal.
School leaders say these 12-month contracts will allow the new superintendent to figure out if the district really needs nine community superintendents or if he wants to downsize. The contract will also allow the superintendent to check out the skills and abilities of the community superintendents to determine if their talent matches the position.
Wilcox wasn't available for comment Friday. We asked taxpayers what they thought of the new top educator taking his time to get his team together.
"I think that this one-year contract is not a bad thing," businessman Jim Roupas said. "Because if they are doing their job the way they should be doing it, I'm sure when the next year comes around they'll sign them to another four years."
The contract also allows the superintendent to do a shuffle at any time. It states the superintendent can reassign the community superintendents to new positions.