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ECPPS will not replace assistant superintendent now

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From staff reports

Monday, November 19, 2018

Officials in the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools plan to wait until a new superintendent is in place before replacing an assistant superintendent who left earlier this year.

Steve Lassiter, who had been assistant superintendent of human resources and auxiliary services for ECPPS since June 2016, left in September for a job as assistant superintendent for educational programs and services in the Pitt County Schools.

“Mr. Lassiter submitted his resignation earlier this summer with an effective date sometime mid-August,” ECPPS public information officer Tammy Sawyer said Friday when asked about Lassiter’s departure.

Sawyer is also currently working in an interim support role for ECPPS’ human resources department.

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Board of Education Chairwoman Sharon Warden explained Friday that the board does not plan to search for an assistant superintendent until a new superintendent is hired for the district.

The school board is currently searching for a superintendent in the wake of Larry Cartner’s resignation in August.

The board has already held a number of public forums to gather input from both school staff and the community on what qualities and experience they’d like to see in the district’s next superintendent.

The next opportunities for the public to weigh in on the district’s superintendent search include Nov. 26, following the school board’s regular meeting in the multi-purpose room at Northside Elementary School; and Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Pasquotank Elementary School.

Additional public comment opportunities include the board’s regular meetings Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at Northside Elementary School and Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. at the school district’s administrative offices.

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