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Denauvo Robinson (right) interviews for the vacancy on the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public School Board of Education, Wednesday. Robinson was chosen Wednesday by the school board to fill the vacant outside city seat of Erskine Morgan who resigned in June.

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Denauvo Robinson (right) interviews for the vacancy on the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public School Board of Education, Wednesday. Robinson was chosen Wednesday by the school board to fill the vacant outside city seat of Erskine Morgan who resigned in June.

Robinson to join school board

By Corinne Saunders

The Daily Advance

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Denauvo Robinson was chosen Wednesday by the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Board of Education to fill the vacant Outside City seat formerly held by Erskine Morgan.

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Thank God. Dr. Robinson was

Thank God. Dr. Robinson was chosen. He will do an excellent job.

It seems like ALL of the applicants should have been interviewed

For the Wills’ vacancy, the board interviewed five applicants of the 11 who applied. “All the interviews are done in an open public meeting,” Overman said, explaining that each board member will give a rating of how they felt each applicant answered each question.” “We take all those ratings (and) average them out, he said, to rank applicants.” “Board members will vote to approve whoever is selected, he said, noting that the interview, as well as the actual application and its content will be determining factors.” “actual application and its content” “What did the content include? “...a resume will be requested, although not required.” “We don’t really have any pre-requisites, he said. You don’t have to have a master’s degree. You don’t even have to have a high school degree; just a good knowledge base and a desire to serve.” “To fill the vacancy, Overman said the board is looking for someone who is passionate about serving children — someone who will not only actively attend and participate in meetings, but who also will participate in the numerous activities outside of meetings.” It seems like ALL of the applicants should have been interviewed. https://www.dailyadvance.com/news/applicants-sought-school-vacancy-2525005

Congratulations Mr. Robinson!

A good choice indeed. I think Mr. Robinson will make a good Board of Education member. The Board of Education has made a good choice. Remember that these decisions are made by non-educators so I feel that as a non-attorney, I can say that I will support Nancy Lamb for District Attorney. I will soon take to the streets to canvas for her. I am going to help others see that she get elected. Of course I am not an attorney but if non-educators can made decisions for public education then I can work tirelessly to see that Nancy Lamb is elected.

Same process not used

Willy, if we read between the lines was the same process used? It was thought that the applications and resumes would be used to select the finalists. It was thought that the candidate's responses would be the catalyst for selecting the actual new board member. If only the points from the questions were used for Mrs. Houston's selection, then the same process was not used. It seemed that when another candidate had actually won, then the application packets were brought out. I am sure Dr. Robinson is a fine, upstanding citizen, and a gentleman. But was he the best QUALIFIED? I think the other twelve candidates never had a shot. I want to applaud their efforts.

Excellent choice

Dr Robinsom is a well qualified choice for the position and has run for schooll board before which shows his interest in serving our community. His experience with the Smart Start program provides an invaluable perspective into the lives of our citizens and the challenges that face our kids at home.

I have known Denauvo since I moved to Elizabeth City and am thrilled at his appointment. Good Luck and God's Blessings.

INTERVIEW PROCESS CONCERNS

"Last summer, the school board followed the same process after Wills’ resignation on June 24. Eleven applications were received and the board agreed to interview five candidates, asking each finalist 10 questions during 30-minute interviews. The board eventually appointed Virginia Houston to the fill the vacancy." ("asking each finalist 10 questions") I hope these 10 questions were not the same questions asked to fill Wills’ term. If true, the candidates for Morgan's position were asked the same questions and one of those candidates is a board member. READ BETWEEN THE LINES! What do you think? Where the procedures for the interview the same? “... they used a point system that factored the interview ratings, the candidates’ applications and resumes. Was this the same point system used to fill Wills' position? I hope so. If not, READ BETWEEN THE LINES. What do you think?

Congratulations to

both Dr. Denauvo and the BOE. Dr. D. is an excellent addition to the BOE. Bravo!

Hmmmmmm?

I am not sure about this choice. You are right kz001, he was a given, but not for the reason you think. How do you select someone who in his interview doesn't say really anything about this school district? Did the board really do what was best for those they serve?

Robinson was a given.

I must say he was an excellent choice though. I am proud of the BOE for this one.

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