Jim Merrill, center, shakes hands with Wake County school board members after he was named superintendent in 2013. The school board is now looking for a replacement for Merrill, who will retire Feb. 1.
Jim Merrill, center, shakes hands with Wake County school board members after he was named superintendent in 2013. The school board is now looking for a replacement for Merrill, who will retire Feb. 1. TRAVIS LONG tlong@newsobserver.com
Jim Merrill, center, shakes hands with Wake County school board members after he was named superintendent in 2013. The school board is now looking for a replacement for Merrill, who will retire Feb. 1. TRAVIS LONG tlong@newsobserver.com

What does everybody want in the next Wake County schools leader? A lot.

January 25, 2018 10:00 AM