The Montgomery County Board of Education would like to pick parents' brains on who should replace Superintendent Jerry Weast when he retires June 30. They've  already hired a consulting firm, which will meet with "a diverse cross-section of leaders and stakeholders" later this month, School Board President Chris Barclay said. 

But a little thing called community input matters too, so the board is holding additional forums at multiple locations on three nights — see the dates and locations below. Need a sitter? Child care is available, but contact the board office first at 301-270-3617.

Can't make it at all? Provide input on an online survey that will go up on the website in mid-January and remain live through early February.

Monday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. — Northwest High School (13501 Richter Farm Road, Germantown) and White Oak Middle School (12201 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring)

Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. — Bethesda Elementary School (7600 Arlington Road, Bethesda) and Montgomery Village Middle School (19300 Watkins Mill Road, Montgomery Village)

Wednesday, Feb. 2 — Wheaton High School (12601 Dalewood Drive, Silver Spring) and Carver Educational Services Center (850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville)