Education

A third of VT school superintendent jobs turning over

A third of Vermont’s school districts are seeing changes in superintendency, according to a newsletter for Vermont educators. 

“This school year may go down in the history books for the greatest number of school leader transitions since Act 46 shook things up like a snow globe,” Steve Berbeco, editor of the 802 Ed newsletter, writes today.

17 superintendent positions are in transition – up from 14 positions a month ago. Dozens of principal positions are also rapidly being posted and filled. (See .htm and .htm)

Does the pool of potential candidates meet this new market demand? In the past 90 days the number of licensed superintendents and principals have increased, by 7 more superintendent licenses and 28 more principal licenses (data from AOE .htm), pointing to an expansion of potential applicants that may not be keeping up with the number of open positions. 

National trends also point to an increase in retirements and movement out of education, further depressing the supply of licensed school leaders in Vermont and other states, Berbeco said. 

Burlington and suburban Chittenden County school districts in particular are seeing high turnover.

– Editor

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  1. It’s time to ask: do we need superintendents? Is there another model that would work better?

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