Issues with shared superintendency

From the School Superintendent Association:

– Districts could differ in their legal requirements for voting or debt limits, and they definitely will have separate sets of board policies that potentially conflict on staffing matters, student field trips and use of student photos.

– The real issue was the fatigue and burnout caused by the daily or weekly transition between districts. Superintendents who lead more than one district reported feeling worn out from constant travel and feeling overwhelmed with paperwork.

– Superintendents do not want to risk working part time for one district if the relationship with the other district terminates earlier than expected.

By Michele Handzel. Michele Handzel is a school attorney with Capital Region BOCES in Albany, N.Y.


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