Publication Date: August 2011
Overview: Kentucky’s first detailed description of superintendent turnover, this study aimed to help policymakers and other leaders better understand turnover so they could develop new programs to prepare, recruit, and retain superintendents. The report describes superintendent turnover statewide, by rural status, and by Appalachian and non-Appalachian region between 1998/99 and 2007/08. The study also looks at how turnover varies by 2007/08 school district characteristics. It finds that Kentucky districts average one superintendent turnover each over the 10-year study period. Average turnover is the same in rural versus nonrural and Appalachian versus non-Appalachian districts. While superintendent turnover rates vary with school district demographic, fiscal, and achievement characteristics, these difference do not show patterns strong or consistent enough to suggest associations between the characteristics and turnover rates.
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