Opposition to Proposals Allowing Small Districts Not to Employ a Superintendent
Posted 02/14/2017 02:07PM

CAPSS, as representatives for the superintendents of CT’s public school districts, is opposed to proposals that would allow school districts with a sufficiently small student enrollment to not employ a superintendent of schools.  This opposition is based on the following facts:

  • There are 28 school districts in CT with only one school in the district.  Of those districts:
    • Sixteen are led by part time superintendents who are paid to work only two days a week.
    • Nine are led by regional school district superintendents who are shared with other school districts.
    • Three are led by full time superintendents.
  • Under present legislation, any two or more boards of education can hire the same individual to serve the two or more school districts as long as that individual is certified by the State of CT to be a superintendent of schools.
  • Under present legislation, any board of education can select the same individual to serve as both a principal of a school and as the superintendent for the district as long as that individual is certified by the State to serve as both a principal and a superintendent.
  • Under present legislation, any school board can make the superintendency for its district part time.
  • Proponents of the proposal to allow certain boards of education to not employ a superintendent claim that if enacted, the proposal could result in cost savings without sacrificing efficient and effective leadership for a school district.

Read the complete Position Paper

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