Nearly a third of Oregon superintendents are new to the job, administrators coalition says

PORTLAND — School districts across Oregon have struggled to hire and retain superintendents in the last five years, according to the Coalition of O...

July 27, 2023
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PORTLAND — School districts across Oregon have struggled to hire and retain superintendents in the last five years, according to the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators. The job has frequently become contentious, as school leaders handle the continuing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and face tensions from school boards, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported on Wednesday. 'We've seen an incredible amount of turnover,' said Krista Parent, the coalition's deputy executive director. Sixty of Oregon's 197 school districts have superintendents in the first or second year of the job, she said.

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