ERIC Number: ED367052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
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Snapshot of the Superintendency: A Study of School Superintendents in New York State--1992.
Volp, Frederick D.; And Others
This document presents findings of a 1992 study of New York State school superintendents. Questionnaires sent by the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS) to 766 NYSCOSS members yielded 480 returns, a 63 percent response rate. The questionnaire examined demographics, contractual issues, retirement plans, and perceptions of education issues. Fifty-six percent of the superintendents said that they planned to retire by the year 2000, which will create a "leadership vacuum" in the state. Overall, respondents reported positive relationships with their boards of education, describing them as supportive, student-oriented, and forward-thinking. Forty-four percent said that they would choose the superintendency again, if given the chance to start anew. Although almost one-half wanted to concentrate on curriculum and instruction issues, they spent more time involved in school finance, board relations, and personnel issues. They rated the top three local issues as school finance, passage of budgets/bonds/referenda, and personnel negotiations, and the top three state issues as implementation of the New Compact for Learning, school finance, and compliance with state/federal recordkeeping requirements. Of issues on the reform agenda, they placed most value on teacher and parent involvement and outcome-based education. Seven figures are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: New York State Council of School Superintendents, Albany.
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Identifiers: New York