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ERIC Number: EJ1151843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug-7
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1068-2341
Politics First: Examining the Practice of the Multi-District Superintendent
Hall, Daniella; McHenry-Sorber, Erin
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v25 n82 Aug 2017
Over the past decade, multiple states have implemented a form of regional school district consolidation referred to as multi-district unions. Their organizational structure enables districts to retain individual school boards within regional local education agencies, all of which are overseen by a superintendent and a central board. However, no empirical research has been conducted to date on the ensuing work of multi-district superintendents. In our exemplary case study, we analyze time records, interviews, and observations to understand the role allocations and work of one multi-district superintendent. We find the division of time and ensuing responsibilities of the multi-district superintendent is predominantly political to the organizational structure of the union, and we conclude with implications for policy and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Vermont
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