Cause for Concern with Glen Rock Superintendent Search?

Neighboring district Mahwah is looking for a new chief administrator and say it's gotten 'absolutely nowhere,' blame superintendent caps

A nearby district searching for a new superintendent is “absolutely nowhere," according to its school board president.

"The pickings are more than slim," said Mahwah school board president Tricia Shada, .

Mahwah's empty search speaks well to the challenges Glen Rock will soon be facing after its superintendent, .

Mahwah Patch reported school officials blame the new superintendent salary cap for limiting candidate applications. The district in the Ramapo mountains can spend $167,500 for a new superintendent, $10,000 more than Glen Rock.

Glen Rock Board of Education President Rona McNabola said the district will be starting the superintendent search fairly soon, but cautioned they're going to let the process play out. The district could go through an interim superintendent – as Mahwah is – or hire a less experienced administrator.

Over two dozen superintendents in the county retired or fled during the 2010-2011 school year, and many officials  (including Verducci) worry a brain drain will ensue. 

Verducci was named the 2011 Superintendent of the Year by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators' northern region. He did not cite the superintendent caps as cause to retire, remarking his family "needed" him.

Boyd A. Loving March 21, 2012 at 06:35 PM
I have absolutely no sympathy for Mahwah BOE members. If they can't find a qualified candidate from within their own district, then they have an extremely ineffective human resources/succession development plan. "Promote from within" should always be choice number one. Hiring an experienced superintendent from a district miles away is counterproductive to sustaining high morale among employees. Take notice Glen Rock and Ridgewood BOEs.
Dominick Nizza March 21, 2012 at 08:03 PM
How did Glen Rock and Ridgewood manage when both HS were in the same District?
Dominick Nizza March 21, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Boyd, part of the problem is what the NJ Licensure & Credentials requirements are and who set the standard? Click here: for Old Boys Club-- http://www.state.nj.us/education/educators/license/admincert.htm


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