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.