The June issue of the American School Board Journal asks readers what would you in this situation?
A superintendent was grooming one of his assistants to take over his job when he retired. He hadn’t set a retirement date yet, but the board was aware he planned to retire in the next five years and most of them were happy he’d given them enough time to make a leadership transition.
However, some board members weren’t sure it was a good idea the superintendent had an heir apparent. They were concerned that it might look like favoritism. The superintendent believed it was the best way to ensure continuity of all the reforms he and the board had put into place over the past decade. What should the board do?
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