A time of change for Florida's superintendents
Florida has 41 elected superintendents. In two weeks, more than half of them will be new to the job.
On Tuesday, 11 of 16 incumbent superintendents on the ballot were re-elected. In August, 11 superintendents appeared on the primary election ballot and only one was re-elected.
In addition to those changes, seven elected superintendents did not seek re-election. That makes 22 newly elected superintendents.
More than that, the Florida Association of District School Superintendents notes that, beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, 12 districts that appoint their superintendents named new leaders.
In all, 34 Florida school districts have gotten new superintendents in the past two years. And we already know more are coming, as Hernando's Bryan Blavatt is retiring next year. Don't forget the changes in the commissioner's office, as well.
What's up with all the churn?