“I can’t work under these conditions. Tomorrow, I will be resigning as interim superintendent.”
That’s Middletown Interim Superintendent Patrick Huston, who “grabbed his briefcase and walked out of the room” during a Board meeting last night, “just minutes after the board rejected his recommendation for principal of Middletown High School South,” according to the Asbury Park Press.
Middletown can get in line. According to the NJ School Boards Association (in a Courier-Post piece today) 170 of the 589 districts it tracks have hired new superintendents this year, which makes the turnover 85% higher than the average over the last nine years.