08/25/2011 12:22 pm ET Updated Oct 25, 2011

New Jersey Superintendent Turnover Rate Rises To Almost 30%

TRENTON -- Nearly 30 percent of New Jersey school districts hired new superintendents in the last year, a larger-than-usual turnover that may have resulted from new salary caps and changes to pensions and health benefits.

The New Jersey School Boards Association reports that 170 of the 589 districts it tracks changed their top executives in 2010-11. The turnover was roughly 85 percent higher than the average over the previous nine years; no other year in the last decade topped 21 percent until last year's 28.9 percent.

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