03/22/2012 05:21 pm ET

Special Report: School Superintendent Hunts Differ Dramatically In Scope, Cost, Tactics

By Alan Stamm, Patch

Berkley's next school superintendent simply will switch offices at the administration building. In Trenton, a new superintendent also won't move far this spring – just from a school in that system.

At least three other Southeast Michigan districts also filled their top jobs internally last year. Lake Orion in northern Oakland and Chippewa Valley in Macomb County had single-candidate appointments, while Grosse Pointe promoted an administrator after a costly national search and bitterly divided board vote. Berkley's sole prospect got the job March 12.

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