ASK AASB: Why does the AASB Superintendent Search Application Form state “The superintendent position requires an Alaska Type B certificate with a superintendent endorsement.”?

A: While a school board can hire a CEO without the superintendent endorsement, or even a Type B certificate, that person would not be able to evaluate certificated staff, and perhaps not be able to supervise them as well.

A large district might have sufficient administrative depth to allow for that, but most districts don’t. Every board we’ve worked with has set the criteria for either having, or being able to obtain, both the Type B and superintendent endorsement. What are the school district’s priorities are and what is the board is looking for in a superintendent. Each board should meet to determine what criteria they identify the criteria for the position.

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Got a question? Email Timi Tullis or Lon Garrison.

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