Living in District Tougher Nowadays for Superintendents

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The desire of some school districts to have their superintendents live within district boundaries is often at odds with the realities of today’s tough housing market.

The Worthington (Ohio) school board voted last week to tack an extra year onto Superintendent Thomas Tucker’s grace period for moving into the district because he hasn’t been able to sell his home in Columbus.

“The whole issue is the economy right now,” Tucker said. “I actually live only 5 miles from the district office, but it’s outside of the district.”

Worthington is among six central Ohio school districts that have residency requirements.

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