Forty-one New York City superintendents will have to reapply for their jobs this year under a new policy announced Tuesday by Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.
Senior Department of Education officials said they expected most who reapply to be rehired after a selection process that includes interviews, essays and references. They said candidates will be presented to the United Federation of Teachers, parent leaders and other groups, but the chancellor makes the final decision on who is hired.
New applicants will face stricter criteria; they will need at least 10 years of experience as an educator, including three years as a principal in a public or private school with satisfactory reviews. In the past, they could get superintendent jobs after three years of successful work as a principal or in a major supervisory role at the central office.