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Table 12.    Among districts with more than one school, percentage of principals who were newly hired, average number of days in the normal contract year for principals, percentage of districts that had a tenure system for principals, and percentage of districts that had a training program for aspiring school administrators, by state: 2007–08

Percent of principals who were newly hired Average number of days in the normal contract year for principals1 Percent of districts that had a tenure system for principals Percent of districts that had a training program for aspiring school administrators
State        
United States  9.3   227   25.4   23.8  
                 
Alabama  8.4   237   32.3   29.6  
Alaska  18.2   209   25.9   23.1  
Arizona  12.0   246   11.4   33.5  
Arkansas  8.6   241   2.1 ! 14.0  
California  9.5   212   16.4   30.2  
                 
Colorado  15.6   209   20.3   35.0  
Connecticut  7.3   232   56.8   18.1  
Delaware  11.4   242   6.3   63.7  
District of Columbia  6.7   187   #   100.0  
Florida  4.2   251   9.9   97.2  
                 
Georgia  7.6   229   18.5   41.2  
Hawaii  #   248   100.0   100.0  
Idaho  10.2   212   12.8   26.9  
Illinois  11.9   234   16.1   20.6  
Indiana  7.4   219   19.8   12.5  
                 
Iowa  13.1   227   6.6   20.3  
Kansas  11.2   219   2.8 ! 22.0  
Kentucky  12.5   234   54.0   18.1  
Louisiana  9.1   229   7.0   49.7  
Maine  10.4   232   10.5   11.6  
                 
Maryland  4.4   244   14.1   86.4  
Massachusetts  11.5   234   4.1 ! 27.5  
Michigan  5.2   221   5.6   27.1  
Minnesota  7.2   221   73.3   4.8  
Mississippi  10.3   231   2.2   19.5  
                 
Missouri  12.8   223   4.5   17.0  
Montana  6.9   211   65.6   22.2  
Nebraska  8.8   218   68.7   9.8  
Nevada  8.4   218   43.4   30.3  
New Hampshire  11.6   246   18.3   21.2  
                 
New Jersey  6.9   233   100.0   22.7  
New Mexico  15.7   214   4.4   31.3  
New York  9.8   233   97.9   29.4  
North Carolina  12.0   246   5.3 ! 48.0  
North Dakota  10.1   214   17.0   15.1  
                 
Ohio  8.8   225   4.0 ! 17.8  
Oklahoma  8.9   220   10.4   14.3  
Oregon  12.3   217   21.6   26.9  
Pennsylvania  8.2   249   45.9   18.3  
Rhode Island  7.2   218   4.9   30.0  
                 
South Carolina  12.0   240   3.9   60.2  
South Dakota  10.1   207   8.3   15.5  
Tennessee  5.5   230   21.4   29.1  
Texas  9.8   219   1.4 ! 18.7  
Utah  6.0   225   57.8   39.4  
                 
Vermont  13.4   229   #   10.0  
Virginia  8.6   250   60.7   50.9  
Washington  8.5   226   27.3   36.8  
West Virginia  8.3   224   49.7   25.6  
Wisconsin  8.8   236   2.7 ! 14.2  
Wyoming  8.8   211   #   25.7  
# Rounds to zero
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 Includes professional development, student contract days, and other days covered in a typical contract.
NOTE: Districts with only one school, including single traditional public schools and public charter schools that operate independently of a regular school district, were not asked about principal salary schedules, specific agreements with principal unions, principal hiring, number of contract days for principals, principal tenure,or training programs for aspiring school administrators. Estimates in this table are based on 68 percent of all districts. The 2007–08 SASS sampled all districts in Florida, Hawaii, and Maryland. As a result of sampling, variance estimates for these states are always equal to zero and noted with a dagger (†).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School District Data File," 2007–08.


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