In Alaska, the state’s school administrators association estimated that superintendent turnover is nearing 30 percent.
The heads of four departments: Community Development, Engineering, Parks and Recreation and the Clerk’s Office are retiring this year. The city is actively recruiting for at least two of the positions.
Nome-Beltz Jr/Sr High, for instance, has seen six principals in the last seven years. The school’s most recent principal — Edwin “Chip” Sharpe — resigned in December after just six months on the job.