Perceptions of Succession Planning in Four Florida Districts: A Mixed-Method Study

Christopher M Parfitt

Abstract


Through a mixed-method study, perceptions of succession planning were researched in four Florida school districts. The study was conducted in two phases. First, 99 participants responded to an online survey, which contained 44 items in five categories. Analysis indicated no statistically significant differences among independent variables. Respondents indicated input, development, and review of a succession plan were conducted infrequently, while opportunities for development and a clear list of the qualifications for administrative positions occurred frequently. Second, 11 individuals participated in an interview. Qualitative findings included five themes. Complete findings may be used by school districts to address succession-planning issues.

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