HCPS is attracting and retaining top instructional talent.
When Henrico County school officials couldn’t produce numbers tracking teacher turnover in the district, they weren’t so much sweeping something under the carpet as hiding their light under a bushel, it turns out.
During the last day of Patrick J. Russo’s tenure as superintendent, school officials said they couldn’t produce any numbers on the topic and didn’t track the statistic.
That was despite the fact that the school district’s strategic plan made retaining quality personnel a key objective and indicated advisers would be posted to schools with “patterns of high teacher turnover.”
The school district enjoys a much lower than average turnover rate compared with the rest of the Commonwealth, statistics show.