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A whirlwind of principal shuffling is coming to the Victoria school district.

We confirmed four official principal resignations with the district yesterday afternoon.

And as of today there are four assistant principal openings and seven principal openings posted.

Assistant Principal openings -Victoria West High School - F.W. Gross Elementary - Dudley Elementary - Hopkins Elementary

Principal openings - William Wood/Guadalupe Elementary - Rowland Elementary - O' Connor Elementary - Mission Valley Elementary - Cade Middle School - Career Technology Institute - Victoria East High School

We won't know know more until the next Victoria school district board meeting June 20, 2013.

Here are some other articles I've come across in my research in regards to principal turnover and the effect its had on other districts:

"The hunt for high school principals follows a rash of resignations earlier this year that some say reflects the increasing pressure of the job, which typically pays between $90,000 and $100,000 in southern Maine." - The Press Herald

"Responses from an open ended question asking principals why they left their prior principalship suggested that principals left for reasons including new challenges, lack of support and family." - University of North Texas Library

"In the Texas study of employment data from 1995 – 2008, which looked at more than 16,500 public school principals, the average tenure was about 5 years for elementary school principals, 4 ½ years for middle school principals and slightly less than 3 ½ years for high school principals, the level at which change is most notoriously difficult to achieve." - EdNews Colorado Blog

"The solution to the problem of 'churn' is not a one-size-fits-all formula. In some cases, it makes sense to give principals more time to make progress. However, policymakers and districts leaders must also put better principal selection processes in place to find the best candidates to fill positions in struggling schools." - The Texas Association of School Boards