superintendency

noun
su·​per·​in·​ten·​den·​cy | \ˌsü-p(ə-)rin-ˈten-dən(t)-sē, ˌsü-pərn-\
plural superintendencies

Definition of superintendency 

: the office, post, or jurisdiction of a superintendent also : superintendence

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Examples of superintendency in a Sentence

superintendency of the polling places is largely carried out by retired citizens currently a faculty member is needed for superintendency of the program

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The joint superintendency allows the retirees to stay within the state’s 100-day work limit without jeopardizing their pension benefits under the Teachers’ Retirement System. Karen Berkowitz, chicagotribune.com, "District 113 taps retired New Trier, North Chicago chiefs for interim post," 27 June 2018 Collectively, Yonke and Martindale bring nine decades of experience to the joint interim superintendency. Karen Berkowitz, chicagotribune.com, "District 113 approves contracts with interim superintendents," 29 June 2018 Vitti's former district posted strong results on the exam during Vitti's superintendency there. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's schools score worst in the nation again, but Vitti vows that will change," 10 Apr. 2018 One of his signature victories — although it was not achieved until after his superintendency — was the creation of Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, a selective magnet school in Northwest for high-achieving students. Emily Langer, Washington Post, "Vincent Reed, superintendent who brought hope to D.C. Public Schools, dies at 89," 17 Oct. 2017 Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com How the student assignment plan stacks up against her vision: Clark’s superintendency was dominated by a two-year student assignment review. Ann Doss Helms, charlotteobserver, "Final lessons from Ann Clark on CMS educators, critics and the kids who threw chairs," 21 June 2017 Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com How the student assignment plan stacks up against her vision: Clark’s superintendency was dominated by a two-year student assignment review. Ann Doss Helms, charlotteobserver, "Final lessons from Ann Clark on CMS educators, critics and the kids who threw chairs," 21 June 2017 Anthony had been overjoyed that Dickey sought the Portland superintendency and emerged as the top choice. Bethany Barnes | The Oregonian/oregonlive, OregonLive.com, "Portland needs 'honest' superintendent, board says in rejecting finalist," 9 May 2017 According to documents obtained by the Courier-Journal, Bennett was one of six candidates interviewed for the superintendency. Kirsten Clark, The Courier-Journal, "Exit of Clarksville superintendent could cost school district thousands," 27 June 2017

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First Known Use of superintendency

1562, in the meaning defined above

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