Jeffco Public Schools issued the following:
Board Unanimously Approves Contract for
New Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent
GOLDEN, Colo. (May 16, 2017) – The Board of Education for Jeffco Public Schools voted to appoint Dr. Jason Glass as superintendent and approved his three-year contract of employment at a special meeting on May 16. This finalizes the superintendent search, which the Board decided to undertake in January.
“Dr. Glass has already begun to generate optimism and excitement in our schools. He is truly an inspirational leader and all of us are looking forward to working with him in the future,” said Board of Education President Ron Mitchell. “I hope our entire community will come together and work collectively with Dr. Glass to help Jeffco Schools realize our vision to become one of the best school districts in the country. Our 86,000 students deserve nothing less from each of us. Together we can make our vision a reality!”
“I am tremendously honored and humbled to be the superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools. As we now look to our future, we must focus on uniting our community behind a shared, positive, and student-centered vision. Our real and relentless enemies are ignorance and poverty – and they reign wherever division and ambiguity are present,” said Glass. “In the coming days, months, and years I will call on each of you to stand behind Jeffco’s schools – supporting them in this morally important work, and also pushing them to be what our children deserve. As your superintendent I pledge to listen, and more importantly, to hear from all voices in the community – and you can count on me to boldly act in the best interest of our children. I am grateful for the Board of Education’s confidence, and I am ready to get to work.”
The search firm Ray & Associates received 69 applicants to the Jeffco Public Schools superintendent job posting. The firm pushed forward 11 candidates for the Board of Education to review. On April 20, the Board of Education decided to move six candidates to the in-person interview level. The Board announced Dr. Jason Glass, currently the superintendent of Eagle County Schools in Colorado, as the sole finalist for the superintendent position during a special meeting on May 1. Glass will assume Jeffco Public Schools superintendent duties on July 1.