Jason Glass, the superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools, announced Friday he will leave his position as leader of Colorado’s second-largest school district to become Kentucky’s state commissioner of education.
Glass, who has held the Jeffco position for three years, said he will stay in his current role through early September, as his contract requires. He will be returning to Kentucky, where he grew up, to be near family, he said.
“Our family has loved living in Jeffco and our children have received an exceptional education thanks to Jeffco Public Schools,” Glass wrote in his announcement. “I have loved working with the incredibly talented people throughout this organization and will miss the powerful commitment to quality and community that I have seen and learned from in Jeffco. Above all else, we are grateful.”
The Board of Education and Jeffco Public School’s leadership will work on a transition plan and search for a new district leader as the school year gets off to an uncertain start with many students, parents, teachers and staff wondering how a return to in-person learning five days a week will unfold amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your superintendent — it has been a tremendous professional honor and Jeffco has had a powerful and positive impact on my family and me,” Glass wrote.
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