Jeffco Superintendent Jason Glass to guide Kentucky as its subsequent schooling commissioner

Jeffco Superintendent Jason Glass has been chosen as Kentucky’s subsequent schooling commissioner, the state’s Board of Education introduced on Friday morning.

Glass, 48, was one among three finalists for the job and can depart Colorado’s second largest district after serving as superintendent since 2017. The Kentucky board plans to finalize Glass’ contract within the subsequent a number of days and a begin date wasn’t introduced.

“I am excited to welcome this native Kentuckian home to begin the tough, but rewarding work we have ahead,” board Chair Lu Young stated.

Glass’ unique Jeffco Public Schools contract prolonged from 2017-20, however the faculty board in May prolonged it to 2025. Glass can terminate his contract if he offers 60 days discover to the board, in accordance with the contract.

Before main Jefferson County, Glass was superintendent of the college district in Eagle County, Colorado. He additionally beforehand held a task in Iowa as state schooling chief.

Glass started his schooling profession in Kentucky after finishing his school schooling there.

“I am excited for this opportunity to serve the commonwealth and I am excited to embark on this effort to improve the future for all of Kentucky’s children,” Glass stated to the Kentucky board after the announcement of his appointment.

Glass, in an e mail to Jeffco mother and father and academics, stated the pull to his residence state is robust regardless of his having lived in Colorado for 17 years.

“Our family has loved living in Jeffco and our children have received an exceptional education thanks to Jeffco Public Schools,” he stated within the e mail. “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.”

Glass stated he’ll work with the Jeffco board and his cupboard to place collectively a transition course of. The e mail stated the board will announce the formal transition course of.

Glass succeeds Wayne Lewis as state commissioner. Lewis left after Gov. Andy Beshear turned over the state board when he was elected into workplace.

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