The Jefferson County (Colo.) school board has chosen an administrator from the Eagle County (Colo.) district as the sole finalist for superintendent.
The Denver Post reports Jason E. Glass, now superintendent in Eagle County, is on track to become chief of the 86,000-student Jefferson County system, the state's second-largest district. T
he board is scheduled to cast a final vote on whether to hire Glass at a special meeting May 16.
Before joining the 7,000-student Eagle County school district in 2013, Glass served as Iowa’s director of education. Previous to that, he was senior director of human capital strategy with Battelle for Kids, a Columbus, Ohio-based organization that advances educational equity and opportunity for all students.
Glass also has held several posts with the Colorado Department of Education, and worked as a university instructor and high school teacher in Kentucky.
The board launched a nationwide search earlier this year for a new superintendent after deciding not to renew Dan McMinimee’s contract. The board vote in favor of Glass was unanimous, in contrast to the bitterly contested 3-to-2 vote in 2014 that chose McMinimee.