The plan, approved at a board meeting Tuesday night, directs Adams 14's legal counsel to "begin negotiations with Dr. Chandler to potentially reach a separation agreement" according to a late night update sent to district staff.
The communication referred to the board's recommendation as the "superintendent's exit strategy."
Chandler, who previously served as the district's chief academic officer, began serving as superintendent in September 2008 and signed a three-year contract in March 2009.
She took the helm of Adams 14 shortly after the implementation of the district's strategic plan and oversaw the opening of Adams City High School.
The statement sent to staff Tuesday night said Chandler would "continue implementation of the Adams 14 Strategic Plan until further notice."
Adams 14 serves approximately 6,700 students and, according to the district website, is the second largest employer in Commerce City.
Parents who contacted 9NEWS said Tuesday's board meeting was well-attended by families and students anxious to see if Chandler would be removed from her post.
The memo to district staff said any potential separation agreement with Chandler would require board approval.
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