GOLDEN - Tuesday afternoon, the Jefferson School Board will officially approve the release agreement of Superintendent Cindy Stevenson and outline plans for the district moving forward after her departure on Feb. 21.
Stevenson has been Superintendent for 12 years working in Jeffco Schools for a total of 36 years. She also grew up in Jefferson County graduating from Lakewood High School. On Feb. 8, Stevenson announced an accelerated resignation plan citing differences with the current school board majority.
At that meeting, members of the Jefferson County Education Association along with legislators, parents, and other community members voiced their displeasure with board members Ken Witt, Julie Williams, and John Newkirk because they feel that they were pushing Stevenson out.
Shortly after these three candidates won the election in November after running a conservative platform, Stevenson initially announced plans to leave the district June 30. A few weeks ago, Stevenson took a job with the Colorado Association of School Executives before announcing her new plans of leaving Feb. 21.
Tuesday afternoon, the board will officially approve a transition plan which does not immediately name an interim superintendent. The board plans to have a permanent replacement selected by May. A national search had already begun before Stevenson's latest announcement. The district's current executive team will report directly to the school board under this plan.
If necessary, the board will appoint an interim superintendent from within the district. 9NEWS will have reports from the meeting at 4 and 6 p.m.