ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – Adams 14 School District was denied a request by the State Board of Education to find a new outside superintendent.
The district fired its management company earlier this month and requested a replacement, but the state board temporarily denied that request pending further research and information. A hearing is scheduled for April.
The Adams 14 School District said the outside management company it fired, MGT, was not in the best interests of the district. The Adam’s County District Attorney’s Office is investigating a forensic examination conducted into MGT conduct with the district requesting questionable financial, instructional, ethical, and legal actions.
The state board issued an order in 2018 to help the district significantly improve the academic performance of low-achieving students.
The State Board of Education said it is seeking community feedback on the future of the district.
“We will oppose any move by the State Board of Education to attempt to unite this district or otherwise move against this district… We believe that the State Board of Education has far outweighs their importance and their authority in many ways. And we think this is going to be the other way around as well,” said Adams 14 legal counsel Joseph Salazar.
“For them to telegraph that they are going to get involved in the community about the reorganization of this area is pretty bad and completely inappropriate. They’ll find out what Adams County is and we stick together. And if they need to learn the hard way, then I guess, so be it. “
Members of the Board of Education, administrator Adams 14, legal counsel, and community representatives discussed actions and next steps for the district to take and responded to questions from the media. information and concerned parents.
You can watch the full video of the meeting on FOX31 NOW.
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