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GOLDEN, Colo. — The Jefferson County Public Schools board announced Jason Glass as the finalist for the district’s superintendent position at a special meeting Monday.

Glass is the superintendent for Eagle County Schools in Colorado.

“The board was incredibly impressed with Dr. Glass,” board president Ron Mitchell said in a statement. “His credentials are impressive. He is a current superintendent, and he clearly meets the criteria we set using public input.”

The board hired a firm to conduct a nationwide search for the new superintendent. The district said it received 69 applicants with 11 being presented to the board. The district interviewed six candidates.

“Because Dr. Glass rose to the top of an excellent group of candidates under consideration, we chose to name one finalist,” Mitchell said. “The goal was to find the very best superintendent for JeffCo, and we believe we have accomplished exactly that.”

The board started the search after a unanimous vote was cast in January to replace Dan McMinimee.