Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Dan McMinimee steps down from daily ops early

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Dan McMinimee is out of his job early, as the district announced Thursday he was stepping down immediately.

The district announced in December that his three-year contract would not be renewed, and he was set to be out of a job as of June 30.

But the district said Thursday that McMinimee and the school board agreed to McMinimee’s early ouster.

He will remain with the district through June 30, Jeffco Public Schools Communications Office Diana Wilson said, but will not have day-to-day operations responsibilities.

Wilson said McMinimee will “be available to the board in an advisory capacity and will assist as needed in the transition to a new superintendent.”

Terry Elliott, who is currently the chief school effectiveness officer for the district, will serve as acting superintendent.

“The Board is committed to working closely with Terry to have a smooth transition and provide the stability our organization needs,” said Board of Education President Ron Mitchell in a news release. “It’s important we have continuity of leadership as we work with the community to find our next great leader who will fulfill our mission of providing a high-quality education for all Jeffco students.”

Mitchell’s statement also thanked McMinimee for his service and commitment to the district and wished him the best for his future.

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