Second largest Colorado district hires Daniel McMinimee as superintendent

Friday, May 30, 2014

A divided Jefferson County Schools board on Tuesday night hired Daniel McMinimee as the next superintendent of the state's second-largest school district, as audience members howled in protest and hurled catcalls toward the dais.

The 3-2 vote to hire McMinimee, who serves as an assistant superintendent with the Douglas County School District, was preceded by loud interruptions from a crowd of several hundred. At one point, a large portion of the room stood up and began chanting "stand up for kids" and a woman was led out of the room by security workers after she spoke out of turn.

Final terms of McMinimee's contract — including how many years it will last, his annual pay and performance goals — need to be hammered out during the next few weeks.

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