Education Policy Center staff provided input for a Denver Post story about the Jefferson County school board’s looming decision regarding the finalist for the superintendent position, reported today by John Aguilar:
Ben DeGrow, education policy analyst with the Independence Institute, said McMinimee has deep roots in Jefferson County. He grew up in Arvada and Littleton and has lived in Jefferson County for the past four years. Both of his children attended schools in the district.
He said McMinimee is known for focusing on data and bolstering student achievement. His leadership at Rock Canyon High was notable, DeGrow said, given the solid academic reputation the school has.
In recent weeks, DeGrow has provided commentary on several issues facing Jeffco Public Schools, including the push for more equitable charter school funding and the end of open negotiations created by the teachers union’s staged impasse.