Editorial: Superintendent selection process not so super

Centennial Citizen: When Idaho Springs was choosing a new chief of police weeks ago, the city held a virtual community forum so residents could get to know the three finalists being considered for the position. Just last week, Commerce City held something similar for the three finalists for the city manager position.

When Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass was applying to become a commissioner of education for the Kentucky Department of Education last year, his name was made public by the state along with two other finalist candidates for that position. 

Glass was eventually named as the top choice and accepted the position. 

All three hiring processes comply with what is considered best practices for open government, giving the public a chance to see what the alternatives were in the hiring of an executive to a public organization.

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