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KY Board of Education gives new Commissioner 4-year contract

Posted at 11:38 AM, Jul 16, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Kentucky Board of Education has given new Education Commissioner Jason Glass a four-year contract with a six-figure salary.

Glass has been the Superintendent of Colorado's second-largest school district since 2017.

He will oversee Kentucky's K-12th school system and its 650,000 students.

Glass will make $260,000 a year.

His appointment comes several months after Governor Andy Beshear disbanded the state's school board and installed 11 new members on his first day in office. A lawsuit by former board members was dismissed.

Glass' contract begins on September 14, 2020.