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Douglas County Schools continues search for interim superintendent after sole candidate withdraws

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Posted at 11:42 AM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 13:44:37-04

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- The Douglas County School Board is still looking for an interim superintendent after the sole finalist withdraw his name for consideration.

On Saturday, the board voted 4-3 to name Dr. Damon Brown to serve as the school district’s interim superintendent. However, Brown declined to be considered for the position the following day.

The vote comes after the superintendent of Colorado’s third-largest school district stepped down. The board accepted the resignation on Sept. 8 of Dr. Thomas S. Tucker, who cited personal and family reasons for offering his resignation.

On Sept. 14, the school district said that it had received a workplace discrimination complaint against Tucker from a district employee on Sept. 1. The district said in a statement:

“Per DCSD policy and consistent with best practice, the Board of Education immediately placed Dr. Tucker on paid administrative leave and retained a third-party investigator to conduct a fair and impartial investigation of the allegations. Because this is a personnel matter regarding an ongoing investigation, we cannot share additional details at this time.”

The board will reconvene at a future date to continue the process of naming an interim superintendent.