Boulder Valley school board president to resign post for new job
Boulder Valley school board president to resign post for new job

BOULDER, Colo. –

Helayne Jones, president of the Boulder Valley School District’s Board of Education, is stepping down from the leadership position after being named executive director of the Colorado Legacy Foundation.

Jones has been on the school board since 2003, and has been board president since 2005. She plans to stay on the board until her term expires in 2011, but her new job won’t allow her to maintain the schedule she’s had as president so she’ll resign her post at the next board meeting April 14, according to the district.

Board members will elect an interim president to serve through the November election, then choose a new president for a two-year term, district spokesman Briggs Gamblin said.

The Colorado Legacy Foundation is a privately funded, nonpartisan group created “to build strategic, public-private partnerships that improve the way our public schools prepare Colorado students for success in today’s rapidly expanding, knowledge-centered economy,” according to a news release.

Archived comments

eh. BVSD board composition is irrelevant (sadly). lobby the staffers and contractors to have impact.

3/23/2009 4:23:15 PM

Damn,Thought the loser was gone.


3/23/2009 4:44:47 PM

Hmm, sounds more like the captain is jumping off the sinking ship.

Let me see:

Under federal investigation for Civil Right abuse.

Pending state investigation for the CSAP cheating at Kohl.

Pending lawsuit over confidentiality breach w/ Columbine principal.

How will the Queen do anything without his puppeteer? He’s next.

Scary thing is now that she’s ruined BVSD, she goes to work at the state level.


3/23/2009 4:51:36 PM

I am SOOOO glad I retired from the district.The politics were unbelievable!!Retirement is sooo much better….no bells, grading, and waiting for the nest summer vacation!!


3/23/2009 5:54:48 PM

As we all know, s*@t tends to float to the top…hence King King.


3/23/2009 5:56:03 PM

Moving into another capacity to perpetually dumb-down the education process.


3/23/2009 8:58:44 PM

So after having no impact at BVSD they want her to do what???

3/23/2009 9:47:12 PM

amazing how most of these announcements come over or right before spring break.Columbine principal Lynn Widger’s lawsuit, right before spring break, and now this, over spring break.Is BVSD hoping that no one will realize what went on while they were away for a week and not checking in on BVSD’s daily shenanigans?


3/24/2009 11:06:42 AM

Its rather suspicious that she leaves right before the public finds out about a slew of scandals, backdoor dealings, and shady business (Wash School “re-zoning”) that this district perpetrates on a near weekly basis. It seems BSVD is quiet adept at PR (aka spin control)

At least she wasn’t offered a job in City Gov. We can be thankful for that much. Which actually may be the only institution more mired in red tape, squandered budgets, corrupt officials, and questionable decisions than BSVD them self.

Remember, our current DA rose from this cesspool. And what was his first act after taking office?….re-opening the Jean Bennet case. worst. idea. ever


3/25/2009 2:43:42 PM