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.