Colorado turned a school district over to a Florida-based management corporation.

Adams 14 officials have signed an $8.3 million, four-year contract with Florida-based MGT Consulting, officially becoming the first district in the state to hand over management to a company.

The state Board of Education in November ordered the Commerce City-based district of Adams 14 to hire an external manager for at least four-years, to handle much of the district’s operations in an attempt to improve the achievement of its approximately 7,000 students.

Count this as an admission of failure by the Colorado Department of Education, which clearly considers itsel incompetent to help the district.

What next? Outsourcing districts to China, Turkey, Chile?