COMMERCE CITY — Controversial Adams 14 School District Superintendent Susan Chandler will stay with the 7,500-student district after all.

After a lengthy executive session, the Adams 14 school board voted Tuesday night to end the process of pursuing an exit strategy for Chandler.

That means the district will continue implementing a long-term strategic plan under her leadership, said district spokesman John Albright.

That pleases Adams 14 board president Jeannette Lewis who in May voted against trying to show Chandler the door.

"She has been doing an excellent job and I have supported her all the way through this," said Lewis. "She's incredibly focused on education and student achievement."

The board voted 3-2 in May to look at an exit strategy for Chandler, who had attracted detractors