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July 16, 2013 Board Briefing

The Douglas County Board of Education convened for business at 5:30 p.m. on July 16, 2013. The Board conducted business and engaged public comment from a crowd of students, parents, teachers, and community members. 

Superintendent's Report

Chief Operations Officer Bill Moffit and Director of Risk Assessment John Zimmerman presented the new school safety plan.  Moffit and Zimmerman were joined by members of law enforcement. View the full presentation here.

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After the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December of 2012, DCSD officials met with members of the law enforcement community to review current safety plans and make recommendations to improve an already strong program.

The result of those meetings was the creation of the DCSD Safety Committee.  The Safety Committee has met throughout the spring to develop recommendations. New school safety measures are part of a “layered approach” to ensuring safe schools. The measures include building enhancements and the School Marshal Program. 

ACTION ITEM

Following the presentation on school safety.  Members of the Board of Education voted unanimously to approve intergovernmental agreements with Douglas County law enforcement agencies.

bigdata.jpgInterim Chief Technology Officer Laura Hilstrom and the DCSD IT team presented an update on a significant technology tool for teachers, InspirED Innovation. Second Grade teacher Mary Lisa Blevins joined the presentation and provided a teacher’s perspective. Blevins praised the tool as a help to teacher.

Assistant Superintendent Chris Cutter presented an update on CITE (Continuous Improvement of Teacher Effectiveness) and LEAD (Leadership Effectiveness through Analysis and Data). View the full presentation here.

Public Comment

The Board of Education engaged in public comment with members of the community.

Adoption of Consent Agenda

Board members voted by a margin of 5-0 to adopt items on the Consent Agenda. 

Approved items on the consent agenda included:

Study/Action Items
  • Members of the Board of Education voted unanimously to pass a resolution clarifying the Common Core in DCSD.
ADJOURNMENT

audio iconAudio recording: Session 1
Audio recording: Session 2

January 14, 2014 | By SCPaulsen | Category: Board of Education

District News

High school students across Douglas County, and many students in respective feeder schools, are once again learning that a little kindness can go a long way. Again this year, our high schools hosted Wish Weeks to make dreams come true for Make-A-Wish Foundation beneficiaries.

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education has named Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D. as the sole finalist to lead our 68,000-student district as superintendent on a unanimous vote.
 

 

The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) has certified Sagewood Middle School as a Recognized ASCA National Model Program (RAMP). A prestigious honor, Sagewood is now the only middle school in the state of Colorado to have gained this certification. Schools must receive a near-perfect score on ASCA’s scoring rubric, which outlines guidelines for building and maintaining student achievement, behavior, counseling curriculum, school culture, and several other factors, in order to become certified.