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Board of Education

Nona Eichelberger
Board of Education Secretary

Board of Education Directory

620 Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303-387-0258
Fax: 303-387-0107

The Douglas County Board of Education is the policy-making body of the school district. Its decisions guide the public education of the students in our community.

This high-level guidance is encapsulated in the District’s Vision Statement, approved by the Board of Education on May 10, 2016.

The Douglas County School District strives to maximize the potential of every student to pursue his or her chosen endeavor in society, including but not limited to postsecondary education, career, or military service.
 

Role of the Board of Education
State law sets the powers and duties of the Board of Education. It is responsible for educational planning and evaluation, staffing and appraisal, school facilities, financial resources and communication. The Board acts as a court of appeal for staff members, students and the public on issues involving board policy or implementation of that policy. 

It is the job of the Superintendent and the District's administrative team and staff to effectively execute the policies of the Board.

 

Elected by the People
The seven members of the Board of Education are elected to staggered, four-year terms at regular biennial school elections, which are held on the first Tuesday (after the first Monday) in November of each odd-numbered year.

Board members represent one of the seven director districts and are elected at-large.  To be eligible for election, a school board candidate must be at least 18 years of age, a 12-month resident and registered voter of the District, a resident of the director district in which he/she represents, and have no direct or indirect interest in District contracts. 

Public meetings are held in the Board Room of the Wilcox Administration Building at 620 Wilcox Street in Castle Rock.  2016-2017 Scheduled Board of Education Meetings link  Regular sessions (scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m.) may be preceded and/or followed by an Executive Session (a closed session) and/or a Work Session. Variations to this schedule may occur, and Special Meetings may be called by the President of the Board. Click the Meeting Agendas & Minutes button below to view meeting dates, times, locations, agendas and attachments, and official minutes. Livestreaming and our video archive are available via the District's Livestream account.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Public Comment

Time for public comment on any topic related to the operation of the schools or concerning any specific agenda item is scheduled during the regular session. Public Comment sign up is available online and made available to the public until 3:00 p.m. the day of the meeting.

Public Comment Sign Up

Board of Education meeting audio recordings and summaries are available in Board Briefing, published the day after regular board meetings.

Board of Education Committees

District Accountability Committee

In Colorado, it is a statutory requirement for every school district to have a District Accountability Committee (DAC). Read more

School Accountability Committee

In Colorado, it is a statutory requirement for every school to have a School Accountability Committee (SAC). Read more

Fiscal Oversight Committee

The primary function of the Fiscal Oversight Committee (FOC) is to assist the Board of Education in fulfilling its fiscal oversight responsibilities. Read more

Long Range Planning Committee

The charge of the Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) is to study school district sites, boundaries and capacity needs. Read more

 

Role of Board Committees

Board committees, when used, will be assigned so as to reinforce the wholeness of the Board’s job and so as never to interfere with delegation from Board to Superintendent.

Accordingly a committee is a Board committee only if its existence and charge come from the Board.  Board committees are to help the Board do its job, not to help or advise the staff. Committees ordinarily will assist the Board by preparing policy alternatives and implications for Board deliberation.  Board committees may not speak or act for the Board except when formally given such authority for specific and time-limited purposes. Expectations and authority will be carefully stated in order not to conflict with authority delegated to the Superintendent.  When fulfilling his or her charge from the Board, a Board liaison may reasonably interpret relevant governance policies and relevant, specific Board decisions as evidenced by officially passed motions, making decisions or taking actions necessary to fulfill that charge, as long as those decisions or actions are reasonable interpretations of governance policies and specific Board decisions.  Board committees cannot exercise authority over staff. Because the Superintendent works for the full Board, he or she will not be required to obtain approval of a Board committee before an executive action. Board committees are to avoid over-identification with organizational parts rather than the whole. Therefore, a Board committee that has helped the Board create policy on some topic will not usually be used to monitor organizational performance on that same subject.  Unless legally required, committees will be used sparingly and ordinarily in an ad hoc capacity.  This policy applies to any group that is formed by Board action, whether or not it is called a committee and regardless of whether the group includes Board members even if a committee consists of one Board member, who may be referred to as a “liaison.” It does not apply to committees formed under the authority of the Superintendent.  Board committees will have clear and specific goals, objectives and timelines.

The Board of Education and Superintendent Policies have been aligned with Policy Governance. Policies indicated as Board File are policies needing approval of the Board of Education. Policies indicated as Superintendent File need the approval of the Superintendent.

E-Support Services

EBAB - Hazardous Materials
         EBAB-R - Hazardous Materials
EBB/EBBB - Accident Prevention and Procedures/First Aid/Accident Reports
EBBA - Prevention of Disease/Infection Transmission
         EBBA-R - Prevention of Disease/Infection Transmission
EBCA - Disaster Plans
EBCB - Fire Drills
         EBCB-R - Fire Drills
EBCE - School Closings and Cancellations
         EBCE-R - School Closings and Cancellations
ECA/ECAB - Security/Access to Buildings
         ECA-R - Video Surveillance Equipment
ECAC - Vandalism
ECD - Custodial Services
ECE - Traffic and Parking Controls
ECF - Energy Policy
EDB - Maintenance and Control of Materials and Equipment
         EDB-R - Maintenance and Control of Materials and Equipment
EEAA - Transportation Eligible Students
EEAC - School Bus Scheduling and Routing
         EEAC-R - School Bus Scheduling and Routing
EEAE - School Bus Safety Program
EEAEA - Bus Driver Requirements, Training and Responsibilities
EEAEAA - Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing
         EEAEAA-R - Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing
EEAEAB - Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing for Employees Without Commercial Driver's License
EEAF - Special Use of School Buses
EEAFB - Use of School Buses by Community Groups
         EEAFB-R - Use of School Buses by Community Groups
EEAG - Student Transportation in Private Vehicles
EF - Food Services
EFC - Free and Reduced-Price Food Services
EFF - Food Services for the Elderly
EGAD - Copyright Compliance
         EGAD-R - Copyright Compliance
EGAEA - Public Electronic Mail Records
EGD - Use of Electronic Signatures
EI - Insurance Management

I-Instruction

IGA - Curriculum Development
         IGA-E - District Course Proposal Form
         IGA-R - Curriculum Development
IHBA - Programs for Students with Disabilities
IHBD - Compensatory Education (Title I)
IJ - Textbook and Instructional Materials Selection and Adoption
         IJ-E - Textbook and Instructional Materials Selection and Adoption Request Checklist
         IJ-E1 - Proposal to Adopt a Textbook
         IJ-E2 - Proposal to Adopt A Novel/Book-Length Work (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Drama)
         IJ-R - Textbook and Instructional Materials Selection and Adoption
IJA - Selection of Controversial Learning Resources
         IJA-E-3 - Guest Speaker Permission Form
         IJA-R - Selection of Controversial Learning Resources
IJB - Instructional Use of Media Resources
         IJB-R - Instructional Use of Media Resources
IJC - Instructional Resources
IJL - Library Materials Selection and Adoption
IJOA - Field Trips and Excursions
IK - State-Mandated Assessments
IKA - District Assessment Policy
IKAB - Student Progress Reports to Parents/Guardians and Students
         IKAB-R-1 - Student Progress Reports to Parents/Guardians and Students
         IKAB-R-2 - Student Progress Reports to Parents/Guardians and Students
IKE - Promotion and Retention of Students
IKF - Graduation Requirements
         IKF-R-1 - Diploma and Graduation Requirements
         IKF-R-2 - MS HS Credit Policy
         IKF-R-3 - Graduation Competencies (beginning with the Class of 2021)
IKFA - Early Graduation
IKFB - Community Service
IKFC - Physical Education Waiver
         IKFC-E - Physical Education Waiver Form
IMBB - Exemptions from Required Instruction
         IMBB-R - Exemptions from Required Instruction
IMDB - Flag Displays

J-Students

JBA - Nondiscrimination/Non-Harassment of Students and Staff
JBB - Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability
         JBB-R - Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability
         JBB-R-1 - Section 504 Due Process Hearing Procedure
         JBB-E-1 - Section 504/ADA
         JBB-E-2 - Section 504/ADA Form B
         JBB-E-3 - Section 504/ADA Form C
JCA/JFB - Assignment of Students to Schools, School Choice and Open Enrollment
         JCA/JFB-R - Assignment of Students to Schools, School Choice and Open Enrollment
JC - School Attendance Areas
JEB - Entrance Age
JECBA - Admission of Foreign Students
JF - Student Admissions and Denial Of Admissions
         JF-R-1 - Procedures For Denial Of Admission
         JF-R-2 - Admission and Denial of Admission (Procedures for Students in Out-of-Home Placements)
JFAB - Admission of Nonresident and Homeless Students
         JFAB-R - Student Residency
JH - Student Attendance
         JH-R - Student Count Documentation for Online Schools
JHA - Student Withdrawal From School/Dropouts
JHCE - Medical Emergencies
         JHCE-R - Responding to Receipt of a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Order or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Directive
JHD - Exemptions from School Attendance: School Release Permits
JI/JIA - Student Rights and Responsibilities/Due Process Rights
JIC/JICDA - Student Conduct
JICA - Student Dress
JICB - Prevention of Bullying
JICC - Student Conduct on School Buses
         JICC-R-1 - Student Conduct on School Buses (Procedural Guidelines)
         JICC-R-2 - Student Conduct on School Buses (Student Safety and Rules of Conduct)
         JICC-R-3 - Student Conduct on School Buses (Bus Passes)
JICEA - Student Publications Code
JICF - Gang-Related Behaviors and Dress
JICG - Smoking and Other Uses of Tobacco by Students
JICH - Student Involvement Regarding Drugs and Alcohol
         JICH-R - Student Involvement Regarding Drugs and Alcohol
JICI - Weapons in School
JICJ - Student Use of District Information Technology
         JICJ-R - Student Use of District Information Technology
JIH - Searches
JIHA - Student Possession and Use of Portable Electronic Devices (Including Cellular Phones)
JJA - Student Organizations (Secondary Schools)
JJF - Student Activities Funds Management
JJI - Interscholastic Athletics
JK - Student Discipline
JKA - Corporal Punishment/Use of Reasonable Restraint by Employees
         JKA-R - Use of Physical Intervention and Restraint
JKA-E - Student Restraint Incident Report
JKC - Discipline of Habitually Disruptive Students
         JKC-R - Discipline of Habitually Disruptive Students
JKD/JKE - Student Suspension, Expulsion, and Classroom Removal
         JKD/JKE-R - Student Suspension, Expulsion, and Classroom Removal
JLCC - Communicable Diseases and Long-Term Illnesses
JLCD - Administering Medicines to Students
         JLCD-E-1 - Student Medication Request and Release Agreement
         JLCD-E-2 - School Medication Record
         JLCD-E-3 - Permission to Carry/Self-Administer Medication
         JLCD-E-4 - Contract to Carry/Self-Administer Medication
JLCDA - Students With Food Allergies
         JLCDA-E - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Action Plan
JLCDB - Administering Medical Marijuana, Hemp Oils and/or Cannabinoid Products
JLDA - Student Psychological Services
         JLDA-R - Student Psychological Services
JLDAC - Screening/Testing of Students
JLF - Reporting Child Abuse
         JLF-R - Reporting Child Abuse
JQ - Student Fees
         JQ-E - Student Fees, Appendix A
         JQ-E - Student Fees, Appendix B
         JQ-R - Student Fees
JRA/JRC - Student Education Records
         JRA-R/JRC-R - Student Education Records
         JRA/JRC-E-1 - Authorization to Release Student Records
         JRA/JRC-E-2 - Request to Inspect and Review Student Ed Records
         JRA/JRC-E-3 - Request to Other Educational Agencies for Release