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2015 School Board Director Election

November 20, 2015 Update
Join us in welcoming DCSD's newest Board of Education directors, Anne-Marie Lemieux, David Ray and Wendy Vogel. Douglas and Elbert Counties have certified the results of the election and the new Board members will be formally sworn in on November 30. Following the ceremony, the Board will hold officer election and reorganization meeting.  For more information about the timeline, CLICK HERE.

November 4, 2015 Update 
According to the unofficial results released by the Douglas County Clerk and Recorder's office, Anne-Marie Lemieux, David Ray and Wendy Vogel won seats on the Douglas County Board of Education in the November 3 election. Once certified, election results will be deemed final and the District's newly elected Board members will be sworn-in.

READ MORE: Official Election Results

Information about the November 2015 Election
Douglas County School District (DCSD) has established a director district plan of representation. All school directors are voted on at large (i.e. - eligible electors of the school district vote for one candidate from each director district). Three School Board Director seats will be elected at the November 2015 election.

Candidates for Office
Listed in order as determined by lot

School Board Director, District A (map):
Wendy Vogel
Craig V. Richardson    

School Board Director, District C (map):
Anne-Marie Lemieux 
Kevin P. Larsen

School Board Director, District F (map):
Richard Robbins
David Ray

View a Sample Ballot from the Douglas County Clerk and Recorder 

Serving as a DCSD Board of Education School Board Director is a volunteer position. Board of Education Directors serve four-year terms. Meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of the month.  The meeting on the third Tuesday is a full business meeting beginning with a dinner session usually starting at 5:00 p.m. Additionally, work sessions may be scheduled from time to time, generally on the first Tuesday of the month, usually beginning at 6:00 p.m. with a dinner session followed by the work session. Traditionally, School Board Directors also serve on one or more special committees that meet periodically throughout the school year.

Board Member Candidate Qualifications

Pursuant to Colorado State Statutes, a candidate for the office of school director:

Shall be a registered elector of Douglas County School District for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the election;
Shall be a resident of the director district for which he or she is a candidate at the time of filing the notice of intention and supporting petition; and
Shall not have been convicted of, plead guilty or nolo contendere to, or received a deferred judgment and sentence for a sexual offense against a child.

Please note that candidate qualifications will be verified through the records of the Douglas County Clerk and Recorder.

Candidates must also meet the filing requirements under Colorado’s Fair Campaign Practices Act. For more information, please see the Colorado state government website ( The Douglas County Elections Office may also be contacted at 303-663-7644 or visit their website.

Throughout the election period, candidates are required to fulfill filing/reporting obligations. See the timeline for details.

Board Member Candidate Obligations

Candidates must file an affidavit with the Secretary of State’s office within 10 days after the person seeking nomination to public office has publicly announced an intention to seek election to public office & thereafter has received a contribution or made expenditure in support of the candidacy.   C.R.S.  § 1-45-101; Colorado Const. art. XXVIII, § 2(2)


Candidate Packets

Candidates may obtain the following documents on or after Wednesday, August 5 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Nona Eichelberger, Designated Election Official, at the Wilcox Administration Building, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado. Items in the packet include:

Affidavit that Candidate fully meets the qualifications for the School Director office he/she seeks to hold
Notice of Intent to be a Candidate for School Director
Petition for Nomination, with Circulator’s Affidavits (signatures of 50 eligible electors are required)
Acceptance of Nomination to be a Candidate

The documents referenced above must be completed and returned to Nona Eichelberger at Douglas County School District, Wilcox Administration Building, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Please call the Designated Election Official at 303-387-0258 or email nona.eichelberger[at]dcsdk12[dot]org to arrange a time to turn in documents. Candidates are encouraged to return the completed documents prior to the deadline to allow time for verification of signatures. This will provide the candidate with extra time to obtain additional signatures if the petition is deemed insufficient.

More information regarding school board elections may be found at the website for the Colorado Association of School Boards (, the Douglas County Clerk and Recorder and the Colorado Secretary of State website at the following links:

July 24, 2015 | By rmbarber | Category: Board of Education

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DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

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It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.