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June 2 Board Briefing

June 2 Board of Education meeting

The Douglas County Board of Education convened for business at 5 p.m. on June 2, 2015. The Board conducted business items and engaged public comment from a crowd of students, parents, teachers, and community members. The live stream of board meetings can be found on the official DCSD Livestream channel.

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Call to Order and Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance

For Your Information Only

Convene in Executive Session I

Re-Convene Regular Session

Adoption of Consent Agenda

Charter School Application Consideration

  • Parent and Student Choice Director Tom McMillenParent and Student Choice Director Tom McMillen provided an overview of new charter school applications. In the 2015 spring charter application cycle, DCSD received three new applications from John Adams High School, Parker Performing Arts School and Milestone Academy. John Adams is a proposed college prep 9-12 high school; Parker Performing Arts is a proposed K-8 school emphasizing the arts; and Milestone Academy is a proposed K-12 school emphasizing Core Knowledge, Classical Education and character development.

    DCSD staff has completed a review of the applications and provided recommendations for each of the applicants to the DCSD Board. View the charter school application discussion
    The Board of Education voted 6-0 to approve John Adams High School and Parker Performing Arts School.

Student Fees for FY 2015-2016, Amended

Second Reading of Policy Regarding Parent and Student Rights with Respect to State-Mandated Assessments

First Reading of Revision to Policy GCEA-GCFA Professional Staff Background Checks

A second reading regarding the policy revision will be heard at the next Board of Education meeting on June 16, 2015.


The Board of Education adjourned at 8:02 p.m.

June 3, 2015 | 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.