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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.

Adjournment

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

June 3, 2015 | By SCPaulsen | Category: Board of Education

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

Superintendent Search text based logo

Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.