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August 2 Board Briefing (Board Retreat)

CASTLE ROCK – Douglas County Board of Education President Kevin Larsen announced on Monday that its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 5, would be canceled.

The decision follows a productive Board retreat this weekend at the Douglas County Outdoor Education Center. During Saturday’s work session, the Board was briefed on District communication plans, efforts to waive certain assessment rules and it discussed its policy on public comment and meeting plans for the school year.

Finally, the Board members took action on a single action item, voting to suspend the headphone fee, due to a clarification of the new assessment requirements. Headphones are not required for this current year for the PARC and the READ Act.

The next regularly scheduled Board meeting will be on Tuesday, August 19, in the Board Room of the Wilcox Administration Building, with the public portion of the meeting convening at approximately 7 p.m.

During this meeting the Board is expected to approve its 2014-2015 meeting schedule.


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August 4, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Board of Education

District News

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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.

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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.

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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.