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DCSD Board Begins Superintendent Search Process with Community Input Meetings

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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. To fund the search, the board reprioritized its budget and discontinued contracting with a lobbyist to save money.

As a first step in the search process, Ray & Associates is conducting several Community Input Meetings on January 23 and 24 (see the full list of meetings and RSVP here). Additionally, Ray & Associates have released an online survey. The meetings and the survey are both designed to collect feedback on the qualities the Douglas County community believes the school district’s next permanent superintendent should possess. Parents, students, teachers, staff, business leaders, community leaders, grandparents and everyone else that calls Douglas County home are encouraged to attend a meeting and take the survey. 

Video message from David Ray, DCSD Board of Education President

January 15, 2018 | By CSilberman | Category: Board of Education, Superintendent

District News

On February 9 the PACE Center hosted Portfolio Day for students like Sladovnik. It was an opportunity for critiques from working professional artists, and workshops. It culminates in the "Bright Futures" art exhibit - a showcase of selected work on display February 16-27.

Last month, the Board of Education passed a resolution tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. This task force will develop a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services.

Board members sitting at the dais

CASTLE ROCK - On February 6, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education confirmed its commitment to begin the process of seeking approval from voters for additional local funding.

“Our children need a bond and mill levy override (MLO) to be passed in 2018, beyond any doubt,” said DCSD Board of Education President David Ray. “We want to move forward immediately with the necessary processes and collaboration with our community in order to finalize a formal funding package.”