February 17 Board Briefing
CASTLE ROCK – The Douglas County Board of Education convened for a public meeting at 5 p.m. on February 17, 2015. The Board discussed 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 online at the official DCSD Live Stream Channel.
For Your Information Only - Reading File
- Unofficial Board of Education Minutes
- Board of Education: Department Budget Worksheet(s)
- Board of Education: Student Discipline Report
Castle View Co-Ed Cheer Team
Mountain Vista Poms Team
Ponderosa Poms Team
Student and Staff Recognitions
The Douglas County School District had an impressive showing, winning a number of state titles at the 2014 State Spirit Championships held at the Denver Coliseum on December 5 and 6.
- Castle View’s Co-Ed Cheer Team won the 4A/5A State championship in Co-Ed Cheer.
- Mountain Vista’s Poms Team was crowned the state champion in Hip Hop.
- Ponderosa’s Poms Team won the State Title in Poms.
Congratulations to these fine athletes. We are proud to have you represent our district.
Brandon Lee, a senior at ThunderRidge High School, is one of two Colorado students selected as Colorado delegates to the 53rd annual U.S. Senate Youth Program.
A group of 104 student delegates from across the country will attend the program’s 53rd annual Washington Week next month. As a delegate, Brandon will fly to Washington, D.C. to attend meetings and briefings with members of Congress and their staff, the president, a justice of the Supreme Court, leaders of cabinet agencies, an ambassador to the U.S. and senior members of the national media.
Brandon will also receive a $5,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to continue coursework in government, history and public affairs.
Finally, we are recognizing Legacy Point Elementary, recently named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School by the Franklin Covey Company.
This is a national honor that recognizes outstanding achievements in school and student outcomes through the implementation of the Leader in Me framework. It also celebrates the extraordinary impact the framework has on staff, students, parents and the greater community.
At the school, you can see Covey’s “Seven Habits” at work as students “seek first to understand,” “sharpen the saw,” and develop “win-win” opportunities.
Chief Technology Officer Gautam Sethi and his InspirED Innovation team provided an update on the functions and features delivered this school year. They also demonstrated the CITE 1-5 WalkThrough Tool's features and capabilities with embedded perspective from building leaders. View presentation
DCSD Legal Counsel Rob Ross provided an update regarding a waiver from PARCC assessments. View remarks
Chief Financial Officer Bonnie Betz and her team presented the FY 2014-2015 Second Quarter Financial Report for the Board of Education's review. This report is in compliance with Colorado State Statute and the District's Policy. The report includes information for all District Funds with a comparison from prior year versus current year. The presentation highlighted key points of the quarterly financials.
Adoption of Consent Agenda
The Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the consent agenda, including:
- Adoption of Consent Agenda: Staff recommendations, detailed in Agenda Items #18 - #25, organized for Board of Education block approval.
- School Bus Purchase - 14 Passenger, Special Needs
- RTD Lease Extension - Northeast Elementary School
- Market Pay and Minimum Wage Adjustments for Classified Employees
- Douglas County Youth Initiative Intergovernmental Agreement
- SkyView Academy BEST Grant Application
- Platte River Academy BEST Grant Application
- Personnel Changes
The Board of Education adjourned at 8:37 p.m.