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July 21 Board Briefing

The Douglas County Board of Education convened for business at 5 p.m. on July 21, 2015. The Board conducted business items and engaged public comment with District stakeholders. The live stream of board meetings can be found on the official DCSD Livestream channel.

Learn More graphicMeet the Board of Education

Call to Order and Roll Call

Board of Education memebers in attendance: Doug Benevento, James Geddes, Meghann Silverthorne, Judith Reynolds and Craig Richardson.

Pledge of Allegiance

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Executive Session

Convene in Executive Session (a closed session)

Re-Convene Executive Session

Superintendent Reports

Toyota Production System (LEAN Process Improvement) Implementation in Operations Portfolio
Chief Operating Officer Thomas Tsai and his team presented the Toyota Production System (TPS, also known commonly as LEAN manufacturing) to the Board. TPS is a comprehensive change leadership system utilized by leading innovative companies across the world to enhance employee engagement/empowerment, operational excellence, client focus, and innovation. DCSD will be among the first, if not the first, to fully implement TPS/LEAN into a school district’s operational management, culture, and leadership system.

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Personalized Learning Annual Update
Chief Student Advocacy Officer Jason Germain and his team briefed the Board on their Personalized Learning plan centered on meeting the unique needs of all learners.

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Board of Education Reports

Board Report: President and Vice President Items

Board Committee and Liaison Reports

Adoption of Consent Agenda

Adoption of Consent Agenda: Staff recommendations, detailed in Agenda Items #16 - #25, organized for Board of Education Block Approval

The Board of Education voted 7-0 to approve the following items in the Consent Agenda:



The DCSD Board of Education adjourned at 9:09 p.m.

July 22, 2015 | By rmbarber | Category: Board of Education

District News

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It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.