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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

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.”