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March 25 Board Briefing

Rich Robbins-swearing in

The Douglas County Board of Education convened for business at 5:50 p.m. on March 25, 2014.  The Board conducted business items, interviewed candidates for Director District F, swore in a new Director, and engaged public comment from a crowd of students, parents, teachers, and community members.

Study/Work Session

Members of the Board of Education interviewed finalist candidates for Director District F.  Directors interviewed Rich Robbins, Franceen Thompson, David Ray, Shaylee Holland, Gary Colley, and Dilprit Jamu.

Organization of the Board

Members of the Board appointed Rich Robbins by a margin of 4-2.   

Robbins took the oath of office and was officially sworn in as a member of the Board of Education.

Board Committee & Liaison Reports

President Larsen announced the upcoming “Board Unplugged” meeting on April 1 at Mesa Middle School.

Public Comment

The Board engaged in public comment with members of the community.

Action Items

Board of Education Members agreed to move up Agenda Item 16 regarding Public Comment

Following a discussion, the Board voted 6-1 to accept the policy, with an amendment offered by Director Richardson.

Adoption of Consent Agenda 

Staff recommendations, detailed in Agenda Items #14 - #18, organized for Board of Education block approval.


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March 25, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Board of Education

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

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.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

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.

Superintendent Search text based logo

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.