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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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Session 2 audio recording

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

District News

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DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

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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.