November 18 Board Briefing
The Douglas County Board of Education convened for a public meeting at 5 p.m. on November 18, 2014. 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.
Student and staff recognition
Mountain Vista High School’s (MVHS) Boys cross country team accomplished the ultimate feat back in October, winning a third straight State Championship. The meet was held at the Norris Penrose Event Center on Saturday, October 25. On a tough course on a warm fall day, MVHS was able to outscore Fort Collins, 156 to 114, to claim the 5A Boys Cross Country State Championship.
Congratulations to Mountain Vista!
FY 2014-2015 1st Quarter Financial Report
DCSD Budget Director Scott Smith presented the 2014-2015 First 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 included information for all District Funds with a comparison from prior year versus current year. A brief presentation highlighted key points of the quarterly financials.
Learning and Leadership Team Presentation
The Learning and Leadership teams from Sage Canyon Elementary School and Cimarron Middle School gave a brief overview of how they are implementing the District Strategic Plan.
Board Committee and Liaison Reports
Board President Kevin Larsen discussed conversations taking place at various School Accountability Committee (SAC) meetings, regarding the capital needs of district and community engagement.
President Larsen also read a letter from CDE Commissioner Robert Hammond, announcing that the Douglas County School District earned the highest rating possible from CDE - “Accreditation with Distinction.” Larsen congratulated all staff, students and families for earning the distinction.
Adoption of Consent Agenda
Directors voted by a margin of 7-0 to approve the consent agenda.
Adoption of Consent Agenda: Staff recommendations, detailed in Agenda Items #16 - #19, organized for Board of Education block approval
2016-17 Calendar Approval
West Support Center – Right of Way General Warranty Deed for Prairie Hawk Drive Extension
Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) Executive Director Ken DeLay answered questions regarding membership in CASB. The DCSD Board of Education voted by a margin of 5-2 to become members of CASB.
Directors voted by a margin of 7-0 to approve four new members to the District Accountability Committee. The new members include:
Jerry Hargrave, parent
Kim Kibort, parent
Deborah Lynch, secondary teacher
Amy Pfister, parent
Directors voted by a margin of 7-0 to adopt Board File: LBD Charter Schools as presented.
Members of the Board of Education engaged in a public comment period with members of the community.
The Board adjourned the meeting at 9:10 p.m.