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October 7 Board Briefing

Board of Education work session

The Douglas County Board of Education convened for a work session at 6 p.m. on October 7, 2014. The Board engaged in a work/training session to deepen their understanding of various topics among 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.

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Dr. Dana Johnson-StrotherChief Academic Officer Dr. Dana Johnson-Strother and Chief System Performance Officer Matt Reynolds engaged the Board of Education in a session focused on curriculum and assessment. Johnson-Strother and Reynolds collaborated with board members in deconstructing and measuring the World Class Outcomes.

Director of High School Education Corey Wise discussed with board members concurrent enrollment courses and how weighted grades affect concurrent enrollment.

 


ADJOURNMENT


October 8, 2014 | By SCPaulsen | Category: Board of Education

District News

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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.

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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.