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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.

Meet the Board of Education


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.



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

District News

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glowing purple lights hover over trays of seedlings in a dark room

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.