Policy Update - Feedback

We Want Your Feedback on DCSD Board Policies

The Douglas County School District Board of Education is conducting a comprehensive review of all its policies. Board policies have historically been updated on an as-needed basis. This is the first time a systematic approach will be used to ensure that policies match current district practices and are aligned with statutory requirements.  

The process will range from reviewing policies that haven’t been updated in as long as 25 years, to creating and approving new policies as required by Colorado State Statute. The Board of Education has contracted with the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) to provide professional expertise and assistance during this revision process. The revised policies will also be reviewed by DCSD's General Counsel. It is anticipated that the review and revisions of all policies will be completed by the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

“It is a huge undertaking, but one that is critical to ensure proper accountability and decision making with regards to staff, students and the community,” said David Ray, President of the DCSD Board of Education.


As the Board of Education are trustees elected by the voters to govern the school district through policy -- we want your feedback on the recommended revisions, updates and proposals for new policies.

Please take a look at the policies listed below, then provide your feedback via this online form.


If you have any questions regarding this process, please email Sandy Maresh, Assistant Secretary to the DCSD Board of Education at [email protected].


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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.


Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records by email to [email protected]