Richard Cosgrove

Richard D. Cosgrove, P.E, Chief Operations Officer

Richard Cosgrove, Chief Operations Officer Richard Cosgrove, P.E oversees the DCSD Operations & Maintenance, Transportation, and Planning & Construction departments. He has over 40 years of experience dedicated to public service, 20 of which have been for two of the three largest school districts in Colorado.

Prior to becoming COO, Richard served as DCSD’s Planning and Construction Director where he supported schools by providing enrollment projections, managing building repairs, modifications, and the construction of new schools. Richard also helped facilitate the Long Range Planning Committee and managed the annual publication of the Master Capital Plan. Richard has also served as DCSD’s Construction Director and as Director of Construction for Denver Public Schools. Richard began his career in 1981 upon graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He retired from the Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2001 after serving in 13 assignments around the world in facilities planning, construction, operations, and maintenance.

Richard earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in civil engineering. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master's degree from Columbia University. Richard is a Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Colorado.

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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.