BOE Mill Levy Override and Bond Follow Up

Board of Education Mill Levy Override and Bond Follow Up - November 2022
Posted on 11/09/2022

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November 9, 2022


Dear Douglas County School District Community,


Thank you for joining us in efforts to pass Douglas County School District ballot initiatives 5A (Mill Levy Override) and 5B (Bond). While unofficial election results point to both measures falling short (5A was defeated 49.4% to 50.6%), we appreciate how our staff, parents, and community came together to educate Douglas County voters about our funding challenges. 


While we are disappointed in the election results, we remain dedicated to championing the issues of providing more competitive pay for our educators and staff, addressing our schools’ capital needs, and building schools in quickly-growing developments in Douglas County. To the families of Crystal Valley, The Canyons, and Sterling Ranch, we will continue to explore all methods to provide you with the schools that your children need and deserve. 


We know that the best way to achieve the Mission and Vision of this great school district is by continuing to promote mutually respectful and beneficial partnerships between our parents and staff, and by continuing to build trust and improve community partnerships. The way our community came together around 5A and 5B was a strong step forward and we are truly optimistic about the future of the Douglas County School District.


Thank you for everything that you continue to do to support DCSD’s staff and 64,000 students! 


Sincerely,

The Douglas County School District Board of Education

Director Elizabeth Hanson

Director Susan Meek

Director Becky Myers Director Mike Peterson

Director David Ray

Director Christy Williams Director Kaylee Winegar
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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.

NOTICE OF DESTRUCTION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS

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]