Board of Education Goals


On March 6, 2018, the Douglas County School District Board of Education unanimously approved the following five goals (sometimes referred to as “end statements”). 

  • Academic Excellence
  • Outstanding Educators and Staff
  • Safe, Positive Culture and Climate
  • Collaborative Parent, Family, and Community Relations
  • Financial Well-Being

Indicators of Success

Academic Excellence 

(Approved at the March 20, 2018 Board of Education Meeting)

  • All students have equitable access to a Douglas County public school that promotes growth in their cognitive, physical, social and emotional needs and builds on their strengths.
  • Academic expectations are clearly articulated and supported with an appropriate curriculum that includes content, scope and sequence.
  • Every student has equitable opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills that will ensure performance at his/her highest individual potential.
  • A diverse set of educational options are provided which enables students to pursue different post secondary options (e.g. college, career and technology education, independent living, military or direct entrance into the workforce).
  • Students graduate with acquired content and cultural knowledge, workforce readiness, interpersonal skills, civic responsibility, global awareness, independent living and an understanding of the essentials for health and wellness.

Outstanding Educators and Staff

(Approved at the May 8, 2018 Board of Education Meeting)

  • Quality educators and staff have been recruited, developed, supported, retained and celebrated.
  • A positive, growth-oriented performance assessment system has been identified, adopted, and implemented.
  • Research-based professional development opportunities are consistently provided, reflect best practices, allow for innovation, and promote
  • lifelong learning.
  • Communication between and among students, parents, community, educators and staff is frequent, collaborative, and helpful.
  • Educators and staff are valued and given multiple opportunities for their voices to be heard.

Safe, Positive Culture and Climate

(Approved at the August 7, 2018 Board of Education Meeting)

  • A purposeful focus on creating a caring, safe, fun, supportive, and positive learning and working environment for all students, district employees, parents, and community is manifest throughout the district.
  • There is clear evidence and a common understanding of the shared belief that all students can succeed when given a safe and caring learning environment.  To that end:
    • District employees, parents, and community work collaboratively, proactively and responsibly to ensure the psychological wellbeing of all students.
    • A focused level of teamwork and professional development is ongoing among district employees, community, and law enforcement agencies to ensure the physical safety of students, district employees and visitors.
  • Behavior expectations are clearly articulated, supported, and taught.
  • Multiple communication systems are available and used by students, district employees, parents, and community to ensure all voices are heard.

Collaborative Parent, Family, and Community Relations

(Approved at the September 18, 2018 Board of Education Meeting)

  • Parents, guardians, families, and community members partner with each other and the District to empower students to maximize their individual educational experience.
  • Collaboration with community, business, government, educational, and organizational leaders is sought to provide opportunities for students to create positive change and provide service in our community.
  • Schools are the center of community learning, entertainment and gathering.
  • Multiple effective pathways for communication are available to all parents, guardians, families, community members, and district employees and are conducted with respect and kindness.

Financial Well-Being 

(Approved at the October 2, 2018 Board of Education Meeting)

  • The Board of Education and all district employees are good stewards of the financial resources belonging to the district on behalf of students and taxpayers.
  • All district funds and expenditures are handled equitably, efficiently, transparently, responsibly, and purposefully to maximize the benefit for all students.
  • All district fiscal transactions are legal, ethical, and appropriate in keeping with district regulations and goals.
  • Long-term financial stability and accountability has been established, maintained, and actively monitored in order to accomplish Board of Education End Goals.

In subsequent meetings, the Board will continue to define indicators of success within each of these aforementioned areas, and will continue to ask for community feedback.

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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], 303-387-0127.

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 at this link ( Douglas County School District Transcripts and Records Requests ).