MLO/Bond Updates

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MLO/Bond Updates



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AppleThe Best Teachers for Our Students
Address competitive pay to retain and attract excellent teachers amidst the current teacher shortage

WellnessStudent Safety and Wellness
Enhance the security of our schools and invest in additional mental health support and prevention programming for students.

LightbulbExcellence in Student Programming
Ensure all students have equitable access to excellent educational resources and programming in their schools.

WrenchIncreased Career and Technical Education Opportunities
Provide additional pathways that prepare our students for their future careers or vocations.

BuildingUpdate Aging School Buildings and Address Growth
Update our aging school buildings and provide space for growth to ensure optimal learning environments for current and future generations of students.

MLO/Bond News


Castle View High School Breaks Ground on F-Pod Addition

On Thursday, May 28, 2020, Douglas County School District, along with partners at NV5, A&P Construction, and Eidos Architects, broke ground on the site of the new F-Pod addition. Speakers made sure to thank the voters of Douglas County for making this possible with the passage of 5A and 5B in November of 2018.

Over 30 DCSD Locations Receive Bond Improvements
09/10/2020
Over the Summer of 2020, more than 30 Douglas County School District (DCSD) locations underwent capital improvements funded by the $250 million Bond approved by Douglas County voters in 2018.
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Counselor Profile: Kristina Hilton, Northridge Elementary
01/23/2020
Former special education teacher Kristina Hilton is making waves as Northridge Elementary's first school counselor, where she works with students in developing resiliency skills and collaborates with families to meet the needs of a diverse student body.
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Counselor Profile: Ann Fitch, Gold Rush Elementary
01/16/2020
Meet some of the counselors whose work is made possible by the Mill Levy Override. Ann Fitch, the school counselor at Gold Rush Elementary, is helping elementary counseling programs expand district-wide. She has been with DCSD for eleven years and now, as Elementary Lead Counselor, works to inspire and support the new counselors at elementary schools.
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Counselor Profile: Kayla Knoll, Franktown Elementary
01/16/2020
Meet some of the counselors whose work is made possible by the Mill Levy Override. From two small rural schools to Franktown Elementary, this North Dakota native is passionate about teaching kindness and empathy to the school's 349 students. Kayla is a newcomer to both Colorado and DCSD, but she's quickly become essential to her community.
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Counselor Profile: Dr. Alejandra Chavez-Stuart, Iron Horse Elementary
01/16/2020
Meet some of the counselors whose work is made possible by the Mill Levy Override.. As the school's first counselor, Dr. Alejandra Chavez-Stuart brings extensive education and experience to Iron Horse Elementary. She even uses her French Bulldog, Pierre, as a teaching tool for her students.
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Six DCSD Schools Receive New Flooring
10/03/2019
Six Douglas County schools received new flooring over the summer thanks to new local funding approved by voters last November. "I've been at Ponderosa for 30 years, and I've never seen the building look better!" exclaimed high school Principal Tim Ottmann.
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Seven DCSD Schools Receive New Roofs
09/17/2019
Seven Douglas County schools received new roofing over the summer thanks to new local funding approved by voters last November. “The old roof leaked, causing us to have buckets all over the halls,” says Iron Horse Elementary Principal Kirsten Bloomfield. “It was also very unsafe for any district workers who needed to be up there.”
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Mental Health Kickoff Showcases Eighth Grader's Eagle Scout Project
09/11/2019
More than 300 smiling counselors, psychologists, and social workers all gathered for the first Mental Health Kickoff. Awaiting each attendee was a vibrant, colorful, glittering Calming Jar made by Kendall Meibos, an eighth-grader at Rocky Heights Middle School.
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Superintendent: Safety and Security June 2019
06/24/2019
Thanks to those of you who have provided us with input about how best to keep our students safe. I want you to know we are listening to your feedback and will refer to it as we look to build upon our current, comprehensive safety plan. In addition to the research-based security protocols being implemented in our schools, I want to outline several steps DCSD is taking for additional security measures. These security enhancements have already been in the works thanks to additional funding made possible by the passage of a $40 million mill levy override and $250 million bond this past November.
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Superintendent: MLO/Bond Update April 2019
04/01/2019
Following the passage of the Mill Levy Override (MLO) and Bond initiatives this past November, I committed to providing the community with regular updates about how that money is being invested into our school district.
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Douglas County School District Announces Bond Sale
01/29/2019
The Douglas County School District (DCSD) has sold $249,975,000 in general obligation bonds as approved by voters in the November 2018 election. The proceeds from the bonds provide one-time funds for capital needs such as security upgrades, facility repairs, classroom furnishings, buses and technology.
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Superintendent: MLO/Bond Update January 2019
01/18/2019
DCSD Superintendent Dr. Thomas Tucker provides an update on the MLO/Bond.
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