Risk Management

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Katie Van Horn      

Risk Manager    
(303)387-0030 - direct
(303)387-0117 - fax


The Risk Management Department administers insurance and self-insurance programs, claims management, accident investigations, safety and litigation management. 



The mission of Douglas County School District’s Risk Management Division is the preservation of the District’s human capital, physical resources, and financial assets. The Risk Management Division will manage a comprehensive program that contributes to the overall health, safety, and protection of employees, students, and visitors.


Risk Management is the process of minimizing the adverse effects of accidental losses. This process is accomplished through risk management programs that transfer, reduce, mitigate or allow acceptable levels of risk to the District. These programs are implemented through collaborative efforts with all departments and school sites. To achieve effective implementation, all employees of the District have a responsibility to actively support risk management initiatives, programs, policies, and procedures.

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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, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 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.