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District communication efforts recognized for excellence

COSPRA Golden Achievement Award

DOUGLAS COUNTY – The work of the DCSD Community Relations team has been recognized for communications excellence by the Colorado School Public Relations Association (COSPRA). The district received four awards, as listed below,
at the annual COSPRA luncheon and awards program held May 2 in Denver. 

Golden Achievement Award DCSD Website
Award of Excellence-Internet/Intranet Website DCSD Website
Award of Merit-Identity/Image Package DCSD Brand Book and Elements
Award of Merit-Special Purpose Video Out of the Darkness-Suicide Awareness

"With an eye toward quality, consistency, collaboration, and diversity, the DCSD Community Relations team has developed and implemented a broad range of innovative tools to provide parents, students, staff, and the community many different paths to learn about DCSD news, events, and the latest district developments," said Community Relations Officer Cinamon Watson. "Outreach tools include the DCSD mobile app, "Let's Talk Education," a weekly radio show, DCSD telephone townhalls, Doug TV, social media platforms, e-newsletters, and more."

Watson added, "This year, we are especially proud of the new and improved DCSD website. We are honored to receive the COSPRA Golden Achievement Award. Our goal is to provide excellent communication and continually add new vehicles of news delivery."

COSPRA advocates for effective public relations practices that support student achievement and civic conversations that prompt the public to be better informed and involved in support of public education.

May 6, 2014 | By SCPaulsen | Category: Communications

District News

On February 9 the PACE Center hosted Portfolio Day for students like Sladovnik. It was an opportunity for critiques from working professional artists, and workshops. It culminates in the "Bright Futures" art exhibit - a showcase of selected work on display February 16-27.

Last month, the Board of Education passed a resolution tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. This task force will develop a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services.

Board members sitting at the dais

CASTLE ROCK - On February 6, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education confirmed its commitment to begin the process of seeking approval from voters for additional local funding.

“Our children need a bond and mill levy override (MLO) to be passed in 2018, beyond any doubt,” said DCSD Board of Education President David Ray. “We want to move forward immediately with the necessary processes and collaboration with our community in order to finalize a formal funding package.”