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Douglas County School District awarded for transparency

CASTLE ROCK – The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Douglas County School District for its comprehensive financial report (CAFR).
 
"This award underscores our continued effort to keep the District transparent so that our parents, students and teachers can be involved as much as possible," said DCSD Board of Education member Doug Benevento.
 
According to the GFOA, the award "is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management."  
 
An impartial panel judged the CAFR and determined that it met the "high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive 'spirit of full disclosure' to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and use groups to read the CAFR."
 
“This is a big accomplishment for the District and its professional financial staff,” said Benevento.  “Any institution that handles taxpayer dollars needs to be transparent and accountable.  The Board will continue to work with parents, teachers, administrators and other taxpayers towards that goal.”
 
This award falls on the heels of praise after the Sunshine Review graded DCSD's overall transparency with an "A-" in March 2013 (link).  The District made large strides in communications such as posting all financial information online; building a budget facts web page; uploading the audio of all Board of Education meetings; and increased communication both internally and externally.
 
GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals nationally.
July 13, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category: Communications

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DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

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The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

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Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.