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Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Proposed Budget available

Proposed Budget available for public inspection from Thursday, May 23 through Wednesday, June 12.

Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Board of Education of Douglas County School District RE1, Douglas and Elbert Counties, Colorado, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013, and will be filed in the principal administrative offices of the School District, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, 80104, where it will be available for public inspection during business hours or online on the Douglas County School District website at  Such proposed budget will be first considered for adoption at a regular meeting of the Board of Education at the principal administrative offices of the School District, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, 80104 on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 7:00 o'clock p.m.

Colorado statutes provide that it is not necessary for the Board of Education to formally adopt the proposed budget on June 18, 2013, but if the proposed budget is to be adopted at some future meeting, the date, time and place of any continued meeting shall be announced by the Board of Education and entered into the minutes of the meeting of the Board held for consideration of the proposed budget as specified in this notice.

Any person paying school taxes in said district may either at such meeting or at any time prior to the final adoption of the proposed budget, file or register his/her objections thereto.

Douglas County School District RE1

Dated:  May 23, 2013

Nona Eichelberger

Board of Education Secretary

June 4, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category: Communications

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

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.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

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.