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DAC Forum to be held on February 9

The District Accountability Committee (DAC) Winter Forum will take place Tuesday, February 9 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Rocky Heights Middle School, 11033 Monarch Blvd, Littleton, CO 80124.  Students from the Ponderosa High School Wind Ensemble will perform to kick off the meeting. 

Forum topics include improving our SAC and DAC effectiveness; building stronger relationships with parents; an overview of school budgeting for newer SAC members; and, for those with more experience, an overview of the first year of the Master Capital Plan put together by the Long Range Planning Committee. The second part of the forum includes networking time by feeder, with focus on topics related to parental engagement and the District budget priority recommendations.

Presenters and guests include Kathy Brown, DCSD Parent and Community Liaison; members of the Douglas County Special Education Advisory Committee; Dr. Darcy Hutchins from the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE); Scott Smith, DCSD Director of Budget and Todd Warnke, Chair, Long Range Planning Committee. Board of Education members, District personnel, and volunteers from Long Range Planning Committee and Fiscal Oversight Committee will also be present.

Please note we’ve extended the time until 9:00 so we can cover more content and have more time to interact and discuss. All are welcome, so we hope you’ll attend. 

Questions? You can reach both Sandra Brownrigg DAC Chair, and Jean Medberry, Parental Involvement Subcommittee Chair at the email address dacdcsd[at]gmail[dot]com. You can also call Sandra Brownrigg at 303.660.2404.

The Forum will also be Livestreamed! If you cannot attend the meeting, watch it live by clicking here.

January 27, 2016 | By CSilberman | Category: District Accountability Committee

District News

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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.