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District Accountability Committee Fall Forum

The District Accountability Committee (DAC) Fall Forum is coming up on Thursday, October 26, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Mountain Ridge Middle School, 10590 Mountain Vista Ridge, Highlands Ranch. The event theme, “Developing Safe Supported and Thriving DCSD Students” will feature topics that are meaningful and inspiring to you and your family. Parents, principals, teachers, School Accountability Committee (SAC) members, district employees, those connected to neighborhood schools, charter schools, and all community members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Session topics will include:

  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • Physical Safety and Communications Strategies
  • Wrap Around Services
  • Standard Response Protocol
  • Crisis Preparation and Response
  • New SAC Member Training
  • UIP Training for SAC Members

Doors open at 5:00 pm so that attendees will have time to network prior to the start of the event.

Although a few featured sessions will be Livestreamed, everyone is strongly encouraged to attend in person.

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October 19, 2017 | 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.

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.