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SAC Budget Priority Questionnaire for 2018-2019

School Accountability Committees are reminded to complete the Budget Priority Questionnaire for 2018-19 (launched by the District Accountability Committee at the September 27 Budget Priority Special Session) by November 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Prior to completing, SACs are encouraged to review the series of budget videos and to meet with your principal to have a collaborative discussion about the financial needs of your school.

The DAC Budget Subcommittee is available at dcsddac[at]gmail[dot]com to answer questions or provide assistance with the survey link, which was emailed directly to SAC Chairs in September.

Survey results will be presented at the November DAC Regular Meeting, when the DAC will work to develop its recommendations for the Board of Education. Survey results will also be emailed to SACs so that each has an opportunity to review in depth.

Thank you to all SACs for participating in this important process.

 
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.