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Long Range Planning Committee Looking for Members!

The Long Range Planning Committee is currently accepting applications for members. This citizen-based group keeps close track of new housing developments and student enrollment trends in order to provide the Douglas County Board of Education with feedback regarding District facility and capacity needs. Click here to submit an application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis or until all positions are filled.

Douglas County School District’s Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) was established in 1983 as an advisory body to the Board of Education. The charge of the LRPC is to continually analyze population trend data, to evaluate population impacts on District education mission and support facilities, to collect community feedback, and to recommend appropriate actions to the Board of Education regarding school attendance boundaries, facility usage (including new construction, renovation and/or closure) and anticipated capital outlay requirements.   Additionally, LRPC members assist in assessing site feasibility for proposed uses by evaluating community impact and making recommendations on how sites should be used. Finally, LRPC members help to create, review, and present DCSD’s annual Master Capital Plan which contains recommendations for projects that may be needed in the next five years. The Master Capital Plan helps support the Board of Education in determining projects for current and future bond elections. The LRPC plays a valuable role in serving as a liaison between the community and the Board of Education.

Meetings are usually held the first Wednesday of each month with additional subcommittee meetings as needed. Additional public meetings are occasionally held to review specific projects or policy changes with impacted stakeholders.

If you reside within the Douglas County School District and are interested in serving on this important committee please complete and submit the application below.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis or until all positions are filled.

**Please be aware that if LRPC members apply to do work for DCSD (either by a solicitation, responding to an RFQ or RFP, etc.), then they may be asked to resign from the LRPC.

Please contact Richard Cosgrove, Director of Planning & Construction at richard.cosgrove@dcsdk12.orgor 303-387-0018 for any further questions or concerns. 
May 21, 2015 | By smcaldwell | Category: Long Range Planning Committee

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