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Open negotiations move to Douglas County High School

CASTLE ROCK – Open negotiations between the Douglas County School District and the Douglas County Federation of Teachers continued on Thursday May 24 in a new location—Douglas County High School’s South Commons.
The following is the audio archive of the May 24 meeting.

Documents from the May 24 session:

Story of DCFT- FTE
Story of DCFT - AFT Dues

Below is the agenda.

May 24 Open Negotiations Agenda

4 p.m. Welcome
4:15 p.m. 1. Budget Questions
2. Current status of DCSD/DCFT Negotiations Language Changes
a. Updated 2011-12 Contract with proposal language inserted
3. BOE Policy Additions (Proposals 7 and 9 from DCFT)
a. BOE Policy final copies
4. MOU – Open Negotiations Process and Timeline (DCSD, DCFT)
a. Draft contract language (Dan/Brenda)
5. MOU – Salary Range (DCSD)
a. Finalize (Carlye/Brian)
6. MOU – Career Ladders (DCFT)
a. Finalize (Brenda/Brian)
6 p.m. Break
6:45 p.m. Proposals to review
- Old DCFT Topics
  • MOU Pay for Performance
  • MOU Working Conditions
  • MOU Budget Committee

- Old DCSD Topics

  • District Committees
  • Employee Information
  • Dues
  • Choice for Employees
  • Legal and Liability Coverage
  • Contracts
  • FTE
  • Distribution of Information
  • Disruption of Educational Environment

- Additional DCFT Topics
- Additional DCSD Topics

  • Phase out Knowledge Level Advancement
  • Phase out Longevity
  • Phase out Extended Service Severance
  • Re-engage P4P (See MOU Above)
  • Short term Disability Insurance
  • Re-invent elementary planning grant
  • 1% pay increase for all employees and add 1 non-contact contract day to all employees who have less than 260 days.
  • Add 1% retention bonus for all employees who return contracts on time
  • No furlough days for employees
9:15 p.m. Break
9:30 p.m. Re-Convene/Discussion
11:30 p.m. Discussion
Midnight Adjourn

The meeting is open to the public and to the media. Attendees are encouraged to observe the process, but may not participate.

A total of 105 hours of negotiation meetings has been scheduled:

Complete CLOSED Negotiations (39.5 scheduled hours)
XX Oct 5, 2011 (scheduled for 9-3)
XX Nov 9, 2011 (scheduled for 9-3)
XX Nov 21, 2011 (scheduled for 4:30-8:00)
XX Dec 14, 2011 (scheduled for 9-3)
XX Jan 11, 2012 (scheduled for 9-3)
XX Feb 8, 2012 (scheduled for 9-3)
XX Mar 14, 2012 (scheduled for 9-3)

Complete OPEN Negotiations (65.5 scheduled hours)
XX April 11, 2012 (scheduled for 9-3)
XX April 25, 2012 (scheduled for 9-3)
XX Wednesday May 9, 2012 (8:00am – 3:30pm, Cantril Building)
Current Thursday May 24, 2012 (4:00pm - midnight, DCHS South Commons)
Monday June 4th, 2012 (3:00pm - midnight, Wilcox BOE Room)
Tuesday June 5th, 2012 (8:00am – 2:00pm, Wilcox BOE Room)
Wednesday June 6th, 2012 (3:00pm – midnight, Cantril Building)
Thursday June 7th, 2012 tentative (evening meeting/location TBD)
Friday June 8th, 2012 (8:00am - 10:00 pm, Wilcox BOE Room)

October 14, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category:

District News

On February 9 the PACE Center hosted Portfolio Day for students like Sladovnik. It was an opportunity for critiques from working professional artists, and workshops. It culminates in the "Bright Futures" art exhibit - a showcase of selected work on display February 16-27.

Last month, the Board of Education passed a resolution tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. This task force will develop a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services.

Board members sitting at the dais

CASTLE ROCK - On February 6, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education confirmed its commitment to begin the process of seeking approval from voters for additional local funding.

“Our children need a bond and mill levy override (MLO) to be passed in 2018, beyond any doubt,” said DCSD Board of Education President David Ray. “We want to move forward immediately with the necessary processes and collaboration with our community in order to finalize a formal funding package.”