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Multi-week presentation to provide details on plan that will celebrate great teaching

CASTLE ROCK –The Douglas County School District will be providing videos and information to help educate employees, parents and community members about the Pay for Performance framework that has been created, some of the steps already taken towards implentation and the vision moving forward.
The Douglas County School District (DCSD) is once leading the way in education reform—launching a new Pay for Performance system, which better celebrates our amazing educators and employees for their great work.
The new Pay for Performance framework demonstrates how the new system would work. Teachers that are effective and highly effective will have opportunities for pay increases and bonuses in the future. Those that are not will receive feedback and training to improve their skills. Opportunities for professional development through coaching and training will, however, be available to all employees, ensuring that even those employees that are exemplary become examples for others in their field.

Over the next several weeks we will be providing further detail about each area of Pay for Performance. A schedule is below:

Week 1 - Overview of the Pay for Performance Compensation System
Week 2 - Market Pay and Merit/Market Increases or Raise
Week 3 - CITE, Pathways and Balanced Assessment System
Week 4 - World Class Education Targets & Bonus
Week 5 - Career Pathways

More information about the District's Pay for Performance System is available at

October 14, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category:

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DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

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It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.