Leaders for Douglas County Schools

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Leaders for Douglas County Schools is a cohort designed to give Douglas County School District (DCSD) parents and community members the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of our district's mission, operations and strategic priorities.
The program is especially appropriate for those who are interested in becoming more effective participants in school district affairs and advocates for DCSD students. Modeled after a similar program in St. Vrain Valley School District as well as other school districts outside of Colorado, Leaders for Douglas County Schools would:
  • Increase understanding of DCSD operations
  • Create a pool of ambassadors for DCSD
  • Create a pool of candidates to serve on board committees and/or School Accountability Committees



Please note: class locations rotate between DCSD Administrative Offices and DCSD schools.

DCSD 101: Our Vision, Goals, History, and Plans for the Future
Friday, September 27, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Douglas County Opportunities Center, 9350 Teddy Lane, Lone Tree  

School Security and Safety: Crisis Communications, Snow Team, and Standard Response Protocol
Friday, October 25, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
West Support Center, Telluride Rooms A & B, 701 Prairie Hawk Drive, Castle Rock    

How We Serve Our Schools: The Purpose of Central Administration
Friday, November 22, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Innovation and Design Center, Innovation Room, 985 South Plum Creek Blvd., Castle Rock 

How We Serve All Students: Data, Assessment Tools, and Personalized Learning
Friday, January 31, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Douglas County Opportunities Center, 9350 Teddy Lane, Lone Tree  

How Our Schools are Funded: Budgeting, Bond/MLO Spending, and Fiscal Oversight
Friday, February 28, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
ThunderRidge High School, Library, 1991 W Wildcat Reserve Pkwy, Highlands Ranch

DCSD Academic Curriculum Overview
March 2020 Date/Time TBD

Operations: Transportation, Growth, and Capital Needs
April 2020 Date/Time TBD

Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony
May 2020 Date/Time TBD  

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District’s Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 303-387-0067. Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.