Building and Site Modification Policy aims to ensure safety, efficiency
With a focus on innovation in the Douglas County School District (DCSD), many school administrators and communities are looking at ways they can change their buildings to meet the changing needs of their learners. We welcome these efforts and are working with these schools to share our expertise. Our goal is to ensure that our facilities continue to provide safe physical environments, which are conducive to learning for years to come.
From time-to-time, we have had schools make changes without realizing unintended consequences, including code violations and possible safety concerns. In some unfortunate cases, we have been forced to reverse the changes, creating additional expense.
Moving forward, the Planning and Construction department is committed to making the process of remodeling schools as easy as possible. We have worked closely with Principals, Directors of Schools and our leadership to develop a Building and Site Modification Procedure, which will bring consistency and efficiency to the process. While we adhere to district standards, code requirements, protection of property, and fiscal stewardship, the safety and health of our students is always at the forefront of our work.
This procedure outlines the factors considered necessary to ensure the integrity and safety of buildings and sites, and includes examples of typical projects, staffing, and funding responsibilities.
We ask that all schools and departments use this procedure for any proposed building modifications. Details of this procedure will be posted on the District’s website in August.
To learn more about the Building and Site Modification Procedure or construction projects, contact Director Rich Cosgrove at richard.cosgrove[at]dcsdk12[dot]org or 303-387-0018.