The Douglas County School District Board of Education voted on Tuesday, January 17, to purchase a building in Lone Tree, which could one day become the home District Child Find and Bridge programs, as well as Eagle Academy, DCSD’s evening high school program. District leaders say the facility, which is centrally located, is an affordable way to address needs identified in the Master Capital Plan.
The Douglas County population and the capital needs of the school district are expanding. This was the message that the Long Range Planning Committee delivered to the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education in June as it presented the 2016-2017 five-year Master Capital Plan.
Feedback received from the public has helped to shape a new and improved Master Capital Plan. The revamped document unveiled this month is intended to better inform decision making, by providing Board of Education members and all stakeholders with easy-to-understand information about the District’s needs, as well as the most efficient use of capital funding. This is especially important, given the significant growth expected in the District over the next 20 years.
While it may not be noticeable in the typical classroom at Castle View High School, the school is bulging at the seams. This year, 1,920 students attend the school, which is designed to comfortably seat 1,700. Projections show that this may be a sign of things to come across the Douglas County School District (DCSD) and one reason why addressing current capital needs in Douglas County is important.
A series of meetings organized to inform the community about capital needs in the Douglas County School District and to solicit feedback about meeting them, begin this week.
CASTLE ROCK - The Douglas County School District will be holding several forums in January and February to to inform the public about the capital needs of the Douglas County School District (DCSD) and to solicit feedback about meeting them.
While students and many teachers remain on summer vacation, it is a busy month at many schools in Douglas County.
Douglas County School District’s Planning and Construction Department completed more than 45 projects over the summer break.