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DCSD Tobacco-Free Grant Coordinator Receives Hero of the Year Award!

Our DCSD Tobacco-Free Grant Coordinator, Cynthia Redfern, has done an impeccable job of educating our youth, their parents, and the community as a whole using evidence-based strategies to help reduce exposure to second-hand smoke, prevent youth initiation of tobacco/nicotine use, and increasing smoking cessation rates in Douglas County.  

As a result of her tobacco prevention efforts, Tri-County Health Department has selected her as a Public Health Hero of the Year.  An awards ceremony will be held later this month to honor her achievements! 

Congratulations, Cyndi! 

See article: District Coordinator Named "Public Health Hero of the Year"

April 27, 2015 | By gcburnett | Category: Prevention and School Culture

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.”