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Douglas County Teens Attend Youth Congress at State Capital

On September 28th, approximately 115 students who live in Douglas County attended Youth Congress held at the Colorado State Capitol Building.  Students in grades 9-12 participated.  This event was sponsored by the Douglas County Youth Initiative and this year’s theme was Local Government Matters.  The day started in the Colorado Assembly room.  All of the students were introduced to elected local and state government officials where student questions about local government were answered.  After this interactive session with commissioners, mayors, a school board member, and other elected officials, teens broke into small groups to tackle and discuss some of the issues facing their daily lives.  These groups were led by adult experts in their fields.  Some of the topics discussed included curfew, dress code, teen court, and recreation.  At the end of the day, each student group presented their topic to the entire youth congress.  Youth Congress allows local teens an opportunity to voice viewpoints and make suggestions to elected officials while learning about our governmental processes.

October 2, 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.”