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Teens for the Future

Four DCSD teen representatives from Teens for the Future, Douglas County Substance Abuse Prevention Youth Leadership Board, joined over 300 teen leaders from around the nation for the CASDA's 16th annual mid-year training institute. “After four days of intensive training, participants returned to their communities with new skills and strategies, and a clearer roadmap to create environments where young people can thrive,” said Gen. Arthur T. Dean, CADCA's Chairman and CEO. The representatives from Teens for the Future chose to focus their efforts on prevention of underage drinking and can't wait to kick off their action plan.

August 13, 2017 | By jhatt | Category: Prevention and School Culture

District News

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.”

Eleven Douglas County School District schools have been named recipients of the 2017 John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards. The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an "Exceeds Expectations" rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.