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Safety & Security: What you need to know in the first week

With school starting, we want to provide our students, staff and parents about some important reminders about safety and security.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility
All of us play a role in the security of our schools and buildings. Everyone needs to actively participate in safety efforts, including learning procedures and taking part in drills, to keep our students, staff and community safe.
Know the SRP
The Standard Response Protocol provides us with the common language used during emergencies at all of our schools and facilities. If you don’t know the difference between Lock Out and Lock Down, watch our video.
Wear your ID or visitor badge
That wonderful Douglas County School District ID badge or visitor badge should not be stuck at the bottom of your purse or wallet. When everyone has their identification displayed, it is easier to determine if a stranger is an intruder.

See something, say something
If someone is acting strangely or something seems out of place, talk to your principal, security or law enforcement. 

Be vigilant
The best defense is a good offense. Keeping your eyes open can prevent tragedy.

August 15, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Safety and Security

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.