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Monitoring the Storm - January 21, 2018

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Superintendent Search

Douglas County School District is seeking its next permanent superintendent. The DCSD Board of Education has selected Ray and Associates (no relation to DCSD Board Director, David Ray) to conduct the search for the next superintendent, following a thorough vetting of potential search firms.

In order to fund the cost of a national superintendent search, we reprioritized our board’s operational budget to ensure that there would be no impact on any other budget in the system.

The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences. To fund the search, the board reprioritized its budget and discontinued contracting with a lobbyist to save money.

We need to hear from you!

One of the most important decisions our school district is facing is the selection of a permanent superintendent. The Board of Education can’t do this alone. We need your help! Feedback from the community, staff and learners is an essential part of this process. There are multiple opportunities for everyone who has a vested interest in Douglas County schools to be involved with this search process:  

Community Survey

Take this short online survey where you can select the top ten qualifications you believe our permanent superintendent should possess. (Versión de Español)

Community Input Meetings

We invite you to join us for community input meetings, facilitated by search firm Ray & Associates, to provide your feedback about the qualities you believe that our permanent superintendent must possess. Parents, students, teachers, support staff, business leaders, community leaders, grandparents and everyone else that calls Douglas County home are encouraged to attend. 

Community Input meetings will be held on the following dates. Please RSVP to the meeting that is most convenient for you -- all are open to the public. ***PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NEED TO BRING I.D. WHEN CHECKING IN AT THE SECURITY DESK OR MAIN OFFICE UPON ENTERING THE BELOW SCHOOL LOCATIONS***

January 23, 7:30-9:00 a.m. - Mesa Middle School library (Castle Rock)

January 23, 10:00-11:30 a.m. - Mesa Middle School library (Castle Rock)

January 23, 4:00-5:30 p.m. - Mesa Middle School library (Castle Rock)

January 23, 7:00-8:30 p.m. - Mesa Middle School library (Castle Rock)

January 23, 7:30-9:00 a.m. - Cimarron Middle School library (Parker)

January 23, 10:00-11:30 a.m. - Cimarron Middle School library (Parker)

January 23, 4:00-5:30 p.m. - Cimarron Middle School library (Parker)

January 23, 7:00-8:30 p.m. - Cimarron Middle School library (Parker)

January 24, 7:30-9:00 a.m. - Cresthill Middle School commons (East Highlands Ranch)

January 24, 10:00-11:30 a.m. - Cresthill Middle School commons (East Highlands Ranch)

January 24, 4:00-5:30 p.m. - Cresthill Middle School commons (East Highlands Ranch)

January 24, 7:00-8:30 p.m. - Cresthill Middle School commons (East Highlands Ranch)

January 24, 7:30-9:00 a.m. - Mountain Ridge Middle School library (West Highlands Ranch)

January 24, 10:00-11:30 a.m. - Mountain Ridge Middle School library (West Highlands Ranch)

January 24, 4:00-5:30 p.m. - Ranch View Middle School commons (West Highlands Ranch)

January 24, 7:00-8:30 p.m. - Ranch View Middle School commons (West Highlands Ranch)

Mesa Middle School
365 N Mitchell St
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Cimarron Middle School
12130 Canterberry Pkwy 
Parker, CO 80138
Cresthill Middle School
9195 Cresthill Ln 
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130
Mountain Ridge Middle School
10590 Mountain Vista Ridge
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Ranch View Middle School
1731 W Wildcat Reserve Pkwy
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
 

 

Superintendent Search Timeline

1/23/18 & 1/24/18: Ray & Associates holds Community Input Meetings. 

12/30/17: Board of Education selects Ray & Associates as firm to lead the superintendent search.

12/4/17: Board of Education reviews finalists for the search firm to conduct the superintendent search.