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Board of Education approves interim superintendent offer

CASTLE ROCK – On Tuesday evening, the Douglas County Board of Education extended an offer to the sole interim superintendent finalist, Erin Kane.

Working from a draft offer presented by Board President Meghann Silverthorn, directors worked collaboratively to finalize an offer of employment. The final contract was approved on a 4-3 vote.

Kane, who currently serves as the executive director of schools for American Academy in Douglas County, will now have an opportunity to review the offer. Should she agree to the terms of the contract, set by the Board, Kane’s appointment will become official and she will assume her new role on September 1.

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DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

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The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

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Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. 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.