Volunteers needed for 2 DCSD committees
CASTLE ROCK - Looking for a way to participate in the Douglas County School District? Two of DCSD's committees are looking for volunteers.
Both the Fiscal Oversight Committee (FOC) and the Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) are looking for DCSD stakeholders. Additional information about both committees is provided below.
Fiscal Oversight Committee
The role of the Fiscal Oversight Committee (FOC) is to assist the Board of Education in fulfilling its fiscal oversight responsibilities. The FOC does not assume the ultimate fiscal responsibilities of the Board of Education. The Board and the Superintendent retain the ultimate responsibility for the District's financial condition and for decision-making in all matters of policy and operation. The scope of the FOC’s responsibilities includes information gathering, fact-finding, and making recommendations in the areas of:
- Budget (Operating and Capital)
- Accounting, Audit, and Financial Reporting (Internal and External)
- Banking (Commercial and Investment)
- Other fiscal matters as assigned by the Board
In example, the activities of the FOC may also include an assessment of federal and state legislation, policies, and regulations in respect of the fiscal operations of the District.
Long Range Planning Committee
Douglas County School District’s Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) was established in 1983 as an advisory body to the Board of Education. The charge of the LRPC is to continually analyze population trend data, to evaluate population impacts on District education mission and support facilities, to collect community feedback, and to recommend appropriate actions to the Board of Education regarding school attendance boundaries, facility usage (including new construction, renovation and/or closure) and anticipated capital outlay requirements. Additionally, LRPC members assist in assessing site feasibility for proposed uses by evaluating community impact and making recommendations on how sites should be used. Finally, LRPC members help to create, review, and present DCSD’s annual Master Capital Plan which contains recommendations for projects that may be needed in the next five years. The Master Capital Plan helps support the Board of Education in determining projects for current and future bond elections. The LRPC plays a valuable role in serving as a liaison between the community and the Board of Education.