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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 Application
Long Range Planning Committee Application
 

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.

Click HERE for more information about the FOC

 

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.

Click Here for more information about the LRPC

July 2, 2015 | By rmbarber | Category:

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

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.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

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.

Superintendent Search text based logo

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.