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Welcome to DCSD’s newest Board of Education directors

Wendy Vogel, David Ray, and Anne-Marie Lemieux

CASTLE ROCK – On Monday, November 30, Douglas County School District’s newest Board of Education members were formally sworn in.

During a ceremony in the Boardroom, Douglas County Magistrate Beth Elliot-Dumler presided as Anne-Marie Lemieux, David Ray, and Wendy Vogel took the oath of office.

The next day, December 1, the full Board met for their first meeting. The first order of business was electing leadership. Director Meghann Silverthorn, who represents District G, was chosen as President on a 4-3 vote. Judith Reynolds, who represents District D, was chosen as Vice President on a 4-3 vote. Both votes were conducted by secret ballot.

Immediately former Board Vice President Doug Benevento transferred the gavel to Silverthorn, who conducted the remainder of the meeting, which included a lively discussion about a proposed change to Board Policy: BEDH: Public Participation at Board Meetings.

READ MORE: DRAFT of Revised Board Policy BEDH, submitted by Vice President Reynolds

WATCH: 1st Reading: Proposed Revision to Board Policy BEDH Public Participation at Board Meetings

The proposal and possible amendments are expected to be on the December 15 Board meeting agenda.

Please note: Board of Education agendas are posted at

Livestreaming of District events, including Board of Education meetings is always available at


December 2, 2015 | By CSilberman | Category:

District News

On February 9 the PACE Center hosted Portfolio Day for students like Sladovnik. It was an opportunity for critiques from working professional artists, and workshops. It culminates in the "Bright Futures" art exhibit - a showcase of selected work on display February 16-27.

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.”