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July 16, 2013 Board Briefing

The Douglas County Board of Education convened for business at 5:30 p.m. on July 16, 2013. The Board conducted business and engaged public comment from a crowd of students, parents, teachers, and community members. 

Superintendent's Report

Chief Operations Officer Bill Moffit and Director of Risk Assessment John Zimmerman presented the new school safety plan.  Moffit and Zimmerman were joined by members of law enforcement. View the full presentation here.


After the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December of 2012, DCSD officials met with members of the law enforcement community to review current safety plans and make recommendations to improve an already strong program.

The result of those meetings was the creation of the DCSD Safety Committee.  The Safety Committee has met throughout the spring to develop recommendations. New school safety measures are part of a “layered approach” to ensuring safe schools. The measures include building enhancements and the School Marshal Program. 


Following the presentation on school safety.  Members of the Board of Education voted unanimously to approve intergovernmental agreements with Douglas County law enforcement agencies.

bigdata.jpgInterim Chief Technology Officer Laura Hilstrom and the DCSD IT team presented an update on a significant technology tool for teachers, InspirED Innovation. Second Grade teacher Mary Lisa Blevins joined the presentation and provided a teacher’s perspective. Blevins praised the tool as a help to teacher.

Assistant Superintendent Chris Cutter presented an update on CITE (Continuous Improvement of Teacher Effectiveness) and LEAD (Leadership Effectiveness through Analysis and Data). View the full presentation here.

Public Comment

The Board of Education engaged in public comment with members of the community.

Adoption of Consent Agenda

Board members voted by a margin of 5-0 to adopt items on the Consent Agenda. 

Approved items on the consent agenda included:

Study/Action Items
  • Members of the Board of Education voted unanimously to pass a resolution clarifying the Common Core in DCSD.

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Audio recording: Session 2

January 14, 2014 | By SCPaulsen | Category: Board of Education

District News

The Douglas County School District Board of Education welcomes Dr. Thomas S. Tucker into the role of Superintendent of Douglas County School District. Dr. Tucker officially leads the 68,000 student district as of July 1, 2018.


Nearly 1,500 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to four recipients.


When it comes to mental health services, communities traditionally focus on supporting kids as needs arise. This work is crucial for the safety of our students. Equally important, though, is prevention-based programming that can help, early on, prevent the social-emotional challenges our kids may be experiencing from escalating.