Board of Education announces public input sessions
Board Seeks to Improve Public Participation & Transparency with “Board Unplugged”
In a unanimous vote to update board policy, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education announced public input meetings.
“We want to engage our stakeholders,” said DCSD Board of Education President Kevin Larsen. “These sessions are meant to be an open forum to discuss district initiatives and any topic related to our schools.”
According to Larsen, the monthly input sessions, known as ‘Board Unplugged’ will be promoted via district communication channels. “We are blessed to be a community that cares deeply about our schools and the education of our students. We are committed to continuous improvement in our district and we want to hear from parents, students, employees, and community members.”
Members of the public are also invited to participate in public comment sessions during regular business meetings of the board.
In addition to public input sessions, the Board of Education recently began live streaming meetings. "The Board is looking forward to getting out to the community more often, and we also want to welcome the community into the board room," said Larsen. "It seemed appropriate to update our technology to enable the community to directly view the board meetings, wherever that interested viewer happens to be."
The live stream of board meetings can be found on the official DCSD Livestream channel at www.livestream.com/dcsdk12. The live stream will be available a few minutes before the start of the meeting.
“We are committed to the highest level of transparency in our district,” continued Larsen. “We believe public input sessions, live streaming of board meetings and the new, improved DCSD website honors that commitment.”