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Board of Education Goals (End Statements)

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On March 6, 2018, the Douglas County School District Board of Education unanimously approved the following five goals (sometimes referred to as “end statements”). Click here to view the Board Resolution.

  • Academic Excellence

  • Outstanding Educators and Staff

  • Safe, Positive Climate and Culture

  • Collaborative Relations with Parents and Community

  • Financial Well-Being



Indicators of Success


Academic Excellence 

(Approved at the March 20, 2018 Board of Education Meeting)

  • All students have equitable access to a Douglas County public school that promotes growth in their cognitive, physical, social and emotional needs and builds on their strengths.
  • Academic expectations are clearly articulated and supported with an appropriate curriculum that includes content, scope and sequence.
  • Every student has equitable opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills that will ensure performance at his/her highest individual potential.
  • A diverse set of educational options are provided which enables students to pursue different post secondary options (e.g. college, career and technology education, independent living, military or direct entrance into the workforce).
  • Students graduate with acquired content and cultural knowledge, workforce readiness, interpersonal skills, civic responsibility, global awareness, independent living and an understanding of the essentials for health and wellness.

Outstanding Educators and Staff

(Approved at the May 8, 2018 Board of Education Meeting)

  • Quality educators and staff have been recruited, developed, supported, retained and celebrated.
  • A positive, growth-oriented performance assessment system has been identified, adopted, and implemented.
  • Research-based professional development opportunities are consistently provided, reflect best practices, allow for innovation, and promote
  • lifelong learning.
  • Communication between and among students, parents, community, educators and staff is frequent, collaborative, and helpful.
  • Educators and staff are valued and given multiple opportunities for their voices to be heard.

In subsequent meetings, the Board will continue to define indicators of success within each of these aforementioned areas, and will continue to ask for community feedback.