PARKER- School leaders, educators and students in the Chaparral feeder are coming together to develop an open dialogue about strengthening collaboration and communication within the feeder to best meet the needs of the students and families they serve.
CASTLE ROCK - Last year, the Professional Development (PD) department spent time refocusing and streamlining the kind of training that is being offered to Douglas County School District (DCSD) employees. PD staff began this process in response to feedback from teachers who were expressing a desire to slow down and incorporate more professional development in integrating content, literacy and math.
This semester, a group of Douglas County School District (DCSD) teachers and administrators have worked to review the Continuous Improvement of Teacher Effectiveness (CITE) evaluation tool and have presented a number of changes to District leadership.
The Douglas County School District (DCSD) budget team is among a rare few school districts in the nation that have earned budget awards from both the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO). What makes it even better is that this is the second consecutive year DCSD’s budget team has won both honors.
The Douglas County School District (DCSD) has released the results of its recent staff survey, which shows that District employees are not only aware of the District strategic priorities – Safety, Choice, World Class Education and System Performance – they also feel empowered as they make progress on this important work.
Q&A with DCSD Parent Liaison, Kathy Brown
Kathy Brown believes that every parent should have the opportunity to ask questions about Douglas County School District (DCSD), provide feedback, gain direct clarification on issues, and be engaged with their child’s education. In fact, her goal is to problem solve for families and lighten the load for very busy parents.
Feedback received from the public has helped to shape a new and improved Master Capital Plan. The revamped document unveiled this month is intended to better inform decision making, by providing Board of Education members and all stakeholders with easy-to-understand information about the District’s needs, as well as the most efficient use of capital funding. This is especially important, given the significant growth expected in the District over the next 20 years.
In Douglas County, instructional best practices are at the center of the teacher evaluation system.
CASTLE ROCK – The Douglas County School District (DCSD) has long said that its goal is attaining and retaining the best employees for our students. A new report shows that we are achieving that goal.
This week marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day and the Douglas County School District (DCSD) has plenty to celebrate. DCSD is a national leader in school sustainability, which is about more than just being environmentally friendly. It is also about saving money.
When most of us were in school, assessments were a thing to be feared. Some of us, no doubt, still awake from nightmares of pop quizzes, final exams and standardized tests, as well as those never ending rows of multiple choice bubbles.
On Wednesday a group of employees, representing just about every school and department gathered together for a sneak peek of the new tool that will revolutionize the way we do business here in the Douglas County School District.
When most people think of testing, the first thought probably has something to do with #2 pencils and standardized tests.