Build a Stronger District

UPDATE:  At the January 19, 2016 Board of Education meeting, Strong Schools Coalition requested that the District restore half of the per pupil revenue increase from 2008-09 to 2015-16 to our schools in the 2016-17 school year, empowering our local … [Read more...]

UPDATE: High School Instructional Timeline

(For reference documents, click on links in red. Scroll below for more information.) UPDATE (October 5, 2015):  The $4.2 Million Liability to State could have been avoided!! Douglas County School District was aware of potential problems with … [Read more...]

Give Voters a Choice: Add a Bond Initiative to the Election

UPDATE:  The Douglas County Board of Education has decided against placing a bond initiative on the November 2015 ballot, allowing property tax rates to decline and ignoring the results of the community feedback survey that was conducted by the Long … [Read more...]

A Closer Look at Student Based Budgets in DCSD

  Reference Links: Per Pupil Revenue: Historical Per Pupil Revenue (PPR) was presented at the February 19, 2013 Board of Education meeting and included a preliminary estimate of the 2014 PPR.  PPR for 2014 was revised in the May 21, … [Read more...]

2013 DCSD Year In Review

These headlines are taken from articles published in one of the local newspapers or television stations. To read these articles, as well as all DCSD-related articles in 2013, visit the "In the News" page of the Strong Schools Coalition … [Read more...]

UPDATED: DCSD Then & Now

This updated version of the Then & Now infographic is inspired by the once annually published DCSD Quick Facts document that is now discontinued. It provided the Board and community with a quick list of key facts about the school district. All … [Read more...]

DCSD Academic Achievement: Then and Now

Recently aired television commercials promoting Douglas County School District make the claim that Douglas County is the "Highest Achieving" and "#1 in Reading" in the Denver Metro area. This infographic outlines how Douglas County compares, not … [Read more...]

DCSD Releases Inaccurate Information

Public school districts have an obligation to report accurate and complete Student Assessment Performance data. Therefore, the Strong Schools Coalition is concerned that inaccurate and misleading Student Assessment Performance data was released by … [Read more...]

DCSD Then and Now

This infographic is inspired by the once annually published DCSD Quick Facts document that is now discontinued. It provided the Board and community with a quick list of key facts about the school district. All information is based on Colorado … [Read more...]

High School Instructional Time

Superintendent Fagen responded to the request to correct misinformation — to read the response and to read the follow up email submitted by Strong Schools Coalition, click here.  As we represent our more than 700 members, we will keep you updated … [Read more...]