Family Engagement Talks

Special Education

Family Engagement Talks

2023-2024 School Year


Special Education Family Engagement Talks provide families with relevant information regarding special education services and supports in the Douglas County School District. Join members of the Special Education team for conversations where participants can get to know our Special Education staff, ask questions, share concerns and feedback, etc.

September 20, 2023   5:30-6:30pm, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock Welcome to the 23-24 School Year  

October 25, 2023   4:30-5:30pm VIRTUAL The Arc Arapahoe, Douglas & Elbert Counties   

November 28, 2023   5:00-6:00pm VIRTUALeman Academy of Excellence Programming *UPDATE* DCSD and Leman Academy are excited to announce that a Significant Support Needs (SSN) classroom will be opening in the new Bayou Gulch facility in the Fall of 2024, in conjunction with the opening of the entire school. If you have questions or have a student who may be eligible for the program, please contact Jessica Coote, Special Education Coordinator [email protected].

January 24, 2024   5:00pm-6:00pm, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock LEVEL CHANGES, PreK -> Elementary School • Elementary School -> Middle School  Middle School -> High School

February 21, 2024   10:00am-11:00am, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock Coffee Talk with Special Education Directors

March 27, 2024    4:00pm-5:00pm, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock District Special Education Updates

May 8, 2024  4:00pm-4:45pm VIRTUAL Project Education - IEP Software Introduction

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 303-387-0127.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.


Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records at this link ( Douglas County School District Transcripts and Records Requests ).