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Updates on Important Issues Facing DCSD
06/29/2022
As we approach July (where does the time go?) I want to update you on a number of important issues, including where we are with respect to a potential Bond/MLO initiative. Hopefully, you can relax, find your favorite summer beverage, and take some time to read through this information and watch the videos.
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Yesterday's Tragedy in Uvalde, Texas
05/25/2022
This is the last week of the 2021-2022 school year. While the last days of school are always filled with mixed emotions ranging from joy and relief, to sadness as our children say goodbye to their teachers and friends, today is feeling more mixed than ever. Many of us lost sleep thinking about the community of Uvalde, Texas, and the senseless tragedy that took place there yesterday. Our hearts are absolutely breaking for those impacted. This type of violence is difficult to fathom. And I know it raises questions for our families and staff about school safety right here in DCSD.
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Wrapping Up the School Year
05/24/2022
As we hurtle to the end of the school year, I hope you are able to take a few minutes to reflect on the year. I’m incredibly proud of our amazing teachers and staff who have continued to support our 64,000 students through the most challenging period in modern history. I have had the great privilege of seeing their impacts first-hand in our schools and classrooms over the last four weeks. I am so grateful to you, our families, for your continued partnership and for entrusting us with your wonderful children!
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Updates from Superintendent Erin Kane - May 12, 2022
05/16/2022
I hope you are having a great week! I have truly enjoyed visiting with so many of our staff throughout our school district. Over the last few weeks, I have visited over 40 schools, many of our DCSD worksites, and one of our transportation terminals.
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Employee Appreciation Week 2022
05/02/2022
This week marks DCSD Employee Appreciation Week and I hope I can count on you to join me in saying THANK YOU to our school district’s amazing staff!
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Updates from Superintendent Erin Kane
04/26/2022
It’s already been over three weeks since I started the role of Superintendent of this wonderful school district. In that time, I’ve been able to meet one-on-one with all of our department directors and over half of our school leaders. Last week I began school visits. It truly fills my bucket to be in classrooms, seeing the amazing work that our teachers do and how immersed our students are in learning.
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Introducing Superintendent Erin Kane
03/31/2022
Good morning. My name is Erin Kane, and beginning today I will be leading and serving as your Superintendent. I am truly honored to be back in the role of Superintendent, and am looking forward to connecting with each of you – those I have had the honor to get to know previously, and those who I haven’t met yet.
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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], 720-433-1083.

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.

NOTICE OF DESTRUCTION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS

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 by email to [email protected]