Leave of Absence and Disability

Leave of Absence 
The District offers employees Leaves of Absence for time away from work to cover extenuating circumstances in an employee's life. Employees that expect to be out 10 or more consecutive work days, will need to contact the Coordinators-ADA and Leaves to discuss further action. If you are out more than 5 but less than 10 you may not need a leave. Please fill out this form - Do I need a Leave of Absence?, and the coordinators will let you know by email if you need a leave of absence and what the next steps are. Please complete the form even if you know you need a leave of absence.

Douglas County School District offers short term disability through Standard Insurance (if eligibility requirements have been met) to protect your income if you are unable to work due to your own medical condition. After a 14 calendar day waiting period and all accrued sick days are exhausted, Standard Insurance will pay a base benefit of 70% of your salary.  

 Douglas County School District Contact Information

                                          Coordinators - ADA and Leaves

                           Kayla Zehner               
Tiffany Scott                Laurie Troutman  
               720-433-1084                720-433-1282

                                  email: [email protected] 
                                       fax: [email protected]
*INSTRUCTIONS: To send a fax to the Leave/ADA Department for Douglas County School District.

Digital documents can be attached to a standard email and then addressed to: [email protected]

Paper documents can be faxed by using one of the three methods:

1. Scan documents to convert to digital documents or send it directly from the scanner that has a built-in scan to email function.

2. Utilize a Multi function Printer (MFP) to scan and send the document using either the scan-to-email function or a direct eGoldFax connector that is available for many major MFP manufacturers including Sharp, Kyocera, Xerox, Ricoh, Canon and Konica-Minolta.


3. Take a photo of the document using a mobile device and attach the photo to an email.
  Type of Leaves Available:

Family Medical Leave
Medical (non-FMLA)
Other Leave

US Department of Labor FAQs - to assist with questions regarding FMLA, Eligibility, and Coverage
Standard FAQ - English
Standard FAQ - Spanish

  Leave of Absence Information Site
(Accessible by DCSD employees only)

This site has LOA information regarding leaves, instructions and paperwork


Per the Colorado FAMLI website: Colorado voters approved Proposition 118 in November of 2020, paving the way for a state-run Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program. The FAMLI program will ensure all Colorado workers have access to paid leave in order to take care of themselves or their family during life circumstances that pull them away from their jobs — like growing their family or taking care of a loved one with a serious health condition. 

For information on how to apply for this leave please go to  Colorado FAMLI Information. This is through the State of Colorado and not DCSD.

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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 ).