Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Thanks to all the volunteers who’re spending their weekends letting people know how 5A and 5B will help our students thrive.
The District Accountability Committee (DAC) recently passed a resolution supporting 5A & 5B. They have sent out an email to our SACs encouraging them to pass one as well. If you are part of your school’s SAC we ask you to bring this to your next meeting and vote to support 5A & 5B. Please make sure you exclude members of staff in these votes.Please send your approved resolution to
School funding in Colorado is complex. Here arewe’ve heard.
Thank you for turning out this past weekend to support and help spread the word to Vote YES on 5A and 5B!
All three locations saw a lot of traffic Saturday! In fact, we could use some more painters. If you have nice handwriting and are willing to help at future events,
We need your help! We will never get all the cars painted on our own so we want to empower you to host your own painting party. Above is a template you can use and these are the paint pens we recommend. (https://www.amazon.com/Rainbow-LIQUID-CHALK-SPECIALISTS-Wind... ) You can use any you prefer just make sure they are waterproof.
If you have any additional questions please reach out.
Please send us pictures of your painting parties so we can use them in communications and social media.
We are ready to start knocking on doors to spread the word about 5A and 5B. We need everyone's help to make sure we get enough votes to cross the finish line this November! We will make sure you have everything you need and you and a friend can go together.
We are a community group of parents, grandparents and Douglas County community members dedicated to helping our students succeed, supporting our teachers and other DCSD employees, and making our schools modern and safe. We will be reaching out to our local community to share information about our schools.
District asking voters for $66M mill levy override, $484M bond McKenna Harford, Colorado Community News
August 15 Castle Rock’s Crystal Valley neighborhood is one of three growing areas of the Douglas County School District that doesn’t currently have a neighborhood elementary school.
That could change if the district can pass a $484 million bond and $66 million mill levy override, which would fund new schools and increase staff pay, this November. On Aug. 13, around 80 community members, school district staff and students gathered at Rhyolite Park in Crystal Valley to kick off the campaign for the funding measures.
Lenaya Dotseth, a Sterling Ranch resident, spoke about the importance of neighborhood schools. Her daughter Everly had to start kindergarten in Highlands Ranch, but Dotseth is working to ensure Sterling Ranch will get its own elementary school.
PHOTO BY MCKENNA HARFORD
Funding would support staff pay, new schools
McKenna Harford, Colorado Community News
August 10 Douglas County voters will be asked in November to approve a $66 million mill levy override and $484 million bond for the school district to invest in increasing staff pay and building three new schools.
During the Aug. 8 meeting, the school board voted unanimously to approve ballot language for the bond and mill levy override, as well as a bond plan and salary schedule, which outlines how all of the money will be spent.
PHOTO BY ELLIS ARNOLD
Thank you, DCSD principals!
Thank you to the 65 Principals who signed this letter that was read at the Douglas County School District board meeting last week! There is no one better equipped to speak on the very real needs of our district. These people are miracle workers making every dollar go as far as they can and working out the jigsaw puzzle that is staffing our buildings to make sure kids have what they need. Thank you for all you do for our schools, DCSD wouldn’t be the same without you.
“As principals within the district, we have faced
immense challenges this summer regarding
teacher retention and staff hiring. The decrease in the applicant pool and the scarcity of qualified
candidates have been deeply concerning. Simply
put, it is not that we have unqualified applicants; it is that we have zero applicants for many open
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Thank you for supporting our students.
Please join us! We welcome neighbors who want to help. We can find a role for you that fits your schedule and your talents. Maybe you want to knock on doors, host a fundraising event, make phone calls, write letter to newspapers, or speak at a public meetings. Maybe you have something else in mind. Get in touch with us and let us know how you’d like to help!