Make DCSD teachers and staff pay more competitive with other school districts.
Provide additional School Resource Officers and security staff at schools and continuously upgrade and replace equipment.
Continued investment in pathways, setting our students up for success after high school.
Keeping school buildings comfortable and safe for students and staff.
Building new schools in quickly-growing neighborhoods to reduce crowding.
Schools are an integral part of our neighborhoods, our economies, and our lives. An investment in our students and schools is an investment in our community.
DCSD is the third-largest school district in Colorado with 90 schools and 63,000 students.
DCSD's Mill Levy Override is $2,000 per student less than neighboring school districts.
Starting teacher pay at DCSD is $45,209.
DCSD teachers are paid $15,000-$20,000 less than neighboring school districts.
Turns out that spending time around kids is great preparation for leading a building of more than 2,200 teenagers. Legend High School Principal Jason Jacob said working at different sports camps during his youth and teenage years got him interested in working with kids. And as a former college athlete, he also fell in love with coaching kids. He attended the University of Northern Colorado which also drew him towards education due to the university’s teaching college.
Mountain Vista High School Teacher Natalie Bernard has worked for Douglas County School District for more than ten years. She is an english teacher who has had an incredible impact on the students and staff she interacts with.
The cafe at the Legacy Campus is open for business. This cafe is run by students of the DCSD18-21 Bridge program. These students trained for over two weeks alongside Cafe manager Audra Gardner to be ready for the opening. Students build on prior knowledge and skills in the program of study to further develop and apply employability and technical skills that prepare them for success in future career and postsecondary education. The Legacy Cafe is open to the public Monday through Friday from 7am to 11am.
Castle View High School student Ashton Showers sits down with his Choir, Theater, and Dance teacher Rochelle Walter to learn more about her love for teaching. Ms. Walter also provides Ashton with some advice for his future.
It’s probably no surprise that Alison Shanor chose education as a career path since she comes from a family of educators. Her dad was a principal, her mom was a school counselor, and her aunts and uncles are all educators. Alison says she always wanted a job working with and supporting kids.
Growing up in rural Louisiana in a town of 1,200 people and graduating high school in a class of 23 people, Tom Graves never imagined he would someday land a job at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). After working on top missions and helping land a man on the moon, Tom now shares his life experiences as a substitute teacher at Legend High School in Parker.