Important News from DCSD Board of Education

Important News from DCSD Board of Education
Posted on 09/08/2020
September 8, 2020

Dear Douglas County Community,

We have important news to share with our school district family. At a Special Meeting of the DCSD Board of Education on September 8, Superintendent Thomas Tucker resigned from the school district, effective September 30, 2020.

Dr. Tucker said it was a personally difficult decision, sharing that his immediate family remained in Ohio when he was hired as superintendent in July 2018, and that his mother in Arkansas is facing increasing health challenges. You can view his announcement here. The Board unanimously accepted his resignation. Dr. Tucker will remain on leave through the effective resignation date, but will be available as needed to assist the Board with the transition to an interim superintendent.

We recognize the difficult timing of this news, with it coming at the beginning of a school year. However, we have the utmost confidence in our 8,300 staff members keeping our district moving forward. We know our students, staff and families are in good hands with the systems and structures that have been put into place. DCSD will continue educating and caring for our students every day.

In accordance with the Board’s emergency succession policy, Chief Assessment and Data Officer Matt Reynolds and Executive Director of Schools Corey Wise will share the superintendent responsibilities for our school district until an interim superintendent is named. At a future meeting, the Board will discuss the appointment of an interim superintendent and the process for initiating a superintendent search.

Thank you for being part of our DCSD family.

David Ray
DCSD Board of Education

on behalf of

Christina Ciancio-Schor
Anthony Graziano
Elizabeth Hanson
Krista Holtzmann
Kevin Leung
Susan Meek

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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 ).