Calendar Creation Process

Calendar Creation CommitteeFor the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 academic school years, a calendar committee was formed that was composed of parents, students, leaders, teachers, and classified staff members. As part of the DCSD Calendar creation process, in January 2022, the DCSD Calendar Committee asked our students, parents, and staff members for feedback on several different topics. The Calendar Committee used that feedback to create 48 calendar options (24 for each school year).

Then, the Calendar Committee collected feedback on those 48 calendar options from Parent/Teacher Organizations, School Accountability Committees, and Building Leadership Teams, as well as the Student Advisory Group. That feedback was used to cut the calendar options down to 8 (4 for each school year). 

In September 2022, DCSD administered a survey to parents, students, staff and community members on these final 8 options. Based on the survey results, the Calendar Committee and staff recommended to the District Accountability Committee and DCSD Board of Education that Calendar Option A be adopted for 2023-2024, and Calendar Option A be adopted for 2024-2025. On September 27, 2022, the Board of Education unanimously accepted these recommendations and adopted Calendar Option A for 2023-2024, and Calendar Option A for 2024-2025. 

Survey stakeholders for calendar feature preferences. DCSD Calendar Creation Process Use the survey data to build calendar options Present options to School Leadership Teams. PTO's. & SACs for feedback to narrow options. Survey stakeholders with narrowed options to find most palatable calendar option. Present the most palatable option to the DCSD Board of Education for approval & adoption.


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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]