Budget and Accounting

CalculatorEnsuring the Accuracy of the District's Financials

Earning the trust of our stakeholders by providing honest and responsible communication regarding how Douglas County School District uses public funds.

The Budget and Accounting departments play a key role in the progress of the District by providing accurate financial budgeting, reporting and analysis to the District's leadership, the community stakeholders as well as the Federal and State government on a timely basis.

Our goal is to ensure that we are using our resources as effectively as possible for our students, schools, and community.

Financial Transparency

The Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International awarded the Douglas County School District with the Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in the preparation and issuance of its budget for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023.

FY 2024-2025

Adopted Budget


FY 2023-2024

Final Revised Budget

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FY 2023-2024

Adopted Budget Book

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FY 2022-2023

Annual Comprehensive Financial Report

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Financial TransparencyDCSD is committed to responsibly using the taxpayer resources provided by our community. DCSD is also dedicated to being honest stewards of the property entrusted to us by our community and will be accountable to them through transparent and accurate accounting of the District's business. In order to meet the requirements of Article 44, Title 22 of the Colorado Revised Statues, The Public School Financial Transparency Act, we have posted the following items:


Financial Reports

NOTE: Please consider the context when evaluating financial transactions. Some transactions may appear questionable on the surface but are perfectly normal and justifiable when placed in the proper context. We welcome your questions regarding our financial transactions or records.


Charter School Financial Transparency Pages


Contact Us

Colleen Doan
Director of Budget

Eric Varner
Director of Finance

Jana Schleusner
Chief Financial Officer

Staff Directory

Phone: 720-433-1095
Fax: 720-433-0081

Salary Information 

Salary Schedules


DCSD Chart of Accounts
CDE Chart of Accounts
CDE FPP Handbook
Returned Check Policy
Office of State Planning and Budgeting Economic Forecast
Legislative Council Staff Economic Forecast
Understanding School Finance
Board Approved Student Fees
School District Tax Rate Breakdown(Source: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdefinance/sfmilllevy)

Detailed Expenditures by Fund

Search databases to view expenditures from the District's Governmental Funds, Student Activity Funds, Enterprise Funds and Building Funds.

Search Expenditures

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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 ).