District Accountability Committee

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Contact the District Accountability Committee

If you have questions for the DAC, please email [email protected]


Click on the Meeting and Minutes tab on the left navigation menu for meeting agendas and materials. 

Upcoming DAC Meeting

The next DAC Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2024 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This meeting will be held virtually. Google Meet Link.   

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DAC Meeting Schedule

2023-2024
Please note that the DAC meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of each month with some exceptions.

August 17, 2023 
August 31, 2023-DAC Special Session-UIP Work Session
September 21, 2023
October 26, 2023 (DCSD Pathways Expo at DCSD Legacy Campus)
November 16, 2023
December 14, 2023
January 18, 2024 
February 15, 2024
March 28, 2024
April 18, 2024 (Virtual meeting) 
May 9, 2024 
June 13, 2024 (Virtual meeting)

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Join the District Accountability Committee

For information about applying for membership on the District Accountability Committee (DAC) click on the Membership Application tab.

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The District Accountability Committee (DAC) helps to collect feedback from School Accountability Committees and then advises the Board of Education regarding spending priorities.

In Colorado, it is a statutory requirement for every school district to have a District Accountability Committee (DAC). The committee is made up of parents, teachers, DCSD staff, and community members and serves in an advisory capacity to the Douglas County School District Board of Education.

The District Accountability Committee (DAC) meets monthly throughout the year and makes recommendations to the Board regarding spending District money, charter school applications, improvement plans and parent engagement plans. The committee's members also make recommendations for areas and issues for study, as well as teacher and principal assessment tools.

DAC values ongoing feedback from each school’s School Accountability Committee (SAC) and provides training and information SACs can share with each school community.

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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.

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 at this link ( Douglas County School District Transcripts and Records Requests ).