Thursday, August 30, 2018

Douglas County School District Board of Education Authorizes Bond, Mill Levy Override for 2018 Ballot

The biggest concern for Douglas County School District is growing funding challenges. On August 21, 2018, the Douglas County School District Board of Education voted to place a $40 million Mill Levy Override (MLO) and $250 million Bond on the 2018 ballot. If passed, these funds would stay local to help the 68,000+ students in Douglas County Schools. 

You might ask; what would these funds mean for special education? While we don’t have an exact answer, we do know that the funds would help the following areas, all of which have a big impact on students with IEPs. If you would like more information, please visit DCSD’s Funding Page.
  • COMPENSATION - Increased pay to help recruit and retain classified staff (i.e. special education teachers, EAs and transportation staff).
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Increased support for ongoing education of afore mentioned staff.
  • CAPITAL REPAIRS - Address school buildings issues such as heating and cooling systems, roofing, carpeting, fire alarm systems, plumbing, etc.
  • TRANSPORTATION - Replace aging buses. 

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