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DCSD is navigating funding challenges

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While other school districts in Metro Denver are facing massive budget cuts, Douglas County School District (DCSD) has been able to avoid a similar situation primarily through reductions in central administration.  However, DCSD is facing challenges – albeit much smaller than neighboring districts – because of increasing costs, stagnant funding and relatively flat enrollment across all DCSD schools.

The district has embarked on the budgeting process for the 2017-2018 school year and is anticipating increased costs in several areas, totaling about $9 M.  The DCSD budget department will provide potential funding scenarios based on the most current information from the Governor’s office and state legislature.  The legislature does not finalize the budget until April.  Read more at



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