Colorado Department of Education

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Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021

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Douglas County Re 1 (0900)

701 PRAIRIE HAWK DRIVE
CASTLE ROCK, CO 80108

Students Info
62,979
Total Students Served
47,894
Non-Charter School Students
Serves Elementary School Grades Serves Middle School Grades Serves High School Grades Charter
SCHOOLS IN DISTRICT

Narrative

quotes A message from:
Jana Schleusner
Director of Finance
Douglas County School District RE-1
June 1, 2022
Douglas County School District (DCSD) is one of the highest achieving school districts in the State of Colorado and encompasses approximately 867 square miles. The District has a population of about 379,000 in Douglas County and a small population in Elbert County. We provide a full range of pre k-12 educational school programs and services for over 64,000 students. In addition to our neighborhood schools, the District is also the ... Douglas County School District (DCSD) is one of the highest achieving school districts in the State of Colorado and encompasses approximately 867 square miles. The District has a population of about 379,000 in Douglas County and a small population in Elbert County. We provide a full range of pre k-12 educational school programs and services for over 64,000 students. In addition to our neighborhood schools, the District is also the home of seventeen charter schools that provide greater choice for parents and students to find the best educational environment for them. The Douglas County School District (DCSD) strives to maximize the potential of every student to pursue his or her chosen endeavor in society, including but not limited to postsecondary education, career, or military service. Our graduation rate in 2021 was 90.7%. Our goal is to ensure that we are using our resources as effectively as possible for our students, schools, and community. The financial data available here is presented to be consistent with federal reporting requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education; the method used on this website view excludes certain records from revenue and expenditure totals. The records excluded represent a duplication of expenditures or revenues. For example: State funds given to the District that are passed through to charter schools are excluded from the charter school revenue because it is first counted as District revenue. This same situation occurs with interfund transfers, among others. This reporting method is in contrast to the presentation in the District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Budgetary reporting of the District which does include all expenditures and revenues as required by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) defined through the Governmental Accounting Standards Board regardless of whether or not it represents a duplication. Furthermore, while all districts are required to follow CDE’s Chart of Accounts found within the Financial Policies and Procedures Manual, each district has significant choices in how they adopt the chart of accounts for their specific use. For example, DCSD reports a transportation fund accounting for all transactions associated with the transportation of students to and from school as well as to various events and field trips, while other districts account for this activity within their general fund. Finally, each district determines which expenses are tracked centrally versus those that are tracked at a school level. For example, custodial expenses, utility charges, etc. may be reported at either a central level or at a school level. In DCSD, we budget for utilities at the central level but report the actual spend at the school level. This financial transparency website information should be reviewed in conjunction with the District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, various budget books and other financial information in order to provide a more comprehensive financial profile. This information is accessible via this link on the District’s website: https://www.dcsdk12.org

Spending

Current Spending Per Student
$11,808
Current Spending per Student
$12,542
State Average

School Level Spending per Student
  • Federal
    $491
  • State/Local
    $8,225
  • Total
    $8,716
School Share of Central Spending per Student
  • Federal
    $246
  • State/Local
    $2,847
  • Total
    $3,093

Current District Spending

  1. Learning Environment
    Learning Environment
    75%
  2. Operations
    Operations
    25%
Learning Environment Expenditures
Learning Environment
$554,468,167

View Learning Environment Breakdown

Operations Expenditures
Operations
$189,201,776

View Operations Breakdown

$743,669,943

Total

Long-Term Spending
Construction, Debt, Refinancing & Other
Construction, Debt, Refinancing & Other

View Contruction Funds Breakdown

These expenditures are those not associated with day-to-day operation of school activities and, therefore, are not included in the per-student spending calculation. They are comprised of major construction projects, debt payments, acquisition of land, and other programs.

$213,454,102

Total

Total District-Allocated Spending

$957,124,045

Totals may not sum due to rounding

Funding and Revenues

Funding

  1. Local
    Local
    53%
  2. State
    State
    39%
  3. Federal
    Federal
    7%
Local Fundings and Revenues
Local
$442,949,954

View Local Fund Breakdown

State Fundings and Revenues
State
$327,351,447

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Federal Fundings and Revenues
Federal
$60,818,980

View Federal Fund Breakdown

$831,120,381

Total

Other Fundings and Revenues

Other revenues not received through local, state, or federal sources. They include proceeds from the sale of bonds, accrued interest, and other extraordinary items.

$46,595,993

Total

Total Funding

$877,716,374

View Property Tax Breakdown