Colorado Department of Education

Financial Transparency

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022

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districtDouglas County Re 1

eDCSD (5405)

373 INVERNESS PARKWAY STE 207
ENGLEWOOD, CO 80112

Student Info
34
Total Students Served
Serves High School Grades

Narrative

quotes A message from:
Eric Varner
Director of Finance
Douglas County RE-1
July 01, 2023
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 373,000 comprising Douglas County and a small population in Elbert County. We provide a full range of preK-12 educational school programs and services for over 63,000 students. Our district is the 3rd largest district in the state of Colorado. ... 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 373,000 comprising Douglas County and a small population in Elbert County. We provide a full range of preK-12 educational school programs and services for over 63,000 students. Our district is the 3rd largest district in the state of Colorado. 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. 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 2022 was 88.5%. 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 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 Annual Comprehensive 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 Annual Comprehensive 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
$94,327
Current Spending per Student

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$13,509
State Average

School Level Spending per Student
  • Federal
    $2,326
  • State/Local
    $87,169
  • Total
    $89,495
School Share of Central Spending per Student
  • Federal
    $371
  • State/Local
    $4,461
  • Total
    $4,832
Current School Spending
  1. Learning Environment
    Learning Environment
    100%
  2. Operations
    Operations
    0%
Learning Environment Expenditures
Learning Environment
$3,042,801

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$3,042,801

Total

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

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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.

$938,727

Total

Total School-Allocated Spending

$3,981,528

Totals may not sum due to rounding

Current School Share of Central Spending

  1. Learning Environment
    Learning Environment
    41%
  2. Operations
    Operations
    59%
Learning Environment Spending
Learning
Environment

$66,864
Central Operations Expenditures
Operations
$97,417
$164,280

Total

$4,145,808

Grand Total of Spending at this school