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Welcome to the Douglas County School District (DCSD), one of the most innovative and accomplished school districts in the United States! We are excited to have you join our team of the most talented, student-centered and forward-thinking individuals in education today. In DCSD, we know the future for our students is ever-changing and we must prepare them to thrive in this world. To that end, we are committed to collaboratively creating the educational system our students need to be successful in the 21st century. As a result, our staff embraces continuous improvement and is encouraged to take educated risks for the benefit of themselves and our students. We support one another as we explore ideas, evaluate our strategies and advance educational outcomes for our students. DCSD has a rich tradition of empowerment and personalization, both in the classroom and across the district. We value the sharing of great ideas and we nurture a culture of appropriate risk-taking with both our students and our staff. We know that a one-size-fits-all model works for some school districts – but not Douglas County. Finally, we make our decisions based on our five-star employees and we put our resources behind them. Our team aspires to do great work for students by setting clear ends, providing quality communication and delivering personalized support to all. Please take the time to read through this employee guide. We believe it will provide you with clear guidance that will support your work and reinforce an environment where five-star employees thrive. We are thrilled to welcome you to the DCSD family. May your time here be fulfilling, prosperous and rewarding! Sincerely, Dr. Steven Cook Acting Superintendent

Employee Guide


Effective July 1, 2016


DCSD 2016-17 Employee Guide