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Douglas County School District

Douglas County School District - Nevada

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    Mission Statement

    We will inspire, empower, and prepare each learner to achieve his/her life aspirations

    Notice is hereby given of a vacancy on the Douglas County School District Board of Trustees

    The Board will appoint a person to serve whose residence is in District 6 (an area comprised of the entire county east of East Valley Road and southern Douglas County including Ruhenstroth, Double Springs, Topaz, and Holbrook Junction). The appointee shall serve until the next General Election in November, 2022.

    Individuals interested in being considered for this appointment should follow requirements contained in the official Notice of Board Vacancy. Letters of interest will be accepted until Monday, March 1, 2021, 5:00p.m. Here is a link to the referenced DCSD Strategic Plan.

    The appointment will be considered by the school board trustees at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 9,
    2021, beginning at 4:00 PM
    at the Douglas High School Media Center, 1670 Highway 88, Minden, Nevada. If you have questions, please call the Superintendent’s Office at (775) 782-5135.

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    Athletics Activities Reopening Plan

    Governor Sisolak has issued a directive to allow for athletics training, practices and competition in accordance with guidelines from the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA). Please read the conditions of reopening  outlined in the directive.

    About DCSD

    Douglas County School District is a public education system nestled among 751 beautiful square miles of western Nevada. Our county includes both the Carson Valley and portions of Lake Tahoe.

    Aerial Carson ValleyThe Valley is bordered on the west by the Carson Range of the Sierra Nevada with peaks reaching 11,000 feet above sea level, and by the Pinenut Mountains on the east rising to 9,400 feet.

    Our district serves the communities of Gardnerville, Minden, Genoa and parts of Lake Tahoe (from Glenbrook to Stateline.)

    Our schools provide over 6,000 students with a nurturing and rigorous learning environment. Douglas County students are successful because our employees, parents, and community work together to provide a quality education.

    Our mission is to ensure that all students achieve excellence in education, character and citizenship, in partnership with parents and community.

    The six goals that guide our efforts include:

    1. Implement a Rigorous & Relevant Curriculum
    2. Ensure Excellence in Instruction
    3. Utilize Assessments & Data to Monitor & Measure Growth and Achievement
    4. Maintain Positive Climate & Culture for Safe & Nurturing Learning Environments
    5. Incorporate Parent & Community Partnerships
    6. Create and Implement Effective & Efficient Systems
    Winter in Douglas County

    cold cows in snowWhen necessary for the safety of our families, we may call school closures or delays. Be sure to visit our Snow Day Transportation page to become familiar with our procedures. 

    We will post announcements to this website, Facebook, and an auto-dialer message will be sent by 6:00am.

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