Newsletter | November 2023

Newsletter | November 2023
Posted on 11/03/2023

NOVEMBER2023

Message from the Directors:

On August 8, the Douglas Count School District Board of Education voted 7-0 to place a $56 million Mill Levy Override (MLO) and $484 million Bond on the November 2023 ballot.

 

If passed by voters, these new funds would be used at Legacy Campus to:

 

  • Increase teacher and staff pay
  • Enhance safety and security
  • Provide additional CTE programming
  • Replace roof
  • Resurface asphalt parking lot

 

Teachers in the Douglas County School District earn, on average, $19,000 less compared to a neighboring school district. Additional MLO funding, if passed by voters, would enable DCSD to pay teachers and staff more competitively and to increase security staffing support for our schools.

 

  • DCSD teachers, on average, would receive a 9% pay increase, as reflected in these salary schedules.
  • Support Staff, such as bus drivers, educational assistants, custodians, etc., would receive a 9% salary increase
  • Other Staff would receive a 7% pay increase

 

A $484 million Bond, if passed by voters, would be used to expand trade, career and technical education opportunities; perform safety and security upgrades; and ensure safe and adequate learning environments for students and staff. The Bond would provide for three new elementary schools in growing areas of our county, as well as the expansion of two middle schools.

 

If the MLO and Bond are approved by voters, Douglas County homeowners can expect to pay approximately $200 per year for a home valued at $1,000,000.

 

You can read more about DCSD's funding challenges and arguments for and against the ballot initiatives on our the DCSD website. Thank you for being an engaged and informed member of our school community!

 

Sincerely,

Rex Corr, Director of Legacy Campus

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Apple Awards

We wanted to share that the annual Apple Awards nominations are open for submissions now through November 12th! The Foundation for Douglas County Schools is proud to honor exceptional educators and staff who are inspiring a love of learning in students and are trailblazing extraordinary innovation in our schools. A message/nomination from your family or student means so much, please consider sending a nomination in for any Legacy Campus staff member that has helped you or your student in a meaningful way. Nominate Here

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