Mill Levy & Bond Information


Douglas County School District is home to 64,000 students who attend 89 public schools. Covering 850 total square miles, our school district is the third-largest in Colorado. We have a lot to celebrate in DCSD!

Like many school districts across our state and country, DCSD faces many funding challenges. We must address funding needs to ensure that each and every one of our students continues to have access to the best possible public education within safe and comfortable learning environments.

The Douglas County School District Board of Education (BOE) has authorized Mill Levy Override (MLO) and Bond questions for the 2022 ballot. At the August 23 meeting, the BOE unanimously voted 7-0 to place before voters a $60 million MLO and a $450 million Bond.

Superintendent Kane has recorded a five minute video which does an excellent job of explaining how school districts are funded and why DCSD is in need of additional funding.

Passing of the MLO would ensure that every DCSD employee receives a pay increase retroactive to July.  Part of the proposed Bond monies would be used to build an elementary school in The Canyons.  This would help relieve Timber Trail of overcrowding as our enrollment is projected to be in the 600s within the next five to six years.  Our ideal maximum capacity is around 450 students.

For more information please see the myDCSD Funding Needs page on the district website.