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Budget & Accounting

Ensuring the Accuracy of the Districts' Financials

Earning the trust of our stakeholders by providing honest and responsible communication regarding how Douglas County School District uses public funds.

The Budget and Accounting departments play a key role in the progress of the District by providing accurate financial budgeting, reporting and analysis to the District's leadership, the community stakeholders as well as the Federal and State government on a timely basis.

Our goal is to ensure that we are using our resources as effectively as possible for our students, schools, and community.


Financial Transparency

The Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International has awarded Douglas County School District RE.1 its Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in budget presentation during the 2017–2018 budget year.
READ MORE: DCSD budget team receives international award

FY 2016-2017
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report


DCSD is committed to responsibly using the taxpayer resources provided by our community. DCSD is also dedicated to being honest stewards of the property entrusted to us by our community, and will be accountable to them through transparent and accurate accounting of the District's business. In order to meet the requirements of Article 44, Title 22 of the Colorado Revised Statues, The Public School Financial Transparency Act, we have posted the following items:


FY 2018-2019


          • Adopted Budget
          • Proposed Executive Summary


For Prior Years

• Please Use Link: Click Here

Financial Reports

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is submitted in compliance with 29-1-601 of the Colorado Revised Statutes and the Board/Superintendent policy. This report is prepared by the Financial Services Department. The responsibility for both the accuracy of the presented data and the completeness and fairness of the presentation, including all disclosures, remains with the School District.

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is presented in three sections: introductory, financial, and statistical. 

• The introductory section includes a transmittal letter, the School District's organizational chart, a list of principal officials and a reproduction of the GFOA Certificate of Achievement;
• The financial section includes management's discussion and analysis, the basic financial statements, required supplementary information, and other supplementary information, as well as the independent auditors' report on the financial statements and schedules and;
• The statistical section includes selected financial and demographic information, generally presented on a multi-year basis. 

Current and Prior Year Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR)

• FY 2016-2017 CAFR

• For Prior CAFR : Click Here

Investment Performance

FY 2017-2018
• 1st Quarter

• For Prior Investment Performance Reports: Click Here

NOTE: Please consider the context when evaluating financial transactions. Some transactions may appear questionable on the surface but are perfectly normal and justifiable when placed in the proper context. We welcome your questions regarding our financial transactions or records.



Contact Us

Scott Smith
Acting Chief Financial Officer

Jana Schleusner
Director of Finance

Staff Directory

701 Prairie Hawk Drive
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: 720-433-1095
Fax: 720-433-0081

Detailed Expenditures by Fund

Search databases to view expenditures from the District's Governmental Funds, Student Activity Funds, Enterprise Funds and Building Funds.

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