Budget and Accounting

CalculatorEnsuring 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 2019-2020
Adopted Financial Plan & Budget 

 Adopted Financial Budget and Plan

 FY 2019-2020
Adopted Budget Book

19-20 Adopted Budget book
  FY 2018-2019
 Quick Reference Guide
 Citizens Guide 18-19
   FY 2017-2018
 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report


Financial TransparencyDCSD 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:


Financial Reports

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.


Charter School Financial Transparency Pages


Contact Us

Colleen Doan
Director of Budget

Jana Schleusner
Director of Finance

Staff Directory

Phone: 720-433-1095
Fax: 720-433-0081

Salary Information

ATU Salary Matrix 2018-2019
Classified Salary Matrix 2018-2019
Licensed Salary Bands 2018-2019


Contract Information
DCSD Chart of Accounts
CDE Chart of Accounts
CDE FPP Handbook SY 2019-2020
Returned Check Policy
OSPB Economic Forecast
Legislative Council Economic Forecast
Understanding School Finance
Board Approved Student Fees
Quality Control 2016: SPENDING(Source: http://cosfp.org/)
School District Tax Rate Breakdown(Source: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdefinance/sfmilllevy)

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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