Public Comment

Board of Education Public Comment

Registration is available online after the agenda is posted on the Friday before a scheduled Tuesday Regular Board Meeting. The deadline to sign up for public comment is by 12:00 p.m. (noon) the day of the regularly scheduled Regular Board Meeting. Speakers will receive an email confirming registration no later than 3:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting. 

Questions regarding Public Comment can be emailed to Sandy Maresh, Board Assistant Secretary at [email protected] or 303-387-0258.

Public Comment Information

DCSD Board of Education Meeting Safety and Security Protocols linked here.

Board Policy BEDH Public Participation at School Board Meetings guides how public comment to the Board is received.  The Board values hearing diverse viewpoints from a broad spectrum of citizens throughout our community, specifically items listed on the Board meeting agenda and on issues that impact the educational needs of our students.

Public Comment can be made in person in the DCSD Boardroom located at 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock or virtually via Zoom (see Zoom Participation Information below). Due to limited staff resources, speakers cannot switch from in-person to Zoom comment. 

Registered speakers typically have up to three (3) minutes to address the Board. The Board president or presiding chair of the meeting shall have the discretion to adjust the time allotted for public input as may be necessary to allow the Board ample time to discuss its current business.

Board Policy KE Public Complaints outlines the process for specific individual concerns and complaints to be handled and resolved as close to the origin as possible.  Any complaint about school personnel shall always be referred back through proper administrative channels before it is presented to the Board for consideration and action.

If written testimony or a handout is submitted, please provide twelve (12) copies (single sided and collated) directly to the Board Assistant Secretary seated at the end of the dais.


Zoom Participation Information

Speakers who registered for Zoom participation will:

  • receive an email with the Zoom link by 3:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting and should complete the Zoom registration to join the Zoom meeting, which will open at 4:55 p.m.
  • remain muted until the Board President calls the speaker’s name. 
  •  hear the statement ‘15 seconds remaining’ and once the allotted time is completed, the speaker will be muted. 

Speakers can leave the Zoom meeting once the speaker’s comment is concluded and view the meeting on the YouTube meeting link . 

Our staff will not be able to provide assistance with technical issues once the meeting has started.



Communicating with the Board by Email

Any individual wishing to provide written comments to the Board can do so at any time by emailing the Board Directors. Director email addresses are listed on the Board of Education Directory webpage linked here.


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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.