A Cimarron Middle School community communication.
A Note from the Front Office
Greetings Cimarron Community!
We’d like to take a moment to thank all of our families for joining us during conferences. It’s always a wonderful time to be able to collaborate and partner together in support of each and every student at Cimarron. We’d also like to acknowledge and thank our PTO and parent food donations for our staff during those conferences.
The Cimarron community turnout at this week’s Legend Homecoming Parade was remarkable. We are so grateful to all our students and families for joining in to help us celebrate such an eventful week for. Go Titans!
On August 23, the Douglas County School District Board of Education unanimously voted 7-0 to place a $60 million Mill Levy Override (MLO) and $450 million Bond on the 2022 ballot.
If passed by voters, these new funds would be used at our school to:
- Increase teacher and staff pay
- Enhance safety and security systems
- Refresh student and staff technology
- Make much needed repairs and upgrades to our building
- Upgrade heating/cooling controls
- Upgrade fire alarm system
- Install new intercom system
Our teachers in the Douglas County School District earn, on average, $18,000 less compared to a neighboring school district. Additional MLO funding, if passed by voters, would help the school district provide all teachers and staff, including the amazing staff at our school, a competitive salary.
- DCSD teachers, on average, would receive a 9% pay increase, as reflected in these salary schedules
- Classified staff members, such as bus drivers, educational assistants, custodians, etc., would receive a 9% pay increase
- Other staff, including school principals and administrators, would receive a 6% pay increase
A $450 million Bond, if passed by voters, would help DCSD construct three new neighborhood
elementary schools in quickly growing neighborhoods (The Canyons in Castle Pines, Crystal Valley Ranch in Castle Rock, and Sterling Ranch in Highlands Ranch). It would also provide for building expansions at Mesa Middle School in Castle Rock and Sierra Middle School in Parker to help reduce crowding and plan for growth. The Bond would also assist DCSD in implementing safety and security upgrades, and updating and repairing its existing school buildings (including ours), to provide safe, efficient, quality learning environments for students and staff.
If the MLO and Bond are approved by voters, Douglas County homeowners will pay $1 per week per $100,000 of home value. For example, a Douglas County resident with a home valued at $500,000 would pay approximately $250 more per year if both measures are approved.
You can read more about Douglas County School District’s funding challenges on our website, linked below.
Counseling At Cimarron
Please read this short article regarding one’s awareness of suicide. By taking just a moment to read it over, you could save someone’s life.
September 16th was National Concussion Awareness day, and even though the day has passed, here is some great information every parent should know.
Our counseling department is in need of various items. Please click the button below to visit our sign up genius to help donate. All donated items can be dropped off at the front desk.