A portrait of Principal Barker in the foreground and a photo of her sitting with students in the background.

Kate Barker 2021 Principal of the Year

Cherry Park Elementary Principal Kate Barker has been named a National Distinguished Principal, which makes her Oregon’s 2021 Elementary Principal of the Year. Craig Hawkins, Executive Director of the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators (COSA), made the surprise announcement April 13 during a virtual and tear-filled meeting of David Douglas elementary principals.…

2021 CODE Teacher Leaders

David Douglas School District launched the Cadre of Distinguished Educators (CODE) in 2014. The program offers educators from every building and program the opportunity to engage in leadership in a variety of formats and structures. The CODE group of educators seek to elevate the practice of teaching and learning in our District.…

Budget Meeting Notice

The David Douglas School District will hold a public meeting (to be available to watch live online athttps://www.youtube.com/user/DavidDouglasSD/live) to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 on the following dates: April 26 & 29, 2021: Budget Committee Meeting/Testimony received. The purpose of these meetings is…

Three photo collage: graduates visiting elementary students in hallway; student reading at a table with a volunteer, multicultural event check in table with students and community members

DDSD Strategic Plan 2021-26

The David Douglas School Board has adopted a new strategic plan that will guide the District’s work over the next five years. The David Douglas Strategic Plan articulates our guiding principles and establishes and defines four focus areas that the District will prioritize through 2026. The District spent the last year engaging…

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

TITLE VI — FORMULA GRANT THROUGH THE OFFICE OF INDIAN EDUCATION David Douglas School District will host a virtual public hearing regarding our application for the Indian Education Formula Grant Program (Title VI).  This program is designed to address the unique cultural, language, and educationally related academic needs of American Indian and…

State Assessment Waiver

State-Mandated Testing Under the Student Assessment Bill of Rights, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon’s school districts must provide families with a “Notice of Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form” before the start of statewide testing. This year, school has been significantly disrupted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other factors.…

Return to School Schedule

To our David Douglas Elementary Families, Spring Break is just around the corner, and we are hoping that you and your students will have time next week to refresh, relax and enjoy time together. As you know, we are reopening our elementary schools for in-person instruction after Spring Break. We wanted to…

Classified Employee Week

The first week of March each year reminds us how grateful the David Douglas School District, our families and our students are for our amazing classified employees. March 1-5 is Classified Employee Week, and this year we have even more reason for gratitude. This has been an extremely difficult year for everybody,…

High School World Language Adoption: Community Review

World Language instructional materials are up for adoption. The adoption of instructional materials, which follows ODE’s seven-year adoption cycle, will be ready for our Spanish Levels 1-3 and French Levels 1-3 classrooms in Fall 2021. Our high school World Language Department has spent the last year and a half reviewing instructional materials. After…

2020 Tax Exemption for Parents of Children with Disabilities

The Oregon Tax Code provides an additional tax exemption for parents of eligible children with disabilities in Oregon. The procedure for claiming an exemption for the 2020 tax year is explained in the Oregon Individual Income Tax Return and Instruction booklets. Who qualifies for the exemption? A child qualifies if he or…