Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 1/24/2023 - 5:00 PM
Category: Adoption of Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: Approval of Resolution Regarding Acceptance of Cielo School Site Property from Douglas County
End Statements:
Enclosure Attachment #1: Resolution to Accept Dedicated Real Property (Cielo)
File Attachment:
Resolution to Accept Dedicated Real Property (Cielo)-v1.pdf
Summary : The Cielo school site was dedicated to Douglas County School District (DCSD) for school purposes. The school site is located in Douglas County, Colorado, and is described as Tract A, Cielo Subdivision Filing 1.

The site is needed to provide capacity for future enrollment as identified in the District’s 2022 - 2023 Master Capital Plan.

On June 21, 2022, the Board of Education conditionally approved a Replication Application submitted by The Leman Academy of Excellence to construct and operate a PreK - 8 charter school within the District. At the January 24, 2023 Board of Education meeting the board will be considering entering into a Site Lease with Leman for purposes of allowing Leman to lease real property for the replicated charter school on 11 acres of the 22.48 acre Cielo school site. Leman Academy is planning on opening its replicated school in August 2024. The location of Leman Academy on the Cielo school site represents a mutually beneficial partnership that is unique and innovative. Leman Academy will address long-term enrollment capacity issues and provide additional capacity for special education service needs in the Parker and Castle Rock regions. In exchange for the use of 11 acres of the Cielo school site, Leman Academy will provide space for special education center-based programs within the replicated charter school at no capital cost to the District. Leman Academy will also weigh their lottery system annually as needed to address enrollment capacity needs within the District. The District will retain the remaining 11.48 acres for future use.

Without Leman Academy’s use of the Cielo school site, several schools in the Parker and Castle Rock regions are forecasted to be significantly over capacity in the future.

On January 9, 2023, DCSD staff requested the conveyance of the Cielo dedicated school site from Douglas County. This request will be considered by the Board of County Commissioners at their board meeting on January 24, 2023.
Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the Resolution Regarding Acceptance of Cielo School Site Property from Douglas County under adoption of consent agenda.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Richard Cosgrove - Chief Operations Officer
Signed By:
Mary Kay Klimesh - General Counsel
Signed By:
Erin Kane - Superintendent
Vote Results: