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Central Administration

Central Administration Office

Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
1775 LaClede Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado  80905
Voice:  719-475-6100
Fax:  719-475-6106
 

D12 Central Administration Building
Cooper, Walt Superintendent of Schools
Fogarty, John Assistant Superintendent for Student Achievement
Steen, Carolena Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
Cassidy, Kevin Executive Director of Technology
Morin, Natalie Executive Director of Business Services
Wangelin, Ernie Director of Facilities

(E-mail can be sent to a staff member by clicking the small envelope next to their name.)

District 12 Organizational Chart

Click on the image below to view the Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 Leadership organizational chart.

D12 Leadership Organizational Chart

Directions to Central Administration

Exit from I-25 onto S. Tejon Street (Exit 140).  Drive south on Tejon Street (in the right lane) for about .5 miles and take a slight right at the stoplight onto W. Cheyenne Blvd.  Drive west on W. Cheyenne Blvd approximately .5 miles and turn right onto LaClede Street. Drive north approximately 100 yards, and the District 12 offices will be on your right at 1775 LaClede Street.

Map of School District 12

D12 District Map

(Click the map above for a map of School District 12 in PDF format.)

A Message From Our Superintendent

Dr. Walt Cooper

Dr. Walt Cooper
(Dr. Cooper's Bio)

 

This is the second in a series of three columns focusing on the November 2017 District 12 ballot question.

 

As a rule, there’s almost never a “win-win” situation when it comes to elections that impact property taxes; however, I think that Issue 3D, which District 12 will place on the ballot this fall,  is an exception.  Here’s how...

 

Last spring, the Colorado Legislature reduced the rate that determines the assessed value (not the market value) of our homes by more than 9.5%.  When calculating local tax support for D-12, it  is the assessed value, not the market value, that determines property tax.  The long-term impact to District 12 from this reduced assessment is that we can’t realize the full benefit of the mill levy override our local voters intended in 2011.

 

In order to fix this dilemma, the Board of Education needs to be able to adjust the District's mill levy to compensate for reduced assessment.  This is where Issue 3D comes in.  If Issue 3D passes, the Board of Education can adjust the current 53 mill levy to 55 mills and stay on track with the 2011 override. 

 

So, a “win-win” scenario?  If the D-12 mill levy goes up by 2 mills it is easy to argue this is a win for the school district, but many will (and should) question how this is a win for the taxpayer. 

 

The answer lies in the math of the time-tested “$100,000 of market value” real estate scenario.

Under the current assessment rate (7.96%) and current mill levy (53 mills), those of us who own homes in the District pay $422 on each $100,000 of our home’s market value to District 12.

 

Under the new assessment rate (7.20%) and the proposed mill levy (55 mills), those of us who own homes in the District will pay $396 on each $100,000 of market value to District 12. 

 

Continuing a strong level of local support for D-12 schools while at the same time realizing a proportionate reduction in the tax rate on our homes clearly classifies as a “win-win” situation in my book.