Laws and Policies


The Cheyenne Mountain School District Policy Manual is now available online, and can be accessed in electronic format at the following location:

CMSD 12 Online Policy Manual


Classroom activities and school events are sometimes photographed or videotaped by District staff members or by various non-school groups (newspapers, TV, universities, etc.). Additionally, the District frequently posts photographs and videos on District or school websites. If parents DO NOT want their child's photograph or video image to be published for news media or school publicity purposes, use the link below to access the opt-out form.

Opt-out form to return to your child's school.

Choosing to opt-out of publication applies only to classroom activities and school events that are not open to the public. Public events such as sporting events, theatre productions, concerts, award presentations, etc. are open to the public and are not subject to this option.


In accordance with Board of Education policy, a parent or guardian of a student enrolled in the district may request that his or her child be exempt from participating in one of more state assessments. This exemption policy applies only to mandatory state assessments and shall not apply to district or classroom assessments. Parents are not required to provide a reason for the exemption, and the request for exemption may either apply to all or specific state assessments. A request for exemption will be valid only during the school year in which it is requested. Parents must submit a request for exemption to the school principal in writing (email is preferred). 

Note on college readiness assessment: Beginning Spring 2017, Colorado will switch to the Colorado SAT from the Colorado ACT as the mandatory college readiness assessment for all 11th grade students.


Review the list of Board of Education approved student fees


The Cheyenne Mountain School District has adopted the Colorado State Model Evaluation System for all applicable licensed personnel.


Colorado Revised Statute 22-1-124 requires each public school in Colorado to provide parents of school-age children access to law enforcement agency information related to registered sex offenders. To access the Colorado Bureau of Investigation Convicted Sex Offender Site use the link below.



The Cheyenne Mountain School District complies with Colorado and federal regulations concerning the rights of persons with service animals and will permit service animals on school premises and in school-owned vehicles. The District will hold information sessions at each school in which a service animal will be present so that students can be instructed on proper procedures for interacting with the animal.


Federal law requires public school districts to each year provide notification to parents and eligible students of their rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Below are two links to the United States Department of Education website which provide comprehensive and up-to-date information regarding FERPA:

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Parents Guide to FERPA 


FERPA defines "directory information" as information contained in school records that generally would not be considered harmful or breach confidentiality if disclosed. The most common directory information typically includes: names, electronic mail addresses, dates and places of birth, dates of attendance, grade levels, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, honors and awards received, and the most recent school attended.

Colorado law specifically prohibits the release of student telephone numbers and addresses without consent, except to military recruiters (high school only) as required by law.

A school may disclose directory information (but only directory information) to anyone, without consent, unless parents each year notify (in writing) the principal of their child's school that they wish to opt out of these disclosures. Parents wishing to opt out of these disclosures must provide the written notification by September 7 (or the following Monday if September 7 falls on a weekend) of each school year.


All requests will be considered in accordance with Board of Education Regulation KDB-R Public's Right to Know/Freedom of Information.

A request is considered received by District 12 the day a request is made.   A request received after 4:00 p.m. mountain standard time or any day District 12 is closed, is considered received upon the next business day that the District is open.


Content and templates within the domain are published with a commitment to providing information that's accessible to individuals with visual, hearing or cognitive disabilities. Our objective is to fulfill our commitment by following ADA standards and best practices for website accessibility.

Efforts by our technology team to ensure the Cheyenne Mountain School District complies with the latest standards and best practices are routinely made in good faith. Content and templates are periodically evaluated using third party software available from The Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University.

Because we encourage teachers, administrators, staff, and others to update and change their web-based content regularly in order to provide timely and accurate communication, accessibility issues will inevitably arise. So, if you are unable to access any page within the domain, we ask that you report the trouble by emailing hel[email protected] or calling the District 12 Administration office at 719-475-6100.


In accordance with C.R.S. 22-30.5-104 (7.5), a list of underused and/or vacant buildings is available to interested persons upon written request to the superintendent.

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