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Douglas County School District officials recently gave the community a comprehensive update on district security, including clarification and details on the training and potential use of 10 new semi-automatic rifles. During the July 19 school … more
A lawyer with Sherman & Howard LLC, the Denver-based law firm that handled the investigation into allegations of intimidation of a student by two school board members, was scheduled to discuss … more
Years of back and forth between the reform-minded majority of the Douglas County School Board and members of the community in opposition boiled over last month. The June 21 school board meeting began with protests outside the school district … more
Frederick Douglass, the eminent abolitionist, author and social reformer, once said that it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. For me, that explains why we must expand young Coloradans’ access to early childhood … more
The Douglas County School District approved a 2016-17 budget with general fund revenues of $673.94 million and budgeted expenditures of $630.62 million. The budget was approved by the school board on June 9. All Colorado school districts are … more
Steve Cook, a Douglas County School District assistant superintendent, remembers being a young teacher who gave a lot and got little in return. He spent the first seven of his 25 years in education at a small school where he taught six grades of … more
Douglas County school board member Doug Benevento has two new tax proposals that would help raise teacher pay and address high-priority capital needs in the district. “I said let’s take a look at capital needs and teacher salaries and figure … more
More than 50 community members held signs and protested outside the June 21 Douglas County School District Board of Education meeting in Castle Rock. They wore T-shirts and held signs that read … more
The Douglas County School District Board of Education president and vice president have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the alleged bullying of a Ponderosa High School student. An independent … more
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Douglas County School District Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen officially submitted her resignation letter to the board of education June 15.   Fagen was appointed the new superintendent of … more
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