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Why teachers left Douglas County

Lyndsie Riggs Lyndsie Riggs, 34, taught English and advised the broadcast program at Castle View High School in Castle Rock. It was her first job teaching — she was there for four years. She left … more

Mill levy override puts focus on DCSD teachers

Tim Ottmann, principal of Ponderosa High School in Parker, recalls why a volleyball coach of 16 years who led the team to several state championships left the school three years ago for a position in … more

‘I’m concerned for the safety of our students’

At Castle View High School, teachers don’t have permanent classrooms. Throughout the day, they move their materials to classrooms that are available. When the bell rings for the next class period, … more

What would DCSD ballot measures cost you?

Voters are being asked to approve two separate measures that would bring additional funding to the Douglas County School District: Ballot Issue 5A, a $40 million mill levy override, and Ballot Issue … more

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when … more

Charter schools have role in DCSD tax conversation

Of the Douglas County School District’s 91 schools, 21 are charter schools. The seven charter schools built before 2007 need about $7.7 million for critical building repairs that risk school … more

Nationally recognized expert offers insight on parenting challenges

Following the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Dr. Scott Poland visited the school to console members of the grieving community. He did the same after the Feb. 14 school … more

Douglas County school board to keep current policy on medical marijuana in place

Since Benjamin Wann started taking medical marijuana nearly three years ago, he hasn't had a seizure. Wann, a junior at Mountain Vista, was diagnosed with epilepsy at 3 years old. In 2014, Sarah … more

District explores later school start times

Weight gain, alcohol and tobacco use, depression, poor academic performance. These are some of the possible consequences of lack of sleep in young people, the Centers for Disease Control and … more

Suicide intervention skills training provided

Learn the skills to help save someone from suicide. Participants of the two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training sessions will gain more knowledge about suicide, learn the skills needed … more

School district’s test scores demonstrate growth

Standardized test score results released in August show that the Douglas County School District improved from last year and outperformed the state in several areas. Under the Colorado Measures of … more

School board: 'We have to pass this'

The Douglas County Board of Education recently approved two tax measures for additional funding on the November ballot. Now, the pressure is on. “To me, it would be devastating to lose this,” … more

ACC president earns excellence award

Arapahoe Community College President Diana Doyle has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 NASPA IV-West Presidential Excellence Award. Doyle, who has served as president of ACC since April … more

Youth Congress teams teens up with area civic leaders

High school students looking for a legislative leadership opportunity are invited to apply for Youth Congress. The program unites high school students from around Douglas County with area civic … more

Douglas County School Board approves tax measures for ballot

This November, Douglas County School District will get a shot at securing additional sources of funding. At a meeting on Aug. 21, six of the seven school board members — Wendy Vogel was absent — … more

Special-education survey going to parents, school employees

Douglas County School District will soon launch an electronic survey for parents and district staff to provide feedback on the district's special education services. The survey is not in response to … more

New Douglas County superintendent 'inspires people to have commitment’

Thomas Tucker’s grandparents, both sharecroppers in rural Arkansas, taught themselves how to read. Then they taught their children to read the Bible. They learned math so they could negotiate the … more

School is in session: 5 things to know

As quickly as it arrived, summer break has come to an end. The first day for many neighborhood schools in Douglas County was Aug. 9. The beginning of the school year represents a fresh start, a blank … more

Castle Rock Middle School celebrates first day of school

Students of Castle Rock Middle School arrived ready for a new school year on Aug. 9. The first order of the day was gathering the nearly 880 enrolled seventh- and eighth-graders on a field next to … more

Douglas County superintendent backs school tax measures

New Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker has formally announced his support for two tax measures to address funding needs. Later this month, the Douglas County Board of … more
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