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Douglas County school resource office honored for regional excellence

Douglas County Sherriff’s Deputy Shefali Phillips-Arain was recognized for regional excellence by the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) during the annual awards banquet. … more

Backlash stalled Douglas County School District equity plans

Plans between Douglas County Schools and a consulting firm hired to conduct diversity and equity training crumbled last school year after backlash toward the group’s work mounted, records show. Now … more

Masks to be 'strongly encouraged' by Douglas County Schools

Douglas County Schools does not plan to change its mask protocols for the upcoming school year after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance to fight the rise in Delta … more

Tri-County Health urges masks in schools, indoor settings

Stopping short of requiring masks in schools and other indoor places, the public health agency for Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties recommends wearing masks in those areas. more

Tri-County Health won’t require masks for unvaccinated in schools

With weeks until the upcoming school year, Tri-County Health Department — the local public health agency for Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties — says it plans not to require masks for … more

Unvaccinated Coloradans drive rise in COVID as school looms

With the new school year only weeks away, Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties are seeing the signs of an upswing in rates of new COVID-19 cases, according to a news release from Tri-County Health … more

District takes first steps in overhaul of educator pay

The Douglas County School District has a short-term and long-term plan to improve educator compensation. The district is ending furlough days and boosting employees’ base salaries this upcoming … more

Students share ideas on use of stimulus funds

Rowan Raetz has grand ideas for his high school, an aged building that could use a little sprucing up. He envisions an outdoor classroom or, at the very least, a relaxation space — one filled with … more

Colorado lifts rules for masks, quarantines, outbreaks in schools

In yet another major lifting of state-imposed coronavirus restrictions, Colorado released an updated public health order that removes mask requirements for schools and repeals the mandate for school … more

Academic component of Douglas County schools equity policy discussed

Douglas County School District administrators sought to move past the seemingly endless debate over critical race theory when district staff gave a presentation on the academic component of the … more

Critical race theory debated at Cherry Creek school board meeting

An outcry heard in states around the nation reached the Cherry Creek School District when officials discussed changes to the district's social studies curriculum at a meeting where some community … more

Douglas County school board slate announced

An organization called “Kids First DCSD” has announced several school board candidates running as a slate for the November election, according to a news release from the group. The slate consists … more

For classic video games, step aboard the Retro-Cade

Good news for Millennials wondering if their Mortal Kombat skills are still sharp: You can test them on Friday nights in Littleton this summer aboard the Retro-Cade, a former DIA shuttle bus turned … more

Online learning option remains in place

Douglas County parents who are not quite ready to go without any COVID-19 safety protocols will be able to allow their children to still wear masks or enroll in online learning for at least one more … more

School district defends equity policy

Despite intense criticism about a new equity policy and some parents threatening to withdraw students, the Douglas County School District isn't wavering on the equity policy or ancillary initiatives. … more

‘Pick a Number, Start a Story’ is write stuff

Sue Viders of Lone Tree has recently published “Pick A Number, Start a Story,” subtitled: “Your ticket to the wonders of storytelling.” A workbook, with spaces for a prospective author’s … more

Masks off, restrictions dropped in Douglas County schools

As vaccination rates go up, and COVID cases drop, the Douglas County School District is making plans to a normal return for the 2021-2022 school year. Following a June 1 meeting with the Douglas … more

School district's draft budget reflects recovery

After a year of financial finagling to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Douglas County School District's budgetary projections for the 2021-22 school year are looking better. According to a draft … more

Equity policy keeps sparking comments

The Douglas County School Board predicted back in March that an equity policy the board was considering would upset some parents. But perhaps board directors underestimated just how unhappy some … more

Local sisters publish children's book

Looking to make something positive in a year of COVID-19, two local sisters came together to fulfill a childhood dream of writing a book. The children's book, “Tango's Teddy,” is now available … more
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