Letters to the editor
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Letter to the editor: Kudos to board, Tucker

Kudos to board, Tucker My family has lived in Highlands Ranch for 12 years and our kids attend our neighborhood middle school. I am writing in praise of our current Douglas County School Board and … more

Letter to the editor: Picking the wrong fight

Picking the wrong fight I comment on Jessica Gibbs’ Aug. 23 article, “Douglas County School District Seeks Ouster of Charter School That Has Armed Staff,” because I had interviewed several of … more

Letter to the editor: Classical or tactical?

Classical or tactical? DCSD is a one of the best districts in the state, and one of the reasons for this is school choice. However, I must question the motives of one of those charter schools: Ascent … more

Letter to the editor: Sending wrong message

Sending wrong message Last month, Castle Rock Pride held its first Pride Festival to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Advertised as family-friendly, I thought it … more

Letter to the editor: It’s not the town’s lawn

It’s not the town’s lawn In an Aug. 22 letter to the editor, Paul Hatfield wrote “Why doesn’t the town have a regulation that all new yards must either be xeriscaped or planted with native … more

Letter to the editor: Teachers shouldn’t be armed

Teachers shouldn’t be armed I am writing to show my support for Dr. Tucker’s fact-based stance on not arming teachers in our schools. As a parent of a student who was in last year’s school … more

Letter to the editor: A good deed

A good deed My husband and I were driving from McPherson, Kansas, to the mountains when we stopped in Castle Rock for groceries. We want to thank a wonderful, but unknown lady who stayed with our van … more

Letter to the editor: Take deal off table

Take deal off table If I were a billionaire (and you don’t know that I’m not) I too would make the same decision as our Douglas County commissioners and donate my $10 million to the school … more

Letter to the editor: Act could lower global danger level

Act could lower global danger level The Global Fragility Act passed in the House and is now going through the Senate. Sen. Cory Gardner is the only Colorado representative to cosponsor this bill so … more

Letter to the editor: Get wise about water

Get wise about water Recently, I received an email from the Castle Rock water department stating that 1.3 billion gallons of water is used to water lawns in the town yearly. Since most of the Castle … more

Letter to the editor: DCSD has made strides

DCSD has made strides As a long time Douglas county resident, a parent of two Douglas county school district graduates, and as I look forward to the birth of my first grandchild, I am reminded once … more

Letter to the editor: Meek deserves your vote

Meek deserves your vote I would like to extend my gratitude to Wendy Vogel for representing my area, District A, on the Douglas County School Board for these past four years. Wendy has been a true … more

Letter to the editor: Schools are in right direction

Schools are in right direction I am a parent of two high school students in Douglas County. We are very excited to start the new school year. As we were driving all around Highlands Ranch this … more

Letter to the editor: Meek a strong candidate

Meek a strong candidate I’m so excited to see that Susan Meek has decided to run for school board. Not only is she experienced and knowledgeable about education policy at the school, district and … more

Letter to the editor: Make sure you are heard

Make sure you are heard Have you heard of The Borgen Project? TBP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, fighting global poverty since 2003. The organization encompasses a wide network of active … more

Letter to the editor: Results needed on school safety

Results needed on school safety What happened to the days when kids could freely come and go to school, be instructed on reading, writing and arithmetic with teachers responsible for teaching, … more

Letter to the editor: It’s not really free

It’s not really free The headline reads “DCSD Offers Free, Full-day Kindergarten This Fall.” Then, the first paragraph goes on to explain the miracle of House Bill 12-1262. Free? Really? DCSD … more

Letter to the editor: Lack of morality is problem

Lack of morality is problem  Predictably, various committees are forming and meeting to discuss “causes of school violence” and related topics. It is interesting to note that these “leaders in … more

Letter to the editor: School district needs a CBA

District needs a CBA The future is bright for Douglas County schools. I, as a teacher and parent, appreciate the hard work that has gone into the board of education end statements, new strategic plan … more

Letter to the editor: Disappearing open space

Disappearing open space The May 14 Douglas County Commissioners meeting set a concerning precedent for residents living by open space, and residents should be aware of the potential impact to their … more
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