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In an attempt to stay competitive with other school districts for new hires, the Douglas County Board of Education voted to raise the starting pay for teachers. more
Facing rising costs and stagnant funding, the Douglas County School District community is searching for solutions. To some, this means a mill levy or bond measure will need to be placed on the ballot — something that has not been popular in the … more
The Douglas County Board of Education voted Feb. 7 to support a pair of bills now being considered in the state Legislature that would allow people, including teachers, with a concealed carry permit to carry a handgun on campuses. By a 4-3 vote, … more
The Douglas County School District is entering into a partnership that would make school athletic trainers employees of Panorama Orthopedics. The change has been met with mixed feelings by the employees it will impact. Chris Mathewson is the … more
Concerns about changes to budgets in the Douglas County School District have prompted the organization of a community forum. The town hall forum organized by parents and community members will be at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Southridge Recreation … more
The proctor reads the word to be spelled, uses it in a sentence for context, then repeats the word. “‘Advice,’” she reads. “‘Parents are known for giving good advice.’” She and the timekeeper chuckle softy at the example sentence … more
Jordan Smith, a fifth-grade student from Golden View Classical Academy in Golden, stood on the steps of the state Capitol and spoke about her school and the opportunities it provides. She said she … more
More than 200 residents of a Lone Tree neighborhood have raised objections to the Douglas County School District’s approval of the purchase of a nearby building that will serve as home to the district’s evening high school program. A number … more
The Douglas County Board of Education has extended the contract of Interim Superintendent Erin Kane through the 2017-18 school year, meaning the school district will continue to hold off on a search … more
The largest 15 districts and their current student enrollments are according to the Colorado Department of Education: Denver Public Schools  (91,132) Jeffco Public Schools (86,347) … more
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