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Community called key to passing DCSD measures

Maggie and Peter Bierbaum, longtime residents of Larkspur, raised their two children in the Douglas County School District. Larkspur Elementary School in the early 2000s was community-oriented, they … more

Scheffel wins race for state board of education

Democrat Tim Krug, of Franktown, and Republican Debora Scheffel, of Parker, were each vying for the state board of education seat for the 4th Congressional District in the Nov. 6 election. Scheffel … more

DCSD parents, school officials 'cautiously optimistic' about tax measures, which are narrowly passing

Dozens of Douglas County School District staff, educators and parents at a watch party at a Lone Tree restaurant were on pins and needles watching the results of two tax measures that would provide additional funding for the school district. more

27 Douglas County students named National Merit semifinalists

Twenty-seven Douglas County School District students have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, more than doubling the district's 12 semifinalists from a year ago. Fewer than 1 percent … more

Bus drivers, teachers' aides among those who may get raises

The Douglas County School District has 50 unfilled bus-driver positions. The hourly pay starts at $16.06 per hour. The same position in the Cherry Creek School District starts at $17.58 per hour. The … more

Douglas County School District bond measure tackles ‘huge needs’

Inside a classroom at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, the threadbare carpet is 25 years old — stained, worn and uneven in places. The handles of outdated wooden cabinets are broken or … more

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

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
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