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Imagine being stuck in a mine shaft, without knowing how to safely escape. Or picture an isolated oil or gas refinery, where something goes wrong and help is an hour away. These are just a few of the very real scenarios employees in heavy … more
Despite hiring 40 new bus drivers since the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, the Douglas County School District is still facing a shortage. DCSD, which said it ideally needs 300 drivers to meet its needs, is still 30 short. “We are … more
The Douglas County Board of Education met Dec.13 for its final meeting of 2016. The board approved a new charter school, approved a resolution to support legislation to help fund growth-related school construction and considered a new contract for … more
The boundaries dividing the Douglas County Board of Education’s representation areas have been updated in an effort to ensure equality and account for population growth. The school board voted 4-3 to approve newly drawn director district … more
In November, leaders from the Chaparral High School feeder area — made up of five elementaries, one middle school and one high school — met at the Parker high school one weekend to discuss how to more closely work together. Some 2,000 … more
Robots scoot, stop, turn and reverse as they zip around the floor of a classroom at Redstone Elementary School in Highlands Ranch. The fourth-grade students use iPads to make small adjustments and refine the course and behavior of their … more
A suspect is in custody after a report that a Ponderosa High School student was sexually assaulted by a school district employee on campus. A news release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office … more
The Douglas County Board of Education will gauge interest in a possible tax measure aimed at generating more money to address capital needs across the district. At the Nov. 15 board meeting, the board directed the District Accountability … more
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