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Niki Mitchell has watched a number of fellow teachers leave the Douglas County School District in recent years. Some have gone to other school districts. Others have taken early retirement. A few have left the profession altogether. “It’s … more
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Residents seeking to have Castle Rock's mayor and two other councilmembers removed from office have taken an initial step toward their goal. more
The Douglas County School District has announced that Erin Kane will serve as interim superintendent. Kane will serve in the role vacated by Elizabeth Fagen, who left in June to take the … more
Douglas County School District Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen's decision to leave Colorado to take the same position in Humble, Texas, a district of 39,000 students outside Houston, has sparked … more
Douglas County school board member Doug Benevento has two new tax proposals that would help raise teacher pay and address high-priority capital needs in the district. “I said let’s take a look at capital needs and teacher salaries and figure … more
Douglas County Board of Education member Doug Benevento announced Aug. 17 that he is resigning effective immediately, leaving the board with three members who support the district's reform policies … more
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Four Castle Rock Town Council seats are up for election this year — Districts 1, 2, 4 and 6. Two of those seats are held by term-limited councilmembers. Elections take place Nov. 8 as a coordinated election with Douglas County. Candidates will … more
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The Douglas County School Board agreed April 19 to launch an independent investigation into board President Meghann Silverthorn and Vice President Judith Reynolds after 16-year-old Ponderosa student Grace Davis said she was intimidated and bullied by the pair in a private meeting about the March protest she organized at the school. more
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The Douglas County School District has purchased 10 semi-automatic long rifles to be used by the security staff in the event of an active-shooter situation. The purchase price for the guns was $12,300 and was approved by Superintendent Elizabeth … more
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Castle Rock Town Clerk Sally Misare has validated enough signatures for the recall effort of Councilmember Renee Valentine to move forward in Castle Rock's District 5, which includes Castle Oaks, … more
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