Letters to the editor
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Letter to the editor: Charters are public schools too

The upcoming Douglas County School Board election is about two very different approaches to education. One group of candidates embraces the same tired old system, dominated by the teacher's union and … more

Letter to the editor: Elect board members who listen

Two of my grandchildren are enrolled in Douglas County elementary schools and I am concerned about the upcoming school board elections and the future of public education. Things that bother me: … more

Letter to the editor: Slate offers steady leadership

As a U.S. Army Veteran, I understand the importance of preparing the next generation of Americans to be successful, independent citizens. I also know firsthand about the importance of strong, stable … more

Letter to the editor: Current direction reduces choice

According to the DCSD community survey, most of us think that charter schools add value to our district. However, over the past few years, Silverthorn, Geddes, Peck and Reynolds (board majority) have … more

Letter to the editor: Time for change

I am a retired educator whose two children received a quality education in Bellevue, Nebraska.  I am concerned that my granddaughter will be offered less here. The high teacher turnover … more

Letter to the editor: Vote for unity, community

After eight years of failing reforms, outside interests continue to try to divide the residents of Douglas County. Grassroots candidates prevailed in 2015. This year, outside interests are funding … more

Letter to the editor: Slate understands kids' needs

Teachers have one of the most difficult and important jobs in the world - educating the young minds of those who will shape America's future. I know this from my family legacy of teaching. As a young … more

Letter to the editor: Voters got it right

I believe we have made the right choices in electing Anthony Graziano, Krista Holtzmann, Kevin Leung and Chris Schor to the Douglas County School Board. They will keep the students' and the teachers' … more

Roundup of this week's letters on the Douglas County School Board race

A crucial vote against reforms I moved to Douglas County 10 years ago when my sons were babies, specifically for the vibrant, beloved, top-ranked schools. I am a former teacher, charter and … more

Letter to the editor: Time to elect our mayor

Let's get serious - do we really want our Town Council to be "broken" before we "fix" it? I would suggest six recalls, initiatives and referenda over the last five years proves something is not … more

Letter to the editor: No reason to change charter

As early residents and successful business owners, we recognized many years ago, how special Castle Rock is... but it's not been perfect. Growth brings prosperity and consequence. Our schools have … more

Letter to the editor: In fact, it is broken

  "Not broke don't fix it." The attempted recall of former Mayor Paul Donahue proved it is broke. Only voters in his district could vote on the recall, not a townwide vote to recall our … more

Letter to the editor: Let’s keep up the momentum

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Letter to the editor: Teachers must be valued

I'm a mom of two kids who graduated from Douglas County Schools and I believe that Graziano, Holtzmann, Leung and Schor will work collaboratively to ensure our teachers are valued, parents are … more

Letter to the editor: Slate will support teachers

Improving our special education programs across DougCo is a subject close to my heart. I'm the mom of a son who required special education services. Thanks to school choice offered by DougCo, we were … more

Letter to the editor: Choose to keep politics out

Charter school parents: The quality of our future charter schools is in jeopardy! As a charter parent, I'm concerned that DCSD's BOE directors Geddes, Peck, Reynolds and Silverthorn have been … more

Roundup of this week's letters to the editor on Douglas County School Board races

These four are the way to go As someone who wants to ensure that DCSD's Board of Education is representative of all students and schools in our community, I'm voting for candidates who have … more

Letter to the editor: All voters should be informed

During the 2017-18 school year, there are crucial issues facing taxpayers. There is a school board election and possible vote to increase taxes to support our schools in 2018. Many of these issues … more

Letter to the editor: A very important article

My thanks to you and Alex Dewind for an excellent article about substance abuse in the U.S., along with local individual stories and recovery programs. The increase in heroin use, … more

Letter to the editor: No need for elected mayor

  The truth is, Castle Rock does not need an elected mayor. Castle Rock has landed in the top 10 places to live in the nation in the last several years precisely because the governing charter … more
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