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Former school staff member suspected of taking 'upskirt' video of women, girls

A Douglas County School District employee was arrested Dec. 8 on charges of sexual exploitation of a child after the principal of the school where he was working called police to report inappropriate … more

National superintendent search in the works for school district

Following more than an hour of deliberation at a special meeting on Dec. 4, the Douglas County School Board voted 7-0 to hire a firm to conduct a national search for a permanent superintendent. “I … more

Douglas County School Board votes to rescind voucher program

At a special meeting Dec. 4, more than a dozen parents, teachers and former educators took the stand and pleaded for the Douglas County Board of Education to end the controversial school voucher … more

School board president closes chapter after eight years

If Meghann Silverthorn could change anything about her eight years on the Douglas County School Board, it would be the process and timing of policies implemented by the board, she said. “You can't … more

School board weighs options on superintendent search

Hiring a permanent superintendent is a school board's most important job, multiple members of the Douglas County School Board said at a Nov. 28 board of education meeting in Castle Rock. At the … more

'Give where you live'

The Douglas County Community Foundation hosted the first Douglas County Gives Rally on Nov. 29 at Schomp MINI, 1001 Plum Valley Lane, in Highlands Ranch. At the hour-long event, 37 nonprofit … more

Ray named school board president as new members take seats

Dozens of people crowded around the front doors of the Douglas County School District Administrative Building in Castle Rock on Nov. 28. Inside, the conference room was maxed out at more than 100 … more

Douglas County calls for volunteer drivers

Winter months can be especially difficult for Douglas county residents who are homeless, housing-challenged or don’t own a vehicle, according to Douglas County Commissioner Roger Partridge. This … more

Youth football team to play in national championship tourney

A local football team will play for a national championship. The Castle Rock Knights Pop Warner JV team (seventh through ninth grade) will be representing Rocky Mountain Pop Warner at the Pop Warner … more

Changed graduation requirements affect Douglas County students

In October 2016, the Douglas County School Board approved changes in the school district's graduation requirements. The new requirements begin with the freshman class of the 2017-18 school year. … more

Douglas County training facility 'will save lives of first responders'

Emergency personnel from across Douglas County responded to a single-car rollover accident at 8500 N. Moore Road Nov. 17. When they arrived officers determined there were no injuries, but the car was … more

Douglas County commissioner nominated for U.S. marshal of Colorado

President Donald Trump has nominated Douglas County Commissioner David Weaver to serve as the United States marshal for the District of Colorado, according to a Nov. 17 news release from the White … more

Indictment paints picture of large pot-trafficking ring in south metro area

An enterprise based in the south metro Denver area sent marijuana through the mail, sold it to out-of-state buyers and cultivated pot in upscale neighborhoods, according to a 98-page indictment. Two … more

24 suspects indicted in illegal marijuana-grow operation

Two dozen people suspected of participating in a drug-trafficking ring that illegally grew marijuana in at least 10 homes in Arapahoe, Douglas and Elbert counties have been indicted on at least nine … more

New Douglas County school board 'leaves politics at the door'

The Douglas County school board may be getting four new members, but sitting member David Ray is excited about a camaraderie that he says already exists. “Whereas when we came on two years ago,” Ray said, “there was already — before we … more

'HalloWilcox' is school district's treat for kids

About 900 elementary school students assembled at the Douglas County School District's administrative building on Oct. 31 for an unforgettable Halloween. Inside, ghosts, witches, superheroes, trolls and other creative characters replaced … more

A new opportunity for students at Lone Tree site

Quinn Hunchar doesn’t like being confined to a classroom. She prefers reading books and watching documentaries. “School is not my thing,” the 18-year-old said. “I felt like I was being shoved in a box.” When she told her parents she … more

Complaint filed against committee backing 'commUNITY' candidates in Douglas County School Board race

A watchdog organization is calling for transparency in a complaint filed against Douglas Schools for Douglas Kids, an independent expenditure committee that is backing anti-reform candidates who are collectively known as “commUNITY” in the … 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

Douglas County Republican Party endorses Elevate slate

The Douglas County Republican Party announced its endorsement of the Elevate slate for Douglas County School Board on Oct. 19. A written statement said the move was a needed response to help "level … more
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