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Who is getting what from the mill levy override?

Kathy Dorman has taught science at Ponderosa High School in Parker for 35 years. Last year, she campaigned for a $40 million mill levy override that the Douglas County Board of Education said would … more

DCSD sells bonds; funds to go toward capital needs

The Douglas County School District has announced the sale of $249.975 million in general-obligation bonds, approved by voters in last November's election. The Jan. 29 sale provides one-time funds for … more

Mandatory expulsions for drug sales at school end

Douglas County School District principals and school leaders are no longer automatically required to expel a student who is caught selling or distributing illegal drugs or alcohol in a school … more

Douglas County superintendent recommends board fire teacher at center of controversy

Following weeks of skepticism from many parents and taxpayers, Douglas County Superintendent Thomas Tucker recommended the school board fire a middle school teacher whose controversial Twitter … more

Colorado teens celebrate diversity

When Teah Selkin, 18, started at Cherry Creek High as a freshman, she only knew one thing about the school — the common stereotype that Cherry Creek High School is a school for rich, white kids. As … more

Life skills workshops, business expo coming to Castle View

Joe Weber, as the owner of Castle Rock's Chick-fil-A franchise location, hires dozens of high school and college-age kids to work in his restaurant. For many, it's their first job. He watches as they … more

Polis details proposal for full-day kindergarten

Gov. Jared Polis urged lawmakers to act quickly on his plan to offer state-funded full-day kindergarten. Polis told the Joint Education Committee his $227 million plan is a foundation of his new … more

Computer science training offered for all elementary teachers

A current job search on employment site Indeed.com shows that currently in Colorado there are nearly 1,000 available jobs in the computer science field. Of those jobs, 205 of them offer an estimated … more

Douglas County teacher apologizes for Twitter posts

A Douglas County teacher is on paid leave after screenshots of controversial Twitter posts went viral. Michelle Grissom, a seventh-grade social studies teacher at Mountain Ridge Middle School in Highlands Ranch, apologized for the tweets in an email on Jan. 25. more

Douglas County schools closed Jan. 22 due to snowstorm

The Douglas County School District is closed today due to blowing snow, wind chill and a blizzard warning affecting a portion of the county, the district announced early morning. All before- and … more

Aerospace school possible at Wings Over the Rockies site

Eventually, the new campus at Centennial Airport will be a sprawling, multi-facility effort to solve an ongoing problem in the aerospace industry: It needs more qualified hands. “We just want to be … more

School board set to revise district's 2018-19 budget

Following years of budget shortages and contention, the Douglas County School District is striving for transparency and financial efficiency, cabinet members say. Erin Kane, who took over as interim … more

District formalizes plans for committee to oversee additional funds

The Douglas County School District Board of Education is finalizing plans for a committee that will oversee the use of funds from two tax measures approved in the November election. A $250 million … more

Bullying seminar helps teens 'see the upside to the downside'

About 250 parents and students got an unconventional take on bullying as part of an ongoing Healthy Teens Series. Parker Area Counselors for Prevention, a team of counselors from Douglas County … more

Awards honor outstanding Douglas County teens

Douglas County teens who have overcome personal adversity and created positive change in their lives are recognized each year by the Douglas County Youth Initiative through its outstanding youth … more

Local officials: Incidents do not indicate larger racial issue in Douglas County schools

Authorities from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Douglas County School District say two incidents — one involving a student fight and the other derogatory graffiti — at a Highlands … more

School board OKs concurrent enrollment at future facility

Plans are moving forward for a concurrent enrollment program that would allow Douglas County high school students to expedite a college degree or receive workforce training without leaving Castle … more

Q&A with schools' new chief academic officer

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker has hired a chief academic officer to oversee curriculum across the school district. Autonomy in the classroom will continue, Tucker said … more

Sage Canyon students help feed families in need

The week before Thanksgiving, Paula Bishop's third-grade classroom at Sage Canyon Elementary School in Castle Rock resembled a mini grocery store. Items for the perfect Thanksgiving meal — canned … more

Q&A: Jennifer Alvarado, Kingsway Christian Academy

Kingsway Christian Academy in Castle Rock named Jennifer Alvarado as its new director on Nov. 6. Kingsway is a private, nondenominational Christian school formed in 2017 by parents from more than 20 … more
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