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They come from different backgrounds and neighborhoods — and hold different educational philosophies — but parents from across Douglas County agree the upcoming schoolboard election could change the course of the school district “The … more
For more than 60 years, Denver-based Boettcher Foundation has awarded exceptional high school students with full-ride scholarships to any four-year school in Colorado. This year, 42 of 1,600 applicants were selected. Five were from Douglas County … more
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
The seven members of the Douglas County School Board approved suspending the differentiated pay structure for licensed teachers and administrators for one year at the Sept. 19 board meeting. Suspending the pay-for-performance structure for the … more
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
The bass line of “Another One Bites the Dust” pumped through Castle View High School as about 450 area students and their families came together for A Taste of DCSD. Everyone knows what an apple a day can do, but Douglas County School … more
A teenage bedroom staged in the lunchroom of Douglas County High School revealed everyday items that young people may be using to conceal drug or alcohol use. Inside a hairbrush was a compartment for marijuana. A pill bottle was in a pillowcase. … more
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
For the past month, fourth-graders at Fox Creek Elementary have spent two hours a week studying a portion of the Backcountry Wilderness Area, 8,200 acres of conservation land that borders the southern edge of Highlands Ranch. They look at … more
Randy Mills describes himself as a cowboy. Complete with his signature hat, Mills says he has a fondness for the Western way of life and believes in the code of the West principle of taking pride in your work. Mills, of Castle Rockspent his … more
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