Keyword: Douglas County School District
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In 2013, Karl Pierson, 18, fatally shot 17-year-old Claire Davis before killing himself at Arapahoe High School. Pierson lived in Highlands Ranch. And in 2014, a 15-year-old boy, also from Highlands Ranch, shot and killed his mother, then turned … more
Findings of a comprehensive new survey show that about two-thirds of high school students and parents believe that Douglas County schools are offering a "good" or "very good" education. But some other findings from the $220,000 survey … more
HOPE Online and the Colorado State Board of Education have agreed on an improvement program that will see the school's board of directors expand from five to seven members and will include a management partnership to support teacher and leadership … more
The Douglas County School District is moving forward with plans to educate the community about its financial needs, which include hundreds of millions of dollars in capital improvements. The goal is to get a pair of questions requesting more tax … more
Students at Highlands Ranch High School can expect fewer field trips next year and less school supplies to go around. At Castle View High School in Castle Rock, students will no longer take as many classes as they want because there will be fewer … more
Each year, Douglas County School District teachers are spending about 1,035 hours of their time on non-instructional activities, according to a new survey commissioned by the district. District teachers are contracted for 185 days per year. This … more
On a recent Friday, about 100 people gather in the cafeteria of Copper Mesa Elementary School about 7:30 a.m. The mix of individuals is made up of fathers — wearing either baseball caps and hoodies or slacks and dress shirts — and their … more
When I took on the role of interim superintendent for Douglas County School District last fall, the prospect of tackling our district's challenges was a daunting one. With such a large district and … more
Several members of the public are once again questioning the priorities of the Douglas County School District. Although state funding to education is expected to increase slightly next year, it was … more
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The Douglas County Board of Education voted Feb. 7 to support a pair of bills now being considered in the state Legislature that would allow people, including teachers, with a concealed carry permit to carry a handgun on campuses. By a 4-3 vote, … more
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