Education
115 results total, viewing 1 - 20

DCSD offers free, full-day kindergarten this fall

Starting this fall, families in the Douglas County School District have the opportunity to send their children to full-day kindergarten for free. On May 21, Gov. Jared Polis signed into law House … more

Parents invited to attend academy in August

A program hosted by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for students and parents in the community unveiled a new logo and updated curriculum for the 2019-20 school year. The sheriff's office created … more

ACC Foundation receives $80,000 grant

The Arapahoe Community College Foundation has received an $80,000 grant from the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation to develop and implement the RESPECT Initiative (Readying, Educating, Supporting, … more

Douglas County School District offers free summer lunch program

Six years ago, the Nutrition Services team at the Douglas County School District enacted the Summer Food Service Program and served 10,000 free meals to kids and teens across the county. This … more

School safety committees make progress

How the Douglas County Board of Education and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners will work together on school safety initiatives in the coming weeks remains unknown, leaders say. “Until a … more

A debate over public funds for private schools

Greg Vigil, chairman of the board at Arma Dei Academy in Highlands Ranch, is brimming with excitement about the Douglas County commissioners’ plans to spend millions of dollars on security measures … more

STEM School's contract renewed for five years

STEM School Highlands Ranch's contract was renewed for five years, contingent upon multiple conditions, at a special Douglas County School District Board of Education meeting June 29, a day before the K-12 charter school's contract was set to expire. more

School district pledges funds for seven more SROs

The school board has approved money to provide additional school resource officers for the 2019-20 school year. At a June 18 meeting, the Douglas County School District Board of Education approved … more

Douglas County School Board holds off on STEM contract decision

The Douglas County Board of Education postponed its vote on whether to rescind a three-year charter contract offer for STEM School Highlands Ranch and consider a one-year extension of the school's … more

DCSD School Board tables decision on STEM's charter contract

Roughly 20 students from STEM School Highlands Ranch lined Wilcox Street in Castle Rock, waving signs, pleading for community support. When asked why they showed up to the June 18 Douglas County … more

Make-A-Wish helps local teen find a new passion

Kenzie Bay was on a climbing trip with her family in Utah when she experienced her first flare of pancreatitis, her mother recalls. For the next two years, she would endure excruciating stomach pain, … more

Third group of National Merit scholars named

Four Douglas County School District graduates were among those named 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program winners, according to a news release from the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Officials … more

Bond-funded projects underway at area schools

When students return to Ponderosa High School Aug. 7, they will be in for quite a shock, Principal Tim Ottmann said. The 25-year-old carpet in classrooms — once a rusted orange color, stained and … more

Douglas County commissioners form school security committee

Though they come from different backgrounds and municipalities, nine members of a committee formed by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners to oversee additional funds for school safety have one … more

Superintendent outlines district’s safety, mental health measures

A month has passed since the tragic event at STEM School Highlands Ranch, which will forever change our community. I continue to be touched by the outpouring of support and love as we work to support … more

County will add Community Response Team for youths only

Based on data that shows more than one-third of calls responded to in 2018 by Douglas County’s Community Response Teams — which pair a law enforcement officer with a mental health clinician — … more

School board opts not to reinstate collective bargaining deal with union

Roughly 40 educators from the Douglas County School District filled the boardroom of the district's administrative building at the latest board of education meeting. During public comment, several … more

DCSD explores options for school resource officer funding

The Douglas County Board of Education has expressed skepticism of the board of county commissioners’ proposal to fund an ongoing $3.3 million for additional school resource officers, in part … more

Sheriff’s office ended SRO deal with STEM

STEM School Highlands Ranch did not have a school resource officer this past academic year. Instead, the K-12 charter school contracted with a private security firm, and a guard was on campus during … more

A look at Douglas County commissioners’ plan for school security

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners recently rolled out a plan intended to enhance school security. The $13.3 million plan, approved by commissioners May 28, is multi-pronged and includes both … more
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Next »
Currently viewing stories posted within the past 6 months.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.
Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.