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Douglas County School District seeks ouster of charter with armed staff

A Douglas County charter school that allows staff to carry firearms on campus has been asked to leave the Douglas County School District and is negotiating an agreement to transfer its charter to the … more

Douglas County School District will apply for security funds

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker says the district will apply for a portion of $10 million in school safety funds being offered to local schools by the county. Tucker and … more

Castle Rock Police, Douglas County Sheriff's Office to fully encrypt radio channels

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office will fully encrypt its radio channels before the year's end, Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth has confirmed to Colorado Community Media, citing safety concerns … more

Douglas County commissioners: Schools can apply for portion of $10 million to enhance safety

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has confirmed it will allow local schools to suggest how to spend funds the board pledged for school safety through an application process, but the … more

Update on how school district is using tax revenues

A new school year is already upon us — bringing the promise of unlimited opportunities and experiences for our students and staff. It was a little more than a year ago that many of us in the … more

Fair offers 'awesome' time

Stephanie Smith leaned over a duck pool at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo on Aug. 2, helping her children, Logan, Patrick and Lillian, play carnival games. Around them were bustling crowds … more

Back to school at DCSD: Five things to know

So long, sweet summertime: The Douglas County School District welcomes most students back on Aug. 7. That date may differ for DCSD charter schools and kindergarten programs, and parents are … more

Two authors making visits to area libraries

Douglas County Libraries features two authors in August whom readers may wish to see and hear. At the Lone Tree Library at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 2, Andrea Bobotis will talk about her debut novel, “The … more

Douglas County commissioners hear school safety recommendations

Numerous key questions remained unanswered following a July 16 meeting in which Douglas County commissioners heard formal recommendations for how to spend $10 million toward school safety, although … more

Decoding Douglas County's Parks and Open Space

Douglas County's population may be aging, but it's not slowing down. That's according to Randy Burkhardt, Douglas County's assistant director of parks, trails and building grounds. The county has … more

Senior isolation can cause serious health issues

It’s an exciting time to be aging! So many new technologies and services are emerging: from robots that help seniors communicate with family members who live across the country, to wearable devices … 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

Mental health committee explores causes of school violence

Leaders in mental health, education and the criminal justice system sat around a table in a conference room at the Douglas County Department of Human Services building in Castle Rock. One by one, … 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

Douglas County will ask voters to shift tax dollars from justice center to roads

Douglas County will ask voters this November to extend a portion of its sales tax scheduled to sunset in 2020 and reallocate the money from the county justice center to roads — a decision that … 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

DCSD school board denies two charter applications

Citing limited family interest, resources and budget, the Douglas County School Board unanimously turned down two charter school applications, one with a focus on students with special needs, the … 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
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