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New Douglas County superintendent 'inspires people to have commitment’

Thomas Tucker’s grandparents, both sharecroppers in rural Arkansas, taught themselves how to read. Then they taught their children to read the Bible. They learned math so they could negotiate the … more

Legend students get back to school

Legend High School opened its doors for the 2018-19 school year Aug. 9. Freshmen first milled around their new school before congregating in the common area to begin freshman orientation. Meanwhile, … more

School is in session: 5 things to know

As quickly as it arrived, summer break has come to an end. The first day for many neighborhood schools in Douglas County was Aug. 9. The beginning of the school year represents a fresh start, a blank … more

Douglas County superintendent backs school tax measures

New Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker has formally announced his support for two tax measures to address funding needs. Later this month, the Douglas County Board of … more

Survey gives insight into students' mental, physical health

Nine in 10 students enrolled in the Douglas County School District feel safe at school. More than three-fourths of DCSD students have an adult to go to for help with a serious problem. Four in 10 … more

Rocky Vista recognized for leadership in osteopathic education

The College of Osteopathic Medicine at Rocky Vista University was recognized for two awards by the American Osteopathic Association July 30 in Chicago. The AOA recognized Rocky Vista as being a … more

Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures … more

Supplies, more offered to families in need

School is just around the corner, and not everyone is ready. School supplies, clothing and other necessities can create a financial hurdle for already-stressed household budgets. Some families simply … more

Leman Academy opening in Parker

The Leman Academy of Excellence will officially open its Parker location July 29 on the corner of Parker Road and Stroh Road. The Leman Academy will become the seventh charter school in Parker and … more

Court rules school fundraiser violated First Amendment

The Douglas County School District violated the U.S. Constitution when it supported a fundraiser for a mission trip to Guatemala, according to a district court ruling filed July 17. “In sum, this … more

School board invites charter school leaders to discuss possible tax measure

As the decision on whether to put a tax measure on the November ballot nears, the Douglas County School Board hosted a special meeting for charter school leaders to voice their needs. Several … more

TUCKER IN TOWN

On July 13, Thomas Tucker, the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District, made an appearance at the administrative building in Castle Rock, 620 Wilcox St. District staff and teachers … more

Subcommittee works to perfect parent-engagement policy

Douglas County's District Accountability Committee is reviewing a policy to present to the board of education to better connect parents and schools. “Kids learn better when parents are involved,” … more

Douglas County teacher gets presidential honor

The federal government is recognizing a teacher from Douglas County for her work in the classroom. Stephanie Kawamura, a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at Pine Lane Elementary School in Parker, is … more

School district pays $2.2M to settle suit by parent of sex-assault victim

The Douglas County School District paid $2.2 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed in 2014 by the parents of a sexual-assault victim, a copy of the agreement released to Colorado Community Media … more

ACC Foundation receives $100K endowment

The Arapahoe Community College Foundation has received a $100,000 endowment from the Nathan B. and Florence R. Burt Foundation to fund scholarships for students enrolled in the college’s business … more

School board to make decision on tax measure by late August

A recent poll of 400 residents in Douglas County revealed that more than half of respondents are favorable of the school district and believe that taxpayer money is handled wisely. “The results … more

Douglas County School District pays $1.3M settlement to family of student with special needs

After a years-long legal battle, the court case involving the Douglas County School District and the family of a son with special needs has been resolved. On May 3, the school district paid $1.32 … more

Preventing dropouts among pregnant, parenting students

During her sophomore year of high school, Leslie Belmontes found out she was pregnant. Not feeling like she could continue at her traditional high school, Northglenn High, Belmontes transferred to … more

Douglas County school board reviews new superintendent's entry plan

As the start date for the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District approaches, members of the school board are in the process of reviewing an entry plan with goals and expectations … more
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