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More than 200 residents of a Lone Tree neighborhood have raised objections to the Douglas County School District’s approval of the purchase of a nearby building that will serve as home to the district’s evening high school program. A number … more
In an attempt to stay competitive with other school districts for new hires, the Douglas County Board of Education voted to raise the starting pay for teachers. more
The often-divided Douglas County School District community is rallying in favor of a common idea: raising taxes. "This is a first for me," said board of education President Meghann Silverthorn. … more
The Douglas County Board of Education has extended the contract of Interim Superintendent Erin Kane through the 2017-18 school year, meaning the school district will continue to hold off on a search … more
The Douglas County School District is entering into a partnership that would make school athletic trainers employees of Panorama Orthopedics. The change has been met with mixed feelings by the employees it will impact. Chris Mathewson is the … more
When he was 9 years old, Alec Greven published “How to Talk to Girls,” a book that has since been translated into multiple languages, earned him a visit to the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” and generated a yearly income for him since its 2008 … more
The field is shaping up for November's Douglas County School District Board of Education election. In the quest for four seats, six candidates were officially registered as of July 10, including a slate of four contenders who call themselves … more
As part of their effort to streamline public access to government data and services throughout the county, Douglas County officials pitched the school district on joining its Open Data Initiative, which lets consumers search for such information … more
Storm clouds threatened the graduation ceremony for Ponderosa High School for the second year in a row. But the school's staff, families and graduates beat the weather by holding the ceremony at … more
Teachers and other employees of the Douglas County School District will get a 2 percent raise in the next school year, an increase interim Superintendent Erin Kane called “grossly inadequate” and which several school board members voted against, … more
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