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Douglas County School Board president Kevin Larsen strongly supported a school-funding measure in 2010, but now says the school district shouldn't rush to meet the increasingly narrow window of opportunity to put a similar issue on the November 2015 … more
Larry King arrives at the school bus terminal between 5 and 6 a.m. during the school year. He makes his way to the dispatch room, where he finds his keys and route book for the day. Then, King combs the parking lot to find his bus. Each is … more
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Results of a recently released state survey show Douglas County's teachers feel safe and supported by their individual school communities, but have concerns about the district's evaluation system. Concerns about evaluations are reflected by … more
The long wait for public access to Rueter-Hess Reservoir is almost over. It was more than 10 years ago that Parker Water and Sanitation District customers overwhelmingly approved a $100 million bond issue to fund the construction of the reservoir … more
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A motion to approve Hooters' liquor license languished for lack of a second during the May 5 Lone Tree City Council meeting. Mayor Jim Gunning's request for a second, repeated twice, was both times … more
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A community group active in the last Douglas County school board election is gearing up for November 2015, when three seats on the reform-focused board will be up for grabs. No challengers have announced yet their intention to run for a board … more
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For Highlands Ranch mother Kimberly Owen, sending her children to and from Fox Creek Elementary School on the bus has been a gamble this year. “It’s been a nightmare since the beginning of the school year,” Owen said. “The very first day … more
After 87 meetings with more than 1,000 community members on the school district's long list of facility concerns, the Douglas County School Board said more work should be done before it can decide whether to put a capital-needs tax issue on the … more
The outgoing Littleton Public Schools superintendent said his community shares the Douglas County School Board's concerns about Colorado's school-funding formula, but decided it couldn't wait for help from the state. “This is not my district, … more
The Douglas County School District plans to give staff, on average, a 3.2 percent pay increase and absorb the increased cost of medical benefits and required retirement fund contributions. “For the fourth year in a row, the district has been … more
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