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Recall proponents suspending effort to oust Douglas County School Board directors

The man spearheading a recall of four Douglas County School Board members says he is suspending the effort after directors voted to send middle and high schools back to 100% in-person learning. … more

Douglas County School Board approves full, in-person learning for secondary students

A plan to send Douglas County middle and high schools back to in-person learning, five days a week has now received the stamp of approval from board directors, as well as support from principals and … more

Douglas County Schools superintendent recommending in-person learning

Douglas County Schools interim Superintendent Corey Wise hopes to see middle and high schools resume in-person learning, five days a week in March. Wise announced in a Feb. 25 letter to the … more

Douglas County School District's lack of diversity poses challenges for Black students

Max Malone and his family moved from Denver to Castle Rock after his family weathered financial struggles, hoping the town could provide a less stressful environment for his younger siblings. Instead … more

Black educators urge culture shift in Douglas County School District

Last year, in the span of three months, the Douglas County School District saw every person of color in its cabinet — the highest level of district administration beneath the board of education — … more

Recall proponents circulating petitions to oust DCSD directors

A group seeking to recall four Douglas County School Board directors has begun circulating petitions. The group Road2Recall announced volunteers began gathering signatures on Feb. 19 in an effort to … more

Young artist's work featured in J.K. Rowling book

Abiyana Holmes, 11, a student at Eldorado Elementary in Highlands Ranch, has been drawing pictures since she could hold a pencil. So when her friend told her that Scholastic was holding a competition … more

Douglas County School District faces 'arduous journey' toward racial equity

In the predominantly white Douglas County School District, some African-American students have reported racial slurs repeatedly scrawled in bathroom stalls, a cavalier use of the N-word by their … more

Douglas County School District launches search for superintendent

The Douglas County School District has moved forward in the process of hiring a permanent superintendent, selecting Frederick Andrews as its search firm, according to a Feb. 10 news release from the … more

Group formally initiates recall process to oust Douglas County School Board directors

A group seeking to oust four members of the Douglas County School Board has formally initiated the recall process and now awaits the green light from Douglas County's clerk and recorder to begin … more

Douglas County School District to launch hybrid learning

The Douglas County School District will launch hybrid learning this coming Monday, Feb. 8, for middle and high school students who have been learning remotely so far this semester. During the Feb. … more

National Merit Scholarship semifinalists announced

The Douglas County School District has announced the names of 56 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. These academically talented students advance in the competition, which awards 7,600 National … more

DCSD semester plans generate mixed reactions

How to school children during the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked fierce debate among local community members in the Douglas County School District. At recent school board meetings, public comment … more

Douglas County School Board votes to continue remote education

After an hours-long debate, the Douglas County School Board broke with a recommendation from its superintendent to launch hybrid learning the week of Jan. 25 and instead voted to keep middle and high … more

Douglas County School Board votes to continue remote education

After an hours-long debate, the Douglas County School Board broke with a recommendation from its superintendent to launch hybrid learning on Monday and instead voted to keep middle and high schools … more

Douglas County School District superintendent urges speedier vaccine timeline

Douglas County School District interim Superintendent Corey Wise is urging a speedier timeline for vaccinating workers in education, but stopped short of saying whether the state's recent pause on … more

School district seeing biggest sub pool in recent memory

Amanda Thompson, chief human resources officer for the Douglas County School District, estimated the district's substitute teacher pool sat around 600, maybe 700 people in recent years. Going into … more

Some Douglas County School District staff receive COVID vaccines

Douglas County School District staff began receiving COVID-19 vaccines the week of Jan. 4, according to a news release from the district. Approximately 45 school nurse consultants received … more

Douglas County School District eyes return to hybrid learning this month

The Douglas County School District is still aiming to return its middle and high school students to hybrid learning in January. The tentative plan outlined during a Jan. 5 school board meeting would … more

Teachers must wait for COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado as others given priority

Teachers and other school staff must wait for COVID vaccinations until after first responders and people 70 and older are vaccinated, state officials told local public health agencies Jan. 5. The … more
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