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Douglas County Health Board approves opting out of school mask mandates

The Douglas County Health Department will allow people to opt out of any local masking requirements under a new health order aimed at curbing masking mandates in schools. more

Election 2021 Q&As: Douglas County school board

In the election that ends Nov. 2, Douglas County voters will elect four members of the county school district’s Board of Education, a majority of the seven-member panel. Ballots go into the mail … more

Douglas County schools keep COVID mask rule

The Douglas County School District is still requiring that masks be worn inside its schools, its superintendent confirms, even after a public health order on masks dissolved in Douglas County. “The … more

COVID cases rise among Colorado school-age kids

Cases of COVID-19 among children ages 6 to 11 are on the rise and remain the highest among any age group as the state’s overall case rate is decreasing, public health officials said Oct. 1. While … more

Free community college proposal excites Colorado students, educators

After graduating from high school, Jake Smith didn't think he'd make it in college. He struggled academically and he didn't have the money to afford more education until he joined the Army.  For … more

Douglas County schools stay with COVID mask rule, even with a health-agency order no longer in effect

The Douglas County School District is still requiring masks, a spokeswoman confirmed, after a public health order mandating them inside schools and child-care centers dissolved in Douglas County.  more

27J district in need of staff

The nationwide hiring shortage hit 27J Schools. "We are in a terrible staff shortage situation all over the district," said district spokewoman Janelle Asmius. "Our regular operations have already … more

Election 2021: Douglas County school board election shapes up

The field is set for this fall’s Douglas County School Board elections, where two slates have emerged to square off for four seats on the board — a majority on the seven-member board. While one … more

Colo. schools that require masks have lower COVID rates

Colorado’s school-aged children are experiencing the highest rates of coronavirus infection among any age group in the state right now. But state health officials on Sept. 23 presented new data … more

Yes, some Douglas County families support school masking

Heidi Reasoner felt a sense of relief when the Douglas County School District began requiring masks as a COVID-19 safety measure, first for students in preschool through sixth grade and later for all … more

Douglas County leaders grapple with raucous meetings

Several security guards and uniformed officers positioned themselves between the audience at an Aug. 24 meeting of the Douglas County School Board and the board's seats at the dais.  Confusion … more

Mask rules drive parents’ demand for doctor notes

Colorado parents are seeking an end-run around mask requirements at their children’s schools: Doctor’s notes exempting them for dubious medical reasons. And in mask-averse Douglas County, where … more

TikTok challenge damages Prairie View High School

The latest TikTok challenge that involves theft and property destruction made its way to Prairie View High School.             In a two-week … more

Tri-County Health investigating mask compliance in Douglas County schools

Comments about masking students and complaints alleging some Douglas County schools are falling out of compliance with a local mask mandate are pouring in, according to the local health department. … more

Douglas County principal decries conduct at high school mask protests; students report harassment, slurs

Demonstrations over mask-wearing mandates continued at Douglas County schools on Friday, following a week filled with protests, and reports from students about hateful behavior. more

‘The engine that powers Colorado’

As they walk through the halls of Emily Griffith Technical College, students are reminded that their future awaits them with one catchphrase: “Our mission is to prepare our students for today’s … more

Students walk out of Douglas County Schools protesting mask mandate

The walkout started when three students emerged from Legend High School in Parker and meandered toward a nearby park. Two more followed shortly after, and for a moment the small group was the only … more

Douglas County commissioners vote to form their own public health department

Douglas County commissioners have unanimously voted to form their own health department and board of health, formally splitting from the Tri-County Health Department after 55 years.  more

Douglas County Schools updates medical cannabis policy

The Douglas County School District will now allow employees to administer medical cannabis to students who rely on it. Gov. Jared Polis in May signed a law that required Colorado school districts to … more

Tri-County Health mandates masks for all students, removes ability for counties to opt out

Undoing decisions by Douglas and Adams counties to opt out of a requirement for masks in schools, the Tri-County Health Department repealed the ability of counties to opt out of its public health … more
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