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COVID-19 outbreaks reported at 10 schools in Douglas County this fall

Since the start to the school year, several outbreaks have unfolded within Douglas County schools — public, private and charter. According to the district's outbreak protocols posted on its … more

Future voters participate in art contest focused on democracy

More than 100 students from across Douglas County participated in a local art contest this year focused on depicting democracy. The participants, from kindergarten through high school students, used … more

Snow day for much of the Denver metro area

Denver metro area schools will largely be closed on Monday, Oct. 26, due to the low temperatures and snow accumulation caused by the recent storm. Read on for details to individual districts. more

Douglas County School District changes quarantine protocols

The Douglas County School District is changing its approach to COVID-19 quarantines — under the blessing of new state guidelines — in hopes the new protocols will lessen the scope of quarantines … more

STEM School Highlands Ranch teacher wins $100,000 award

A teacher at STEM School Highlands Ranch is one of three grand prize winners from a pool of 600 applicants to win a $100,000 award from the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools prize program. Engineering … more

Douglas County votes to continue SRO contract

Douglas County commissioners have voted to continue their cost-sharing contract that provides school resource officers to the county’s public schools. The 2020-21 contract will allow for one … more

Investigation finds former Douglas County School District superintendent did not violate policy

An independent investigation into former Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker has concluded and found Tucker did not violate any district policies, according to a statement … more

DCSD continues plans to return elementary schools to in-person learning

The Douglas County School District is continuing preparations to send elementary school students back to full in-person learning this month after the school board received an update from district … more

Douglas County School Board confirms interim superintendent

The Douglas County School Board has confirmed Corey Wise as interim superintendent and approved his contract. Wise, who previously served as an executive director of schools, was moved forward as the … more

ThunderRidge High School switches to virtual learning amid quarantines

ThunderRidge High School has become the fourth high school in the Douglas County School District to switch to virtual learning amid logistical pressures from COVID-19. A letter sent to the Highlands … more

Colorado loosens school quarantine guidelines for some areas

With thousands of students sent home from in-person classes or told to quarantine in the first several weeks of the school year in metro Denver districts, the state public-health department released … more

Thousands of Denver metro students out of school at top of fall semester

Across south Denver metro school districts, thousands were told to quarantine or were otherwise moved to online class in broad dismissals of students following confirmed COVID-19 cases. Nearly half … more

Future of designated school site discussed

Discussions about the future of a designated school site nestled between Acres Green and Lone Tree are gearing up as local community leaders weigh how the undeveloped land would best be used. … more

Douglas County School Board names new interim superintendent finalist

The Douglas County School Board has now selected Executive Director of Schools Corey Wise as the sole finalist for interim superintendent. Wise will undergo 14 days of vetting as the district draws … more

COVID-19 cases, quarantines force Mountain Vista High School into virtual learning

Mountain Vista High School was transitioned to remote learning for two weeks after two new COVID-19 cases were confirmed at the school, forcing the quarantines of “many staff and students.” A … more

Douglas County school board's pick for interim superintendent withdraws from consideration

An Air Force officer with experience in IT, communications, human resources and education was selected to be the interim leader of the Douglas County School District. The Douglas County School … more

Douglas County School District plans to return elementary students to in-person learning

Amid pressure from district families but fearful pushback from some educators, the Douglas County School District has announced plans to get its youngest learners back to full in-person learning, … more

For the second time this week, Legend High School asks dozens to quarantine

The Douglas County School District has asked 88 more people to quarantine at Legend High School after learning of another positive COVID-19 case at the school. A letter dated Sept. 14 said students … more

Douglas County schools superintendent investigated for alleged 'workplace discrimination'

Outgoing Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker was placed on paid administrative leave in the week leading up to his resignation as investigators looked into allegations of … more

Military academy and ROTC informational Zoom on Sept. 15

On Sept. 15, between 5-7 p.m. Mountain time, the five Service Academies (U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy) and … more
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