Douglas County

Police called on Douglas County activists; principals threatened

Police called on Douglas County activists; principals threatened

“We understand that our community is passionate about political causes and candidates. We also support the right to exercise free expression. It is incredibly unfortunate when activities of this nature disrupt important events like Parent Nights, Back-to-School Nights, or other school-sponsored activities.” — Will Trachman, DCSD Legal Counsel.

By Sherrie Peif · August 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Elections, Featured, Politics, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Uncategorized

Douglas County teachers association gathering info on school district employees

“DCSD is liable for any visitor on school property,” Hans said. “Those who do not have a relationship with a school or its students must provide notice and secure the proper permission prior to coming on to school property.”

By Sherrie Peif · August 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Sherrie Peif, Top News
Dougco school board candidate plaintiff in $1.4 million lawsuit against school district

Dougco school board candidate plaintiff in $1.4 million lawsuit against school district

This is Leung’s fourth attempt at a school board seat. He ran and lost in 2009. He applied for an appointment in 2013 and lost. He then filed to run for an open seat in 2013, but withdrew.

By Sherrie Peif · August 11, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Featured, Sherrie Peif
Douglas County parents taking a page from Jefferson County, start fake social media page

Douglas County parents taking a page from Jefferson County, start fake social media page

Though the creators of the false charter coalition page remain anonymous, the page appears to be supported by well-known political activists opposed to the Douglas County Board of Education’s conservative majority.

By Sherrie Peif · March 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif, Uncategorized

New Douglas County School District Board member starts term amid controversy

“Yes it’s unpaid, and yes there is a lot of contentiousness that surrounds this seat, but it doesn’t have to be this way,” Peck said. “I think when you keep your eye on what’s best for the community, what’s best for teachers and kids, everything, all the naysaying and rancor just kind of fades away.”

By Sherrie Peif · November 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Sherrie Peif

Douglas County School Board accepts board member's resignation on second attempt

Under Colorado statute, when a board member resigns the board has 60 days to find a replacement. If one cannot be found, the board president can appoint one without board approval.

By Sherrie Peif · September 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Elections, Uncategorized
Dougco minority school board members refuse to accept one-sentence resignation, instead leave 45,000 residents without representation

Dougco minority school board members refuse to accept one-sentence resignation, instead leave 45,000 residents without representation

“We are getting bogged down in the technicalities once again,” Greven said. “We’re talking about when the resignation got submitted, to who, at what time, at what date. The problem with that is I look at the resignation letter, which just got read, and the fact remains that director Benevento resigned and we need to fill that position. — Student representative

By Sherrie Peif · September 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Uncategorized
Dougco right to turn down federal dollars with too many strings

Dougco right to turn down federal dollars with too many strings

Under AFFH, “if you like your neighborhood, you may not be able to keep your neighborhood.”

By Kim Monson · July 27, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Constitutional Law, Douglas County, Send Tips, Taxes
Report: Student had multiple options to reach larger audience; student determined to protest

Report: Student had multiple options to reach larger audience; student determined to protest

During their 90-minute conversation, Silverthorn and Reynolds again suggested a school-wide assembly to reach more students and have a productive exchange of ideas. Davis refused.

By Sherrie Peif · July 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Politics
Policy from DougCo schools deeply undermines accuracy of KMGH Ch 7 report

Policy from DougCo schools deeply undermines accuracy of KMGH Ch 7 report

This policy (KI) expressly includes Board members within the limited class of individuals having open access to schools within the District…

By Todd Shepherd · June 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Media