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Board of Education Director Benevento resigns

CASTLE ROCK – Douglas County School District Board of Education Director Doug Benevento tendered his resignation on Wednesday.

 Board President Meghann Silverthorn confirmed that she received notification on Wednesday, August 17. Benevento was term limited after being elected twice in 2009 and 2013 to represent District E, which covers portions of Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch and Castle Pines.

Board Policy BF: Board Vacancies outlines the expectations, timelines and interview process to be used in filling the vacancy.

August 17, 2016 | By rmbarber | Category: Board of Education

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