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Health Alert: Pertussis Outbreak

GREENWOOD VILLAGE - The Tri-County Health Department has issued an advisory regarding a statewide outbreak of pertussis, also known as whooping cough.According to the health department, the rate of pertussis is somewhat lower than 2012, but still remains at a higher level nationally than we have seen in more than 50 years.

Colorado continues to see epidemic levels of pertussis cases. In Douglas, Adams and Arapahoe Counties, we continue to see the largest number of reported cases in 11-14 year olds.
Persons who should be tested for suspected pertussis include:
• persons with a cough of any duration with close contact to a confirmed case;
• persons with a cough of at least 5 days accompanied by violent coughing spasms or coughing so hard you vomit;
• persons with a cough of at least 14 days
Persons diagnosed with pertussis must stay home from school  and/or work and avoid prolonged public contact until they have completed 5 days of antibiotic treatment or 3 weeks of coughing.
Additional Information from Tri-County Health Department

January 6, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Nursing Services

District News

On February 9 the PACE Center hosted Portfolio Day for students like Sladovnik. It was an opportunity for critiques from working professional artists, and workshops. It culminates in the "Bright Futures" art exhibit - a showcase of selected work on display February 16-27.

Last month, the Board of Education passed a resolution tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. This task force will develop a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services.

Board members sitting at the dais

CASTLE ROCK - On February 6, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education confirmed its commitment to begin the process of seeking approval from voters for additional local funding.

“Our children need a bond and mill levy override (MLO) to be passed in 2018, beyond any doubt,” said DCSD Board of Education President David Ray. “We want to move forward immediately with the necessary processes and collaboration with our community in order to finalize a formal funding package.”