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Recent Respiratory Illness Concern

Recent reports in the Denver area and in other cities across the country have indicated an increase in pediatric patients with severe respiratory illness and asthma.  Medical personnel have been asked to encourage pediatric patients with asthma to be vigilant in taking their asthma controlling medications. 

Nurses in Douglas County schools have seen an increase in respiratory illness and are stepping up the awareness concerning how to control infections at school.

To prevent the spread of this and other respiratory pathogens, we are reinforcing the message of good hand washing, cover your cough and in particular, stay home when you are sick.

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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.”