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Douglas County Job Growth from the Denver Business Journal

Employment in Douglas County grew by 5.9 percent in the 12 months ending September 2013, the second-highest job-growth rate in the nation among 334 large counties, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Wednesday.

Dougco's one-year employment growth rate was second only to Fort Bend County, Texas, among counties with 75,000 or more jobs, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics said. Fort Bend saw 6.0 percent job growth between September 2012 and last September; the national average was 1.7 percent growth.

Read the full story in the Denver Business Journal

March 20, 2014 | By slmanitoken | Category: Careers, Human Resources

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.”