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January 14, 2017 | By rmbarber

The Douglas County School District Board of Education voted on Tuesday, January 17, to purchase a building in Lone Tree, which could one day become the home District Child Find and Bridge programs, as well as Eagle Academy, DCSD’s evening high school program. District leaders say the facility, which is centrally located, is an affordable way to address needs identified in the Master Capital Plan.

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September 22, 2016 | By CSilberman

The Douglas County population and the capital needs of the school district are expanding. This was the message that the Long Range Planning Committee delivered to the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education in June as it presented the 2016-2017 five-year Master Capital Plan.

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December 10, 2015 | By rmbarber

Feedback received from the public has helped to shape a new and improved Master Capital Plan. The revamped document unveiled this month is intended to better inform decision making, by providing Board of Education members and all stakeholders with easy-to-understand information about the District’s needs, as well as the most efficient use of capital funding. This is especially important, given the significant growth expected in the District over the next 20 years.

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May 21, 2015 | By smcaldwell

The Long Range Planning Committee is currently

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January 13, 2015 | By rmbarber

While it may not be noticeable in the typical classroom at Castle View High School, the school is bulging at the seams. This year, 1,920 students attend the school, which is designed to comfortably seat 1,700. Projections show that this may be a sign of things to come across the Douglas County School District (DCSD) and one reason why addressing current capital needs in Douglas County is important.

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January 6, 2015 | By rmbarber

A series of meetings organized to inform the community about capital needs in the Douglas County School District and to solicit feedback about meeting them, begin this week.

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December 16, 2014 | By rmbarber

CASTLE ROCK - The Douglas County School District will be holding several forums in January and February to to inform the public about the capital needs of the Douglas County School District (DCSD) and to solicit feedback about meeting them. 

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October 30, 2013 | By ammclain

While students and many teachers remain on summer vacation, it is a busy month at many schools in Douglas County.

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August 27, 2013 | By Anonymous

Douglas County School District’s Planning and Construction Department completed more than 45 projects over the summer break.

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District News

DCSD Board of Directors sitting at dais

On Monday, December 4, the Douglas County School District Board of Education voted unanimously (with six voting members) to approve a resolution to rescind the Choice Scholarship Program. The Resolution outlines three steps to this revocation: 1) Rescind the Choice Scholarship Program, 2) Repeal all district policies specifically related to the Choice Scholarship Program and the School Choice Grant Program, 3) Direct the Board President and/or Interim Superintendent to end the litigation challenging the Choice Scholarship Program in a cost-efficient and timely manner. The resolution takes effect immediately.

HRHS Cyber Patriots

Equifax, Target, Yahoo... Unfortunately it is not uncommon to hear about— or fall victim to— data security breaches as computers become increasingly integrated into our lives. However, a generation of high school students are preparing to fill cybersecurity roles to help protect all of us against future attacks; and many of these future protectors are right here in Douglas County. Meet the Highlands Ranch High School CyberPatriots. 

glowing purple lights hover over trays of seedlings in a dark room

It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.