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Governor Hickenlooper signs new interoperable communications bill at Rock Canyon High School

On Friday, June 10, 2011, Governor Hickenlooper signed into law, Senate Bill 11-173, the "Interoperable Communications in Schools" measure that ensures schools will have quick and reliable communication with first responders. Representatives from various local law enforcement agencies, fire districts, as well as DCSD security were on hand to show support for the legislation that is the first in the nation to envision statewide interoperability that includes all schools.

Before the bill, many first responders across the state were unable to directly communicate with school personnel during an emergency because they use different radio systems. This can slow the flow of critical information needed to respond to a medical emergency or lockdown a school during a search for a dangerous suspect.

January 12, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Safety and Security

District News

The Apple Awards honors and celebrates excellence in education. This year, more than 5,000 nominations were submitted. 188 Apple Representatives from schools and departments were then selected by the Foundation in January. Of this outstanding group of education leaders, five individuals were awarded with an Apple Award. 

High school students across Douglas County, and many students in respective feeder schools, are once again learning that a little kindness can go a long way. Again this year, our high schools hosted Wish Weeks to make dreams come true for Make-A-Wish Foundation beneficiaries.

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education has named Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D. as the sole finalist to lead our 68,000-student district as superintendent on a unanimous vote.