# Douglas county school board
FEC United Leader calls on DougCo members to reject leftist ideology in mission statement
Judi Reynolds, former Douglas County school board member and a leader of the FEC United Education Pillar, shared a call to action on social media for members to oppose potential changes to the Douglas County school district mission statement. The original post came from the FAIR (Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism) Douglas County Chapter.
Judge appointed in DougCo schools racial discrimination case
(Castle Rock, CO) Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews, who President Joe Biden nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Colorado this February, will hear the case of four students of color who allege the Douglas County School District did little to quell the racist hate speech they faced while attending DougCo schools.
DougCo school leaders respond to discrimination lawsuit; district remains silent
(Castle Rock, CO) Days after four students of color filed a federal civil lawsuit against the Douglas County School District for failing to protect them from ridicule, harassment, hate speech, and threats of violence, the district has yet to issue a statement on the matter or respond to an email request for comment.
Black, biracial students sue DougCo schools; allege widespread discrimination
(Castle Rock, CO) The families of four black or biracial students, including Jeramiah Ganzy, who stood before the school this past April and spoke about the hate speech he’d endured while attending Castle Rock Middle School, filed a lawsuit against the DougCo school district, school board, and middle school principal, John Veit, in federal court.
Nonpartisan DougCo school board race shapes up to be anything but
UPDATE: Maria Sumnicht has lived in Parker for the last year and works remotely for a technology company based in New York City. She says she looks forward to the process of running as a candidate for the District F school board position.
DougCo school board rejects open meetings settlement, fees mount
(Castle Rock, CO) Douglas County School Board members Mike Peterson, Christy Williams, Becky Myers, and Kaylee Winegar chose not to consider a settlement offer that would’ve put the Colorado open meetings lawsuit behind them once-and-for-all.
DougCo school board selects Jason Page in split vote to fill vacancy
(Castle Rock, CO) The Douglas County school board voted 4-2 to elect Jason Page to fill the board vacancy created when Elizabeth Hanson resigned in protest last month. Having narrowed the finalists to three, the board interviewed each and ultimately nominated Brad Geiger and Jason Page for a final vote.
DougCo committee members reeling after school board ignores request
(Castle Rock, CO) Earlier this month, the DougCo school board voted 4-2 to turn down a signed resolution by the District Accountability Committee (DAC) pleading for more time to review changes to the parent engagement policy and garner feedback from other stakeholders.
DougCo school board names finalists for open seat
(Castle Rock, CO) The Douglas County School Board will interview three finalists at next week’s board meeting for the open board seat created when former director Elizabeth Hanson resigned in protest over wasteful board spending and “political agendas.”
National debate over preferred pronouns comes to DougCo schools
(Castle Rock, CO) The Douglas County School District’s board of education passed a parent engagement policy by a 4-2 vote that allows teachers, staff, and students to refuse to use someone’s preferred pronouns if doing so would conflict with their deeply held personal beliefs.
DougCo school board directors illegally fired former super, judge rules
Updated to include a statement from board president Mike Peterson. (Castle Rock, CO) For over a year, DougCo school board members Mike Peterson, Christy Williams, Becky Myers, and Kaylee Winegar adamantly argued they didn’t break the law when they spoke individually about former superintendent Corey Wise’s performance and agreed they wanted to go in another direction.
DougCo school board attorney defends directors’ actions in court
(Castle Rock, CO) Fifteen months after Justice Jeffrey K. Holmes placed a preliminary injunction on the DougCo school board requiring them to follow Colorado open meeting laws, attorney Geoff Blue finally got his day in court to argue the Judge’s initial ruling was wrong.
School funding advocate announces run for DougCo school board
(Castle Rock, CO) Divorce attorney Brad Gieger said he hopes to marry his in-depth knowledge of the DougCo school district’s financial and capital needs with his experience as a lawyer negotiating through conflict should he win a seat on the DougCo school board this November.
DougCo school board seeks applicants to fill vacancy
(Castle Rock, CO) The DougCo Board of Education seeks applicants to fill the board vacancy created when Elizabeth Hanson resigned late last month. Interested applicants must live in District C, which covers portions of Highlands.
DougCo school board director announces reelection bid
(Castle Rock, CO) Susan Meek, who recently announced her run for a second term on the Douglas County school board, doesn’t back down from a challenge. While she admits the last three years have had their ups and downs, she’s more confident than ever that she can continue to make a positive difference in the lives of the district’s students, families, and educators.
Judge denies DougCo school board jury trial
(Castle Rock, CO) When DougCo school board members Mike Peterson, Christy Williams, Becky Myers, and Kaylee Winegar refused to settle a year-long lawsuit claiming they violated Colorado open meetings laws, they indicated they were looking forward to proving themselves not guilty in court.
DougCo school board member resigns in protest; cites politics and egos
(Castle Rock, CO) DougCo school board director Elizabeth Hanson abruptly resigned after reading a brief statement during this week's board meeting calling out majority directors Mike Peterson, Christy Williams, Becky Myers, and Kaylee Winegar for wasteful spending on lawsuits and allowing political agendas to come before students.
Equity debate continues in DougCo schools despite ongoing racism reports
(Castle Rock, CO) The Douglas County School District began making national headlines more than two years ago when African-American students reported seeing racial slurs written on bathroom walls and hearing the n-word casually thrown around by classmates.
DougCo school board members won't admit guilt, take fight to court
(Castle Rock, CO) Douglas County school district’s board of education directors Mike Peterson, Christy Williams, Becky Myers, and Kaylee Winegar rejected a settlement offer that would’ve put a year-long lawsuit behind them earlier this week.
DougCo school board president proposes equity policy revisions
(Castle Rock, CO) Douglas County School District’s board of education president, Mike Peterson, added a redlined version of the district’s equity policy to this week’s board of education meeting agenda, giving the public a first look at what changes he’d like the board to consider.