# Douglas county school board
DougCo city leaders encourage school board to try again on funding measures
Jeff Toborg, mayor of ParkerDouglas County School District Youtube. (Castle Rock, CO) Community leaders from Lone Tree, Larkspur, Parker, Castle Pines, Castle Rock, and Highlands Ranch voiced their gratitude, support, and appreciation for the school board and superintendent Erin Kane’s efforts to pass two funding measures, despite the failed outcome.
DougCo teacher’s union president resigns
(Castle Rock, CO) Kevin DiPasquale, leader of the Douglas County Federation (DCF) teacher’s union, resigned earlier this month in a letter to the group’s members. DiPasquale said in an interview that after serving 18 months as president, he made the difficult decision to step away because he feels leaders in the DougCo school district aren’t focused on the best interests of students and staff.
DougCo school board president talks taxes and teachers
(Castle Rock, CO) In a nod to former president George H.W. Bush, DougCo school board president Mike Peterson told a group of Larkspur Republicans, "Read my lips: no new teachers."
Conservative radio host says DougCo parents are concerned about woke ideology
The original article stated Monson was responsible for accusing the district of alienating parents and indoctrinating students with “woke” ideology through its curriculum when her quote in the guide says that parents are the ones who are concerned.
DougCo superintendent and board appalled by voter guide misinformation
Douglas County School BoardDouglas County School District Youtube. (Castle Rock, CO) DougCo superintendent Erin Kane and the board of education expressed frustration and disappointment with misinformation about the impact of the MLO and bond, the use of the funds, and a claim that the district is pushing woke ideology in its curriculum printed in the Douglas County TABOR book.
DougCo school board director proposes supermajority for policy changes
Board Director David RayDouglas County School District Youtube. (Castle Rock, CO) Douglas County school board director David Ray asked his fellow board members to consider revising the district’s governance policy to require a two-thirds majority vote on any new board policies or revisions to existing ones.
DougCo school board directs superintendent to implement equity policy
(Castle Rock, CO) All seven Douglas County school board members agreed this week that questions surrounding changes to the district’s equity policy are about implementation and interpretation, not whether it needs to be thrown out or dramatically changed.
DougCo school board president won't arm teachers
(Castle Rock) Douglas County school board president Mike Peterson went on the record at Tuesday’s school board meeting, saying he doesn’t favor arming teachers and that we would "never ever want a teacher to be in a position where they are faced with a choice of staying in a classroom or to go out and engage."
DougCo school board unanimously approves MLO/bond measure
(Castle Rock) After a series of emotional pleas from community members, two DCSD principals, and a charter school leader, the Douglas County school board voted unanimously to put a mill levy override (MLO) and bond on the November ballot.
DougCo school board and superintendent come together for the kids
Douglas County School BoardDouglas County School District. (Castle Rock, CO) While the Douglas County school board members have been embroiled in conflict since the beginning of the year, they've put aside their differences in the greater interest of securing a solid financial future for the district's teachers and staff and the children they serve.
DougCo school board asks for feedback ahead of MLO, bond vote
(Castle Rock, CO) The Douglas County board of education and superintendent Erin Kane are well aware the road to approval for a mill levy override (MLO) and bond in November is far from smooth. As a result, they’re actively seeking feedback from community leaders, parents and staff.
DougCo schools superintendent makes passionate case for MLO and bond
Douglas County School District presentation to Board of Directors. (Castle Rock, CO) Superintendent Erin Kane recommended last night that the board approve placing a mill levy override (MLO) and bond measure on the ballot this November.
DougCo Sheriff closes school board perjury investigation
(Castle Rock, CO) In a statement this week, attorneys for DougCo school board directors Mike Peterson and Christy Williams said that the DougCo sheriff’s department closed their investigation into whether their clients lied under oath during a March preliminary injunction hearing.
DougCo group delays efforts to recall school board this November
(Castle Rock, CO) A group called DougCo’s Future announced today they’ll delay their campaign to recall Douglas County’s four conservative school board members this November. Up until now, they hadn't decided if they would move forward with the initiative for this election year or not.
DougCo school board recall fundraising efforts gain steam
(Castle Rock, CO) Ahead of next week’s first 2022-2023 DougCo school board meeting, supporters of recalling the four conservative board members are asking the community to increase donations to fund the effort.
9News Anchor Kyle Clark asks DougCo superintendent tough questions
DougCo superintendent Erin KaneScreen shot from Next 9News YouTube Channel. (Castle Rock, CO) During an interview with 9News anchor Kyle Clark Monday, DougCo superintendent Erin Kane expressed her optimism for the start of the new year next week. Yet, she said, she's plagued by lower teacher pay than neighboring districts, declining enrollment in one part of the county, and a community divided over recent school board actions.
DougCo school board attorneys release mysterious binders
(Castle Rock, CO) In an unexpected turn of events, attorneys for the four conservative DougCo school board members handed over materials in training binders used during a private retreat in Estes Park last November.
DougCo schools always in the spotlight; here’s how stakes are changing
(Castle Rock, CO) The Douglas County school board is no stranger to controversy or national attention. A 2013 report by the American Enterprise Institute called DougCo schools the most interesting district in America for "pursuing perhaps the nation's boldest attempt at suburban school reform."
DougCo Judge rules in district’s favor in public documents case
(Castle Rock, CO) Douglas County Judge Jeffrey K. Holmes ruled Monday that the training binders seen in pictures of the newly-elected school board members at a retreat in Estes Park aren’t public documents.
One in five DougCo teachers and substitutes leave district
(Castle Rock, CO) According to a Colorado Open Records request, 767 licensed teachers and substitutes will not return to their Douglas County classrooms next month. Nine principals, 14 assistant principals, and 10 district administrators also left.