By reclassifying jailors from protective status to non-protective status, 22 Wisconsin counties could use Act 10 to save nearly $15 million over the next 10 years. The savings would continue on an annual basis.
Jane Reuter continued her trend of inaccurate reporting in a biased article on the August 6th Douglas County School Board (DCSB) meeting for Colorado Community News.
Douglas County Parent (DCP), a new school interest group in Douglas County against the Board, created drama last Monday when the organization kicked School Board Director John Carson out of an informational meeting. On Friday, Media Trackers reported that other anti-Board proponents caused a stir at a Q&A session with School Board Director Meghann Silverthorn at the Public Library.
The meeting was intended to improve board transparency and facilitate friendly discussion, but became heated when liberal plants verbally attacked the Douglas County School Board and the DougCo Champions for Kids’ employees.
Despite attempts by local union voices to claim that teachers are fleeing Douglas County, the school district announced today that it will hire a projected 150 additional teachers for the coming school year.
Recent rumors have been spread by local media and union sympathizers that the implementation of Colorado’s new teacher evaluation standards have gone awry in Douglas County and that there is now mass exodus of teachers “fleeing” the schools within the Douglas County School District (DCSD).
Legal advocates for the Douglas County Choice Scholarship Program (CSP) have filed response briefs to the Colorado Supreme Court asking that the case be denied hearing. The libertarian Institute for Justice (IJ), which is helping defend the program, cited state and federal precedent in arguing opponents of the CSP ignore the constitutionally-required neutrality of state aid […]
Opponents of Douglas County’s Choice Scholarship Program (CSP) have filed an appeal and petitioned for the school choice case to be heard by the Colorado Supreme Court, a month after a significant defeat in the Colorado Court of Appeals. A total of 93 pages of documents were filed with the Supreme Court on Thursday, the deadline for […]
Teachers union bosses have continued to push false claims against the Douglas County School District (DCSD) and the local Board of Education (BOE) during the past month, asserting that student achievement and classroom performance have declinded despite public data to the contrary. Leaders of the local American Federation of Teachers (AFT) affiliate and the state […]
Less than two weeks after the Sunshine Review stamped the Douglas County School District (DCSD) with a “D” grade for transparency and accountability, Douglas County now ranks among the top school districts in the state with an updated and permanent “A-” grade. The ranking from the government transparency watchdog changed nearly half a dozen times […]