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Federal judge extends order blocking students from opting out of Douglas County school mask mandate

A federal judge extended a temporary restraining order blocking the Douglas County Health Board from letting students opt out of Douglas County School District’s mask-wearing mandates. The restraining order was extended for another two weeks. But the entire federal lawsuit may be dismissed by Friday, attorneys said in a court hearing Monday, because the board […]

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Douglas County commissioners vote to opt out of Tri-County student mask order

Following a nearly four-hour meeting that featured dozens of public speakers, Douglas County voted to opt out of the latest public health order from Tri-County Health Department requiring that students wear masks at schools as a COVID-19 safety measure. The move came two days after Douglas County School District leaders said they will require all students in preschool through […]

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Colorado is near the bottom of states in school funding. That’s why there are nearly 40 bond and mill levy override questions on ballots this fall.

Robert Framel is the superintendent of Kit Carson schools, plus the trigonometry teacher, and the precalculus teacher, and the sixth-grade math teacher. He picked up the math classes after he couldn’t find a qualified teacher willing to move to the eastern Colorado town of 400 people and work for a school system that offers a […]