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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 Douglas County School District Board of Education welcomes Dr. Thomas S. Tucker into the role of Superintendent of Douglas County School District. Dr. Tucker officially leads the 68,000 student district as of July 1, 2018.


Nearly 1,500 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to four recipients.


When it comes to mental health services, communities traditionally focus on supporting kids as needs arise. This work is crucial for the safety of our students. Equally important, though, is prevention-based programming that can help, early on, prevent the social-emotional challenges our kids may be experiencing from escalating.