DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– The Douglas County School Board has put off a decision to renew the charter for STEM School Highlands Ranch. The current contract expires June 30.
In January, the board had voted to renew the contract for three years. The deadly shooting in May put that on hold.READ MORE: Mom Fights With Insurance Company To Get Disabled Daughter Wheelchair
Student Kendrick Castillo, 18, was shot and killed and eight other students were injured in the shooting on May 7. Two students have been arrested and charged in the shooting.READ MORE: MSU Denver Offers COVID Vaccine Incentive With Scholarship Drawing
The school has six days to address issues, like clarifying its parent complaint and communication policies.
The board would like to extend the current contract for a year to help negotiate a long-term contract. STEM School wants a five-year contract to help with school funding.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine: Denver Moves Focus From Quantity To Localized, Targeted Population
The board will meet again on June 29.