9-R school board to meet Aug. 23
The Durango School District 9-R School Board will meet at 5 p.m. Aug. 23 in the 9-R board room in the administration building, 201 E. 12th St.
All are welcome. A copy of the proposed agenda can be found at www.boarddocs.com/co/dsd/Board.nsf/Public by 5 p.m. Aug. 19.
Athletes must attend meeting at DHS
A mandatory meeting for all fall athletes, parents and coaches will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 in the Durango High School gym.
A short meeting will take place followed by meetings for each individual sport and activity. All fall athletes trying out for a sport must have a physical and turn in paperwork to the athletic office.
DHS is now collecting participation fees and issuing red or white cards for fall 2011 athletic and activity participants. The fee will be $50 per activity, with a cap of $100 per student and $150 per family per year.
Athletes and participants should be prepared to pay when they pick up their red or white card. Students will not be eligible for participation until fees have been paid. However, family financial hardship should not be a barrier to participation.
If assistance is needed, call Sheldon Keresey at 259-1630, ext. 2304, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Football, volleyball to start at Miller
Miller Middle School will hold these practices:
Football practice and tryouts will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday to Aug. 19. Beginning Aug. 22, practice will be held after school.
Volleyball practice will begin Monday from 3 to 5 p.m.
There will be a $20 per activity fee, with a cap of $35 per student and $50 per family per year.
Athletes and activity participants should be prepared to pay the fee and turn in all paperwork when they pick up their blue card. Students will not be eligible for participation until fees have been paid. Family financial hardship should not be a barrier to participation.
If assistance is needed, call Michol Brammer at 247-1418, ext. 2521, or email email@example.com.
Webinar about radon will be offered Aug. 24
The free webinar Radon in Schools: What You Need to Know will be presented from 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 24.
The program will present the facts about radon in schools and why it is necessary to test every school for radon. Participants will discover effective methods and best practices for testing and mitigating radon in school buildings and more.
Participants may email questions to IAQTfSConnector@cadmusgroup.com by Aug. 17.
To register, visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/366923592.
Ignacio board seeks candidates
The Ignacio School Board is seeking candidates for the school-board election to be held Nov. 1.
Three directors will be elected for terms of four years. To qualify, a candidate must have been a registered voter within the school district for at least 12 consecutive months before the election, and the candidate must be a resident of the district that will be represented.
Candidates must file a written notice of intention and submit a nomination petition signed by at least 25 eligible electors who are registered to vote in the election. Nomination petitions may be obtained from Janet Reinhardt at the administration office, 315 Ignacio St.
Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Completed petitions must be submitted to Donna Elder at the La Plata County clerks office, 98 Everett St., Suite C, no later than 4 p.m. Aug. 26.
Meetings to address FLC adult learning
Information sessions about adult education opportunities at Fort Lewis College will resume at 6 p.m. today in Program Room 3 of the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.
The sessions are free and open to the public. The sessions, which will give community members a chance to learn more about starting or finishing a degree or the other lifelong learning opportunities FLC offers, will continue every Wednesday until December. There will be no session Nov. 23.
For more information, call Crystal Fankhauser at 247-7670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rural Schools Act committee to meet
The San Juan National Forest Secure Rural Schools Act Resource Advisory Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Aug. 23 at the San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court in Durango.
The public is invited to attend. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. with an introduction, followed by Title II project proponent presentations. A public comment period will be held at 11 a.m., and the meeting will break for lunch at 11:30 a.m.
Members will review project proposals at 12:30 p.m. and make funding recommendations to San Juan National Forest Designated Federal Officer Bill Dunkelberger. The group will then discuss field trip opportunities to visit earlier approved projects at 2:30 p.m., and the meeting will adjourn at 3 p.m.
For more information, call Dunkelberger at 385-1351 or Ann Bond at 385-1219.