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Durango School District 9-R’s budget picture darkens

Durango School District 9-R declared a fiscal emergency Tuesday as estimates of state revenues decline with COVID-19 restrictions squeezing tax collections. Members of the school board were given...

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board reflects on its role in job cuts

Durango school board members conducted a 1½ hour special board meeting Tuesday reflecting on how they could have better handled a proposal to cut nine jobs from schools next school year. The...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R exploring small-group learning sessions

Durango School District 9-R is beginning to explore offering small-group learning sessions and recreational opportunities for some students as summer approaches with COVID-19 restrictions likely to...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R board to review job cuts

Nine positions at Durango schools recommended for elimination next school year will be reviewed by the 9-R Board of Education to see if members agree with the proposed job cuts. Instead of...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District may postpone $90M to $120M bond question to 2021

Economic damages from the novel coronavirus crisis might claim one more victim: Durango School District 9-R’s plan to ask voters for approval of between $90 million to $120 million in bonds. The...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R identifying budget cuts for next year

With state tax revenues plummeting as commerce grinds to a halt under COVID-19 restrictions, Durango School District 9-R has received an initial warning that state support for its budget is likely...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College hopes to hold on-campus classes in fall, but backup plans underway

Fort Lewis College plans to be open for business in the fall with the preferred option of holding on-campus, in-person classes, but planning for a variety of possibilities is underway as...

DATE: April 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R adopts temporary grading policy to address COVID-19

In recognition that learning has been hindered by COVID-19 restrictions, Durango School District 9-R has adopted a temporary grading policy for middle and high school students that won’t affect...

DATE: April 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free child care offered to first responders, medical care employees

With classes now being held online, Durango School District 9-R has opened its child care center for children of first responders and medical providers. Only five to seven children have been using...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

At Fort Lewis College, mock trials and studies of sedimentary rock seem to translate online

Kim Hannula is among 300 geoscience professors scrambling to convert field classes in which students scurry up and down rock formations to something that works online. Brian Burke had a week to...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College grapples with COVID-19 budget woes

A red alert is out at Fort Lewis College as the school scrambles to come to terms with the financial hit taken to meet the demands placed on it by COVID-19. On Tuesday, FLC’s Board of Trustees held...

DATE: April 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

In internet age, not even a global pandemic can cancel school

If history had to repeat the experience with plagues from the fifth century B.C. Athens to the Spanish flu of 1918, perhaps we’re all lucky it happened in a world that has the internet. Durango...

DATE: April 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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