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Durango School District 9-R commits to protect Buckley Park

Durango School District 9-R agreed Tuesday to enter negotiations with the city of Durango to find a land swap that would preserve Buckley Park. The school board voted 4-0 to accept a memorandum of...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s holiday meal time at Durango School District 9-R

Chalk it up to the 2020 vibe: When novel coronavirus challenges come along, you adapt on the fly. Escalante Middle School – staff members, students and parents – have been preparing holiday meals...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wife of Durango school superintendent suffers hip injury in crash

Olga Snowberger, the wife of Durango School District Superintendent Dan Snowberger, is recovering from hip-replacement surgery in the Denver area after she was injured Saturday in a...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Budget hawk questions Durango School District 9-R bond issuance

Durango School District 9-R plans to issue $90 million in bonds in late January or early February, but the amount raised could increase by tens of millions of dollars through the use of bond...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board all ears in superintendent search

Wanted: a strong relationship-builder with exceptional communications skills who is willing to take a financial hit if they are moving from a big city or the Front Range. A focus group held...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R wants your views on new superintendent

The Durango school board is looking for public input on priorities for a new superintendent as it begins its search for a new leader. An eight-question survey is on the Durango School District 9-R...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R has one heck of a fixer-upper ready to hit the market

If you’re into early 20th century architecture and have a spare $10 million to $18 million, you might want to wander by Durango School District 9-R’s administration building, aka the old Durango...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R sets timeline for superintendent search

A new superintendent could be named in early April under a hiring timeline presented to the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education on Tuesday. The board would bring in finalists for the...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R Board of Education reviews racial justice, equity resolution

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education on Tuesday reviewed a draft of a resolution to reaffirm its commitment to racial justice, equity and inclusion. The document establishes an...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School hires Denver firm to design new school

Animas High School has selected Anderson Mason Dale Architects of Denver to design its new school building on the Fort Lewis College campus. Anderson Mason Dale beat four finalists that were...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R plans to reopen preschools Dec. 1

Preschool will return at Durango School District 9-R elementary schools Dec. 1. 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger said about 220 children are served by 9-R’s preschool program at the elementary...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board keeps hands off controversial-topics policy

After reassurances from student representatives that they saw no problem with the ability to address controversial topics in class, the Durango school board decided this week not to revise the...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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