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Durango School District 9-R presents bleak budget picture to public

Residents within Durango School District 9-R boundaries were given a look at the difficult budgetary alternatives in this COVID-19-marred year and asked to provide feedback about what paths they...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R expects to lose 15% of its state funding

Durango School District 9-R is expecting to take a 15% reduction in state funding next school year as the state grapples with lost tax revenue after COVID-19 restrictions brought the economy to a...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District to more than double preschool rates

With state health guidelines for COVID-19 reducing the number of preschool children in a classroom to no more than 10, the cost for a child at Durango School District 9-R’s preschool is set to more...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Applying lessons from past pandemics to COVID-19

Editor’s note: This essay was written for a social studies class at Escalante Middle School. Because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the paper was written from home. By McKenzie Hayden Escalante...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Education

DHS graduation plan didn’t meet state public health orders

Durango High School’s plan for an in-person commencement for the Class of 2020 in spring or summer did not meet statewide public health orders, according to a review by San Juan Basin Public...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School plans drive-in commencement

Animas High School administrators are taking a cue from their curriculum that emphasizes real-world problem-solving as they organize an unusual drive-in graduation ceremony for 2020, a year marred...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College president takes voluntary 20% pay cut

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus has voluntarily taken a 20% salary reduction over the next six months as school administrators look for cost savings in anticipation of a cut in the...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School seniors find a way to celebrate

Durango High School, like any self-respecting, red-blooded American senior high, has its end-of-the-year senior hijinks, parties, gatherings and rituals, but COVID-19 managed to kill most of them....

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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