Durango school board member resigns

Shere Byrd, who represents northeast La Plata County on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education, resigned at the end of Tuesday night’s school board meeting. Byrd cited the required time...

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

State awards $3.6 million for learning collaborative in SW Colorado

Fort Lewis College, Pueblo Community College Southwest and five regional school districts have received $3.6 million in state funds for a partnership to pool resources to build stronger educational...

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

Durango school board to seek public input on hiring of new superintendent

Hiring a consultant or an entity specializing in searches for educational positions will be the first order of business for the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education as it begins its...

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

Dan Snowberger resigns as Durango School District 9-R superintendent

Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger on Wednesday announced his resignation effective in June, the end of the school year. The announcement came at the end of a special Board...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters approved $90M in bonds, now Durango schools prepare for improvements

Before the school year is out, repairs that do not disrupt classes should begin in Durango schools. The work will be the visible fruits of a successful appeal to voters for issuance of $90 million...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 spike forces Durango schools to remote learning

With COVID-19 transmission rates spiking regionally, Durango School District 9-R will move to remote learning for all its students beginning Wednesday and extending through Jan. 4, the end of...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Increased COVID-19 transmission rates hit La Plata County

Amid increasing COVID-19 transmission rates countywide, Durango School District 9-R has begun to examine ways to slow the spread of the virus in schools, and that might mean temporarily ending the...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools report three new COVID-19 exposures

Three new COVID-19 exposures or potential exposures have led to the full closure of Needham Elementary School and new quarantines for students and staff members at Durango High School and Park...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School students attend drive-in session for financial aid

Alyssa Nicoly, an Animas High School senior, would like to become an elementary education teacher, but first she has to get through an 85-question application to register for federal financial aid....

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

$90 million in new bonds OK’d for Durango schools

Voters on Tuesday opened their pocketbooks to Durango School District 9-R. Ballot Issue 4A, seeking $90 million in new bonds to repair aging schools, add security upgrades and build some new...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eight students quarantine at The Juniper School in Durango

Eight students and four staff members at The Juniper School began a quarantine Tuesday after an individual at the school tested positive for COVID-19. The exposure affected only one cohort at the...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Quarantines begin for 82 students, 11 staff members at Durango schools

Sixty students at Escalante Middle School and 22 students at Durango High School have begun quarantines after exposures to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, seven...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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