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Durango School District 9-R wins grant for an electric school bus

Durango School District 9-R has been awarded $328,803 to purchase and install a fully electric school bus and related charging infrastructure, thanks to a joint grant application by the school...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Primary School opens kindergarten enrollment

Bayfield Primary School has opened kindergarten enrollment for the 2021-22 school year. All students who will turn 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 are eligible to register for kindergarten. To...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Education

The Juniper School hires new leader

The Juniper School has hired a new head of school from an Aurora combined elementary and middle school, a model the Durango charter school plans to adopt beginning next year with the addition of a...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District superintendent search down to 10 candidates

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education narrowed its list of superintendent candidates to 10 people from 26 total applicants in a closed session Tuesday. “As a group, these are people...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio Middle School announces second quarter honor roll

Ignacio Middle School has announced its second quarter honor roll. Sixth grade: Kenya Abaroa, Jaelyn Alston, Tarah Baker, Cayson Burcham, Alana Cundiff, Katie Cundiff, Thunder Windy Boy Hebert,...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Education

Ignacio School District chooses internal candidate as next superintendent

The Ignacio School District has hired its next superintendent: Chris deKay, a candidate from Ignacio who has spent decades working in the district. With Superintendent Rocco Fuschetto set to retire...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College reports steady enrollment, strong fiscal position

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus reported steady enrollment and a strong fiscal position Friday during a Board of Trustees meeting. Stritikus shared his optimism for the future and...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R forming diversity, equity, inclusion panel

Durango School District 9-R is forming an advisory committee that will offer guidance on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion to enhance the quality of education provided to minority, LGBTQ...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District receives 26 applicants in superintendent search

Twenty-six candidates have applied to be Durango School District 9-R’s next superintendent, and the board of education plans to whittle the pool down to seven to 10 people in the first cut in its...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teachers, staff to receive COVID-19 vaccine en masse

Two COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held for Durango School District 9-R teachers and staff members on Saturday – one at Durango High School and one at Escalante Middle School. The clinic at...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools, city hear from those too young to vote

Amiah Hanson is only a 16-year-old sophomore at Durango High School, but she might be playing as big a role as anyone not sitting on Durango’s Board of Education in finding the district’s next...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaccinations for educators in La Plata County could come next week

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic for educators within Durango School District 9-R could come as soon as next week, and eligibility for inoculations will extend to teachers and staff members from...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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