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Open communication key to helping people in despair

Many have read about accounts of suicide in our community. Recent weeks have been challenging, as numerous people have either attempted to take their own lives or completed suicide. Many of these...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | COLUMN: Durango School News

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Durango School District discussing school boundary rezoning

The last quarter of the school year has begun, as have several important processes where community input is desired. The district is discussing possible school boundary rezoning to address...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | COLUMN: Durango School News

District 9-R aims to create competent, capable students

In Durango, we’ve been working hard to transform from the traditional public school system to one that is focused on building competency in all students. While the old system worked well for many...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | COLUMN: Durango School News

Celebrate school choice in Durango at education fair

Wednesday (Feb. 8) marks an important night of celebration in Durango. At 5 p.m. at Fort Lewis College’s Student Union Ballroom, our community will celebrate school choice at the fourth annual...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | COLUMN: Durango School News

Safety comes first when our roads turn slick

It’s that time of the year when weather can make our lives interesting. While I had another topic for this week’s column, I thought it best to cover the weather procedures used in the district...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2017 | COLUMN: Durango School News

Safety comes first when our roads turn slick

It's that time of the year when weather can make our lives interesting. While I had another topic for this week's column, I thought it best to cover the weather procedures used in the district...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | COLUMN: Durango School News

Mill levy revenue will support district’s mission

Let me take this opportunity to thank all citizens of La Plata County for their support of our recent mill levy initiative. While we succeeded with 63 percent casting a supportive vote, I hope we...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | COLUMN: Durango School News

Building a foundation of success with character

As a public school district, we hold a great deal of responsibility for ensuring that we adequately prepare our students for success after they leave our pre-K-12 system. While we continue to...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2016 | COLUMN: Durango School News

Parents being urged to weigh in on proposals for new graduation requirements

Our work to modify graduation requirements has been mentioned in the past, but I want to update you on our progress. We are fortunate to have a board that has taken this seriously to ensure that...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | COLUMN: Durango School News

School security practices designed to ensure student safety

Last month, The Durango Herald reported on upgrades to the safety and security practices within the district. It can be disconcerting to recognize that the challenges of society are not kept...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2016 | COLUMN: Durango School News

Durango School District needs mill levy increase to invest in kids

Another year is upon us, and I’m happy to share that great things are once again in store for our students in Durango. We’ve worked hard to keep budget cuts as far away from our students as...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2016 | COLUMN: Durango School News

Durango School District to overhaul graduation requirements

This spring our Board of Education will adopt a new set of graduation guidelines that will greatly shift the process of earning a high school diploma. When most of us went to school, our graduation...

DATE: May 10, 2016 | COLUMN: Durango School News

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