Bayfield School District

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Bayfield Elementary getting an update

Compressing an elementary school remodel into two summers is the latest construction challenge for the Bayfield School District. “For all practical purposes, this will be a brand new school when...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bayfield School District names finance director to be interim superintendent

Amy Lyons, the finance director at the Bayfield School District, will serve as the interim superintendent for the 2017-18 school year. Gary Martinez has been hired as the district’s finance...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Education

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Bayfield Superintendent Troy Zabel to retire

Bayfield Superintendent Troy Zabel is retiring effective June 30, the Bayfield School Board announced last week. In June, Zabel said he had brain cancer and cut back on his administrative duties....

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Prep Roundup: Durango soccer beats Grand Junction Central in extra time

It took the Durango High School girls soccer team extra time, but the Demons got the job done Saturday at Grand Junction Central. With the game tied 1-1 after regulation time and a frustrating 10...

DATE: April 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Plans presented for new Bayfield school

Site work will start soon on a new Bayfield school for third through fifth grades. It will be on 40 acres across East Oak Drive from Bayfield Middle School. About 40 district residents turned out...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Colorado students test hands-on skills

More than 30 students from across the region descended on Durango High School on Friday to show what they could do in a SkillsUSA-sponsored competition. SkillsUSA focuses on career and...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Regional school districts outline plans for improvement

Recently released evaluations from the state outlined the shortfalls and strengths of the three La Plata County school districts. How students perform on state and college entrance tests,...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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4 Corners school districts boast lower dropout rates than state average

Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio school districts had a lower dropout rate than the state average during the 2015-16 school year, according to data released Thursday by the Colorado Department of...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bayfield schools sell $28.7 million worth of bonds

Bayfield School District closed on its sale of $28.7 million worth of bonds on Dec. 15, and proceeds have been deposited in Bayfield’s two banks, District Finance Director Amy Lyons told the Pine...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bayfield schools seek parental involvement to boost student safety

Bayfield School District families got an e-mail on Dec. 6 from Superintendent Troy Zabel citing student safety concerns. He wrote, “Over the last few weeks, we’ve noticed an increase of...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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District 9-R vehicles not allowed to travel Red Mountain Pass

Driving over Red Mountain Pass is not for the faint of heart, and now it’s not for Durango School District 9-R buses either. Victor Figueroa, the chief operating officer of the district’s Business...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ballot Issue 3B: Bayfield seeks tax hike to build schools

At the tail end of the November ballot, voters living within the boundaries of the Bayfield School District will find Ballot Issue 3B, asking permission to issue bonds worth $27.6 million. A “Yes”...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News