Bayfield School District

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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

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Durango schools seek support for school finance rewrite

The formula used by the state to allocate its share of the funds to K-12 education is complex, and it hasn’t been updated for more than two decades. In August, Durango School District 9-R...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Bayfield schools go into lockout for short time

An unknown person looking in windows at Bayfield High School on Friday morning prompted schools in the district to go on “lockout” for about 20 minutes. Bayfield Marshal Joe McIntyre said he was at...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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State tests: Math results alarming, 9-R superintendent says

The takeaways from the plethora of test results released in Colorado over the past two weeks are: La Plata County schools are above average in some areas, doing better in many areas, worse in...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Bayfield school superintendent facing health problems

Just as the Bayfield School District prepares to ask voters for a $30 million bond issue in November, Superintendent Troy Zabel will step back somewhat to deal with health problems. On Tuesday,...

DATE: June 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news