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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Westbrook, Phelps throw way onto podium for Bayfield track and field

As Day 1 wrapped up at the Colorado High School Activities Association Class 3A State Track and Field Championships on Thursday at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Bayfield earned points...

DATE: May 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield High to resurface track this summer

Hoping to avoid the fate of Durango High School, which can’t use its track this year because it’s falling apart, Bayfield school board members approved a contract April 5 to resurface the track...

DATE: April 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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