Durango School District 9-R

Pueblo Community College Southwest opens campus at Durango High

After tailoring its course offerings to meet community needs – with a focus on early childhood education – Pueblo Community College Southwest has officially opened its new campus at Durango High...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District employees may face higher health insurance costs

Higher health insurance costs may be coming to Durango School District 9-R employees as claims are coming in faster than anticipated for the second consecutive year. The district uses a partially...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Standardized tests enlighten educators about learning successes, gaps

It’s often said standardized school tests are a snapshot – “one day, one test” – and too much weight is put on their results. But Durango School District Superintendent Dan Snowberger said...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: No back-to-school blues here

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New school year brings focus on security and safety

A more violent, harsh world is increasingly hard to ignore. Sadly, the first day of school in Durango reflects that. Durango schools continue a journey that increasingly emphasizes safety, security...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District, Early Childhood Council to expand child care

Justice Wofford spent a month driving her daughter from her home in Mancos to River Mist preschool east of Durango so she could attend class at Fort Lewis College during the spring semester. In the...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Education Foundation looks for ways to help 9-R

Diana Cruz, executive director of the Durango Education Foundation, is looking to boost the foundation’s visibility around town to help it provide more grants, scholarships and services to Durango...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District increases budget by 10 percent

The Durango School District 9-R school board gave final approval Tuesday to a $54.19 million budget for 2018-19, more than a 10.5 percent increase compared with the 2017-18 budget of $49.05...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school breakfasts will cost more next year

Breakfast prices will go up 25 cents at Durango School District 9-R cafeterias next year, and the cost for a day in the Kids Camp program will increase by $3 a day. The increase in breakfast costs...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school district budget focuses on salaries, emotional needs

A budget that places increasing emphasis on meeting the social and emotional needs of students and on providing a living wage to nonprofessional staff members was presented to a sparse crowd at the...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana taxes aren’t a silver bullet for school funding

Tax revenue generated by legal recreational marijuana is nice to have for some noneducational building costs, but it’s not going to turn around the tight school funding situation in Colorado any...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News