Durango School District 9-R

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Durango 9-R board appoints new member

The Durango School District 9-R school board appointed Shere Byrd on Tuesday as the new District E representative. Byrd will replace Andy Burns, who resigned from his position as board president in...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango School District to implement gender-neutral bathrooms

Durango School District 9-R has agreed to implement gender-neutral bathrooms in all of its schools beginning with Park Elementary at the start of the 2017-18 school year, but it is not clear who...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Protest of Betsy DeVos reignites debate on school choice

DENVER – Hundreds of Coloradans protested U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ visit in Denver on Wednesday, largely criticizing her stance on using tax dollars to fund private schools. DeVos is...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photos: An upgrade for Hermosa Meadows Road

Improvement work on Hermosa Meadows Road to bring it up to La Plata County standards is underway with an August completion date.

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Government tweaks free, reduced-price school lunch rules

The expansion of guidelines this year for free and reduced-price school meals will help more families in need qualify for help, said Brehan Riley, director of the Office of School Nutrition at the...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Department of Education launches new financial transparency website

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Education is hoping to pull back the curtain on school finance with a new website dedicated to tracking the funding streams and expenditures of the state’s 178...

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango 9-R approves budget, saves libraries

The satellite public libraries at Fort Lewis Mesa and Sunnyside elementary schools are no longer at risk of closing after Durango School District 9-R decided to pay the salaries of library staff to...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Pueblo Community College partners with Durango 9-R

Pueblo Community College announced on Tuesday a new partnership to share space with Durango School District 9-R in a news release. PCC runs Southwest Colorado Community College, a satellite...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Durango, Mancos school districts earn state grants for construction

DENVER – The Colorado Board of Education approved more than $193 million in grants for construction projects across the state Thursday. Included in the list of 28 projects were two for Durango...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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The Juniper School prepares for August opening

The Juniper School, a new charter elementary school, will open Aug. 28 for the 2017-18 school year after being delayed a year because it did not receive a startup grant from the Colorado Department...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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La Plata County braces for Trump budget cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Some La Plata County public agency officials are expressing worries about how federal budget cuts proposed by President Donald Trump might disrupt local programs to help the...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary to close for asbestos removal

Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School and the branch library will close for about a month starting Monday for asbestos removal. The $160,000 removal effort has been in Durango School District 9-R’s...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News