Durango School District 9-R

Durango school board holsters decision to arm employees with guns

The Durango School District 9-R board decided not to make a decision Monday night about whether to arm district employees with guns. The board was weighing a resolution that would have declared...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 12 hours 56 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Can greater focus on culture improve graduation rates among Native Americans?

Gail Tahhahwah moved to Durango from Oklahoma two years ago and began looking for ways for her family to become involved with the Native American community. Tahhahwah, who is Comanche, Kiowa and...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board questions funding Juniper School renovations

Durango School District 9-R’s board expressed reservations this week about granting The Juniper School a loan to renovate its new buildings. The Juniper School plans to move from a building it...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District board reviews partial lunch policy after Facebook fundraiser

The Durango School District 9-R board reviewed school lunch policy Tuesday after a sign posted at Miller Middle School in April announced partial lunches would be served to students with debt. The...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman who hit school bus suspected of driving under influence

A Farmington woman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and crashing into a school bus south of Durango. The rear-end crash occurred about 7:30 a.m. south of...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Full-day kindergarten bill heads to Polis’ desk

DENVER – Free, full-day kindergarten will be available to all Colorado kids this fall, thanks to the final passage late Tuesday of House Bill 1262, which sets aside $175 million for the program....

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District board members get early look at 2019-20 budget

A glimpse of a preliminary 2019-20 budget, which needs about $375,000 in trims to bring the numbers into balance, was presented to Durango School District board members at their Tuesday night...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools in Southwest Colorado see changes driven by Columbine

One look at Durango High School, built in 1976, and Montezuma-Cortez High School, which opened in 2015, tells you a lot about how the world of education has changed 20 years after the Columbine...

DATE: April 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fundraiser settles lunch debt for Miller students

Miller Middle School announced it would serve partial lunches to students who owed $8 or more to the cafeteria this week, prompting a school employee to start a Facebook fundraiser to pay off their...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school district gets $1.1 million for school safety

Durango public schools have received a $1.1 million grant from the Colorado Division of Homeland Security to support and build upon existing school safety efforts. For several years, Durango School...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Preschool in the woods: Rope, compasses and binoculars will be required

A class of 4-year-olds will spend next school year learning primarily outdoors in the sun, rain and snow through Durango School District 9-R’s first forest preschool. The class of 16 students is...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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