Durango School District 9-R

Durango School District embarks on mission to improve student achievement

Thousands of students returned to school Tuesday in Durango pumped with nervous energy and excitement. First-year fifth grade teacher Katie Ames expected to roll with the chaos on the first day at...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 18 hours 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis welcomes Durango students back to school

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis surprised hundreds of Park Elementary School students by welcoming them back to school Tuesday morning and personally wishing some good luck on their studies. Third...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Families flock to stores with back-to-school supply lists

Crayons, markers, pencils and notebooks were in high demand Monday as parents scrambled to do last-minute shopping before Tuesday’s first day of school. Supply lists in hand, families made the...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ryan Knorr looks to streamline 9-R athletics plan

One month into his new job as Durango District 9-R athletic director, Ryan Knorr is already realizing the importance of having a streamlined process for how Durango High, Escalante and Miller...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Smile kids, you’re on candid camera: Durango schools expanding video surveillance

When hundreds of students return to school next month, they can smile and wave: They’ll be on candid camera. Durango School District 9-R is spending $365,000 on video surveillance systems to...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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

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