Durango School District 9-R

Forum to discuss Nov. 7 ballot issues will be held Thursday

A forum to discuss Nov. 7 ballot issues will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 949 East Second Ave. Of the three seats on the Durango School District 9-R Board, District E is contested....

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 22 hours 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Four candidates enter race for Durango School District 9-R board

Four candidates have entered the race for the Durango School District 9-R board in the biennial school election on Nov. 7. Three of the five board seats are up for election, and members serve for...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R school board candidate drops out of race

A candidate for a seat on the Durango School District 9-R board has withdrawn from the race. Cara-Lynn Lappen was one of three candidates vying to represent District E, which includes the area...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R struggles to hire child care workers

The future of Durango School District 9-R’s child care program, Kids’ Camp, is in jeopardy. The district sent out a newsletter to parents on Wednesday announcing a shortage of child care workers,...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R board appoints District D representative

The Durango School District 9-R school board appointed Joe Kusar on Tuesday as the new District D representative. Kusar will replace Matt Sheldon, who resigned from his position in August. District...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Summer’s over for the kids

Durango School District 9-R teachers, staff, administrators and students kicked off the 2017-18 school year Monday morning. Students returned on a day when the first total solar eclipse in decades...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Test results a mixed bag for Durango 9-R

Editor’s note: This is the first installment of three stories examining the test scores for La Plata County schools. By Mia Rupani Herald Staff Writer Standardized test scores in Colorado are a...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New school year brings new classes, construction

The Durango Herald talked with the superintendents from Durango School District 9-R, Bayfield School District and Ignacio School District to find out what is new at each district for this 2017-18...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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