Durango School District 9-R

Frustrated and overworked: Durango teachers speak out

The experience of teachers at Durango School District 9-R is only one case study, but it is probably not unique. At this week’s school board meeting, a trio of teachers expressed the stresses and...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R enrollment down 96 students

Pay increases for teachers are likely in the offing at Durango School District 9-R, which is down only 96 students, good news considering the district anticipated it would be down 200 students. 9-R...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Where will the money go if voters approve Durango School District’s bonds?

Durango school board members heard details about where money will go for security and safety upgrades, repairs and new projects if voters approve $90 million in bonds on the Nov. 3 general election...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Three approaches to in-person learning in Southwest Colorado

Nearly one month into the school year, La Plata County schools have seen some of their fears realized as coronavirus cases have cropped up and children have been quarantined. But their COVID-19...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A cinematic shoutout to school district 9-R employees

A little something from the Good News Department: Durango Drive-In and Durango Education Foundation have teamed up to offer Durango School District 9-R employees the chance to catch a movie this...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Animas Valley Elementary cohort will return to classes

An individual at Animas Valley Elementary who tested inconclusively for COVID-19 earlier this week tested negative in a follow-up test. Durango School District 9-R notified families about the...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free, reduced meals extended at all schools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reopened the Summer Food Service Program through December, allowing schools across the country to offer free meals to students during the COVID-19 pandemic....

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango moves to protect Buckley Park

Buckley Park, one of downtown Durango’s treasured open spaces, has been the scene of protests, political gatherings, historic anniversaries, countless community events, picnics and pure relaxation....

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

69 Durango High School students begin self-quarantine

Sixty-nine students in three cohorts at Durango High School have begun self-quarantines at their homes after coming in contact with a district employee exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms but whose test...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango bus drivers came for the job, stayed for the kids

Practical reasons – some extra cash, a lack of jobs when they first moved to Southwest Colorado – may have initially attracted most school bus drivers to their jobs, but helping students brings...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After COVID disruptions, students, parents and teachers return to school

Outside Needham Elementary School on Monday, Maggie Collins was looking forward to seeing all of her friends, not just her neighborhood pals. Her mother, Gretchen, was ecstatic to again have the...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School announces on-campus lunch options

Students at Durango High School will be confined to campus this year to limit their person-to-person contacts in the age of the novel coronavirus, but they will gain one perk – lunch options from...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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