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Durango School District 9-R

School counselors help students navigate today’s social and academic challenges

Durango School District 9-R made a commitment last year to increase the student-to-councilor ratio, and early signs show the effort is paying off. Andy Burns, chief operations officer for Durango...

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

Big Picture High School graduation rate fails to meet federal standards

Durango Big Picture High School has been identified as needing support and intervention by the Every Student Succeeds Act because of its inconsistent four-year graduation rate. The act targeted Big...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anonymous hotline sees increase in calls from students

More students are making more calls to a statewide anonymous hotline to report concerns about their safety or the safety of others, a trend that educators regard as positive. “Kids are feeling more...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shere Byrd ekes out win for Durango 9-R board seat

Durango School District 9-R Board of Education candidate Shere Byrd pulled off a narrow election victory against opponent Emily Newcomer in a neck-and-neck race to represent District E. Unofficial...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board candidate filed incorrectly with state but will remain on ballot

Emily Newcomer will remain on the ballot for a seat on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education despite failing to file correctly with the state. Newcomer, a licensed psychotherapist,...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R adds multipurpose student IDs as safety measure

Durango School District 9-R started a new multipurpose student identification card program that is expected to increase student safety across the district. Student IDs can be used to track...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

At election forum, Durango school board candidates, fire district make pitches

With La Plata County residents receiving their November ballots in the mail this week, the Durango Fire Protection District and Durango School District 9-R board candidates made a final push to...

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

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 | 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 | 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 | 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