Durango School District 9-R

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 | UPDATED: 1 day 14 hours ago | 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 | UPDATED: 4 days 15 hours ago | 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

Planning, preparation urged by school safety expert

The importance of planning, practice and attention to small details to keep schools safe were highlighted Monday by John-Michael Keyes, who started the I Love U Guys Foundation in 2006 after his...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango superintendent confronts controversies in student newspaper

In an interview with the El Diablo , the student-run newspaper at Durango High School, Superintendent Dan Snowberger repeated incorrect information and criticized The Durango Herald ’s...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

If the state pays for full-day kindergarten, teacher salaries could increase

Increasing teacher salaries would be a priority for school districts across Southwest Colorado if the Colorado General Assembly comes through with funding for full-day kindergarten during this...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Number of homeless students nearly doubles in Durango schools

The number of homeless students in Durango School District 9-R has increased by 63 percent in recent years. During the 2016-17 school year, 68 homeless students were identified in the district, and...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R looks at tight budget for 2019-20

Durango School District 9-R Board of Education members heard about a tight budget situation taking shape for the 2019-20 school year as state lawmakers debate how much aid they’ll provide for...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Culinary arts students whip up meal for business leaders

It was a big evening Thursday for Durango High School culinary arts students: They were handed some real responsibility – cooking and serving a dinner for business leaders in town. Not just any...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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