Durango School District 9-R

Durango Education Foundation looks for ways to help 9-R

Diana Cruz, executive director of the Durango Education Foundation, is looking to boost the foundation’s visibility around town to help it provide more grants, scholarships and services to Durango...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District increases budget by 10 percent

The Durango School District 9-R school board gave final approval Tuesday to a $54.19 million budget for 2018-19, more than a 10.5 percent increase compared with the 2017-18 budget of $49.05...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school breakfasts will cost more next year

Breakfast prices will go up 25 cents at Durango School District 9-R cafeterias next year, and the cost for a day in the Kids Camp program will increase by $3 a day. The increase in breakfast costs...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school district budget focuses on salaries, emotional needs

A budget that places increasing emphasis on meeting the social and emotional needs of students and on providing a living wage to nonprofessional staff members was presented to a sparse crowd at the...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana taxes aren’t a silver bullet for school funding

Tax revenue generated by legal recreational marijuana is nice to have for some noneducational building costs, but it’s not going to turn around the tight school funding situation in Colorado any...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board gets glimpse at 2018-19 budget

Durango School District 9-R is crunching numbers to get to a budget of about $54 million for 2018-19, with a public presentation of the budget set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 8 at Miller Middle School....

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teachers, students wear red for higher public school funding

Durango School District 9-R teachers, staff, students and parents will wear red on Friday in support of educators gathered at the Capitol in Denver rallying for public education funding. “This is...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango students join national walkout on anniversary of Columbine shooting

Durango students put down their pencils and participated in a national walkout Friday morning to protest gun violence on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton....

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley fifth-graders, DHS students receive honors

Durango students received some accolades this week. A team of Animas Valley Elementary fifth-graders advanced to the Global Finals of the Destination Imagination competition by finishing second in...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools superintendent remaining with district

Dan Snowberger, superintendent of Durango School District 9-R, is staying in Durango. Snowberger was one of four finalists for the superintendent position with Thompson School District in Loveland....

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News