Education

Durango School District ends partial-lunch rule

The School Meal Charge Regulation at Durango schools was modified Monday to end partial lunches that could be provided to children whose parents were behind in payments. The revamped regulation...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield schools plan to increase below-market wages, start with secretaries

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield School District is gradually increasing its employee salaries to market rates, and it is starting by giving a raise to its lowest-paid group: school secretaries. The...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Student scientists take center stage at La Plata County Fairgrounds

Kalina Brabeck, a sixth grader at St. Columba School, discovered Lysol makes a pretty good product if you’re looking to kill bacteria. Samantha Riddell, a sixth grader at Ignacio Middle School,...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 21 hours 52 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mother of Needham twins fills vacant Durango 9-R school board seat

Erika Brown, a mother of twin students at Needham Elementary School, was selected Tuesday night to fill the vacant Durango school board seat for the district that covers the north Animas Valley and...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 21 hours 29 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC looks for free online replacements for textbooks

Students at Fort Lewis College will increasingly benefit from open educational resources offered free online that replace often-costly textbooks with the assistance of a $31,000 grant from the...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 21 hours 48 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District board members seek to increase accessibility

A challenging workload and communication gaps were among the surprises the two newest Durango School District 9-R board members cited as eye-opening in their first three months on the job. The new...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local teachers to march at the Colorado Capitol

Local educators are joining the statewide fight for higher wages and supporting state legislation that aims to raise teacher pay. At least five school districts in Southwest Colorado – including...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Middle School principal resigns

Tod Lokey, Bayfield Middle School principal of five years, will leave the Bayfield School District in late June after resigning earlier this year. Amid the transition, Lokey said he and the middle...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District looks at $90M to $120M in facility upgrades

Decision time has arrived for Durango School District 9-R about investments it will make over the next decade in new schools and security and maintenance upgrades at existing buildings. Among the...

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

Nancy Stubbs resigns from Durango School District 9-R board

Nancy Stubbs, who served six years on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education, has resigned to deal with family issues after the accidental death of her grandson in October. “He was more...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain Middle School students take learning from classroom to stage

Henry Huff and Griffin Connolly learned how Jupiter’s rings formed, that the universe is 13.4 billion years old and the Earth is just a juvenile at 4.8 billion years old. Mountain Middle School’s ...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three Ute tribes partner on language immersion program for schools

The Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute and Ute Indian tribes are creating a Ute language immersion program that can be implemented in schools. The Southern Ute Department of Education is working with...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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