Ignacio School District 11-JT

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Regional school districts outline plans for improvement

Recently released evaluations from the state outlined the shortfalls and strengths of the three La Plata County school districts. How students perform on state and college entrance tests,...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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4 Corners school districts boast lower dropout rates than state average

Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio school districts had a lower dropout rate than the state average during the 2015-16 school year, according to data released Thursday by the Colorado Department of...

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

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Ignacio School Board sets increased mill levy

Ignacio School District’s assessed valuation for 2017 is down almost 40 percent because of the downturn in the oil and gas industry, Superintendent Rocco Fuschetto told the board this week. So the...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ignacio School District’s turnaround required everyone to buy in

IGNACIO – The clock was ticking on the Ignacio School District as the Colorado Department of Education told it to improve results or face sanctions such as a takeover by the state, a shift to...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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District 9-R vehicles not allowed to travel Red Mountain Pass

Driving over Red Mountain Pass is not for the faint of heart, and now it’s not for Durango School District 9-R buses either. Victor Figueroa, the chief operating officer of the district’s Business...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Ignacio school buildings built for future

How do you build schools that provide a better learning experience for students and teachers? In the process of creating three new school buildings, for about $50 million, the Ignacio School...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

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Ignacio schools turning things around

IGNACIO – Wednesday was a good day to be a Bobcat as Ignacio School District staff members celebrated a hard-won removal from the state’s priority-improvement list. The list, which contained eight...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango schools seek support for school finance rewrite

The formula used by the state to allocate its share of the funds to K-12 education is complex, and it hasn’t been updated for more than two decades. In August, Durango School District 9-R...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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State tests: Math results alarming, 9-R superintendent says

The takeaways from the plethora of test results released in Colorado over the past two weeks are: La Plata County schools are above average in some areas, doing better in many areas, worse in...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Talk about town: Ignacio High student scores silver at national conference

By the time she completed her project on sexual consent, Gabriana “Gabby” Creason had garnered a gold medal at the state level and now a silver medal at the national Family, Community and Career...

DATE: July 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Boettcher program trains teachers to be successful

New teachers are leaving the profession at alarming rates, and colleges are graduating fewer licensed teachers, leaving many schools hurting for qualified instructors. Southwest Colorado is one of...

DATE: April 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ignacio High student qualifies for national event

Ignacio High School sophomore Gabriana “Gabby” Creason recently brought home a gold medal from a state conference for a project about sexual consent. Gabby evaluated her classmates’ understanding...

DATE: April 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News