Ignacio School District 11-JT

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Ignacio middle-schooler to represent Colorado at American Spirit Awards

In the eyes of the eighth-grade teachers at Ignacio Middle School, 14-year-old Mia Carrillo is a star pupil. Her favorite subjects are history and language arts, and she is enrolled in TRIO Upward...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Bayfield girls, Durango relays find gold in Aztec

Track and field athletes from Bayfield, Durango and Ignacio joined several others from the region over the weekend at the Aztec Invitational in Aztec, New Mexico. While each squad had a number of...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Ignacio students excel in academic competitions

For top students at Ignacio Middle School, a test preparation class might be partly responsible for their academic success. Forty-one students are taking the PSAT class this year, its fourth year...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Child abuse case dismissed against Ignacio teacher

A former Ignacio High School teacher accused of assaulting a student no longer faces misdemeanor charges for child abuse. La Plata County Judge Martha Minot ruled Friday that Harris Murphy is...

DATE: March 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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