School Safety

Durango School District 9-R weighs cellphone ban

Durango School District 9-R is considering a cellphone ban that could go into effect at the middle schools next school year. The new rule could prohibit students from using their cellphones at all...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gun discovered in Montezuma-Cortez High School locker

A Montezuma-Cortez High School student brought a gun to school Tuesday, according to a letter sent by school district officials later that night. District staff members and Cortez police officials...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio students likely expelled after bringing pellet gun onto school bus

Two Ignacio High School students will likely be expelled after bringing a pellet gun onto a school bus Wednesday afternoon. No students were in danger during the incident, said Kathy Pokorney,...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado school safety committee produces 5 bills

DENVER – A Colorado legislative committee formed in the wake of a fatal shooting at a Denver suburb school has proposed five bills that legislators hope will make schools safer. The Denver Post ...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Survey seeks input on school security, arming guards in Durango

Durango School District 9-R is asking parents, students, staff and community members to weigh in on new school security measures – such as arming school security guards, paying for school resource...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District forum highlights new security personnel, investments

A Durango School District 9-R forum about school safety Wednesday highlighted how the district is investing in new equipment, training and personnel, in addition to weighing whether to arm school...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R could ask voters for a bond to improve infrastructure

Durango School District 9-R is looking at its future infrastructure needs, and financing improvements may require renewal of a bond by voters. “Our buildings are starting to look a little tired,”...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools tighten security, will seek feedback on arming guards

Durango School District 9-R plans to hold town halls this year to hear from parents, students, community members and others about possible security measures, including arming security guards. The...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man drives into ditch to avoid hitting school bus

A 29-year-old Durango man who authorities say wasn’t paying attention while driving and swerved off the road into a ditch to avoid hitting a stopped school bus full of kids was cited with careless...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District security prepares for worst-case scenario

Law enforcement officers pressed plastic guns to the backs of Durango School District 9-R security specialists in a school gym Wednesday, giving them a chance to practice taking weapons from an...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District board members get early look at 2019-20 budget

A glimpse of a preliminary 2019-20 budget, which needs about $375,000 in trims to bring the numbers into balance, was presented to Durango School District board members at their Tuesday night...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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