School Safety

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Durango Head Start preschool program to reopen

A Durango Head Start preschool will reopen Tuesday after closing this week because some teachers refused to come to work after screenings showed elevated levels of radon. Tri-County Head Start...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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School gun training bill OK’d by Colorado Legislature committee

DENVER – A bill that would allow school district employees to carry firearms on campus was approved Tuesday by the Colorado Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. The 3-2 vote for...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New ID cards to help 9-R schools, parents track students

Tracking equipment being installed on Durango School District 9-R buses will give the schools and parents a new safety measure to keep up with students. By the end of the school year, each of...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado Springs-area schools to allow teachers to arm themselves

DENVER – A rural Colorado school district decided to allow its teachers and other school staff to carry guns on campus to protect students. The Hanover School District 28 board voted 3-2 Wednesday...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Durango School District 9-R ramps up school security

In an uncertain world, school safety is becoming a priority. When Durango School District 9-R students returned to school Tuesday, some of them found locks and buzzers on school doors – with more...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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More sidewalks coming near Needham Elementary School

Sidewalk construction that will make walking to Needham Elementary safer recently got a boost from a federal grant. The $350,000 Safe Routes to School grant will help build sidewalks along both...

DATE: April 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado legislative committee leaves teen sexting bill in limbo

DENVER – Deeply conflicted by legislation that would have cracked down on “sexting” between minors, state lawmakers on Tuesday failed to advance the effort. How one viewed the measure was a matter...

DATE: April 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Schools soften approach, rethink suspensions

DALLAS – The recent arrest of a 14-year-old Muslim boy whose teacher mistook his homemade clock for a homemade bomb led to widespread ridicule of school officials and accusations that Islamophobia...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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School-safety bill has full Senate support

DENVER – After tearful testimony, a Colorado House committee Thursday advanced a measure that would hold schools liable for certain acts of violence. The House Judiciary Committee backed Senate...

DATE: April 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado wants to pin safety on the schools

DENVER – The Colorado Senate on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a measure that would hold schools liable for certain acts of violence. The measure has been a priority for legislative leaders...

DATE: April 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Big Picture school is shuttered Friday

Big Picture High School will be closed Friday after a flood damaged the north side of the building earlier this week. School will resume Monday, but it is likely the schedule will differ from a...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News