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Durango School District board reviews partial lunch policy after Facebook fundraiser

The Durango School District 9-R board reviewed school lunch policy Tuesday after a sign posted at Miller Middle School in April announced partial lunches would be served to students with debt. The...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

With Trump rollback, school lunch could get more white bread

NEW YORK – Is white bread about to make a comeback on school lunch menus? After complaints about taste and costs, the Trump administration rolled back a rule that required foods like pasta and...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Colo. lawmakers push to expand school lunch program to high school students

In Pueblo, 75 percent of students in kindergarten through 12th grade qualify for free lunch. Not all of them get it, however. Colorado high school students who live in poverty have historically...

DATE: April 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Shop class stars strut their stuff at regional competition

Seth Thornburg, 17, a senior at Durango High School, is pretty handy with a miter saw and a router – skills enhanced in carpentry and woodworking classes. Seth and 85 other students from five...

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis details full-day kindergarten proposal to lawmakers

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday urged lawmakers to act quickly on his plan to offer state-funded full-day kindergarten. Polis told the Joint Education Committee his $227 million plan is a...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

School district acknowledges police call after previously denying incident

Two Durango School District 9-R employees issued separate letters Sunday in response to an incident last month at Needham Elementary School where a district administrator had police called on her...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Shelter in place’ order lifted for Escalante Middle School

A “shelter in place” order was issued Thursday afternoon at Escalante Middle School for a gas line that broke on Baker Lane, delaying seven bus routes for Durango School District 9-R, school...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school district provides update about construction project

Overall safety and timely completion of initial roadwork at Mancos School District RE-6 construction project highlighted a public presentation during the school board meeting Thursday. Three...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico Elementary School to shut down as enrollment falls

The Dolores County school board has decided to close Rico Elementary School by June due to a lack of students. It will not reopen for fall 2018. In a letter to Rico residents, Bruce Hanson,...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community explores safety at Durango High School

A new security system, additional security officers and a closed campus were among a slew of ideas that Durango High School staff members, students and parents explored during an open forum...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump administration halts school lunch salt reduction

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration announced Nov. 29 that it is pausing enforcement of an Obama-era plan to further reduce the amount of salt in school lunches. The Obama administration had set...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Lawmakers eyeing ways to bring school funding into the 21st century

DENVER – Next week, Colorado lawmakers will kick off a two-year evaluation of the formula used to distribute billions of dollars to K-12 schools across the state. In 2017, the Legislature allocated...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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