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DEF Announces Scholarship Recipients

Every year, the Durango Education Foundation administers donor-based scholarships to graduating seniors in Durango School District 9-R. This year, in conjunction with our generous donors, the DEF Scholarship Committee and Trustees awarded nine scholarship recipients. The awardees are:
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Pediatric Partners of the Southwest To Provide Medical Oversight of DHS School-Based Health Clinic

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest will assume operations as the medical provider for the School-Based Health Center (SBHC) at Durango High School effective July 1, 2019.

The School-Based Health Centers have been a partnership between Durango School District 9-R and Axis Health System (AHS) for the last 12 years. AHS and 9-R worked closely over the years to develop the SBHC model of supports and services for students and youth in the area, providing high-quality and accessible healthcare to La Plata County. Pediatric Partners of the Southwest (PPSW) is well positioned to assume the medical sponsorship and direct health care services at the Durango High School SBHC.
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Durango School District 9-R Announces New Athletic Director

After an extensive search and several great candidates, Durango School District 9-R has identified a new District Athletic Director (DAD) in Ryan Knorr. Knorr will take the place of current AD, Adam Bright, who after 3 (three) years with the district is moving on to serve as a assistant commissioner with CHSSA.
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Durango School District Seeks Bids

Durango School District 9-R District is soliciting proposals from experienced firms that can help with the planning, development and related work associated with a Long Range Facilities Master Plan ("Facilities Master Plan"). The purpose of this Request for Proposals ("RFP") is to obtain information that will enable the District to select a candidate or firm that can effectively partner with the District to perform various components of a Facilities Master Plan.
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Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission and 9-R to Host J.I.V.E Fair

The City of Durango’s Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission, in partnership with Durango School District 9-R, is proud to offer the eighth annual 9-R J.I.V.E. Fair, formerly the Youth Expo, on Monday, May 6th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Avenue. The 9-R J.I.V.E. Fair (Jobs, Internships, and Volunteer Experiences) is an all-in-one forum that allows teenagers to satisfy Durango 9-R’s graduation requirements for work experience, to apply for jobs, and learn about volunteer opportunities.
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Bus Routes AV2 and AV3 Resume Normal Schedule

The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R to all parents and students on morning Bus Route AV2 and afternoon Bus Routes AV2 and AV3. La Plata County road and bridge crews have cleared all debris from the mudslides that occurred in the 2700 block of County Road 250. The road has reopened and morning Bus Route AV2 and afternoon Bus Routes AV2 and AV3 will resume their normal schedule, pick-up and drop-offs starting Friday, April 19th. If you have any questions please contact the Transportation Department at 970-247-5335. Thank you.
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