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Meal Services Information

This year, with students both in schools and out, meal services will look a little different. Durango School District 9-R Student Nutrition program is working hard to create a healthier school nutrition environment for your children. We promote healthy eating by offering organic grass finished beef, organic apple products, whole grain foods, a variety of vegetables each week, salad bar, beans, no fried foods, fresh fruit selections everyday and of course, local sustainable foods whenever possible.
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9-R Cleaning Procedures and Expectations

Many families and staff members have been wondering what the cleaning and disinfecting procedures will be in the school this year. While the custodial staff has always had high-quality standards following the guidelines from CDE, those look a little different this year.
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Final Return to Learn 9-R Plan

This has been an amazing demonstration of collaboration across the district as families, staff and community members work together to develop a Return to Learn 9-R plan that follows state and local health guidelines, but also meets the needs of our community.
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Kids' Camp Job Openings!

Durango School District 9-R’s after school enrichment program is hiring Program Site Coordinators, Aides, and Substitutes (pick your own schedule!) for the 2020/21 school year.

We are an enrichment program providing educational activities and fun for elementary school students after school. Positions begin ASAP and runs through June 3, 2021.
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9-R Transportation Guidelines 2020/21

Durango School District 9-R Transportation Department will be making changes to routes in the 2020-2021 school year.

To ensure social distancing and in accordance with Colorado Department of Education and Federal guidelines concerning COVID-19 the Transportation Department will operate all buses at fifty percent (50%) capacity. This will mean a seventy-eight passenger bus will now transport 39 students at a time.
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Board Approves Reduced 2020/21 Budget

The 9-R Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the $56.6M 2020/21 budget at their board meeting on June 23, 2020. This year’s budget work included adjusting for a 5-percent reduction in state funding, considerations for using CARES Act funds, and enrollment predictions and impacts.
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P-EBT Benefit for Families

Colorado was approved to provide P-EBT benefits for eligible families. Families with students that were eligible for free or reduced-price meals during the 19-20 school year (or were newly eligible within the months of March, April or May) could receive up to $279 per eligible child.
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