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DHS Cohort Senior C to Quarantine - 2.22.21

On February 22, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that an individual in a cohort at Durango High School is exhibiting severe symptoms COVID-19, causing the cohort to quarantine. The school and the district are working proactively with the SJBPH to make the appropriate notifications and next steps for those who may have been in close contact with this individual.

9-R Shared School Cohorts to Quarantine- 2.21.21

On February 21, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that individuals in cohorts at Shared School at Miller Middle School tested positive for COVID-19, affecting three cohorts. The school and the district are working proactively with the SJBPH to make the appropriate notifications and next steps for those who may have been in close contact with this individual.

9-R Board of Education Update on Superintendent Search - 2/19/21

The 9-R school board used stakeholder feedback gained through our December survey as well as our focus group feedback to narrow our applicant pool for the superintendent position from 26 to 10. We have arranged to speak with the 10 candidates next week. Each candidate will be meeting with 2 board members. The meetings will be recorded and viewed by all board members. We will then meet again next week to narrow the candidates to 5-7. We have invited a select group of stakeholders representing personnel in our internal system and members of our community, to review the applicants at that point.

9-R COVID Response Summary - 2/19/21

There has been a continuation of reduction of COVID-19 transmission risks in our community, and we continue to inch toward Blue. In Yellow, where we currently are, all school offerings remain as they do today. Should we make it to Blue, we will begin to make progress to increasing in-person learning at all grade levels.

During the week of February 15th, as of the time of this summary, the district put four (4) cohorts into quarantine, all from Durango High School.

District Wins Competitive Grant for First Electric Bus

Durango School District 9-R has been awarded up to $328,803 to purchase and install a fully electric school bus and related charging infrastructure, thanks to a joint grant application by the school district and La Plata Electric Association (LPEA).

Board of Education Passes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resolution

After months of work and community outreach, the board unanimously passed the resolution, which apologizes for failing to address the issues in a systemic way, and commits to creating an advisory committee, engaging third party experts, and taking actions toward meaningful, intentional, equitable and enduring systemic change. A land acknowledgement will be read at the start of all formal district business.

9-R Board of Education Coffee Chat 2/18/21

Please join the 9-R Board of Education for their upcoming community "Coffee Chat", which allows an open dialogue between the community and the board. Come share your glows, grows and hopes for your child's education and our school district.

Durango High School Cohorts to Quarantine - 2.16.21

On February 16, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that individuals at Durango High School tested positive for COVID-19 affecting four cohorts, including members from the Basketball team. The school and the district are working proactively with the SJBPH to make the appropriate notifications and next steps for those who may have been in close contact with this individual.

Juniper School Cohorts to Quarantine - 2.15.21

On February 14, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that an individual at Juniper Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.  The school and the district are working proactively with the SJBPH to make the appropriate notifications and next steps for those who may have been in close contact with this individual.
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