Dear Durango School District 9-R community,
We hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. We look forward to the new school year, which begins August 24. Here are updates regarding our COVID-related health protocols for the 2021-22 school year.
This information is intended to provide additional clarification on the access that individuals, who are not employees of Durango School District 9-R, may have to our buildings. These guidelines are subject to revision based upon changing health and environmental conditions.
The 9-R Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, September 28, 5:30-8:30pm. This meeting will be streamed only, with no in-person audience. Public participants will participate via Zoom. Please click Read More to see some of the items from the agenda.
On Monday, September 20, 2021, in a Special Board Meeting, the 9-R Board of Education interviewed three potential candidates for the vacant position in Director District D, selecting Katie Stewart as the appointed candidate.
Monday, September 27 is a Teacher Professional Development Day, and schools are closed. The school district is not offering enrichment programs. However, we are compiling a list of community partners who have programs, and will post those options soon.
We would like to launch new FIRST LEGO League Robotics teams in Durango 9-R at all grade levels. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to be engaged in fun, engaging, activities that grow their interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). In order to do this, we need parent volunteers who can help coach teams. No engineering or programming experience is needed ...
The Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting on Monday September 20th at 5:30pm. The meeting will be held to interview potential board members for District D and to potentially appoint a new board member to this seat.
Below is the script from the Board of Education Special Meeting from September 7, 2021, regarding the topic of elections and a resolution of a board vacancy. You may also view that video portion of the meeting below:
We are so grateful for all the due diligence, perseverance and flexibility of our staff, students and families. We have had a great start to the school year and are so excited to have all students back in all schools full time. Thank you for all your efforts and support as we settle into the school year.
Volunteer your time by serving on the School Board!
The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education is now accepting applications from persons interested in serving on the Board of Education from the date of appointment until a qualified successor is elected at the regular biennial school election in November 2023.
Are you interested in joining our team? We have full and part time positions available for certified nursing assistants, paraprofessionals, custodians, bus drivers, and cooks. We have day and evening positions and offer a Monday – Friday workweek!
The mission of Durango School District 9-R, an innovative educational system committed to excellence, is to ensure each student develops the skills and attributes for lifelong learning. Through leading instructional models, globally minded learning programs and engaging teaching and learning methods, the district aims to instill in each student the ability to compete and contribute in the global community. Furthermore, the district encourages supportive and safe school environments, guaranteeing equitable educational opportunities for each and every student.
We respectfully acknowledge that Durango School District 9-R is located on lands and territories taken from the Núuchiu (Ute) people. This land is also the ancestral home of or served as a site of trade, gathering, or healing for Apache, Pueblo, Diné, and other nations. We recognize and honor these peoples and nations as traditional stewards of this land and water and respect their enduring relationship with it.