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Resolution in Support of Paying Off The Budget Stabilization Factor in 2022

The Durango 9-R Board of Education unanimously passed a Resolution in Support of Paying Off the Budget Stabilization Factor in 2022. The resolution was presented as a request from the Durango Education Association and the Durango Education Support Professionals Association. The Budget Stabilization Factor, also known as the Negative Factor, was created when the state borrowed $1 billion from public education funding to help with economic recovery from the Great Recession. Eleven years later the state has failed to pay back public education to the tune of nearly $10 billion, owing Durango 9-R alone more than $60 million.
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January 2022 COVID Update

Thank you for a wonderful first week back with your children. Our staff remains committed to providing high quality learning experiences for students, which has been evident throughout this week in our schools. COVID-19 continues to present opportunities for problem solving and resolve among our community. At this time La Plata County is seeing a dramatic increase in daily positive cases, at a rate approximately five times higher than before the holidays. As such, there are more cases within our schools that are being driven by increased community spread.
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Durango School District 9-R and LPEA launch Colorado’s first vehicle-to-grid enabled electric school bus

Durango School District 9-R and La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) will today launch the area’s first electric – and Colorado’s first vehicle-to-grid (V2G) enabled – school bus. In February 2021, District 9-R was awarded a grant of $328,803 through the Regional Air Quality Council’s (RAQC) ALT Fuels Colorado program. Augmented with $120,000 from LPEA to cover electric charging infrastructure, the project is groundbreaking.
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News & Announcements

Early Access Applications Available February 1st

Durango School District 9-R has the opportunity to accelerate highly advanced gifted children under age 5 for kindergarten and/or under age 6 for first grade. This Early Access is for those eligible students if their birthdays fall after October 1st.  It is intended to support students who are evaluated to be exceptional in aptitude/cognitive reasoning, academics, school readiness, and motivation.

January Covid-19 Update

As we navigate the latest surge in COVID-19, we encourage 9-R families and staff to continue to support efforts to keep one another safe and healthy.

2022-23 Academic Calendar Survey

The Durango School District 9-R seeks community feedback and input as a final Academic Calendar for the 2021/22 school year is adopted. In this survey, two calendars are presented. Please submit your response by January 19, 2022.

Business Development Survey - Bond to Business Initiative

Our community supported the 4A Bond ballot initiative, infusing the Durango School District 9-R with $90M in funding for capital projects and improvements. Part of the promise to the community included engagement and support of local businesses and vendors in the bond projects.

Job Fair Rescheduled to Thursday, January 6, 2022!

The Durango School District 9-R Job Fair has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 10:00AM-2:00PM. The district is hiring a variety of full and part time jobs, as well as 9 - 12 month schedules: Paraprofessionals, Teachers, Substitutes, Bus Drivers, Food/Nutrition Services, Custodians, Counselors, Social Workers, Administrative Assistants.

Sale of Durango School District 9-R Administration Building Completed

Durango School District 9-R and Durango Fire Protection District announce the closing on the sale of the 9-R Administration Building parcel as of December 17th, 2021. This closing represents the successful transition of a public use asset to another public entity and will continue the use of this building for community services in the years to come. Buckley Park is not included in this transaction and 9-R will continue to negotiate with the City of Durango on that parcel.

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Mission

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. 

9-R Board of Education Land Acknowledgement

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.

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