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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. 

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Message from the Board of Education

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education appreciates the recent public statement of apology made by Superintendent Dan Snowberger. We value Mr. Snowberger’s achievements, and we applaud his many accomplishments during his tenure with the district. At the same time our thoughts and best wishes are with his family as they recuperate from last week’s accident.
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Help Us Plan for the Future by Answering Our Survey!

Durango School District 9-R is examining its current and future budgets for facilities upgrades, projects and maintenance; safety and security measures; and new facilities. Please take 10 minutes to complete the following survey on the district's long-range facility plans. Your feedback will help inform district staff, the district's Long Range Planning Committee, and the 9-R Board of Education on this topic. All responses are anonymous.
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School Safety

Given tragic occurrences across our country, school safety continues to be at the forefront of community concerns. While some incidents are committed by students, others have been committed by outsiders who gain access to school buildings. Durango 9-R’s most recent school safety inclusion, that of a visitor management system, is designed to reduce exposure while ensuring that visitors are safe and accounted for.
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Escalante Forestry and Fire Ecology Study

This year, Escalante’s GT Coordinator and Ag teacher, Lu Boren, combined 7th and 8th exploratory classes to tackle some close-to-home real issues that the community of Durango struggled with this summer and in summer’s past - forest ecology and the effects of fire suppression on current forest health.
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DHS Awards $33,000 to Students who Passed AP Exams

Durango High School students lined up this week to receive checks for passing their Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Through a Legacy Grant from the Colorado Education Initiative students received between $100 (passing 1 exam) up to $500 (passing 5 exams). In total the school distributed $33,000 in checks to students.
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Specialty Gourmet Beef Boxes from Durango 9-R

Ever wondered how different school lunches are today? Here in Durango 9-R, our schools pride themselves on serving up the freshest, locally sourced, most nutritious options for students. Specialty Gourmet Beef Boxes Families can now also participate in the farm-to-school program and support the ongoing efforts of the school district to maintain this program in its schools. Special and just in time for the holidays, the district is offering Specialty Gourmet Beef Boxes. These are the fine cuts of our own, locally sourced beef, including favorites like NY Steak and Ribeye. Check out the many gift box options, and spoil yourself and your loved ones with some fine meats for upcoming holiday meals and celebrations. There are options for any budget, starting at $50! But quantities are limited so be sure to order yours today before they all sell out! Available while limited supplies last, just in time for the perfect holiday meal or gift.
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