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9-R COVID-19 Guidelines for the 21/22 School Year - Community Survey and Feedback Session

Durango School District 9-R is drafting updated guidelines for the 2021/22 academic school year regarding mitigation efforts around COVID-19, and your input is important to us. As we shared last spring, 9-R is returning to offering in-person learning models for all students. The district has a strong online academic offering through Connections Academy to serve families seeking remote learning opportunities.
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Board of Education Special Board Meeting - June 28, 2021

The 9-R Board of Education is holding a Special Meeting on Monday, June 28, 2021 from 3:00PM-4:00PM, for the purpose of discussing real estate, specifically the 9-R Administration Building to include the building that houses Big Picture High School.

Board of Education Approves 2021-22 Budget

The 2021-22 budget, as proposed to the Board of Education, considers the needs and values of students, parents, and employees, along with the fiscal responsibility we have to the taxpayers.

Volunteer! Share your financial expertise!

Durango School District 9-R Board of Education is accepting letters of interest through Friday, July 30, 2021, and conducting interviews on Friday, August 13, 2021 to fill two two-year term vacancies on the Finance Advisory Committee.

9-R Board of Education Coffee Chat - June 16, 2021

Join 9-R Board of Education members Wednesday, June 16, 2021, from 12-1pm, to have an informal conversation about how everything is going for you and your student. The meeting will be on Zoom, and a live interpreter will be available.


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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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