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.
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.
Durango School District 9-R recognizes the opportunity gaps that COVID has created for our learners. This summer, we are creating a summer learning program for students in Kindergarten-5th grade who have experienced a loss of access to instruction that has resulted in below grade-level math and reading achievement.
Manna bags with nonperishable foods will be available outside of Needham Elementary, Animas Valley Elementary, Florida Mesa Elementary and at the front doors of the Administration building starting 6/10 and 6/11. Bags will be available Thursday and Friday of each week.
Congratulations 9-R families, students and staff… we made it! This was a year for the books and certainly created many new memories. While it wasn’t a typical school year for any of us, learning to live with masks, quarantines, and ever-changing school schedules it was still an amazing school year and we have so much to celebrate and be grateful for.
Ann Tidwell, Chemistry teacher at Durango High School (DHS), has received the CU Boulder Outstanding High School Educator Award for 2021. The award recognizes educators who go above and beyond to support students as they pursue their higher education dreams.
Ean Goodwin, a Junior at Durango High School, has received the CU Boulder Outstanding High School Student Award, given to high school juniors who exemplify academic excellence, leadership and school or community service.
District leaders have recently received recommendations from three work groups: The Culture and Equity Design Team, the Significant Disproportionality Work Group, and the Native American Parental Advisory Committee. Their recommendations will guide the district in strategic planning to continue addressing concerns of inequity within our system.
On June 1, 2021 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that individuals at Escalante Middle School tested positive for COVID-19 causing two (2) cohorts to quarantine. The schools 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 those individuals.