You're invited to Ribbon-Cutting of Administrative Office on May 31

The event will be May 31 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the first floor of the Columbine Center, located at 281 Sawyer Drive, Suite 100. We will have a short speech, ribbon cutting, and self-guided tours with a scavenger hunt through the maze of hallways.
While the district's administrative staff has moved to two locations, the Ribbon-Cutting & Open House event will be held at 281 Sawyer Drive (see map, below). From the Durango Mall intersection, head west up the hill. The building is on the right, just above Juniper Elementary School. 
Administrative Office relocation map
For the Scavenger Hunt, adults and kids are encouraged to use our new interior building maps and try to find key items in various rooms and offices. A prize drawing will be held at 3:50 p.m. for visitors who correctly answer all the questions in the scavenger hunt map. Prizes will include pop-up camp lanterns, insulated steel coffee cups, and a special Portrait of a Graduate compass. This event will end at 4 p.m.
Columbine Center
Several large agencies have moved locations this year:
  • The top floor of Columbine Center is still occupied by La Plata County Public Health.
  • The lower level of the Columbine Center in Bodo Industrial Park was formerly occupied by Columbine Behavioral Healthcare, a clinic of Axis Health System. The majority of Axis staff have moved to 150 Mercury Village Drive, next to the movie theater in the Durango Mall complex.
  • The City of Durango now owns Buckley Park, the "old high school" historic building at 201 E. 12th St., and the former Big Picture High School building.  
  • Big Picture High School is now located at 150 Tech Center Drive, Suites A & E. 
The Durango School District Administration Office summer hours will be in effect June 3 to July 26. We will operate with regular business hours Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and be closed to the public on Fridays during this time period. While staff are still working, we implement an alternative schedule during the summertime, which reduces staff presence in the office on Fridays. 
The majority of schools in the district will be closed to the public during the summer for repair and cleaning. There will also be major work done to increase our school's sustainability features, including: installation of solar panels, LED lighting upgrades, and building-envelope improvements. Durango School District is illuminating a path to a more sustainable future with a groundbreaking energy performance contract in partnership with Veregy, an energy solutions provider. This comprehensive project will harness the power of the sun to generate clean energy, slash utility costs, and reduce the district’s carbon footprint.
For questions about Durango School District's new Administrative Office, or other facilities in the district, please call 970-247-5411.