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Summer Bridge Program Encourages Summer Learning

School’s out, but Durango School District 9-R is encouraging students to work on learning through the summer – with fun events as a reward. The Summer Bridge program combines free activity books with checkpoints, events, and prizes to continue learning this summer and be ready for the next grade level.

9-R School Board Denies Ascent Classical Academy Application

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education held a Special Meeting on June 13 to hear final recommendations from district staff and members of the District Accountability Advisory Committee's (DAAC) Charter Review Committee regarding the Ascent Classical Academy Charter School application.

Free Lunches for Children Available Through Summer Food Service Program

Durango School District 9-R Food and Nutrition Services will offer free sack lunches to children through the Summer Food Service Program. Lunches will be available at Santa Rita Park on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from June 7 through July 29.

Ascent Application, Comments, And Forum Are Open To The Public

The Board of Education for Durango School District 9-R decided after an executive session on May 19 that they will move forward to review Ascent Classical Academy’s charter school application. Ascent has expressed interest in opening a K-12 charter school in Durango in 2023. A decision will be made on June 13.

Portrait of a Graduate Revealed

After six months, 36 community meetings, and more than 6,800 engaged participants, Durango School District 9-R’s Board of Education approved a Portrait of a Graduate plan on May 24, 2022. It will guide the district as a “north star” to prepare students for life after school. When students graduate, that’s really just the beginning.

Durango 9-R School Safety Practices and Processes

Our hearts go out to the families, students, staff, and first responders impacted by the horrific act of targeted school violence at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Acts of targeted school violence can increase after a tragedy and before and after holidays. As the school year winds down, it is paramount that we revisit, reinforce, and strengthen our school safety practices and processes.
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