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9-R Board of Education

Each of Colorado's 178 school districts is governed by a Board of Education comprised of people elected by the residents of the district. It is the Board's responsibility to establish and maintain a system of education in the district, as prescribed by the constitution and laws of the state. School board members are community volunteers who give freely of their time to govern public schools. Durango School District 9-R is governed by a five member board.

The Durango 9-R School Board chose to use Coherent Governance as its governance model approximately 10 years ago. This model helps to clarify the roles of both the school board (policy making and oversight) and the superintendent (academic and management leader).

Under Coherent Governance, the Board is responsible for clearly defining what students should know and be able to do by the time they graduate from high school (click here for the Board's Results Policies). The Board consciously stays out of the district's day-to-day management decisions and adopts policies that give the superintendent the authority to select the resources, teachers, and educational programs that he or she believes best serve student-learning needs. (Click here for the Board's Operational Expectation Policies). The Board takes a strong oversight role by holding the superintendent accountable for ensuring that students are making reasonable progress toward meeting the district's educational goals.

Board Minutes, Agendas, and Policies

Please jump to the BoardDocs eGovernance solution to review information on current and past board meeting agendas, copies of board minutes, and district and board policies.

Contacting Board Members

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education welcomes comments and correspondence from district residents. The following guidelines are provided to assist you with your correspondence.
Correspondence with All Board Members OR Request for Formal Board Response About an Issue

Please use the e-mail address below. Your correspondence will automatically be forwarded to all board members. Any response will come from the board president or designee. Only the board president may speak on behalf of the board as a whole

Durango School District 9-R Board of Education E-mail Address:


Correspondence with Individual Board Members

If you'd like to correspond with an individual board member, just click on the e-mail link under each board member's name below.

Board Member Listing
 Shere Byrd  Secretary  District E sbyrd@durangoschools.org  (970) 247-9182
 Stephanie Moran  Vice President  District B smoran@durangoschools.org  (970) 375-9417
 Mick Souder
 Treasurer  District C msouder@durangoschools.org  (970) 560-0072
 Nancy Stubbs
 President  District A nstubbs@durangoschools.org  (970) 764-4030
 Marianna Valdez
 Board Member  District D mvaldez@durangoschools.org  
 Tristin Sanchez &
 Paul Duft
 Ex-Officio Students      (970) 375-3819
 Sarah Berggren  Board Clerk   sberggren@durangoschools.org  (970) 247-5411 ext 1448
Board Documents