It is the intent of Durango School District to make district facilities and property available to the community when doing so will not impede school programs or activities. In general, facilities and property may be available Monday through Friday outside the regular school day, and one hour before classes commence in the morning as well as after classes and school activities have ended in the evening. Saturday use may be permitted, subject to staff availability where applicable. Sunday activities are discouraged. All community use must end by 9 p.m. See our Academic Calendar for "Black Out Dates". District buildings are unavailable during scheduled district holidays and professional development days as listed on the District Academic Calendar. This includes but is not limited to, the weekends before and after Thanksgiving break, Winter break, Spring break, and Easter weekend.
Community members wishing to use a school or district facility must submit all of the required documents indicated below before submitting a schedule request. Durango School District uses the FMX Schedule platform for all facility use. FMX Schedule can be accessed at https://durangoschools.gofmx.com/ or by clicking the button below. For instructions on how to use the program can be found below in the Community Member FMX Schedule Requests Guide.
If you have questions or need additional information please contact Deanna Mousner, Sr. Admin Assistant to the Chief Operations Officer at [email protected] or 970-247-5411 ext. 1475.
Facility Use Policies, Procedures and Pricing Agreement
Please email the following documents to [email protected].
No requests will be approved without these documents!
- Certificate of Liability Insurance (CLI) with a General Liability limit of at least $2,000,000.00 for “Each Occurrence.” Durango School District 9-R must be named as an “Additional Insured” and also listed as the Certificate Holder.
- Tax Status Letter (if claiming non-profit)
- Signed Facility Use Agreement
For events in Buckley Park, Needham Park, Panto Park (by Park Elementary), or the Riverview Sports Complex, please contact the City of Durango.
The use of school facilities involves certain costs to maintain compliance with financial policies, and OSHA regulations, as well as to provide fairness to the community and the School District. These costs may include but are not limited to, the cost of facility maintenance such as utilities, supplies, trash pick-up, snow removal, insurance, and other similar overhead expenses (i.e. security, custodial, etc.). Durango School District 9-R has determined that the costs to support extra community use must not come at the expense of instructional programs; therefore, facility user fees and custodial charges are charged to all organizations desiring the use of school facilities. The purpose for which the organization desires the use of school facilities will determine the charges.
The District will determine and schedule the minimal staff support services necessary for the activity scheduled and the facility to be used. This includes but is not limited to, the opening of the building for an activity, remaining throughout the activity, and as long as is necessary to properly close/prepare the building for the next day’s use. If special requests are made for altering the normal set-up of a specific area or for the use of special equipment, additional fees and/or staff charges will be necessary to cover these expenses. School equipment is to be used by school personnel or under their immediate supervision. Durango School District 9-R determines the personnel needed to properly supervise, protect, and safeguard school property during any activity.
Facility user fees apply to all non–Durango School District 9-R events, including school clubs that are not Durango 9-R sponsored events. In addition, Durango School District 9-R employees using school facilities for non–school related functions will be subject to the same facility user fees, rules, and regulations that apply to non-Durango School District 9-R events.
Occasionally there will be projects at buildings that may affect the District's ability to allow community groups to use the facility. Most projects will occur during school breaks or over the summer to limit the disruption to normal school operations. We appreciate your support and patience.
Summer Projects: To limit disruptions to learning while school is in session the majority of 2020 Bond construction, as well as building and grounds, work, takes place over the summer break. Due to extensive construction projects some buildings or areas of buildings may not be available for use.
Miller Middle School: Due to the extensive construction project at Miller Middle School the District is not able to make the building and grounds available for community use at this time. The project is anticipated to be completed in the 2024-2025 school year.
If you have any other questions not answered by visiting the Facility Use System or after reading the Facility Use Agreement, please feel free to call the Durango School District Finance Department at 970-247-5411 ext 1429.