Gifts and Donations
Durango 9-R welcomes donations from individuals, organizations, corporations, and community groups, and is grateful for our community's support for families in need of assistance with paying for school meals for their children. Donations are prioritized to help offset unpaid balances for our highest need students, and as such, any donations will be applied in the order of highest need first. The District will apply donated funds in the following manner:
When funds are available, families in need of assistance may declare hardship and request the use of donation funds to help pay down an account balance. A family may declare hardship and apply for funds by completing a Hardship Application, available on the Meal Account Payment Options page.
Donors should read the following District Policy (KCD) on donations prior to making a contribution to the district.
District Policy KCD Public Gifts/Donations to Schools:
Gifts of money, equipment and materials to the district or its schools by individuals and/or organizations may be accepted by the superintendent, provided that such gifts incur no obligations to the school district or school district personnel unless such obligations have been approved by the Board. Such gifts must be relevant to the recognized purposes of the school district. All gifts to the district or its schools in excess of $100 shall be reported to the Board.
The district nor any of its schools or personnel shall not solicit any gift, payment, gratuity or donation from any individual or organization in consideration for any commitment for goods, services or benefit. Excluded from this policy are organizations such as the Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence, booster clubs and parent organizations that raise funds to assist the school district.
When you are ready to donate, it's easy. You have two options for donating to Durango School District 9-R Student Nutrition Services.
Durango School District 9-R
ATTN: Student Nutrition Services
2390 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301