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Durango School District 9-R has one heck of a fixer-upper ready to hit the market

If you’re into early 20th century architecture and have a spare $10 million to $18 million, you might want to wander by Durango School District 9-R’s administration building, aka the old Durango...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R sets timeline for superintendent search

A new superintendent could be named in early April under a hiring timeline presented to the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education on Tuesday. The board would bring in finalists for the...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R Board of Education reviews racial justice, equity resolution

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education on Tuesday reviewed a draft of a resolution to reaffirm its commitment to racial justice, equity and inclusion. The document establishes an...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School hires Denver firm to design new school

Animas High School has selected Anderson Mason Dale Architects of Denver to design its new school building on the Fort Lewis College campus. Anderson Mason Dale beat four finalists that were...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R plans to reopen preschools Dec. 1

Preschool will return at Durango School District 9-R elementary schools Dec. 1. 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger said about 220 children are served by 9-R’s preschool program at the elementary...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board keeps hands off controversial-topics policy

After reassurances from student representatives that they saw no problem with the ability to address controversial topics in class, the Durango school board decided this week not to revise the...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board member resigns

Shere Byrd, who represents northeast La Plata County on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education, resigned at the end of Tuesday night’s school board meeting. Byrd cited the required time...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

State awards $3.6 million for learning collaborative in SW Colorado

Fort Lewis College, Pueblo Community College Southwest and five regional school districts have received $3.6 million in state funds for a partnership to pool resources to build stronger educational...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board to seek public input on hiring of new superintendent

Hiring a consultant or an entity specializing in searches for educational positions will be the first order of business for the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education as it begins its...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dan Snowberger resigns as Durango School District 9-R superintendent

Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger on Wednesday announced his resignation effective in June, the end of the school year. The announcement came at the end of a special Board...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters approved $90M in bonds, now Durango schools prepare for improvements

Before the school year is out, repairs that do not disrupt classes should begin in Durango schools. The work will be the visible fruits of a successful appeal to voters for issuance of $90 million...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 spike forces Durango schools to remote learning

With COVID-19 transmission rates spiking regionally, Durango School District 9-R will move to remote learning for all its students beginning Wednesday and extending through Jan. 4, the end of...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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