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Increased COVID-19 transmission rates hit La Plata County

Amid increasing COVID-19 transmission rates countywide, Durango School District 9-R has begun to examine ways to slow the spread of the virus in schools, and that might mean temporarily ending the...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools report three new COVID-19 exposures

Three new COVID-19 exposures or potential exposures have led to the full closure of Needham Elementary School and new quarantines for students and staff members at Durango High School and Park...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School students attend drive-in session for financial aid

Alyssa Nicoly, an Animas High School senior, would like to become an elementary education teacher, but first she has to get through an 85-question application to register for federal financial aid....

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

$90 million in new bonds OK’d for Durango schools

Voters on Tuesday opened their pocketbooks to Durango School District 9-R. Ballot Issue 4A, seeking $90 million in new bonds to repair aging schools, add security upgrades and build some new...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eight students quarantine at The Juniper School in Durango

Eight students and four staff members at The Juniper School began a quarantine Tuesday after an individual at the school tested positive for COVID-19. The exposure affected only one cohort at the...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Quarantines begin for 82 students, 11 staff members at Durango schools

Sixty students at Escalante Middle School and 22 students at Durango High School have begun quarantines after exposures to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, seven...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Do apolitical policies at Durango School District stifle racial justice movements?

Prompted by more than a dozen people who spoke against Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger’s email directive reminding teachers that they must remain apolitical on heated...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Miller Middle School cohort quarantines after COVID-19 positive

A student at Miller Middle School tested positive for COVID-19, the district confirmed Tuesday night, and one cohort of 15 students at the school began a 14-day quarantine Wednesday. The district...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School dealing with 2 COVID-19 cases

A positive COVID-19 test by a senior and a presumptive positive test by a 10th grader at Animas High School has led the school to go to all-remote, online learning for both grades. AHS Head of...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R adds two teacher work days

Durango teachers, stressed by the compounding demands placed on them by COVID-19, will get two days to step away from the classroom and sharpen their skills at the end of the month. Two additional...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School cohort on 14-day quarantine

One cohort with 16 students at Durango High School began a 14-day quarantine Tuesday after exposure to a person exhibiting symptoms of the virus and who had close contact to someone who has tested...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teachers may gain two planning days

Teachers may be given two consecutive professional-development days to share ideas and plan for teaching different learning models that Durango schools are using to accommodate students’ return to...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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