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Meet and Learn About the School Board

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education is hosting a couple of meet and greet opportunities at the end of the month. Please join us and meet some of our current board members, who will be sharing information about the work they do to support the school district and our community of learners. Also, additional details will be shared about the two upcoming vacancies on the Board of Education for the November 5, 2019 election. Click Read More for additional details, and mark your calendars for July 27th and July 30th!
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2019/20 Sponsorship Opportunities

School districts produce several required and beneficial communications documents
throughout the year, some mandated by law and some to stay connected with
families and the community. In order to help streamline these costs in the budget,
which in turn funnels money back to the classrooms, we are reaching out to
community partners to support our work through sponsorships!
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DEF Announces Scholarship Recipients

Every year, the Durango Education Foundation administers donor-based scholarships to graduating seniors in Durango School District 9-R. This year, in conjunction with our generous donors, the DEF Scholarship Committee and Trustees awarded nine scholarship recipients. The awardees are:
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Pediatric Partners of the Southwest To Provide Medical Oversight of DHS School-Based Health Clinic

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest will assume operations as the medical provider for the School-Based Health Center (SBHC) at Durango High School effective July 1, 2019.


The School-Based Health Centers have been a partnership between Durango School District 9-R and Axis Health System (AHS) for the last 12 years. AHS and 9-R worked closely over the years to develop the SBHC model of supports and services for students and youth in the area, providing high-quality and accessible healthcare to La Plata County. Pediatric Partners of the Southwest (PPSW) is well positioned to assume the medical sponsorship and direct health care services at the Durango High School SBHC.
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District Accountability Advisory Committee Parent Survey

This annual parent survey is prepared by the District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC). The committee is composed of of parents, teachers, and administrators from every school as well as community members and representatives from 9-R administration, the Board of Education and the Financial Advisory Committee. Each year the results of the survey are used to inform schools and the administration of areas for improvement and areas of strength.
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Join us for our 2nd Annual Gallery Walk & Silent Auction!

Annual Spring Gallery Walk
May 10, 2019
5:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: The Secret Garden at the Rochester Hotel.
What: Students, staff and professional artists have prepared art to sell at a silent auction. All community members are invited to attend. Each piece of art will have a bid sheet and highest bidder wins. All funds raised will be spent on helping Big Picture High School students pay for college textbooks. This event is our 2nd annual event.
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Durango School District 9-R Receives $1.1M Grant to Support School Safety

The School Security Disbursement program enacted by SB18-269 provides funding to improve security in public school facilities and vehicles and to support training for school personnel. The Colorado Division of Homeland Security made $29M in funds available to school districts across the state and Durango was awarded $1.1M in the grant to support its ongoing school safety measures.
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Volunteer & Share Your Financial Expertise

Durango School District 9-R Board of Education is accepting letters of interest through Tuesday, March 12, 2019, and conducting interviews on Friday, March 15, 2019 to fill one two-year term vacancy on the Finance Advisory Committee.
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