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After-school Activities Continue as Scheduled Today

Thanks to our families who planned around the snow and made it safely to school and work. While the weather continues, road conditions do not warrant any closures for after-school activities today. We are planning all after-school activities as scheduled. Thank you and drive safely!

Master Facility Plan Community Session

Join us to learn about our master facility plan and share your feedback and vision on facility needs. Community session takes place on September 9, 2019 from 6-7:30pm at Durango High School.

Two School Board Seats Available

The County Clerk has been notified that Durango School District 9-R will be participating in the coordinated election in November.  The Board of Education will have two four-year seats up for election --- District B (currently filled by Stephanie Moran), and District D (currently filled by Marianna Valdez).

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!

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!

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.

Durango School District 9-R Announces New Athletic Director

After an extensive search and several great candidates, Durango School District 9-R has identified a new District Athletic Director (DAD) in Ryan Knorr. Knorr will take the place of current AD, Adam Bright, who after 3 (three) years with the district is moving on to serve as a assistant commissioner with CHSSA.

Conversation with the Board of Education

The Durango 9-R Board of Education invites you to join them for coffee, tea and conversation on February 12, 2019 from 3:30 - 5pm at the College Dr. location of Durango Joe's!

Schools Canceled Due to Severe Weather

The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R to all parents, students, and staff in the district. Due to severe weather conditions and based on recommendations from County Emergency Management personnel, all schools are canceled today, Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
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