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Welcome back to all of our students and their families! Each school will be hosting an open house this fall where families can meet their student's teacher, tour the schools, and see some of the fantastic work students are doing.

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 The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all bus riders on bus routes FR1 and FR2.  Due to traffic delays in the area, buses are expected to be 15-30 minutes late in bringing student home today, Tuesday, August 25, 2015.  If you have any questions about this delay, please contact the transportation department at 970-247-5411.

I want to welcome you and your students back to school.  We are excited to begin what promises to be another great year for our students.  We are fortunate to have a great team of support staff, teachers, and administrators waiting to serve you and your children.  Our local fire department and police will be out in force today reminding all commuters of the start of the school year, and to be cautious of children in school zones.   

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The Colorado Smoke Outlook reports that areas of smoke transported from fires in other western states will affect Colorado on Thursday, particularly western parts of the state. This smoke may contribute to Moderate concentrations of fine particulates, with western parts of the state reaching the High-Moderate category. Unusually sensitive people throughout Colorado should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion on Thursday, especially across the western half of the state.

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Durango School District 9-R is participating in the upcoming coordinated election in November 2015.  The Board of Education announces that two, four-year seats are up for election, which includes District B, currently filled by Stephanie Moran, and District D, currently filled by Brie Stahnke.

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District at a Glance

  • Students: approx 4,500
  • Teachers: 294
    • 12 Years Avg Experience
    • 61% with Master's Degree
  • Support Staff: 193
  • Schools:
    • 7 Elementary Schools
    • 2 Middle Schools
    • 2 High Schools
    • Area Served: 1,039 sq miles

Our Mission

The mission of Durango School District 9-R, an innovative educational system committed to excellence, is to ensure each student develops the skills and attributes for lifelong learning and has the ability to compete and contribute in the global community, by guaranteeing equitable educational opportunities in a safe and healthy environment.

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