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Durango School District 9-R has selected a new Director of Finance, naming Jennifer Macho-Seekins for the critical role. Macho-Seekins brings a background of expertise in accounting and finance management, having worked in both the private and non-profit sectors for the past 14 years.

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On Friday, April 22nd, the Denver Broncos Salute to Fans Tour stopped by Florida Mesa Elementary to let a couple hundred students participate in training drills, everything from diving football catches to the Von Miller shuffle drill. Players number 11, Jordan Norwood, wide receiver, and number 51, Todd Davis, linebacker, were on scene working directly with the kids. Two Broncos Cheerleaders and the mascot, Miles, also joined in on the fun and really made the kids' day!

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 The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all parents and students on bus route FM4.

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 The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R to all parents, students, and staff on Bus Route RJ1.  Due to a late transfer, Bus Route RJ1 is running 15 minutes late this morning, Friday, April 22, 2016.

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Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango, a full-time online public school authorized by the Durango School District 9-R, will host its first in-person information session on Tuesday, April 19. Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango recently announced it will begin serving students across Colorado in grades K-10 in the 2016-17 school year, with an additional grade level added each subsequent school year. Enrollment for the 2016-17 school year is currently open and interested families are encouraged to attend upcoming information sessions. At this information session, families will have an opportunity to learn about the Colorado Connections Academy curriculum, meet with Connections Academy faculty and thoroughly explore the school’s program. Attendees will also find a presentation explaining the school’s personalized program, and a chance to connect with other interested families while enjoying light refreshments. A complete list of events and a link to the on-demand session are available at or by calling (800) 382-6010. 

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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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