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Durango School District 9-R is looking for responsible candidates to join our amazing transportation team. The district will provide all the training and assessment needed to become a successful school bus driver.  The school district's benefit package includes health insurance, personal, and sick leave days- and the added benefit of having the same days off from school as your children do. See our flyer below for more information. 

There are numerous news reports about the epidemic of Enterovirus-D68 affecting many children, and now Ebola virus. To ensure the health of all students and staff in school settings, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends the following:

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Last weekend marked the end of the 2014 Fall Colorado High School mountain bike season with the Haymaker Classic- which is not only the State Championship race but the grand finale of a 4 race series which includes 53 high schools and over 600 racers. Animas High School and Durango High School teams brought 30 racers from Durango. Both schools finished in the top five with DHS taking home the Division II 1st place trophy and AHS taking 5th in Division I.

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The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has created new guides to help parents understand the Colorado Academic Standards. These guides can be helpful to review prior to having your parent-teacher conferences this fall.

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This week we are celebrating National School Bus Safety Week! With that in mind, we would like to remind Durango motorists to follow a few basic rules when you see a bus. Most importantly, please stop when the bus driver turns on the flashing lights.

When approaching a school bus, motorists are required to:

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District at a Glance

  • Students: approx 4,600
  • 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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