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Durango School District 9-R wants to hear from you! Please take a moment to share your input by taking our 9-R Budget Survey. Want more information on the 9-R budget and how funds are used? Check out our Budget Guide

9-R Budget Survey:

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 Lunchrooms at nine Durango 9-R schools are receiving an upgrade this month with salad bars provided by a grant through Let’s Move Salad Bar to Schools. The program was launched in 2010 with the mission of donating salad bars to U.S. schools so that every child has daily access to fresh fruits and vegetables. 

 “We want to encourage our students to try new foods, to eat healthy and to offer them choice during lunch” says Krista Garand, Student Nutrition Services Supervisor. “ The Lets Move Salad Bars to Schools Grant allows us to add or replace salad bars in schools when we would not have been able to do so on our own.” Read more about the program here

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 We are always looking for input and feedback from our families and community members. The District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC) has created a survey to assist us in soliciting feedback from our stakeholders. The survey is anonymous, short and will help us improve upon the things that matter most to our parents. Please take a few moments to complete the survey for us. Use the link below, which will take you directly to the survey online. The survey is completely anonymous. Please take the survey by April 22, 2016. 

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Durango School District 9-R authorized a new, public online school, Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango. The full-time online public school, authorized by the Durango School District 9-R and certified by the State Board of Education and the Colorado Department of Education, will serve students in all grades from across Colorado. Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango will begin serving students in grades K-10 in the 2016-17 school year, with an additional grade level added each subsequent school year. The new school will deliver technology enhanced, tuition-free, public school online to students statewide. 

Read the full press release here.

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Durango School District 9-R is excited to release our new "Budget for Excellence: A Guide to Understanding Durango School District 9-R's Budget", which helps explain the complexities of school financing. This new guide answers commonly asked questions like:

What is the negative factor?

How are school budgets determined?

How have 3A Mill Levy Funds been used?

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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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