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The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all students and staff at Florida Mesa Elementary.  The water well pump at the school is not working properly, causing issues for bathroom facilities on site.  We are currently working to repair the pump and restore services.  If we are not able to repair the pump in a timely manner, we may have to cancel school tomorrow until the water is fully restored.

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Dr. John Nicoletti will be in Durango to present and analyze the latest school attacks discussing insider versus outsider threats and how schools can minimize vulnerabilities. Dr. Nicoletti will help school personnel differentiate between a student who makes a threat and a student who actually poses a threat with a discussion on the development of an avenger, behavioral coding options and how schools can initiate deterrents through a threat assessment process.

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Riverview Elementary took project based learning to a whole new level this spring with their Plant a Rainbow project.

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Durango School District 9-R's Superintendent, Dan Snowberger, will host the final round table meeting of the school year on Monday, May 19, 2014, at 6pm in the Board Room located in the District Office.  All round tables for this school year have been on the school budget, seeking direction and input from the community about how to grapple with the downturn in funding and the need to reduce deficit spending.  Snowberger plans to present the final budget before it goes to the Board of Education for approval, to provide clarity and seek feedback from the community.

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Dates: June 3 – June 27, 2014

Classes will be held on a Monday – Friday schedule with the exception of the first day of summer school, which is a Tuesday.

First Session: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Second Session: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Durango High School
2390 Main Avenue

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District at a Glance

  • Students: approx 4,227
  • 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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