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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.

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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Durango School District 9-R is accepting sealed bids for student tracking software through 4:00 p.m. on August 18,2015.  Submit sealed bids to: Sealed Bid – Transportation Department, Durango School District 9-R, Attn: Ryan Robley, 1071 Colorado Hwy 3, Durango, CO  81301.  Bids will be opened at 10:00 a.m. on April 22, 2014, at the School Bus Terminal at the same location.  For complete details and documents, visit the district’s website at  Direct questions or informational requests to Ryan Robley at 970-946-4850 or email at

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The Durango School District 9-R Curriculum Department welcomes you to sign up and join us for one or more workshops offered at this year's Professional Practices Institute. We have a great group of presenters covering a wide array of topics for your professional development as you begin the new school year.

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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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