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The purpose of this regulation is to establish consistent meal account procedures for Durango School District 9-R, and alleviate the financial burden that unpaid meal charges place on the school district.  This regulation also serves to create a fair system to ensure students have access to school meals through a charge regulation.

Free and Reduced Meal

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 As the summer winds down and your thoughts turn to the first day of school please be sure to check your school's website for important dates including Fall Check -in and Meet Your Teacher events. August 25th is the first day of school for all schools in the district 

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 The SBHC at both Durango High School and Florida Mesa Elementary offer our students and their siblings access to quality physical and behavior health services. If your students needs an annual check up, a sick visit or immunizations please be sure to give them at call. The are also offering Sport and Camp physicals for $25 and welcome walk-ins. 

The SBHC at Durango High School is expanding their summer hours and will now be open weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9-4. 

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The Durango High School Athletic Department is hosting a farewell party for Deawne Maddox in recognition of her 19 years of service in the Durango School District. The community is invited to join us on Sunday July 26th from 1-4pm at CJs Diner.  Deawne is the heart and glue of the activities/ athletics office at DHS and she will be greatly missed!

As most of you are aware, our current Theater Director has resigned her position and left some very big shoes to fill.  We are in the process of interviewing applicants and would like the input of any interested community members.  
You are invited to join us at Durango High School to attend a forum to meet the candidate(s).   
July 16th,  5:30 p.m. at the High School, in the Library.
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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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