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How are Academics Going at 9-R?

State assessments are one of the many tools utilized by teachers and district staff to gain an understanding on how each student is progressing toward competency. Before we can understand how students are achieving, it is important to define what competency is. There are set expectations for what students should know and understand before progressing through the pk-12 system and achieving the ultimate goal of a diploma. The Colorado Department of Education sets these competencies through its various subject standards for each grade level, and districts and teachers set the pace with students on when those milestones will be achieved.
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Meet the Candidates

For this upcoming election, Durango School District 9-R has two open seats. Click "Read More" to learn about the candidates and the election process.
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Leadership 9-R Session Thursday, September 18, 2019

On Thursday, September 19, we start our series of sessions called Leadership 9-R. This is an opportunity to learn more about the overall operation of the district, what is the strategic plan, how do we spend resources in support of students, and how do the various departments operate in support of our students. More importantly, it is an opportunity to provide input and feedback to ensure we are the best that we can be. This first session is being offered twice.
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READ to Succeed

State Board Reprentative Joyce Rankin will be in Durango to explain the READ Act and how it can transform education for all k-3 students. She will be at Needham Elementary on September 18, 2019 from 5:30-6:30.
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Back to School BBQ September 16th 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Come celebrate the new school year with us!  Hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be served from 5:00 - 5:30 PM.  Next, parents and students will attend Convocation with Mr. Voss in the Gym and then join your student to run through a mock schedule of their day and meet their teachers and other amazing staff.  CAN YOU HELP WITH SETTING UP OR SERVING FOR THE BBQ?  PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SIGN UP AND HELP.
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Fall Picture Day Re-Takes October 24th

MJ Thomas will take student photos Thursday, October 24th at Escalante Middle School. ALL students will be photographed for ID and Yearbook purposes. Students can order packages of photos but are not required to do so. Information to purchase these photos to come....
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Budget Summary

The Fiscal Year 2019-20 Adopted budget was approved on June 17th, 2019. The board requires that the budget is balanced and that the district meets all policy guidelines. These include maintaining a 15% reserve of General Fund balance, unless otherwise directed by the board.
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Two School Board Seats Available

The County Clerk has been notified that Durango School District 9-R will be participating in the coordinated election in November.  The Board of Education will have two four-year seats up for election --- District B (currently filled by Stephanie Moran), and District D (currently filled by Marianna Valdez).
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2019/20 Sponsorship Opportunities

School districts produce several required and beneficial communications documents
throughout the year, some mandated by law and some to stay connected with
families and the community. In order to help streamline these costs in the budget,
which in turn funnels money back to the classrooms, we are reaching out to
community partners to support our work through sponsorships!
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