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Meet and Learn About the School Board

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education is hosting a couple of meet and greet opportunities at the end of the month. Please join us and meet some of our current board members, who will be sharing information about the work they do to support the school district and our community of learners. Also, additional details will be shared about the two upcoming vacancies on the Board of Education for the November 5, 2019 election. Click Read More for additional details, and mark your calendars for July 27th and July 30th!
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Phones Down

The following is a non-emergency message for all parents, staff and students of Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School. Phone service to the school is currently interrupted due to an unknown issue with the provider. The provider has been contacted and is working to resolve the problem. Because we do not know when service will be restored, we are asking that all families wishing to contact the school call (970) 375-3930.
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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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Pediatric Partners of the Southwest To Provide Medical Oversight of DHS School-Based Health Clinic

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest will assume operations as the medical provider for the School-Based Health Center (SBHC) at Durango High School effective July 1, 2019.


The School-Based Health Centers have been a partnership between Durango School District 9-R and Axis Health System (AHS) for the last 12 years. AHS and 9-R worked closely over the years to develop the SBHC model of supports and services for students and youth in the area, providing high-quality and accessible healthcare to La Plata County. Pediatric Partners of the Southwest (PPSW) is well positioned to assume the medical sponsorship and direct health care services at the Durango High School SBHC.
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District Accountability Advisory Committee Parent Survey

This annual parent survey is prepared by the District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC). The committee is composed of of parents, teachers, and administrators from every school as well as community members and representatives from 9-R administration, the Board of Education and the Financial Advisory Committee. Each year the results of the survey are used to inform schools and the administration of areas for improvement and areas of strength.
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Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary Phones Down

​The following is a non-emergency message for all parents, staff and students of Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary. Phone service to the school is currently interrupted due to unknown issues with the provider. The provider has been contacted and is working to resolve the problem. Because we do not know when before the service will be restored, we are asking that all families wishing to contact the school call District Office at (970) 247-5411 and ask to be transferred to the school. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will notify you again through the alert system once the phone service is restored. Thank you.
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Durango School District 9-R Receives $1.1M Grant to Support School Safety

The School Security Disbursement program enacted by SB18-269 provides funding to improve security in public school facilities and vehicles and to support training for school personnel. The Colorado Division of Homeland Security made $29M in funds available to school districts across the state and Durango was awarded $1.1M in the grant to support its ongoing school safety measures.
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Phone Service Restored

The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all parents, students, and staff at Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary. Phone services have been restored to the school and you now may contact the school directly at (970) 588-3331. Thank you for your patience as we worked to resolve the issue.
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