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October is Colorado Safe Schools Month

In 2014, it was signed into proclamation that October is the official Colorado Safe Schools Month. This focus allows schools and communities across the state to educate and focus on school safety within their unique communities.
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Coffee with the Superintendent

Drop in at the Durango Public Library, second floor meeting room, to have a cup of coffee and join a dialogue with Superintendent Dan Snowberger this Wednesday, November 1st from 12:00-1:30. He'll be there to answer all your questions and listen to your ideas and feedback for Durango School District 9-R. The coffee's on us! Free coffee and light snacks provided by the Common Grounds Coffee Cart.
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Seeking Applicants - Personalized Competency Based Learning Team

An action in this year’s Teaching and Learning Plan is to convene a Personalized Competency Based Learning (PCBL) Team. As the district continues to evolved its instructional practices to support personalized learning based on individual competency, it is critical to have parents and our community involved in this process.  To that end, we are seeking representatives of each school and stakeholder group.
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Title I

Dear Parents,
Needham Elementary has made a request to receive Title I funding this year due to identified high needs in the school. If approved, this waiver would allow Needham to receive Title I funding, despite not meeting the requirements for it last year. Each year's Title I funding is determined, in part, by the previous year's enrollment numbers. Title I funds would be used this year to support additional Intervention support in Language Arts and Mathematics. If you would like more information regarding this waiver request, you can contact David Tanaka at dtanaka@durango.k12.co.us or call the Culture and Equity office at 247-5411 x1421.
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Air Quality Health Advisory From San Juan Basin Public Health

Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest wildfires are affecting local air quality. If smoke is thick or becomes noticeably thicker in your area you should remain indoors or if possible seek out locations where air is filtered. Unusually sensitive people throughout the region should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
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Introducing the BRAVO! Junior Awards

A few years ago, 9-R introduced the BRAVO! Award program for staff, which was a fun and easy way to recognize all the great work our staff does daily for our students, families and schools. To build upon the success of that program, Durango School District 9-R is also celebrating our amazing students with the BRAVO! Junior Award program.
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