Durango 9-R Is fortunate to have employees who have been serving the district for more than 20 years. This week we want to recognize Tara Haller, who teaches mathematics and computer science at DHS. Tara has been with 9-R for 27 years!
Josephine Valencia has worked in the cleaning industry all of her life. For the past eight years she’s been with the Durango School District 9-R. She’s been the Custodian at Animas Valley Elementary School for five years.
We continually monitor our student and system results to ensure that we are on track to realize this mission. At 9-R, we believe every student deserves to have a solid academic foundation that opens the window of opportunity for any career in which they are interested. They also deserve to have experiences that help them understand their talents, interests, and possible future career options.
Steve Lee has been driving buses and trucks for a long time. What initially drew him to drive a school bus for the Durango School District 9-R was the hours and benefits. The shifts are typically two hours in the morning and three in the afternoon, which also happens to be enough to earn full benefits, and give him time to run his business during the day.
During the month of September, our schools, students and staff have been steadfast in ensuring we maintain our mitigation measures, decreasing chances of outbreaks of COVID-19 in our schools, and increasing the chances of keeping schools open and safe.
Dear 9-R Families, Thank you for all that you are doing to support safe and healthy schools during this academic year. In order to further support in person learning, we are offering weekly COVID-19 testing through the school district.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an undeniably difficult situation for many in our community and in our nation over the past 19 months. We know that many of our students will require a significant amount of attention to address academic learning loss, and social-emotional needs both due to the pandemic as well as other factors.