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Farm-to-School RFP

The Farm-to-School RFP has been posted and is available on the District website at durangoschools.org in the Finance section under Bidding Information.
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Understanding the Truth About School Lunch Regulations

Over the past few weeks, misinformation has been circulated regarding our school lunch policy and our community deserves the facts. Firstly, no student has received a partial lunch during the 2019-20 school year. No member of the 9-R team has employed shaming tactics toward students. And, the District maintains compliance with National School Lunch and National School Breakfast program federal guidelines.
In 2015, the district faced a critical issue as it ended the school year with over $18,000 in meal charge debt. Because school district Food & Nutrition Services departments are an independent enterprise, they are intended to be self-supporting. When a deficit occurs, the District needs to use general funds to offset losses, funds that should be designated for classrooms. It has been 9-R’s focus to minimize impacts on educational funding to maximize programs and educational resources for our students.
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December Bravo! Winners

Each month, colleagues nominate colleagues who deserve an extra round of applause for their amazing work in and around the district. The following are the winners from December:
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Important Reminder from Health Services

It's that time of year again where many students and family members are coming down with various illnesses. In the schools, we have diagnosed cases of influenza, strep throat, as well as common colds. A rule of thumb is to keep kids home from school with fevers greater than 100 degrees, and students should be fever free for 24 hours without the use of medications. Please do not send kids to school that are vomiting or have diarrhea until symptom free for 24 hours. For coughs and colds, students that are coughing consistently, and pose a risk of infecting others, should remain home until coughing subsides.
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9-R Facilities Master Plan Survey

Durango School District 9-R is proud to provide our students with a comprehensive educational system that promotes student success, academic achievement and personal growth in appropriate and safe learning environments. Our hard-working students, dedicated teachers and supportive staff have helped to keep our graduation rates and other student success measures above state and national averages.
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District Accountability Advisory Committee Annual Survey

On behalf of the District Accountability and Advisory Committee, we'd like to thank you for past participation in the parent survey in Durango 9-R.  We have modified this year's survey in an effort to streamline it and ensure that we increase our participation from the past couple of years. Your feedback on OUR school district is important as our DAAC, our School Board, and our Superintendent work together to ensure that our schools are as effective as they can be for our students.
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Gourmet Beef Boxes Fundraiser

The School District has also been purchasing its own, locally sourced cows to bring in the best and freshest options to students. These cows, sourced from a local -area ranch, are all 100% grass-fed and finished cows who were humanely raised. And now you can have some for yourself or as a gift for a loved one during the holidays, all the while continuing to support the innovative offerings by our food services team.
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Notice of Proposed Charter Renewal for the Juniper School

Notice is hereby given that a proposed charter renewal application for The Juniper School has been submitted to the membership of the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, and is on file in the superintendent’s office of Durango School District 9-R, where it is available for public inspection during regular business hours. There will be a public hearing regarding the application at the December 10, 2019 board meeting, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the District Administration Building, 201 E. 12th Street.
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