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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Update - 5.14.21

Our district continues to engage in various conversations and work related to improving opportunities for each learner in our schools. The Culture and Equity Design team hosted its final meeting in May. The team provided feedback and recommendations for district leadership which will provide leaders with insight into the most critical actions steps in our schools.

COVID-19 Weekly Summary - 5.14.21

This week, the district responded to two positive cases of COVID-19, causing three (3) cohorts to quarantine at Durango High School and Sunnyside Elementary. We remain optimistic that these numbers will continue to decline as more and more residents are vaccinated.

Board of Education Coffee Chat

Mark your calendars for May 18, 2021 at 4:30pm to join 9-R Board Members to share your ideas and suggestions to support the ongoing work at the district. The meeting with be on Zoom and translation services are available.

9-R Kicks Off Bond Summer Projects

We continue to be grateful for and humbled by the ongoing support from our community, which passed the 4A Bond measure last November with more than 70% of residents in favor. We are excited to get going on all the work this measure is funding.

9-R Public Budget Hearing

The 9-R Public Budget Hearing for the 2021/22 academic year budget will be on May 13, 2021 starting at 5:30 pm via Zoom. Come to learn more about how funds are allocated to schools to determine staffing, resources and services based on school enrollment, as well as other priorities in spending. Translation services available during the hearing.

Community Meet & Greet - Incoming Superintendent Dr. Karen Cheser

Incoming Superintendent, Dr. Karen Cheser, is hosting a community meet and greet on Wednesday, May 12 at 5:30 pm via Zoom. This is a great opportunity to hear from Dr. Cheser on her vision and initial plans when she begins in July, as well as ask her any questions you may have.

School Lunch Hero Day is May 7

Between preparing healthy meals for our students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes.
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