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Meet the New Board Members

The two newest board members, Kristin Smith and Andrea Parmenter, want to hear from you! They are hosting a coffee at College Durango Joe's on Wednesday, March 4, from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm.
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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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Kindergarten Registration is coming early this year!!

Calling all kiddos who will be 5 by Sept 1st, Wednesday, Feb 19th is the day to sign up for the 2020-2021 school year! Please swing by from 8:00-3:00 with birth certificate, immunizations & proof of residency! You can start this process by clicking on "Registration" on our website!
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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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