Mancos School District

Mancos School District Re-6 has been approved for a $19.8 million grant from the state’s Building Excellent Schools Today, or BEST, program. School-board member Monty Guiles gave the news to the Montezuma County commissioners on Monday. The grant – which is for a major renovation of the K-through-12 campus – is contingent on the passage of a local bond issue to raise matching funds of close to $5 million. The question is expected to go to voters this fall.
 

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About 60 Mancos Elementary School students and parents gathered along Grand Avenue on Friday afternoon to welcome their principal back from the hospital.

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The small town of Mancos has never seen a violent attack on its school campus, but its school board members said during their Monday meeting that because of other attacks and school shootings recently, they want to be proactive.

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Wednesday marks the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year in Mancos. KSJD's Austin Cope sat down with Mancos School District superintendent Brian Hanson in his office on Tuesday afternoon.

It was the end of the day, and the district office halls were quiet before the start of school. They first talked about a discussion on campus security that had happened at Mancos School Board meeting on Monday night, then moved on to discuss the upcoming year.

Teen Perspectives on Standardized Testing

Apr 21, 2016
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The Fish Bowl is KSJD's monthly conversation that features the voices, thoughts, and opinions of youth in our communities on topics that matter to them. In this episode, KSJD's Tom Yoder sat down with Faith Asnicar, a junior at Mancos High School, and Sam Bagge, a junior at Montezuma-Cortez High School, about how the number of standardized tests they are required to take has increased throughout their time as students, and the impact these tests have had on their education.

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