Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District

Austin Cope

Last week the Colorado Children’s Campaign, an independent group that analyzes data on issues facing children including poverty, access to healthcare, and education, presented the results of the Kid’s Count Survey.


KSJD's Austin Cope talked with Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District for an update on the demolition project for the retired Cortez High School. Click below to listen.

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The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District has moved significantly closer to meeting a state-imposed deadline to improve its accreditation rating. The district jumped 6 points in the most recent ratings, which were released Friday by the Colorado Department of Education.

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The path to demolish the old Montezuma Cortez High school has experienced more than a few bumps in the road, including deciding whether to demolish it all, then funding the demolition, and most recently, figuring out what to do with the waste material. But, it’s still on track, and still not as easy as you might think, considering the building is full of the hazardous material asbestos. To find out what’s next, KSJD's Austin Cope talked with Jamie Haukeness, the school district official in charge of supervising the demolition process

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The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School Board heard an urgent plea Tuesday from a representative of the Children’s Kiva Montessori School.