Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District

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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

Austin Cope / KSJD

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

Austin Cope

The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School Board heard some glad tidings Tuesday night in their final meeting before the holidays.

The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District will not appeal a Colorado Department of Education decision to deny the district a higher accreditation rating.


The Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 school district has been on a five-year accreditation improvement plan for the past five years, and they’ve now entered year six.

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