schools

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.

The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School Board has rejected a proposed change that would have allowed it to go into executive session on a majority vote instead of a unanimous one.

Austin Cope / KSJD

Numbers at the Rico Elementary School have fallen significantly within the past three years, according to counts from the Dolores County School District, Re-2J. In 2014 the school had 20 students, then 17 students last year, and then seven this year. Preschool teacher Rebecca Pugh called that ten-student drop “this year’s mass exodus.”

Austin Cope / KSJD

Schools in the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 district started on Wednesday, and the school district administration has quite a few things on its plate as the school year starts.

KSJD's Austin Cope sat down with Lori Haukeness, the new superintendent of the school district, to learn more about the issues facing the district in the 2016-2017 school year.

Austin Cope / KSJD

Southwest Open School in Cortez, or SWOS, started its school year at the beginning of August. SWOS is an alternative charter high school that serves 90 percent at-risk students. Its new director Charlotte Wolf is in the process of learning what they call SWOSology—a character education course required for everyone on the school campus. KSJD's Austin Cope sat down with Charlotte Wolf to talk more about her background and experience before she came to SWOS, and what perspectives her new job has brought her so far.


Pages