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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.


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The Durango School District 9-R is seeking to leave the San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services, or BOCES.

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Voters in the Cortez Re-1 School District will likely be asked in November for permission to use all the funds set aside for a new athletic stadium to tear down the old Montezuma-Cortez High School at Seventh and South Chestnut streets.


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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.

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A man allegedly involved in a domestic incident triggered a two-hour lockout on the first day of school in Dolores Tuesday.

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KSJD's Austin Cope sat down with the superintendent of the Dolores School District, Scott Cooper, to talk about this year's earlier school start, new secondary school schedule, and need for more teachers.


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For the first time in several years, there is space for enrollment in kindergarten and high school in Dolores School District Re-4A.


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