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At this election, five directors will be elected representing District A, District D and District E for a term of office of two years and two directors will be elected representing District C and District G for a term of office of four years. To be qualified, a candidate must have been a registered elector of the school district for at least 12 consecutive months before the election and a resident of the director district which will be represented. A person is ineligible to run for school director if he or she has been convicted of committing a sexual offense against a child. A person who desires to be a candidate for school director shall file a written notice of intention to be a candidate and a nomination petition signed by at least 50 eligible electors who are registered to vote in the regular biennial school election. Nomination petitions may be obtained at Superintendent’s Office at the District Administration Building, 400 North Elm Street, Cortez, CO. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Completed petitions shall be submitted to Phyllis J. Lockhart, District Election Official, no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 2, 2019.

In a U.S. News & World Report ranking of Colorado’s best public high schools, Durango High School came in 66th and Bayfield High School was 79th, based on factors such as test scores and graduation rates. MCHS was listed in the state’s top 100 schools at No. 100. The report ranked 272 of the 513 public high schools in the state, using data from the 2017-18 school year.

This year, eight Kemper Elementary students won national awards for mathematical excellence through the Math Olympiad program. Twenty-two Kemper students participated, joining over 160,000 students around the world.