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District Transportation Policy

Per board policy, the district provides busing to students who live in the RE-1 District boundaries and who live more than 1 mile from the Cortez Middle School.  Students who live within 1 mile of the Cortez Middle School are considered able to walk to school. 

To learn more about the bus route for your area and pick up times and locations and to request bus service please contact the District Department of Transportation at (970) 565-8130.  


During the winter months emergency closing of schools for inclement weather may be necessary.  In the event of a school closing or delay due to weather the district will post notices on the website and Facebook and send out notifications via text or phonecalls.

The following media will also broadcast information on school closings or changes in schedules:

  • KVFC/KRTZ Radio Station - Cortez 740 AM - 98.7 FM (6:00 am is the earliest they will be live)
  • KREZ - Durango Cable Ch. 13, Translator Ch. 33

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