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"Yá'át'ééh"  (Navajo Hello) and “Maiku” (Ute Hello) As part of our commitment to every student, every day, the Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 is committed to ensuring that school-age Native American Nations and their children have equal access to all programs, services, and activities offered within the district.

Our Commitment

District personnel consult with tribal officials and parents of Native American children in the planning of policies and procedures, Title VI-funded programming, and other educational programming and activities.

No later than December of each year, the district reports on the services provided to Native American children and reviews and revises relevant policies.

Parents and families of Native American Nations and their children are encouraged to provide input to the district and schools about how the district can meet the needs of their children. Opportunities for input include:

  • Monthly school board meetings, on the second Tuesday of every month, beginning at 7 p.m.
  • Annual Native American Policies and Procedures (IPP) meetings every October
  • Parent Accountability Committee (PAC meetings for parents of Native American children
  • The district’s annual survey for parents of Native American children
  • Contacting the Assistant Superintendent
  • Contacting the K-12 Native American District Coordinator and Liaison

Join our PAC

We value your ideas and support in informing our programs.  Please consider joining our Parent Action Committee (PAC) for parents of Native Nations and their children. This committee meets several times a year and reviews district services and supports and provides input.

To learn more please contact Olivia Spencer at (970) 565-7522

Title VI of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in any program or activity that receives federal funds or other federal financial assistance. 

Annual Report on The Progress of Native American Students

To learn more about the the district's annual report on services provied to Native American children and their academic performance please see our annual Report on the Progress of Native American Students.  The format of this year's report is different due to the impact of COVID on testing.  This year the district provided two documents: a full report that includes data from 2018-19 and 2019-20 and a shorter board report that focuses on the new data that is available.  Please contact the district offices if you have questions.


Your feedback and thoughts are important to us and we invite you to contact your school or our superintendent at any time with questions, concerns, or suggestions

Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 Statement of Nondiscrimination: 

The Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

El Distrito Escolar RE-1 de Montezuma-Cortez no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad o edad. Se ha designado a las siguientes personas para que se ocupen de las consultas relativas a las políticas de no discriminación:

Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer
400 N. Elm St.
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-7522 ext. 1135

504 Coordinator
400 N. Elm St.
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-7282 ext. 1127

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