Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District

In November, voters approved a proposal to pay for the demolition and asbestos abatement of the former Montezuma Cortez high school. But what comes next in the process? What will happen to all the items in the old school, like the murals on the walls? And what will happen to the land once the building is gone? KSJD's Austin Cope talked with district superintendent Lori Haukeness to find out.

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KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District Superintendent Lori Haukeness about Durango School District 9-R's decision to pull out of the San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services, or BOCES.

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Durango School District 9-R will apparently be leaving the San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services, or BOCES.


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What happens when a school district’s performance is judged on a standardized test that only 25 percent of students take?  That’s what’s happening to the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 school district right now.

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The Cortez City Council is supporting the Montezuma-Cortez School District in its bid for funds to tear down the old high school.

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