Education

School board redistricting, the 2022-23 school calendar, and an audit report were all part of the San Juan School Board discussion at their December 8 meeting. Members of the school board reviewed the two proposed school board maps being considered by the San Juan County Commission as a part of...
Schools in the San Juan School District will not have students on December 22 in an attempt to help teachers. The change was approved at the November 10 meeting of the school board. The meeting was held at the new Bluff Elementary School in the first off-site board meeting since the COVID-pandemic...
The beautiful new Bluff Elementary School building has opened to students, replacing the old building that had served the Bluff community for more than 60 years. The new school was completed last year but the building sat mostly empty for the 2020-21 school year because of the extended closure due...
The San Juan School Board approved a site for a new Utah State University (USU) facility in Monument Valley on October 13. The approved site is northwest of Monument Valley High School on Monument Valley Road, which leads to Gouldings. School board member Nelson Yellowman said the approved site...
The San Juan School Board got an update on the proposed college building in Monument Valley, considered a lawsuit against an electronic cigarette company, and kept their COVID policies status quo as part of their September 8 meeting. The district is following the same policies they put in place at...
Students, parents, teachers, and staff of the San Juan School District return to school on Thursday, August 19.  Students in Montezuma Creek, Bluff, Monument Valley, and Navajo Mountain will be returning for in-person learning for the first time since winter 2020. The students at Bluff Elementary...
Welcome back! I am excited to welcome in this new year. While challenges with the pandemic are still present, lessons learned in the area of technology, communication, instructional strategies, and basic teamwork of all stakeholders will allow us to start this year stronger than ever. San Juan...
The San Juan School Board finalized a new daily schedule for secondary schools, approved the sale of the old Bluff Elementary School, and discussed water issues in Montezuma Creek at their June 22 meeting. Secondary schools in the San Juan School District will have a new daily schedule when school...
The San Juan School District will award diplomas to nearly 250 graduates this week at services across the sprawling district. It was a school year like no other in 2020-2021, with no in-class instruction for half of the schools in the district.  The other schools operated under strict guidelines,...
The San Juan School Board discussed start times for secondary schools, the diversity in administration initiative, and approved a six-percent base raise for licensed staff at their May 19 meeting. The district plans to implement an A/B schedule for secondary schools starting next year, but how...

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