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  •   CMS & Manassa Elementary Earn State Awards

    Centauri Middle School earned the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award and Manassa Elementary earned the John Irwin Award.  When any individual or school receives an accolade, it is a victory for the team and with that we recognize that any award is a reflection of the collective.





  • NCSD Community,

    The district currently runs an early bus that extends a route to La Jara Elementry, picking up students at 3:40pm, and transfers student riders to the CHS/CMS/NCSD District Office complex.  Attempts to clarify the reasoning for the practice are unclear, with respect to the original purpose.  However, after much discussion with the NCSD Board of Education, the board voted to end the practice effective at the end of this 2017-18 school year.  The following are some of the reasons and factors contributing to the decision:

    *Releasing students each day for the time necessary to prepare students and access the bus eliminates twenty-five minutes of instructional time for student passengers each day.  This absence from teaching/learning time, results in a yearly loss of sixty hours of direct instructional time, crutial to the academic growth of children.  As research clearly indicates, direct instructional time is one of two factors directly affecting student achievement.

    *The route requires drivers, usually an employee of the NCSD, and requires adjustment to a driver's current teaching schedule.  This increases the complexity and difficulty of allowing student access to necessary and optional classes.

    *The service has not been and is not offered to Manassa Elementary and the Manassa community.  Moreover, it is not possible to add an additional route, including the cost of driver and mileage, to provide services nor to introduce the severe intrusion to instruction as witnessed at La Jara Elementary.

    This early notification is to allow all people the opportunity to plan for the 2018-19 school year with respect to individual and family planning, and the logistics of travel to and from school.  


    Curt Wilson

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  • North Conejos School District RE-1J
    Curt Wilson, Superintendent 
    17890 US Hwy 285
    La Jara, CO  81140
    Phone:  719-274-5174  Fax:  719-274-5621

    North Conejos RE-1J Mission Statement
    The mission of the North Conejos School District is to provide a safe, nurturing learning environment where diversity is celebrated, mutual respect among adults and children is practiced and where school and communities are seen as valued partners in creating the foundation for lifelong learning.

  • Non Discrimination Policy
    The Board is committed to providing a safe learning and work environment where all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect.  The schools in the district are subject to all federal and state laws and constitutional provisions prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry or need for special education services.  Accordingly, no otherwise qualified student, employee, applicant for employment or member of the public shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination under any district program or activity on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex (which includes marital status), sexual orientation, disability or need for special education services.  Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age and genetic information is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law.
    Title IX coordinator
    Curt Wilson, Superintendent
    PO Box 72, 17890 US Hwy 285 La Jara, CO  81140