Education

At-home online learning offered by the San Juan School District is going away for students in Blanding, Monticello, and La Sal. The district program, known as Option Two, was eliminated citing widespread lack of success among students and increased work-loads among teachers. The change will not...
Monticello High School
Fall Break has been extended in the San Juan School District. There will be no school for students district wide on Monday, it will be a teacher/staff work day. Additionally there has been an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Monticello schools involving at least three students and half a dozen staff...
Students in Bluff, Montezuma Creek, Monument Valley, and Navajo Mountain are back to learning despite the challenges of not physically being in their school buildings. The decision for the river region of the San Juan School District (SJSD) not to physically return to school was made based on...
After two weeks since the start of the new school year, the San Juan School Board received an update on how the academic year is progressing during a global pandemic. Students are back in school in the mountain region of the district, which includes the schools in Blanding, Monticello, and La Sal...
San Juan School District
A $3.9 million dollar project to increase wireless internet accessibility (Wi-Fi) for students in the River Region of the San Juan School District (SJSD) will be paid by the State of Utah. In the August 20 special session of the Utah State Legislature, the legislative bodies passed HB6002...
The San Juan School Board has finalized its plans ahead of the start of the academic school year later this month. Key items the boardpassed include 100 percent remote learning for students in the south part of the county for the start of the year. The district moved the first day of school for...
Chart provided by San Juan County Attorney's office showing the alarming rise in sexual violence cases in the county
The San Juan County Attorney’s office reports an increasing trend of reported sexual violence and the vast majority of victims and perpetrators of sexual crimes in the county are underage children, mostly teenagers. From 2000 to 2010, the county averaged 4.1 reported cases of sexual violence per...
Schools throughout San Juan County, included pictured Monticello Elementary, will delay their start by two days
San Juan County School Board finalized plans ahead of the start of the academic school year later this month. Key items passed include 100 percent remote learning for students in the south part of the county for the start of the year. The district moved the first day of school for students from...
The spring of 2020 brought about unprecedented changes to our families, community, and our educational system. With back-to-school time on the horizon, the San Juan School District is anxious to re-open our school doors to serve our students and families. Reopening of school is critical during the...
With less than two weeks remaining until the start of a new school year, the San Juan School District is still waiting to hear registration decisions from 40 percent of the students in the district. District Superintendent Ron Nielson reports that on August 3, the district had received registration...

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