As summer wanes, school awaits

Katie VanBuskirk begins to prepare her kindergarten classroom at Needham Elementary School on Monday. Though classes dont start until Aug. 21, Durango School District 9-R teachers reported to work on Monday. I cant imagine having any other kind of job, VanBuskirk said. Its all about the kids. Theyre the ones that make it a fun job. Enlarge photo

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Katie VanBuskirk begins to prepare her kindergarten classroom at Needham Elementary School on Monday. Though classes dont start until Aug. 21, Durango School District 9-R teachers reported to work on Monday. I cant imagine having any other kind of job, VanBuskirk said. Its all about the kids. Theyre the ones that make it a fun job.