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Ouray School District R-1 is in SW Colorado in the heart of the beautiful San Juan Mountains.  The district has approximately 200 students PK-12 students all housed in one building. Ouray is a high-achieving district with an excellent staff and strong community support.  For further information about open positions please contact Tod Lokey at 970-325-4505, or TLokey@ourayschool.org


Salary Schedules:

NOTE: The Ouray School Board of Education approved a substantial cost of living adjustment for certificated and classified staff for the 2024-25 school year. The Board has approved a revised classified compensation schedule. Staff are also eligible for health and dental benefits as well as the Colorado PERA retirement program.
Financial Opportunities for Aspiring and In-service Educators
A variety of state and non-profit resources exist to support new educators including stipends, scholarships, and other awards. Please see the Colorado Department of Education's website that lists detailed information and links.

Ouray Nondiscrimination Statement

The Ouray School District R-1 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.