Next Steps for ║┌┴¤═°Changes
In his latest video message, Superintendent Brian Kingsley provides an update on educational program changes, school consolidations, and boundary modifications that are necessary due to the significant challenges facing our community and Poudre School District. Many people are wondering what will happen next in this process, and we are committed to providing more clarity and reassurance as details become available. ?
║┌┴¤═°will hire an independent, external facilitator to work with a new steering committee. The committee will evaluate school consolidation and program expansion ideas that are already on the table, vet new and additional options, and examine school attendance areas and other possible consolidations. We want to create an authentic and genuine community engagement process and will announce a schedule of listening sessions in the coming weeks. ?
A message of gratitude
As your superintendent, I want?to convey my gratitude and humility for the ability to partner with you.
My family and I are incredibly excited to be in Northern Colorado and a part of the ║┌┴¤═°community. I look forward to listening, learning and leading with you. I caní»t wait to meet you and hear your thoughts.
Poudre School District is strong ĘC the product of your service, deep engagement and commitment to ensuring that we Educate... Every Child, Every Day. We have a significant responsibility to work as a team to ensure that our young people have the opportunities they deserve to grow into their best selves. Education is, after all, all about connections ĘC those among students, teachers, staff, coaches, families and community members ĘC that enrich and elevate the lives of others.
"Public education changed my life trajectory and filled me with hope, love, confidence and a sense of belonging. It was where my beliefs solidified regarding the role of education in peopleí»s lives."
With our staff, I will promote collaboration and communication among all stakeholders in this community. We will strive to build and deliver exceptional educational experiences every day for all students.?
With empathy and transparency, I will work with you, side by side, to make sure that our goals for students become a reality. This work will be rooted in three equity-centered commitments and core values: visionary district leadership, inclusive district culture and instructional excellence. Moving forward as a community, it will take all of us working in tandem to effectively allocate our time, people and resources in ways that align with the goal of achievement for all students.?
I am excited to move forward together.
On the first day of school, a Laurel Elementary student asked to try on Superintendent Kingsley's jacket.?