Listening Sessions and Community Engagement

Drone shot of Poudre High School and the Johannsen Support Services Complex.

Share your thoughts at a listening session this spring

A series of listening sessions will be held this spring. These are opportunities for members of the public, including staff, families, students, and community members, to provide feedback on the scenarios that the PSD Facilities Planning Steering Committee is developing. 

  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the PSD Information Technology Center at the Johannsen Support Services Complex, 2407 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins 
  • 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Rocky Mountain High School, 1300 W. Swallow Road, Fort Collins
  • 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Lincoln Middle School, 1600 W. Lancer Drive, Fort Collins 
  • 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Timnath Middle-High School, 4700 E. Prospect Road, Timnath
  • 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Fort Collins High School, 3400 Lambkin Way, Fort Collins
  • 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, online listening session (Link will be provided closer to event date)
  • 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Future Ready Center, Suite 510 in the Foothills Mall, 215 E Foothills Parkway, Fort Collins. This session is for participants whose primary languages are Spanish and Arabic.  

 

Board of Education Listening Sessions

School board directors want members of our communities to have additional opportunities to give feedback about the possible scenarios developed by the PSD Facilities Planning Steering Committee. Therefore, the board is hosting two listening sessions: 

  • 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, in the auditorium at Poudre High School, 201 S. Impala Drive in Fort Collins
  • 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, in the auditorium at Fort Collins High School, 3400 Lambkin Way in Fort Collins

Microphones will be available at each session so any attendee may share their thoughts with the board. Both sessions will be recorded, and recordings will be posted on the PSD website.

The Facilities Planning Steering Committee is leading this work and will make two to three recommendations to the school board. The board will be asked to make a decision about how to proceed at its June 11 meeting. 

How will the committee ensure diverse voices are heard in the process? 

Engaging people we support from marginalized populations  

  • The outside facilitator, CSU’s Institute for the Built Environment, is collaborating with PSD’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team to determine how best to include these voices in an authentic and inclusive way. 
  • A representative from the Integrated Services Department, specifically supporting the Transitions Pathways programs, has been selected to serve on the steering committee.  
  • Additionally, staff from PSD’s Language, Culture, and Equity and Integrated Services departments will serve as resources to the committee in its meetings.   

Engaging our students  

  • Student voice is critical in this work and the committee will work with the facilitators to create opportunities for students to weigh in on possible changes 

Contact Information

Have an idea or are unable to attend a listening session?

Email:
longrangeplanning@psdschools.org