Update 5: Facilities Planning Steering Committee

To keep our community informed about long-range planning efforts, we will send an update after each meeting of and presentation by the PSD Facilities Planning Steering Committee to the school board.  

You can find all committee updates and additional communications on the Long-Range Planning web section. To translate the update into a language other than English, scroll to the top of the web page, click on “Translate / Traducción / 번역 / 翻译 / ترجمة,” and select a language. 

Key Takeaways   

  • Your voice matters, and people are listening.
    •  Attend a committee listening session - There are listening sessions tonight, March 27 (6-7 p.m. online); Thursday, March 28 (5:30-7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Middle School); and Thursday, April 4 (6-8 p.m. at the Future Ready Center in Foothills mall, for Spanish speakers).  
    • Fill out a questionnaire - When it's convenient for you, watch the video recording of the committee’s March 19 presentation to the school board and submit feedback through this online questionnaire by 10 a.m. on April 5.  
    • Attend a board listening session - The Board of Education will host listening sessions April 16 in the Poudre High School auditorium and June 4 in the Fort Collins High School auditorium. Both sessions are scheduled from 5:30 to 10 p.m. 
    • Members of the committee expressed gratitude and pride for those who have attended listening sessions and shared feedback so far. Thank you to participants for being thoughtful and respectful while engaging in a difficult process.  
  • The possible options, presented by the committee on March 19, are only a starting place - The intent of the March 19 presentation was to put some options out there to start a conversation. The scenarios will be revised and refined, considering community input and further analysis by the committee.   
    • The schools that are included in change scenarios today may not be those that would be impacted in the final, adopted changes, and schools that aren’t included today may be included in possible options down the road. This is an uncomfortable and emotional process, and we acknowledge how challenging and uncertain our PSD community feels right now.  
    • The committee will continue to gather feedback and refine possible options. They are scheduled to give updates on their work at the April 23 Board of Education meeting and to make their final recommendation to the Board at the May 28 Board of Education meeting. Board of Education Directors are scheduled to vote on one of the committee’s recommendations at the June 11 meeting. 
    • It’s key to communicate clearly as we navigate a complex process together. To help, there is a list of key terms and definitions on the Long-Range Planning Communications web page. 
    • There are also Frequently Asked Questions. These are being shared at listening sessions, as well.