A video message from the superintendent on April 12 court ruling

On Friday, April 12, 2024, former Poudre School District bus paraprofessional Tyler Zanella appeared in 8th Judicial District Court for a sentencing hearing.

This is the maximum sentence the court will allow; for a total of 12.5 years. For the entirety of the sentence there will be a no contact order in place for all victims and no contact with anyone under the age of 18, including his own children. PSD terminated the former employee immediately upon his arrest on May 24, 2023, and he is not eligible for reemployment in PSD.  

PSD has implemented additional measures to ensure our district is a safe haven for learning and growth. The district’s human resources protocol prohibits the hiring of individuals with any conviction related to child abuse or neglect.  

The following is a message from Superintendent Brian Kingsley: