PSD statement about student walkout

Posted Tuesday, Feb. 27

We are aware of the planned student walkout today (Feb. 27) and honor our students’ right to express their views and opinions in a respectful way. We understand that the right to protest is a time-honored tradition in our country. We certainly would have preferred these activities take place outside of the regular school day.

Today’s activities are the result of a grassroots effort by students and are not district sponsored or endorsed, as PSD does not support any viewpoint or advocacy group.

Board Recap Feb. 13: "Choice" enrollment trends examined; recognition for 3 teachers, counselor

Board members discuss reasons for change in enrollment pattern

Five-year projections for growth in Poudre School District show more students attending schools, but not at the pace PSD projected a few years ago. In addition, a report discussed at the recent Board of Education meeting shows that even as PSD’s enrollment climbs, a growing number of students living in the district’s boundaries are opting to attend non-PSD charter schools.

A letter from Dr. Smyser about safety and support in PSD

Dear PSD families,

My heart breaks every time I hear news of a tragic event at a school.

After the school shooting in Florida you may be wondering what safety precautions are in place in PSD. Please know, we are dedicated to keeping children safe with comprehensive safety measures.

However, we also rely on help from you, our community, parents, students and staff, to assist in these efforts.

My request to you: If you see something, say something.

Board of Education discussed budget, plans for district growth at Jan. 23 meeting

As Poudre School District’s enrollment continues to climb, Board of Education members and district staff members are working to figure out how to best serve a growing student population.

At a recent work session, growth was a central theme as the Board of Education reviewed PSD’s long-range plan and budget for the upcoming year. PSD’s student population recently topped 30,000 for the first time in the district’s history, highlighting the need for additional classroom space and other facilities.

PSD enrollment tops 30,000 students for the first time

Poudre School District added more than 300 students this school year, bringing the district’s total enrollment to a record 30,000 students.

“We are thrilled to welcome so many new students to our schools,” PSD Superintendent Dr. Sandra Smyser said. The growing enrollment reflects our thriving community and the hard-working educators who serve our students. This is a huge milestone for Poudre School District.”

Superintendent announces Central Office restructuring plan

Poudre School District Superintendent Dr. Sandra Smyser announced today her plans to restructure Central Office services to better support schools beginning next year.

This action will eliminate approximately 20 positions from Central Office, beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. The reduction includes classified, licensed and administrative positions. We do not anticipate any further Central Office personnel reductions this year.

Happy holidays and new year!

Portrait of Sandra SmyserWelcome to Winter! What fitting snowy weather for the first day of the Winter Solstice!

As we head into the winter break, I wish the entire PSD community a happy holiday and new year. I hope you take some time to rest, relax and enjoy friends and family along with the joys of the holiday season.