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.

Interviews and community forums for Board of Education director applicants will be held Feb. 21 dhooker Fri, 02/15/2019 - 2:32pm

The Poudre School District Board of Education will interview and hold community forums for candidates for the vacant director seats on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Johannsen Support Services Center (JSSC), 2407 LaPorte Ave. The public is invited to talk with the applicants during the community forums and observe the Board interviews, beginning at 5:30 p.m. that evening.

Two candidates have applied to fill the District A seat and five have applied to fill the District G seat. Both positions were vacated in January.

PSD prepares to create schools for the future that will stand the test of time dhooker Wed, 02/06/2019 - 8:48am

Superintendent Sandra SmyserWe are busy planning for the new schools and facilities that will be built in Poudre School District over the next several years.

If you look at the history of PSD – and any school district for that matter –, you’ll see that each school building was created for its time and was both modern and futuristic when it opened.   

PSD student count outpaces Colorado public school enrollment

This fall, Poudre School District’s total student count increased to 30,463, marking a roughly 1.5 percent increase over the previous school year. 

PSD’s growth outpaced statewide enrollment, which increased 0.1 percent, according to state data released Jan. 24. The district’s total count in the 2017-18 school year was 30,019. 

“Our growing enrollment is a reflection of our thriving community and the talented, hard-working educators in our schools,” PSD Superintendent Dr. Sandra Smyser said. 

Applications now being accepted for two Board seats

Application Deadline for Vacant Board Seats is February 7

The PSD Board of Education is looking for two qualified individuals to fill two vacant director positions. Director District A and Director District G seats are both open. 

Cathy Kipp, who served eight years in the District A director role, submitted her resignation after she was elected to fill the vacancy left by State Sen. Joann Ginal to represent House District 52 in the Colorado Legislature.

District goals offer inspiration, reflect the values of public education and focus on the individual child

Superintendent Sandra SmyserRecently, our PSD Board of Education directors and staff members wowed the crowd at the state school board conference by telling them about our goals for students. I know that may not sound very exciting to you, but it’s true that PSD’s goals are fundamentally different and more inspirational than most.