TSD students, families and community members took time this past month to explore the district Master Plan Committee’s proposed “Thompson Reinvented” plan through a series of five community forums that were held throughout the district. Forums were held at Berthoud High School, Loveland High School, Coyote Ridge Elementary School, Thompson Valley High School and Mountain View High School.
Thompson School District’s Master Plan Committee is composed of students, community members and staff who meet monthly to review and forecast capital needs in the district. In April 2015, the MPC leadership presented a concept entitled “Thompson Reinvented,” which utilized a “win-win” strategy to address a wide scope of issues facing the district. The Board of Education charged the MPC to expand the plan and provide a cost estimate for the concept. Architects were engaged to analyze the concepts, estimate project costs and draw general layouts for each element of the plan.
On March 9, 2016, the Board of Education authorized the Master Plan Committee to share details of the proposed “Thompson Reinvented” plan with members of the Thompson community and to gather feedback.
Topics of discussion at the community forums included school boundaries, school re-organization, choice programs available within the district, the K-8 model of schools and specific projects that have been identified at individual schools. All attendees were invited to submit their feedback and comments anonymously via a survey form. The information that has been gleaned will be presented to the Board of the Education for the group’s consideration.
To learn more about the “Thompson Reinvented” plan, including the opportunity to view the plan details in full and a copy of the presentation from the community forums, please visit http://www.thompsonschools.org/thompsonreinvented.