Next week, Thompson School District will begin its series of public forums that are designed to facilitate a community-wide discussion regarding the challenges that the district is facing and potential solutions. The first forum will be held on Thursday, September 7th, at 6 p.m. at the Berthoud Community Center (248 Welch Avenue in Berthoud).
Thompson is a complex school district. Our accomplishments are impressive and our challenges are often intricate. Because of this, it is imperative that we as a community work together to identify problems and then solve them together as a team. To assist in this process, the community forums will be presented in a different way then what you may be used to.
Rather than a simple presentation of information followed by a “question and answer” session, the forums will be designed to encourage open dialogue from all participants. The conversation will move where it needs to in order to address the ideas and issues that are brought forward by attendees. District staff members will be on-hand to provide information and to clarify challenges. However, the flow of the meeting will be dictated by YOU. We’ll have a facilitator to help guide the process, which will help ensure we have both an open conversation that gets all concerns on the table and one that moves us toward collective agreements around priorities.
We hope you will join us on this journey. The full schedule of the upcoming forums is below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.