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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Posts Tagged ‘Thompson School District’

Public schools vs charter schools

Public schools vs charter schools

  There has been much attention lavished on the subject of charter schools recently. The proposal of the Red Rock Academy in Berthoud has brought out a lot of emotion and rhetoric by those for and those against the charter school Much has been written about charter schools in the United States and those articles may help shed some light on charter schools in general. One of the most important questions is whether charter schools are superior to public schools. The answer seems ... Full Story

No to charter school

No to charter school

  Some people are in line to make money on this charter school project, but what it will do is to tear our town apart. Berthoud is too small for a charter school. Yes, they can probably do it. The school board will turn the application down and then the state will approve it. This is all planned out already. Why don't the organizers ask the people of Berthoud through a vote and let us see if they are really in this to help the people or just in it for themselves. If the school is built, ... Full Story

Special Meeting on Charter School

Special Meeting on Charter School

Coffee with Cabrera

Coffee with Cabrera

  Thompson School District Superintendent Ron Cabrera will be available to meet with members of the community during an informal session Monday, October 10, from 6:30 to 8 a.m. at The Loveland Coffee Company, 620 E. 29th St, Loveland. Dr. Cabrera will answer questions from staff, parents and other members of the community during the fourth of several informal gatherings at various locations within the district. This is the second of the monthly coffee meetings for this school ... Full Story

Support for mill levy override

Support for mill levy override

  To the editor:   The purpose of this letter is two-fold -- to clear up some misconceptions about funding for the proposed charter school and to urge your support of the school district's request for a mill levy override. I spoke with Steve Towne, the school district's director of business services, and discovered that even if the charter school is ultimately approved, (1) no additional revenue generated by the override is earmarked for the charter school and (2) no ... Full Story

Looking for a few good readers

Looking for a few good readers

  To highlight the importance of reading aloud to children, Thompson School District will celebrate Read Aloud Day on Tuesday, November 8. Community members are being invited to read to classes in elementary schools. The time commitment is approximately 30 minutes. Various schools and time slots are available. Contact Chris Ingold, 613-5072 or chris.ingold@thompsonschools.org, by Oct. 14 to sign up.  

Red Rock Academy Forum

Thomson School District is holding a community forum regarding the charter school application for Red Rock Academy in Berthoud. The meeting is scheduled for Oct. 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Berthoud High School. The public will have an opportunity to provide input regarding the application. One group has already voiced an opinon. The organizers of a new website, Support Berthoud Schools, is asking community members to sign the petition on the website to ask the Board of Education to reject ... Full Story

Supports Kerrigan for Board of Education

Supports Kerrigan for Board of Education

        To the Editor: Bob Kerrigan, a native Coloradoan, and Berthoud resident for the past 20 years has decided to run for School Board. Bob realizes the importance of education in achieving success. In fact, while his children were in High School and College, Bob wisely took himself back to school to earn a B.S. in Business Management. That degree has given him the best opportunity for growth in building his career and a viable business. He knows ... Full Story

School District Information Night

School District Information Night

    The Thompson School District will host a board of education candidate forum, information booths and breakout sessions providing information about the Thompson School District. The event, labeled “Thompson 101,” will be presented by the Board of Education and staff on October 3 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Bill Reed Middle School, 370 W. 4th Street in Loveland The event will start in the Bill Reed cafeteria with information tables about the workings of Thompson School District ... Full Story

Senior Citizen Tax Work-Off

  The Thompson School District is accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off Program. Eligibility requirements for the program are: Applicants must be 62 years of age or older. Applicants must own and live in the home for which they are applying. Applicants must live within the Thompson School District’s boundary area. Only one person from each household may apply. Forty participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served ... Full Story

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