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Podcasts of Nancy as Guest Host on The Stacy Petty Show 1310KFKA


On October 15th and 16th I filled in for Stacy so she could attend her son’s wedding. Here are the podcasts: October 15th 1st Hour – Importance of public education October 15th 2nd Hour – Importance of public education October 16th 1st Hour – Sherrie Peif update on University H.S. October 16th 2nd Hour – … read more

Search the latest TSD Employee data & Checkbook Spending

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The updated TSD Employee Database search tool is updated and you can now search by: Update Field:  This is date the district provided the data in response to our open records request.  The May 21, 2015 is the most current update and you can also look at the staffing as of prior dates. Location:  Select… read more

Izard: Future of education in Colorado being decided in local school districts

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Ross Izard a education policy analyst at the Independence Institute, provides insight to the battle for education reform here in Colorado.n I understand that in the early days of unions they played a significant role in protecting workers from dangerous working conditions, ending child labor,and improving pay and benefits for workers. What we face now… read more

I Pledge My Life, My Fortunes, My Sacred Honor


Today we celebrate Independence Day and enjoy the gift of Liberty made possible by the vision and sacrifice of the brave 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence. The blessing of freedom has been passed on to each generation and sadly with each passing of the baton the principals of Liberty have been rewritten… read more

You & I Create Respect – With or Without a Contract


Negotiations this year had a new wrinkle: The passing of Prop 104 (70% of voters said yes). This new law means all discussions relating to district-union negotiations had to be conducted in public. It also means that boards can no longer go into executive session to discuss contract issues or strategy, and that actual negotiations… read more

Reflections on Thompson School Board

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I realize that posts have been few and far between. If only there were a way to squeeze more hours in a day I could juggle family, work, and efforts to improve public education perfectly! The reality is that there are only 24 hours in a day and so here is a much needed update… read more

SB15-050: Awarding CO’s Excellent Scholars Program

Legislative Text Sponsors Senate: Heath Sponsors House: None Summary: The bill creates the awarding Colorado’s excellent scholars (ACES) program to provide scholarships to the 3 students in each public high school each year who graduate with the highest grade point averages (GPAs) in their graduating class. The ACES program starts in the 2015-16 school year,… read more

SB15-045: Tax Credits For Nonpublic Education

Legislative Text Sponsors Senate: Lundberg Sponsors House: None Summary: The bill establishes a private school tuition income tax credit for income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2016, that allows any taxpayer to claim a credit when the taxpayer enrolls a dependent qualified child in a private school or the taxpayer provides a… read more

SB15-033: Increasing Funding For Public Pre-K-12 Education

Legislative Text Sponsors Senate: Kerr Sponsors House: None Summary: Under existing law, the “Public School Finance Act of 1994” funds kindergarten students as half-day pupils plus the supplemental kindergarten enrollment. Under existing law, the supplemental kindergarten enrollment is an additional .08 of a full-day pupil. The bill increases the supplemental kindergarten enrollment for the 2015-16… read more