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Another Great Breaking Bread Potluck!

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Lot’s of good discussion surrounding testing as well as a discussion on merit pay (pay for performance). This time we had current and former teachers who brought a lot to the discussion as well as some new parents who shared concerns about the current system. We appreciate everyone who attended the discussion and as always… read more

Enough! Sometimes a Retreat is just a Retreat….

While the new year for the school board has started off a little bumpy, we still remain optimistic that the seven members will choose to put aside past disputes and focus on working together. We understand following the rules and adhering to policy is important, but can’t the board members help each other instead of… read more

Breaking Bread Potluck – Great Food & Yes even better Discussions!!

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When we first came up with the idea of having a “Breaking Bread Potluck”, we had no idea what the outcome would be. We are very happy to say that the first potluck was a success! In spite of last minute cancellations, there were 24 in attendance which included one principal and one teacher and… read more

Government without Limits ALWAYS becomes Tyranny!!

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This 13 minute video of Daniel Hannan (Member of European Parliament) brings such clarity as to why so many are willing to sacrifice their life for Liberty. A universal truth is that Liberty flourishes where the individual is above the state. Liberty Flourishes where opportunity to fail or succeed is driven by the individual and not… read more

Common Ground Does Exist IF We Listen To Each Other!

It is unfortunate that the opportunities to discover issues we agree on are missed because the “noise” of the school board bickering drowns out the ability for any of us to actually listen to each other. The guest column published today (8/13/2014) in the Reporter Herald, was written by Pam Howard who is a current… read more

Montagu, Ward & Howard display contempt for the Law & Derail 1st TSD Board Meeting

We had such high hopes for the start of the new school year and in fact we debated over whether or not we even need to attend the first board of education meeting tonight.  The agenda had five items of which four were for standard operating items that while “normal” are also critical such as… read more

TSD Budget: The more things change, the more things stay the same.

Every year the budget (spending) increases and the proposed budget for the 2014-2015 year is no exception.  While some of the increases are for much needed items such as increasing the pay for new teachers and for substitutes, new math curriculum and maintenance, there are still too many budget items that never seem to be… read more

Gambling is always fun when using other people’s money….


At the February 12th board meeting,  the board voted 4-2 (Director Denise Montagu was absent) to table spending approx. $800,000 for RB+B Architects to begin the design work phase for High Plains Academy School at Centerra. This was the right decision for the District and we commend the board for voting to hit the “pause”… read more

TSD Continues Academic Decline

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The recent release of the 2013 Colorado School Grades report shows Thompson School District continues to  graduate students that are not proficient in the core subjects of math, reading and science. Although the numbers do reveal some good news for the district such as improvements in the elementary grades, these positives are overshadowed with a… read more

The Dangers of “Close Reading”

Recently a Jewish dad who questioned his child’s classroom assignment is called a neo-Nazi by the president of the local teacher’s union. Click here for full article posted at FOX News on November 6, 2013. The controversy about this classroom assignment highlights the problem of using the classroom for indoctrination vs. education. Since the Common… read more