Tag Archives: Thompson School District Budget

The Charade of Transparency Continues – Budget & Union Contract vote June 19th

Assortment of color pencils

Will any amount of money ever be enough to satisfy the insatiable appetite of the education system? It is that time of year again when local school boards are voting on next year’s budget and there is the usual hand-wringing and angst about the lack of money and yet no budget ever shrinks, no budget… read more

Stand & Affirm Your LEGAL Right for Fiscal Responsibility June 20th!!!

On Wednesday the 20th at 6pm the Thompson School District will be holding a Board of Education meeting where the 2012-2013 budget will be voted on and adopted. In the past the Board and the District have not heard much from citizens nor had to deal with questions from the public regarding the budget and… read more

Stand & Affirm Your LEGAL Right for Fiscal Responsibility June 20th!!!

On Wednesday the 20th at 6pm the Thompson School District will be holding a Board of Education meeting where the 2012-2013 budget will be voted on and adopted. In the past the Board and the District have not heard much from citizens nor had to deal with questions from the public regarding the budget and… read more

Don’t let the Union take your VOICE! Thompson School Budget Meeting June 6th at 6pm!!

The Thompson School District proposed budget for next year will be presented tomorrow and the Board of Education has allotted 25 minutes for public comment (isn’t that generous and thoughtful!) and it is VERY IMPORTANT that the community turn out and question the budget! Robert and I can tell you that the school district is… read more

Thompson School BOE makes Union and District Staff #1 Priority and NOT Students

Below is an email that was sent to all of the members of the Thompson School District Board of Education as well as Superintendent Ron Cabrera and CFO Steve Towne today, May 17, 2012 The Board of Education meeting last night for me proved beyond doubt that our students are not the focus nor are… read more

Thompson School District BOE President is channeling Nancy Pelosi!

Tomorrow May 16th at 6pm at the Thompson School District Board of Education meeting (800 So Taft Ave) the newly negotiated Teacher’s Union contract for FY2012-2013 will be voted on.  The problem is that while the Board of Education (BOE) has discussed in great detail behind closed doors, the public has not been allowed to… read more

1310 KFKA AM Colorado Segment on School Finance & Thompson School District

The last month there have been several community meetings that the Thompson School District and Board of Education have held regarding the budget for the upcoming year 2012-2013. What has been completely absent from these meetings are presentations and discussions on what the actual revenues and expenses have been for previous years.  The use of… read more

1310 KFKA AM Colorado Segment on School Finance & Thompson School District

The last month there have been several community meetings that the Thompson School District and Board of Education have held regarding the budget for the upcoming year 2012-2013. What has been completely absent from these meetings are presentations and discussions on what the actual revenues and expenses have been for previous years.  The use of… read more

Public Education System Needs YOU!!

We at Liberty Watch during the 2011 election campaigned against the Thompson School District Mill Levy Tax Increase and we focused on two things: Money is not the problem and Lack of Transparency The school district seems to have gotten the message on transparency as during this budget process there have been several articles in… read more

Thompson School District Still doesn’t get it

The Thompson School District is once again attempting to show citizens how “hard” they are working to fix their budget.  With salaries and benefits consuming will over 80% of the total budget the district is looking at cutting transportation which is so inconsequential but does generate an emotional response from citizens. This is how the… read more