PSD statement about student walkout

Posted Tuesday, Feb. 27

We are aware of the planned student walkout today (Feb. 27) and honor our students’ right to express their views and opinions in a respectful way. We understand that the right to protest is a time-honored tradition in our country. We certainly would have preferred these activities take place outside of the regular school day.

Today’s activities are the result of a grassroots effort by students and are not district sponsored or endorsed, as PSD does not support any viewpoint or advocacy group.

District goals offer inspiration, reflect the values of public education and focus on the individual child

Superintendent Sandra SmyserRecently, our PSD Board of Education directors and staff members wowed the crowd at the state school board conference by telling them about our goals for students. I know that may not sound very exciting to you, but it’s true that PSD’s goals are fundamentally different and more inspirational than most.

PSD sells bonds, paving the way for construction approved by voters in 2016 election

Poudre School District has secured $375 million in bond funding approved by voters in the November 2016 election. 

This marks a significant milestone for PSD’s much-needed capital projects, which have been on hold for approximately two years as the result of litigation between PSD and a community member. These projects include the construction of three new schools and improvements to PSD’s existing buildings.

PSD Board of Education approves sale of bonds, clearing the way for construction

In a significant step forward for PSD’s Long-Range Plan, the Board of Education authorized the sale of general obligation bonds at its meeting on Tuesday. 

This move will secure the funding voters approved in the 2016 bond and mill levy override election and allow PSD to move forward with much-needed school construction and updates. 


“I think as we prepare to build new school buildings in communities around us, it’s one of those moments where we really see the impact that schools have,” PSD Superintendent Dr. Sandra Smyser said.