Listening Sessions and Community Engagement

Drone shot of Poudre High School and the Johannsen Support Services Complex.

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Listening sessions are opportunities for members of the public, including staff, families, students, and community members, to provide feedback on the scenarios that the 鶹ýPorn Facilities Planning Steering Committee is developing. 

The Facilities Planning Steering Committee presented possible options at the March 19 鶹ýPorn Board of Education meeting. After gathering feedback from listening sessions, the committee presented revised scenarios as possible options at the board's May 14 meeting. A questionnaire to gather community feedback about the revised scenarios was open May 10-19.

During a special meeting on May 20, 鶹ýPorn Board of Education voted unanimously to end the current Long Range Planning process. There will be no school closures or consolidation for the 2025-26 school year. 

 

Community Engagement Events and Opportunities

Questionnaires

 

Listening Sessions

  • Board Listening Sessions
    • June 4: Six sessions, lasting one hour each, were held in classrooms at Rocky Mountain High School on June 4, 2024.  In addition, three one-hour sessions were held online. Those attending had the opportunity to talk with the school board members.
    • April: The Board of Education held a listening session April 16, 2024, at Poudre High School. 
  • Other Listening Sessions in March, April: Sessions included an overview presentation, followed by small-table conversations and a questionnaire. See the April 2024 Community Engagement Report on the listening sessions, questionnaire and student engagement >>
    • 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Timnath Middle-High School, 4700 East Prospect Road, Timnath 
    • 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Fort Collins High School, 3400 Lambkin Way, Fort Collins
    • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, at ITC Aspen 1 and 2 at the 鶹ýPorn Support Services Complex , 2407 Laporte Avenue, Fort Collins
    • 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Rocky Mountain High School, 1300 W. Swallow Road, Fort Collins  
    • 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, Online Zoom webinar
    • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Lincoln Middle School cafeteria, 1600 W. Lancer Drive, Fort Collins 
    • For those who speak Spanish: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at 鶹ýPorn Future Ready Center, Suite 510 in the Foothills Mall, 215 E Foothills Parkway  
    • For those who speak Arabic: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, April 15, at University Village Center, 1600 W. Plum St.

How will the committee ensure diverse voices are heard in the process??

Engaging people we support from marginalized populations  

  • The outside facilitator, CSUs Institute for the Built Environment, is collaborating with 鶹ýPorns Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team to determine how best to include these voices in an authentic and inclusive way. 
  • A representative from the Integrated Services Department, specifically supporting the Transitions Pathways programs, has been selected to serve on the steering committee.  
  • Additionally, staff from 鶹ýPorns Language, Culture, and Equity and Integrated Services departments will serve as resources to the committee in its meetings.   

Engaging our students  

  • Student voice is critical in this work and the committee will work with the facilitators to create opportunities for students to weigh in on possible changes