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September 23, 2021

Good Afternoon TSD Families,

I want to inform you of upcoming events that will allow you to learn more about our educational system at the local and both the state level and provide input to your educational representatives.

Staff and Community Forums with BOE for input on Vision/Mission/Ends Statements – As mentioned in previous updates, our BOE will be holding staff and community forums to explain what Policy Governance is, and to present draft Ends Statements for staff and community feedback.  Dates, times, and locations of forums are as follows: 


Staff Forum at 3:30pm

Community Forum at 5:30 pm

Tuesday September 28

Palm Theatre

Wilkinson Public Library Program Room

Wednesday October 6

Palm Theatre

Palm Theatre

Monday October 11

TES cafeteria

Palm Theatre

More detail on Policy Governance can be found here, but in a nutshell policy governance consists of the following:

  • Clearly defined roles and responsibilities for board and superintendent
  • Clear definition of “ends” (i.e.: goals, outcomes, expectations)
  • A clear process for providing evidence that those ends are being met, through a structured BOE calendar of agendas that includes “monitoring reports” which provide that evidence.

The BOE has drafted a “Global Ends” statement, meaning “what do we expect for and from our students and our system?” at the broadest level, and would like feedback on that statement.  The BOE has also begun the work on more detailed Ends Statements but is looking for more input on those statements as well.

Visit from Colorado State Board of Education Representative Joyce Rankin October 7, 2021

Joyce Rankin is our elected District 3 representative to the Colorado State BOE, and is a particular champion of literacy and the READ Act.  Joyce will be visiting our schools and classrooms on October 7 and would also like to meet with parents and community members that evening to discuss any items of interest related to education.  These meetings help to inform her so that she can represent us well in her role as a Colorado State BOE rep.  This meeting will take place in the TES Cafeteria at 5:15pm (on Thursday, October 7).

Please participate in these opportunities to engage with those who make important decisions impacting our educational system.

Here is information on a few other events as well:


John Pandolfo





Please go to About TSD --> Superintendent  for previous communication from Superintendent John Pandolfo.


John Pandolfo

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