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Letter from Dr. Theroux

Posted on: February 3, 2023

February 3, 2023


TSD Parents:


I want to take this opportunity to address some of the rumors and discussions that have come to my attention in the past few days in regard to plans and proposals being worked on by different teams in the district. Some administrators have been tasked with coming up with plans and strategies that will create cost savings (in every way possible) in order to save more critical student programs and the positions that serve those programs.   

A proposal is being developed that will change our elementary school model to place grade levels in the same buildings.  In addition, with the elimination of busing for THS, the proposal would include moving to a one tier bus system.  The proposal is still being worked on, which is why this information has not been shared yet, but now the concept would have Bogan serving grades K-1, Marshall serving grades 2-3, and Kramer serving grades 4-5 and pre-K.  The one tier bus plan would be for students K-8.  Shuttle buses would be used where needed.  A latch key program through the YMCA would possibly be available district wide for the first time.  We anticipate that the start times and dismissal times will change. Those of you that tuned in to the December Board Meeting may recall that I mentioned a proposal of this nature. 

In the coming weeks a presentation will be provided to the Board of Education.  The Board will then evaluate the plan and determine if they will implement this idea.  This plan and the cost savings plan may change as we continue to explore ways to work through Talawanda's financial crisis.


Dr. Theroux