D11 Monthly Insights

A School District 11 Communications Publication

December 2019

  • Superintendent's Mission Matters: Happy Holidays
  • 2017 Mill Levy Override Update
  • Peak Vista's Family Health Center at Mitchell High School
  • #iamd11 and #weared11
  • Video Story: Georgiana Aweanung
  • Have a Wonderful Winter Break! See you in 2020!

Superintendent's Mission Matters

Greetings School District 11 family, friends and community partners. I want to wish you all a joyous holiday season!

One of the best parts of my job is that I get to visit schools every week. Besides the hugs and high-fives I get from many of our students, I also enjoy seeing the dedication all of you have to make sure our students are successful each and every day. That goes for everyone – whether you’re a D11 employee or you’re one of our community partners. Everyone has a role in making sure our students are successful.


This holiday season, the Board of Education and I celebrate all that you do. I hope your holiday season is shared with loved ones, and that you’re able to take time to rest, reflect, and recharge and get ready for a wonderful 2020!

I look forward to seeing all of you in the New Year. Until then, take care, be blessed, and have a healthy and happy holiday!


From My Family to Yours,

Dr. Michael J. Thomas, Superintendent

Colorado Springs School District 11

2017 Mill Levy News

Did you know that thanks to the D11 voters who overwhelmingly supported the 2017 mill levy override ballot initiative that the starting teacher salary was increased to over $39,000? Also, teachers received a 7.2 percent raise, spread between school years 17/18 and 18/19. The pay raises are now part of the teacher salary schedule. Thank you, D11 voters!
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Tell Your Story #iamd11 #weared11

We continue to share the stories of D11 with our fourth installment of Tell Your Story: #IAMD11 or #WEARED11. We know that stories stick with us far more than data points, charts, graphs, or other forms of communication, so we created these two hashtags to capture some of these stories shared on social media. Here are a few #IAMD11 and #WEARED11 social media posts.
#IAMD11 Georgiana
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