Regarding the Closing of Trailblazers Academy
To SPS Staff and Families:
As you may have already heard, Trailblazers Academy, a charter middle school serving Stamford, has announced that due to financial difficulties they will cease operations. While it is unfortunate that Stamford families will no longer have the option to send their student to this charter school, Stamford Public Schools (SPS) is excited to welcome, or in many cases welcome back, these families to our community. SPS is committed to working together with Trailblazers’ administration and staff to ensure a smooth transition for all impacted families and students. In fact, next week we have set aside two days for Trailblazers’ families to meet with staff members to register their students in our schools and to establish individualized student transition plans, either into a traditional middle school or into an alternative learning environment.
We are currently reviewing the data, and we believe that the closing of Trailblazers will affect about 100 families. Please know that we are committed to addressing any staffing and student support requirements to meet the needs of all students. We are currently utilizing the $450,000 earmarked for Trailblazers in our 2019-2020 SPS budget to do so.
The SPS mission is to provide an education that cultivates productive habit of mind, body and heart in every students. You can be certain that we will continue to meet the needs of all who attend our schools. I know I can count on each of you to demonstrate habits of heart by warmly welcoming any new or returning family to our schools this fall.
Dr. Tamu Lucero, Superintendent Stamford Public Schools
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:19:00 AM