-An opportunity for informal conversation with the Superintendent and his administrative team.

Parents, community members, and school district staff are invited to chat about the Dearborn Public Schools with Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko during informal meetings at several schools this year. The "Chatting With The Superintendent” evenings are less formal than School Board meetings, providing an opportunity for interactive conversation on a variety of school related topics.

“I appreciate the opportunity to talk with our community and provide individuals with the big picture story of our district, listen to their thoughts and comments, and hopefully answer any questions they may have for me or our administrative team,” Superintendent Maleyko commented.

"Last year, we discovered this casual relaxed setting allowed for good conversation, the sharing of ideas, and a platform that encouraged open dialogue. I'm looking forward to this year’s chats."

The meetings are open to all community members, district staff, students, and parents. All parents are welcome to attend any one of the scheduled “Chats” even if their child attends a different school. This year’s schedule starts October 23, 2017 at Edsel Ford and ends April 23, 2018 at O.L. Smith.

Chatting With The Superintendent- Schedule of Meetings

October 23, 2017
Edsel Ford High School
Staff- 2:30 p.m.
Parents- 6:00 p.m.

November 6, 2017
McCollough-Unis K-8 School
Staff- 3:00 p.m.
Parents- 4:30 p.m.

January 22, 2018
Dearborn High School
Staff- 3:30 p.m.
Parents- 6:30 p.m.

February 5, 2018
Geer Park Elementary
Staff- 4:00p.m.
Parents- 5:00 p.m.

March 19, 2018
Michael Berry Career Center
Staff- 2:15 p.m. (MBCC)
Parents- 5:30 p.m.
Staff- 3:40 p.m. (STEM)
Parents- 5:30 p.m.

April 23, 2018
O.L. Smith Middle School
Staff- 3:00 p.m.
Parents- 6:00 p.m.

Maleyko stressed that the conversation will be driven by those in attendance and focus on topics related to individual schools or the District as a whole. Parents who may want to discuss an individual student should arrange to meet privately with the principal of the school or the child’s teacher.

"Some of the most popular conversations last year included questions addressed by Dr. Dan Patterson, our Director of Testing and Evaluation,” Maleyko noted. “As a result of parent input, Dr. Patterson was able to work with other instructional team members to reduce time spent on District testing."

Topics that may be discussed at this year’s superintendent chats could include the District’s Strategic Plan and how it is guiding instruction in the classroom. Other topics may include the School Improvement Process, budget, or addressing the increasing enrollment in the District. Cabinet members from both the instructional and non-instructional side of the school District’s operations will be on hand to assist in answering questions.

 

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