BRICS Bond

Bond Overview

Dearborn Public Schools is asking voters to consider a bond proposal on the  November 5th, 2019 ballot. 

With existing bonds expiring, the District can generate approximately $240 million from the sale of new bonds without a change in the current millage rate of 4.82.  This bond would not increase the current tax rates for residents.

The District is calling the proposal BRICS because the funded projects focus on Buildings, Renovations, Infrastructure, Capacity and Safety.

The BRICS Bond proposal is the direct result of the Infrastructure Task Force, which spent just over three months developing a plan and then making a recommendation to the Board of Education that included a zero millage increase while still generating $240 million to address a variety of critically needed items and updates in our schools. 

See the BRICS Bond Virtual Forum video to learn more.

Background

Shortly after the Infrastructure Task Force, comprised of staff and community members, presented its recommendations to the Board of Education in October 2018, the District began moving forward with a detailed review of the infrastructure needs at each of the district’s 34 buildings, which equates to more than 3 million square feet of space.

Working with staff from the Operations Department, representatives from Plante Moran CRESA (PMC) visited each school to meet with the principal and engineer. Together they toured the school and developed a comprehensive list of infrastructure needs.

At the foundation of all this work is the original recommendations from the Citizens Task Force which includes:

  • First priority- infrastructure
  • Second priority- meeting current and future capacity needs
  • Third priority- school safety and security
  • Fourth priority-  continue increasing the number of air conditioned facilities or other priorities identified by the Board of Education on a funds available basis.

Emergency Drill-this is a practice event-OL Smith MS on June 19th

Dearborn Public Schools, in conjunction with Dearborn Police and other community partners, will hold an emergency training drill on June 19.  This year’s exercise will be at O.L. Smith Middle School. 
 
Please help us spread the word about this event so community members know not to be alarmed if they see emergency vehicles and other unusual activity around the school next week.
 
In conjunction with the drill, we are launching a prepared parent campaign.  The attached flyer includes information to help parents understand how they should respond before and during any lockdown situation.

District survey

Welcome to the Dearborn Public Schools Strategic Planning Survey

The Dearborn Public Schools Steering Committee is updating its Strategic Plan to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of our schools and the values of the community.
 
Please share your thoughts on the mission and beliefs of our school district. The results of this survey will be carefully considered and used to facilitate collaborative discussion to guide the direction of Dearborn Public Schools in the next three to five years. Your contribution to this process is greatly appreciated.
The survey will close by the end of the day on Friday, May 10, 2019.

مرحبا بكم في مسح التخطيط الاستراتيجي للمدارس العامة في ديربورن

 
 
تقوم اللجنة التوجيهية للمدارس العامة في ديربورن بتحديث خطتها الاستراتيجية لضمان استمرارها في تلبيه احتياجات مدارسنا وقيم المجتمع.
 
يرجى مشاركه أفكارك حول مهمة والمعتقدات من منطقتنا المدرسة. سيتم النظر بعناية في نتائج هذه الدراسة الاستقصائية. ستستخدم لتيسير المناقشة التعاونية لتوجيه اتجاه مدارس ديربورن العامة في السنوات الثلاث أو الخمس القادمة. مساهمتكم في هذه العملية هو موضع تقدير كبير.  نشكر مشاركتكم قبل يوم الجمعة الواقع في 5/10/2019

Read By Third Grade Supports

See the MDE Early Literacy website for tools for parents and schools to support all students’ reading proficiency

Chamber of Commerce Awards Dr. Maleyko Business Leader of the Year

Dr. Glenn Maleyko was presented with the Business Leadee of the Year award by the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce.

The “Students First: Inspire Educate Celebrate” vision statement and the many students posing with the sign were featured in the slide show. Dr. Maleyko promotes partnerships with businesses and community organizations for the benefit of students. His relentless social media efforts are focused on highlighting the achievements of students. Congratulations everyone! This award is about YOU!

Kindergarten Round Up includes Young Fives

The kindergarten Round up schedule for twenty one elementary schools can be viewed at www.dearbornschools.org.  Parents should attend the round up date at their neighborhood school. Much information and additional enrollment forms will be available.

Parents of young kindergarten students (June-Dec 1 Birthdays) are eligible to enroll in Young Fives, space permitting. There are 14 Y5 classrooms in Dearborn.

Additional information on school websites. Click the link above, check the drop down menu under schools and find website link for the school in your neighborhood. Or call 313-827-3005 to find out which school is in your neighborhood.

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