Superintendent’s Message


Elizabeth Lolli, Dayton Public Schools Superintendent

Welcome to the Dayton Public School District! Whether you are new to the Dayton Public Schools or are returning for another year, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you.

From our 5-star preschools to our one-to-one technology in classrooms, there is a lot to be proud of and a lot to look forward to.

To start, our “Be Present for a Better Future” campaign emphasizes the importance of attending school every day. This campaign rewards students for good and improved attendance. Because of these efforts, more students are now on track with their attendance. 

Secondary students continue to enjoy a wide array of Career Technical Education classes. The ability to earn certifications and prepare for a career is an amazing opportunity. DPS offers a wide array of career technical pathways at David H. Ponitz CTC and Meadowdale CTC.

Students in middle and high school can continue to earn college credits — and even work toward an Associate Degree — through the College Credit Plus program. The Dayton Public Schools encourage parents to help their children earn college credits so they are a step ahead when they graduate.

The school year would not be complete without having opportunities in our outstanding music programs. All middle and high school students are welcome to participate in band and choir and can contact their building’s band director for more information about how to get involved. Elementary students also have a great opportunity to enhance their talents and learn music thanks to Orff instruments, which are available in each classroom. Music in Dayton Public Schools is proudly growing — so get involved today!