Our Community

Here to Serve

There is no more important work than our dedication to education and the children we serve. We would not be able to achieve higher graduation rates, academic gains, or offer programs that enrich our students beyond the classroom without the involvement of our families and the support of our community partners.

Dayton Public Schools is fortunate to have the support of a host of partners, from business, civic, social, philanthropic and education organizations that help provide opportunities for more than 13,000 students on an annual basis. Whether on a district, school or student-level basis, community involvement is essential to our district’s continuing improvement.

Contract with the Community

The Dayton Board of Education adopted a new Contract with the Community, updating the pledge made to citizens in 2008 to improve academically while holding down costs. The contract, effective 2014 through 2019, addresses the district’s goals for continued academic growth, progress on state-mandated tests, improved state report card performance, on-time high school graduation of students prepared for postsecondary opportunities or careers, and quarterly reporting to the community. Learn MORE

Neighborhood School Centers

Dayton Public Schools, working with the Raymond L. Fitz Center, S.M. Center for Leadership in Community, and a number of community organizations, has established six Neighborhood School Centers (a major initiative of the Dayton Foundation and Dayton Public Schools), recognizing that schools are anchors in the communities they serve.

The NSCs and their partners are Kiser and the Salvation Army; Fairview and Good Samaritan Hospital; Cleveland and Edison with the YMCA; Ruskin and East End Community Services; and Westwood and Wright State University. These centers bring together many partners to offer a range of opportunities and support to children, youth, families, and communities. Our partners work to ensure that parents and community members are involved with their local school and that students enter school ready to learn and graduate as capable learners, workers, and citizens.

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Bid Info and Vendor Registration

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Their Education

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