with the Superintendent events scheduled
Gatherings allow informal conversations with the Superintendent and his
Parents, community members, and school district staff
are invited to chat about Dearborn Public Schools with Superintendent Glenn
Maleyko during informal meetings at several schools this year. Chatting
with the Superintendent gatherings are less formal than School Board
meetings, providing an opportunity for interactive conversation on a variety of
“I appreciate the opportunity to talk with our
community and provide individuals with the big picture story of our district, to
listen to their thoughts and comments, and hopefully to answer any questions
they may have for me or our administrative team,” said Dr. Maleyko. “Three years ago, we discovered this relaxed
setting allows for good conversations, the sharing of ideas, and a platform that
encourages open dialogue. I’m looking forward to this year’s Chats.”
The meetings are open to all community members,
district staff, students and parents. Parents
are welcome to attend any of the Chats, even if their child attends a different
school. This year’s schedule starts Oct.
21, 2019 at Fordson High School and ends March 2, 2020 at McDonald Elementary.
The Superintendent- Schedule of Meetings
- Oct. 21,
2019 – Fordson High School, staff at
2:25 p.m., community at 5:45 p.m.
- Nov. 25,
2019 – Woodworth Middle School, staff
at 3:05 p.m., community at 5:30 p.m.
- Jan. 27,
2020 – Becker Elementary, staff at
3:45 p.m., community at 5 p.m.
- Feb. 24, 2020 – Long Elementary, staff at 3:50 p.m., community at
- March 2,
2020– McDonald Elementary, staff at 4
p.m., community at 5:30 p.m.
The conversations will be driven by those in
attendance and focus on topics related to individual schools or the District as
a whole. Parents who want to discuss an
individual student or staff member should arrange to meet privately with the school
principal or the child’s teacher.
Possible topics at this year’s chat could be the BRICS
Bond proposal for this fall and the District’s ongoing infrastructure
needs. Other topics could include the upgraded
school lunches in the district, Read by Third Grade legislation, high
graduation rates, the School Improvement Process, or the budget. 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.