Trustees recognized during Board Appreciation Month
As part of School Board Recognition Month, Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko took time at the January 14, 2019 School Board meeting to thank the Trustees for their service to the community.
“School Board Trustees dedicate a lot of time sharing their expertise to benefit the students and families of our district. They are very knowledgeable about the workings of our district and the latest issues impacting education. As superintendent, I truly appreciate the diversity of experience and professionalism our trustees bring to the table,” commented Maleyko.
School Board members in Dearborn develop policies and make tough decisions that help shape the future of instruction in the district. They bear responsibility for the third largest district in Michigan with an annual budget of more than $200 million, an enrollment of 21,000 students, and 2,600 employees working in 34 buildings.
In addition, Dearborn School Board trustees also serve as trustees for Henry Ford College. They are the only school board trustees in the state that also serve as trustees for a local college. This dual responsibility means trustees spend twice the amount of time dedicated to serving the community. They evaluate both the superintendent and college president, attend twice the number of meetings, and must keep abreast of issues, laws, and legislation impacting both P-12 and the college.