The November 2010 attendance area presentation was shaped in part by feedback and suggestions received from attendees of recent public meetings (Sept. 20, Oct. 18 and Nov. 15), along with DPS families and other community members.
Watch Superintendent Lori L. Ward's attendance area presentation here.
Research has shown that neighborhood schools help to foster family-friendly environments, encourage community support, enrich quality of life and improve student achievement. Likewise, Dayton Public Schools believes neighborhood schools can be a catalyst for a new sense of ownership and involvement that will lead to stronger schools and greater academic success.
The district is proposing neighborhood-based attendance areas for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. How the attendance areas will be implemented has not yet been determined. School officials will hear from DPS stakeholders over the next six months before making a recommendation to the board for implementation in the 2011-2012 school year.
Under the proposed plan, students in grades pre-kindergarten through eight would go to a school near their home in one of 17 attendance areas. The plan also includes seven district-wide schools: Charity Adams Earley Girls Academy, Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy, River’s Edge Montessori, and DPS Preschool Academy at Jackson, which district families may select regardless of their home address, and Gardendale Academy, Gorman and Longfellow Learning Academy, to which students are assigned by the district.
The plan is aligned with the district’s strategic goals of high-quality education and excellent customer service. The attendance areas are intended to increase local resources and opportunities for students at the neighborhood level and enhance student safety and transportation efficiency.
We want to hear from our families, staff, daycare providers and other stakeholders
Please email your questions and/or comment to: AttendanceAreas@dps.k12.oh.us
List of priority board meeting presentations
Proposed attendance areas (PDF)
Dayton Public Schools provides a high-quality education in a safe environment that prepares our students for success in school, work and life by providing a highly effective trained staff working each day with community resources.