dayton
school
district

A district with heart... developing minds

Bond program

This bond ensures students have the opportunity to learn in a safe, up-to-date environment, and preserve school facilities as long term assets.

Dayton is a growing community that values a strong educational system with a rural sense of caring and teamwork, and therefore has been supportive of their schools which have an enrollment of about 1,015 students. The buildings were built in 1936, 1950, 1969, and 2010. Bonds approved for infrastructure improvements in 1999 and 2009 increased capacity, which improved the educational offerings. 

While District staff prioritize maintaining current facilities so that they are safe and productive learning environments, many structures are in need of significant repairs and maintenance that cannot be accomplished within the regular operating budget. The District will use the bond funds and grants to finance basic large-scale repairs, remove safety hazards, and make schools more energy efficient which will reduce facility operating expenses and allow more funds to be spent on education.

Program Update

Projects

Info and updates

  • Seismic upgrades
  • Accessibility
  • Fire Alarm
  • Remove, dispose of asbestos
    • Repair, replace damaged flooring, ceilings, and roofs
  • Safety and security enhancements
    • Technology connectivity, Security cameras, re-configuring offices and entry, fencing, gates, key card access
  • HVAC and mechanical/electrical/plumbing upgrades
  • Replace inefficient windows, insulation, and lighting with energy efficient alternative
  • Renovate, reconfigure, and construct additions to libraries and classrooms 

The school assessment is provided by the Architect and Engineers. Deficiencies and safety will be part of the design process. Decision making is ultimately the Board who is assisted by HMK, design professionals, and District committees.

  • Accessibility
  • Fire Alarm
  • Remove, dispose of asbestos
    • Repair, replace damaged flooring, ceilings, and roofs
  • Safety and security enhancements
    • Technology connectivity, Security cameras, re-configuring offices and entry, fencing, gates, key card access
  • HVAC and mechanical/electrical/plumbing upgrades
  • Replace inefficient windows, insulation, and lighting with energy efficient alternative
  • Renovate, reconfigure, and construct additions to libraries and classrooms
  • Replace JH/HS old gym bleachers, track surface, and add parking to JH/HS gymnasium
  • Replace JH/HS science building roof

ZCS Engineering is processing the Seismic Upgrade application, which was due in January, and submitted.
The application is the District’s opportunity to sell the project to the grant committee. Locations that serve the local community, locations with historical value, and locations that have other uses (shelter, etc.) all receive more attention. This component can really be valuable during the review process and ZCS encourages detailed dialogue with respect to the importance of the building in the community.

Additionally, another item the District is contributing that will strengthen their application is the inclusion of letter(s) of support from community members. ZCS feels that acknowledging the awareness of the facilities deficiencies and the benefits of seismic retrofit will strengthen the chances of being awarded a grant. They anticipate that this round there will be 2x-3x as many applications as there is money available.

Stay up to date!

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

Dayton School Board names finalists for school's next superintendent

After completing an extensive multi-state search, the Dayton School District Board of Directors is pleased to announce three finalists have been selected for further consideration to be the next Superintendent of Dayton with a term beginning July 1, 2020. The finalists were selected from a field of 22 applicants. The board and screening committee thoroughly reviewed the applications and the board has conducted initial interviews of several candidates with the screening committee observing and providing feedback. The selected finalists are:

Daniel Busch
Mr. Daniel Busch is the Assistant Superintendent at Silver Falls School District in Silverton, Oregon. He has 18 years of administrative experience in education. He has a master’s degree in education from the University of Portland. Mr. Busch completed his administrative licensure program at Portland State University.

Brian Recht
Mr. Brian Recht is the Interim Superintendent at Dayton School District in Dayton, Oregon. He has 19 years of administrative experience in education including fourteen years as a superintendent in Laramie, Wyoming and Denver, Colorado. Mr. Recht has a doctorate degree in educational leadership from the University of La Verne, a master’s degree in education from Fresno Pacific University and a master’s degree in music from the University of Southern California.

Steven Sugg
Mr. Steven Sugg has 20 years of administrative experience including seven as the current superintendent in Sheridan School District. He has a doctorate in educational methodology, policy and leadership from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree in advanced mathematics education from Western Oregon State College. Mr. Sugg completed his administrative licensure program at Portland State University.

The school board will begin background checks for the finalists over the next few weeks. The inquiries will include telephone reference checks and site visits. After the background checks are completed, the school board will invite each finalist for a "day in the district” on Thursday, February 27, 2020. At that time school district staff and members of the community will have an opportunity to meet the candidates. The community forum will start at 6:00 pm in the Dayton Fire Hall.
... See MoreSee Less

The Dayton School District Board of Directors is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill four vacancies on the District Budget Committee. The School Board will appoint these positions.

· Position #2: Vacant – term expires 6/30/2021

· Position #4: Vacant – term expires 6/30/2022

· Position #5: Vacant – term expires 6/30/2022

· Position #6: Vacant – term expires 6/30/2021

The Budget Committee plays a vital role in assisting the district and the community in reviewing the proposed budget each spring before the proposal is presented for adoption. Requirements for the positions are: must be a registered voter in the Dayton School District; must not be an officer or employee of the Dayton School District.

Interested individuals are invited to submit an application.

Budget Committee Application link:
drive.google.com/open?id=1sBxEDTbrZjkHQmIZXuQWJRGEe6K9_iX5

Budget Committee Calendar link:
drive.google.com/file/d/1OWZgjPSLFs_QYK0OotiU_eJNpJ_-p3Lg/view?usp=sharing
... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Dayton School District

... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Dayton School District

... See MoreSee Less

Load more

Newsletters

Stay up to date on the latest program updates!