Four town halls set to discuss long-range building planning in the district

Four town halls set to discuss long-range building planning in the district

Four town halls are being hosted by Dearborn Public Schools for Fielding International to discuss its work to create a long-range plan for the district’s buildings. Visioning the Future Town Halls will be held on Feb. 6 and 7, 2023.  Parents, students, staff, residents and other stakeholders can attend any of the meetings in person…

December facilities update – Info at January meeting, AC selection explained

December facilities update – Info at January meeting, AC selection explained

This is an interesting time for those interested in Dearborn Public Schools facilities. At the Jan. 10, 2023 Board of Education meeting, Fielding International will give an update about its work to create a long-term Future of Learning plan for Dearborn.  The actual 30-year plan that will look at instructional and facility needs of the…

District on track to invest nearly $100 million in buildings over two years

District on track to invest nearly $100 million in buildings over two years

Dearborn Public Schools is on track to spend close to $100 million on capital improvements to its buildings over two fiscal years. That total includes $55 million directly from federal COVID relief funding through ESSERS, the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief fund.  The district also was able to use ESSERs funding to offset other…

Firm studying district facilities offering survey for community feedback

Firm studying district facilities offering survey for community feedback

The company working with the district to develop a 30-year facilities recommendation for Dearborn Public Schools is asking community members to offer their input via an online form. The district hired Fielding International in September to look at the district’s 37 buildings and develop a long-term recommendation that goes beyond just identifying the physical needs…

Firm hired, starting 30-year study of district building and education needs

Firm hired, starting 30-year study of district building and education needs

Fielding International has been hired to help Dearborn Public Schools conduct a long-range study of future facility uses and needs. The Board of Education approved hiring the company at its September 2022 meeting after a few of the companies that submitted bids were interviewed. Dearborn Public Schools already had a detailed list of infrastructure needs…

Change in state funding means reduction in local property tax bills this summer

Change in state funding means reduction in local property tax bills this summer

Touted as an increase in school funding, a complicated change in how Dearborn Public Schools received state aid this fiscal year actually resulted in millions less for the district in per pupil funding. Local homeowners will benefit from the tax change with a dip in their property tax bill this summer followed by the return…