Responsible Stewardship

  • Manage and deploy our resources responsibly, transparently, and equitably to support our students’ success.

  • Students in Class with Newly Deployed Devices

    Commitments

    1. Adapt physical spaces and develop and enforce district Covid-19 policies and procedures to ensure student and staff health and safety.
    2. Deploy up-to-date technology resources to all school staff and students, as necessary, to ensure students can learn and staff can do their jobs from anywhere.
    3. Maintain the District’s progress on balancing the budget by maximizing spending across multiple funding streams to ensure student and staff health, safety, and learning while ensuring the District’s long-term financial sustainability.
    4. Develop a 20-year capital plan to consider for a DPSCD bond proposal.
    5. Advocate for funding and policy improvements at the state level that equitably address the short- and long-term financial needs of the District.

    Milestones

    • Completed a facilities audit and engaged the community on facilities challenges and needs 
    • Expanded 1:1 technology and invested in major network and security upgrades to keep schools connected 
    • Established a capital fund and implemented implement major maintenance projects, like roof replacement 
    • Implemented internal auditing protocols and garnered the District’s first clean financial audit in a decade 
    • Secured the DPS Operating Millage & Wayne County Millage renewal 
    • Maintained a balanced budget with a healthy reserve fund to protect the District against future financial challenges
  • BY THE NUMBERS
  • Balanced Budget Established Three (3) Consecutive Years of a Balanced Budget with a 10% Reserve; Reduced Audit Findings Significantly
  • 3,000+ New Laptops Deployed to Teachers
  • 16,000+ New Laptops Deployed to Students
  • 540 Water Hydration Stations Installed