Superintendent Monthly Message (English)


Dear Dayton Families,                                                                                April 24, 2023

We are entering a busy time of the school year. State testing is underway and a large number of spring events are just around the corner. This year has been a return to normal after the difficulties of the pandemic. It is nice to be busy with our traditional activities and not dealing with mandates.

Once again the time has arrived to honor a special person in the Dayton community who exemplifies service to education in Dayton Schools. Please submit a nomination form or your own letter of support to the District Office no later than May 8, 2023 for the person you believe has done an outstanding job of supporting staff and students in Dayton.

The Dayton Education Citizen of the Year award began in 1968 and at that time it was called the "Senator Wayne Morse Education Award". The award is based on integrity and character - honoring those who work in the community in support of education.

Graduation for the class of 2023 is just seven weeks away. We are very proud of this class and their ability to adapt and overcome the challenges of the past three years. We hope they will look back on this time in their lives and know how much they were loved and cared for by a great school staff and community.

We are busy planning Summer Learning opportunities for our students. There will be enrichment activities for K-8 students and academic opportunities for high school students. This summer’s activities will be scaled back from the past two summers as the state has not provided us with extra funding.

It has truly been a pleasure to serve as your superintendent for the past three years. Kelley and I will continue to call Dayton home. We are thankful to have had the opportunity to raise our children here and work with so many wonderful people over the years. I look forward to supporting our schools and community in new ways.

We thank you for your continued support of the Dayton School District and our students. Go Pirates!


Steve Sugg, D.Ed.


Dayton School District