Working together, we can all better prepare for the many changes that will be occurring around Derby Public Schools for the next school year. To assist with the preparation, I’d like to share information on transition committees currently being formed.

One of the goals will be to discuss and plan activities for our students, staff and families who will be impacted by the boundary changes, the opening of Stone Creek Elementary for the 2020-2021 school year and the closing of Pleasantview Elementary at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

In the midst of these big changes, we want our students, families and staff to feel their voices are being heard and that they have support during this time of adjustment. We’re committed to helping make this a smooth transition and ensuring we have collaborative input on the transition plans.

We are seeking feedback from employees, parents, students and community members. Please consider signing up for a Transition Committee and/or providing focus areas for committees to consider. The following committees have been established: Pleasantview, Students/Families, Staff, Curricular, Equipment/Technology, and Moving/Logistics.

More information regarding transition committees, how to sign up and provide feedback, overall timelines and more can be found on the Derby Public Schools website. Please visit to part of this process.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our community for supporting the successful passage of the $114 million bond passed on February 20, 2018, focused on upgrades and enhancements across the district in: Safety and Security; Deferred Maintenance; Efficiency and Growth; and Curriculum and Program Equity.

The past several weeks we’ve celebrated the completion of projects at El Paso, Park Hill and Wineteer Elementary which have provided significant safety and security enhancements for our students and staff, thank you! You can follow bond progress online at You can also follow me on twitter @derbysupt for highlights and updates around the district.



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