Message from the Superintendent

Dayton School District invites parents, guardians, and community members to a community forum on Thursday, June 3, 2021 beginning at 6:00 p.m. for the elementary and 7:00 p.m. for middle/high school. The meetings will be held in the Dayton High School Library. The purpose of the forum is to begin engaging in productive conversations around recent concerns regarding areas of need in Dayton’s schools. Topics will include class offerings, discipline, vaping, and substance use concerns. The June 3rd forum will be the first of several forums the district plans to host over the next few months. 

 Recently, a reporter inquired about some parent concerns expressed at a school board meeting. The following statement was released regarding those concerns:

 I am aware of the issues presented by some of our parents. On the topic of discipline, we have added some procedures in the elementary within the last three weeks to address student behavior and consequences.  Our middle school has instituted some new policies that have gone into effect this week. Within the next few weeks, parents will see some additions and changes that will be posted/published for this next school year that will address these concerns. 

  I will be hosting a series of parent and community get-togethers this summer. Our goal is to create the very best learning environment possible for Dayton students which begins with communication. Please be aware I am always available to talk with anyone regarding their concerns. This can be during the school day, in the evening, or over the weekend. I would encourage anyone to call the district office, 509-382-2543, email me at or call/text me at 509-530-9373 with any comments, concerns, issues, or questions. I believe in our mission to promote academic excellence, active citizenship and to provide all students with the opportunity to become productive members of society.



 Guy Strot
Superintendent of Schools