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School Closing Alert

School Closing Alert

[NOTICE] Due to the forecast calling for severe weather predicted to impact afternoon commutes, all Dearborn Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 28, 2019.

The decision to close schools is always difficult. Several factors are considered as thousands of students, staff, and families are impacted by the final decision.

Edustaff Rollover Meetings


EduStaff Rollover meeting is cancelled for today, Wednesday,  January 23, 2019. All subs wishing to rollover to EduStaff must attend the meeting scheduled for Friday, January 25, 2019.

January 25, 2019 at ASC (18700 Audette St., Dearborn, MI 48124) Room #8  (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m)

All temporary substitute contracts with Dearborn Public Schools will be terminated on January 27, 2019.  Therefore, it is essential that all substitutes complete this process as soon as possible.


Important Information for Dearborn Public Schools Substitutes

Greetings Dearborn Public Schools Substitutes,

Thank you for choosing Dearborn Public Schools. We appreciate your dedication to the district. The Dearborn Schools Board of Education approved EduStaff, LLC as a contracted substitute service provider.

All current and new substitutes are required to bring the following documents to a very brief meeting with EduStaff. Substitutes that are have not been approved by EduStaff will be permitted to fulfill their existing assignments, but will not be permitted to accept new substitute positions until the following is completed.

  • Completed online application documents must be printed.  Click “Start Application” by accessing the online application

  • Social security card and photo identification.

  • A list of substitutes that have already submitted fingerprints will be available.

  • Official college transcripts are required, yet a copy of transcripts that include the official seal are acceptable.

For assistance completing the online application you may call 877-974-6338 between 7:30-4:30pm.

Meeting Dates and times:

January 18, 2019 at ASC (18700 Audette St., Dearborn, MI 48124) Room #8  (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m)

January 23, 2019 at ASC (18700 Audette St., Dearborn, MI 48124) Room #8  (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m)

January 25, 2019 at ASC (18700 Audette St., Dearborn, MI 48124) Room #8  (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m)

All temporary substitute contracts with Dearborn Public Schools will be terminated on January 27, 2019.  Therefore, it is essential that all substitutes complete this process as soon as possible.

Partial Tuition Reimbursement for ESL Classes


The Dearborn Public Schools’ EL/Compensatory Education Department is offering a partial tuition reimbursement for teachers who are working on obtaining an ESL endorsement.  Please note that there is a designated amount of funds that has been set aside to assist with the cost of tuition.

The amount paid per credit will be determined as follows: Total amount allocation divided by total number of credits turned into the department.

Please click here for more information about the program.

PESG Subs Payments Update

The majority of substitutes have picked up their checkS for the time they worked in the District during the September 30, 2018 – October 13, 2018 pay period and the October 14, 2018 – October 22, 2018 pay period.  

Substitutes that have questions or concern regarding their check amount must complete this form.  DO NOT USE THIS FORM IF YOU DID NOT PICK UP YOUR CHECK. 

Adjustments to the check amounts will require a four week processing time period, which means our goal is to have checks distributed and adjusted as needed by December 19, 2018.  

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• Program qualifies graduates to apply for K-12 Administrative Certification with a K-12 Building endorsement.
• Oakland University’s Ed.S. in Educational Leadership is a rigorous program designed to prepare educators as administrative leaders in public and private schools.
According to a study of OU program graduates:
93% report the program helped them in their current position by
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  97% identify the benefits of the Ed.S. in Educational Leadership as
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Distance learning students pay the same tuition rate as in-state students.

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Apply Up to 28 of the 34 Credits toward OU’s Ph.D. in Leadership or 20 Credits toward the Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership.

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Courses are taught by faculty with extensive experience as school leaders. Educators who are currently superintendents, central office administrators, principals, or specialists in areas such as school law, program evaluation, and school public relations are course instructors.
Action Research
Students conduct a collaborative action-research project in their second year. It is an opportunity to apply research and theory in a school setting. Students may present the results at OU’s research symposium.
All participants are assigned a mentor in their geographic area for the entire program who is a recognized leader holding a position to which the student aspires. A mentor assists in broadening the participant’s experience, provides career counseling and expands the student’s professional network.
Student Support
OU’s e-Learning and Instructional Support, provides an online orientation for students and Moodle (online course management program) assistance.

Application Steps and Time Line

1. Apply online with Program Number “4651” and “Distance Learning” as the Site.
The graduate application is available at:
Select Apply Now –How to Apply to Graduate Program –Determine your application requirements– Online application –Select Distance as your site preference

2. Submit all “Official Transcripts” mailed directly from the accredited college/university you received your bachelor’s and/or master’s degree to the Graduate Admissions Office at the address below. Upload other necessary documents to your application. A checklist is included in the application packet for your convenience and review.

Graduate Admissions
Oakland University
O’Dowd Hall, Room 520
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
PHONE (248) 370-2700 • FAX (248) 370-3226 • E-Mail:
3. Applicant files will be reviewed by faculty in the Department of Organizational Leadership for a recommendation to Graduate Admissions.

4. You will receive admittance status notification from Graduate Admissions

Upon Admittance
• Registration material and course numbers for the distance learning program will be sent to you directly from the Department of Organizational Leadership.
• You will receive information on how to login into your online course using Moodle, prior to the semester start.
Shannon Flumerfelt, Ph.D.
EdS Distance Learning FacultyProgram Coordinator Oakland University, Department of Organization Leadership or (248) 370-3036

Ann Marie Lindstrom, Program Manager Department of Organizational Leadership (248) 370-3070 phone / (248) 370-4605 fax

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Dearborn’s Glenn Maleyko Named Superintendent Of The Year

Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko has been named the Superintendent of the Year by the Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA).  Chris Wigent, Executive Director of MASA and Randy Liepa, Superintendent, Wayne RESA, delivered the good news to Maleyko at the Monday, Nov. 12 Board of Education meeting.

“Dearborn Schools is a wonderful place to be.  This is a wonderful community.  This award really belongs to the whole school community,” said Maleyko after the announcement was made.

This school year marks the start of Maleyko’s fourth year as superintendent in the 21,000 student district.  The award recognizes his hard work, leadership, innovation and collaborative efforts.

“Dr. Glenn Maleyko has proven himself to be an outstanding leader for Dearborn Public Schools, and I am honored to present him with the 2019 Michigan Superintendent of the Year Award,” Wigent said. “Always putting students first, Dr. Maleyko cares deeply about their success, which has paid off in many areas including an increase in rising graduation rates. His vision and careful strategic planning are leading to greater success for the students in Dearborn, as well as the educators who nurture their academic development. In addition, his leadership in the district’s social media presence is impressive and demonstrates his willingness to ensure that there is a strong connection between the school district and the community.”

During Maleyko’s tenure, Dearborn Public School has had two schools named by the Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools, and the District was named a District of Distinction by District Administrator Magazine.  Graduation rates have continued to improve and reached 95 percent in 2017.

The Superintendent’s initiatives include reorganizing administrative responsibilities so schools are grouped by the high school they feed into, which helps educators better see their role in ensuring each student’s ultimate academic success.  He has also successfully implemented the strategic plan and uses those goals to drive the work of the district.

One of Maleyko’s favorite accomplishments is the creation of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council.  Now in its third year, this group of about 15 high school students meets regularly with the superintendent and other key administrators to share their perspectives on district issues and discuss how to better meet student needs.

 “On a daily basis, Dr. Maleyko demonstrates an authentic interest in the Dearborn community and parents of students he serves.  He genuinely takes responsibility for, embraces opportunities, celebrates and advocates for Dearborn schools and students,” said Maysam Alie-Bazzi, executive director of staff and student services.  Maleyko believes in academic excellence for all students with an emphasis on social and behavioral development, she added.

Alie-Bazzi led the drive to nominate Maleyko for the award. The application included praise from dozens of representative across the community.

“Glenn is an enthusiastic, forward-thinking superintendent who has boundless energy and drive.  He sees options and opportunities, not obstacles,” said School Board Trustee Mary Petlichkoff.

Even Dearborn Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. supported Dr. Maleyko’s nomination.

“I know he also is deeply committed to the success of every student in the district and is one of the most accessible superintendents I have ever encountered.  He believes in transparency and is well known for his ‘selfies with the superintendent,’ his informal outreach that inspires goodwill across all ages,” Mayor O’Reilly wrote.

Among those in the audience for the presentation were Maleyko’s family, former school board members and Beth Whiston, wife of the late Brian Whiston, who served as Dearborn Schools superintendent before leaving to lead the Michigan Department of Education.  Brian Whiston was named Superintendent of the Year in 2014 while in Dearborn.

“This award really belongs to Brian, as well.  He was my mentor,” Maleyko told the audience and Mrs. Whiston.

A panel of distinguished judges selected Maleyko from a pool of highly qualified nominees.    The Michigan Superintendent of the Year is recognized for strong leadership, creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students, communication skills, professionalism, community involvement, and student success during that person’s tenure.  By being a state Superintendent of the Year, Maleyko is automatically eligible to become National Superintendent of the Year.

“As a lifelong resident of Dearborn, Dearborn Schools graduate, and Dearborn Schools employee, I know how fortunate our District and our community is to have a superintendent as conscientious, reflective, and student-focused as Dr. Maleyko,” Alie-Bazzi said.


Photo caption

PR 18 Supt of the year – Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko (center) was named 2018 Superintendent of the Year during the school board meeting on Nov. 12.  Also pictured is, left, Chris Wigent, executive director of the Michigan Association of School Administrators, and Randy Liepa Wayne RESA superintendent.

Important Information for Dearborn Public Schools Substitutes

Thank you for substituting for Dearborn Public Schools.  The government requires Dearborn Public Schools to enroll all employees in the Michigan Public School Retirement System (MPSRS), which requires us to withhold your pension contribution and your 401K contribution that totals 10.2% of your total earnings.  PESG and third-party companies are not required to deduct these contributions.    

Office of Retirement Services will soon send you information that will require you to select a pension plan.  Your withholding amount will then be determined by the plan you select, which may be 5% (Defined Contribution Plan) or 10.2% (Pension Plus 2).    
For more information, please visit

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