Corona Virus Updates

Special Message
In an effort to capture savings at the end of this school year, Dayton School District will be closed, and services suspended, for the following three-days: Thursday, May 28th, Thursday, June 4th, and Tuesday, June 9th. The closure will be used to help minimize staff and program reductions next school year with pending state budget shortfalls.

En un esfuerzo por capturar ahorros al final de este año escolar, se cerrará el Distrito Escolar de Dayton y se suspenderán los servicios durante los siguientes tres días: jueves 28 de mayo, jueves 4 de junio, y Martes 9 de junio. el cierre se usará para ayudar a minimizar las reducciones de personal y programas el próximo año escolar con un déficit presupuestario estatal pendiente.

Adopted 2020-2021 Academic Calendar

Adoptado 2020/2021 Calendario Académico

Welcome To Our District

Dayton public schools are the heart of Dayton, Oregon.  Dayton School District is located in western Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley, between McMinnville and Newberg, and serves approximately 1,000 students in a grade school, junior high, and high school.  The school district draws people into the community who want a strong educational system with a rural sense of caring and teamwork.


Citizen of the Year Applications

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 available on the school district website, or your own letter of support, no later than May 15, 2020, for the person you believe has done an outstanding job of supporting staff and students in Dayton. 

Una vez más, ha llegado el momento de honrar a una persona especial en la comunidad de Dayton que ejemplifica el servicio a la educación en las Escuelas de Dayton. Envíe un formulario de nominación disponible al sitio web del distrito escolar, o su propia carta de apoyo, a más tardar el 15 de Mayo de 2020, para la persona que cree que ha hecho un excelente trabajo de apoyo al personal y los estudiantes en Dayton.

Nomination Form

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After six months of a comprehensive superintendent search and sifting through 22 highly qualified candidates, the Dayton School District Board of Directors has chosen Dr. Steven Sugg to be its next superintendent. Dr. Sugg’s contract was approved at the March 3rd board meeting. His proposed start date is set for July 1st, 2020

Dr. Sugg brings with him a wealth of administrative experiences with over 31 years in a variety of educational roles. Since 2013, he has been the superintendent of Sheridan School District. Prior to that he was the Assessment and Accountability Coordinator, the Interim Chief Academic Officer and an Associate Principal within the Sherwood School District. Dr. Sugg has a doctorate in educational methodology, policy and leadership from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree in advanced mathematics education from Western Oregon State College. He completed his administrative licensure program at Portland State University.

“The Dayton School Board is excited to welcome home Dr. Sugg. He brings with him a strong local connection. He has lived in the district for many years and raised his children here. His experience in administration and the classroom will be an asset to the schools,” said Board Chair Chris Wytoski.

“I am excited about the opportunity to work with the students, board, staff, and community of Dayton School District. It is an honor to be selected as the next superintendent,” said Dr. Sugg. We are pleased to have Dr. Sugg as our new superintendent and look forward to many successful years working together.

Budget Committee


Upcoming Budget Committee meetings will take place in an online environment. Format and directions for these will be released as soon as possible.

  • May 12: 5:30 pm
  • May 26: 5:30 pm
  • June 9: 6:00 pm


First Notice of Budget Meeting
Second Notice of Budget Meeting

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For emergency/school closure information and to register for automatic email notifications please visit Dayton School District Flash Alerts.

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