Every day, Southgate Community Schools serves more than 4,300
students in our community. As superintendent, I see first-hand how our
students, teachers and staff, and parents continue to work hard to make our
school district a place of pride. Like
many communities, our road has been challenging. I recognize the hard work and sacrifice
parents make daily to get their children to school without the aid of busses,
to contribute to our athletic, music, and extra-curricular programs, and to
donate countless hours and dollars to enhance our programs and facilities. I
recognize the hard work and sacrifice our staff has made to reduce our debt
through wage concessions, to pay for supplies from their own pocket, and to
volunteer thousands of hours of extra support and programming for our students.
This is what our community represents, hard work and sacrifice.
It was recently announced that our school district is on the
emergency watch list of deficit districts