A Message From Our Superintendent
Dear Saginaw Community,
Horace Mann, a pioneer in the establishment of the American Public School system said, “Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men”. Even in nineteenth century America, our predecessors knew that a strong and equal educational system leveled the playing field for all and provided true opportunity. This is our goal in developing the Strategic Plan that ultimately led to the proposed bond for Saginaw Public Schools this November. I am pleased and excited to share with you our master facilities plan for the upcoming Bond Program that will support our goals to bring necessary equality in our facilities, curricular and extra-curricular offerings, and enhanced programming opportunities to Saginaw Public Schools. The motivation for embarking on this ambitious plan is simple: giving students in Saginaw Public Schools the best educational environment possible. It is well documented in research that there is a link between well-designed, high-quality learning environments and student achievement. Likewise, it is also well researched that high quality curricular and extra-curricular programming develops a comprehensive, well prepared citizen who is able to access and contribute to a global economy. The information contained in this brochure documents current challenges with our facilities: an aging infrastructure, lack of physical spaces to support modern programming, the connection to student enrollment trends and finally, the exciting improvements to our system that we are proposing. As I close my opening statement, I ask Why not us? Why not pursue what we believe is the best for our students and equality for all? If not now, when? Thank you for your support of Saginaw Public Schools.
Dr. Ramont M. Roberts
Superintendent of Schools
Saginaw Public Schools
On November 3, 2020, voters in Saginaw Public School District will be asked to consider a $99.5M bond proposal to address the district’s goals of replacing or updating aging facilities and infrastructure, stabilizing enrollment, creating modern learning environments to support updated curricular / extra-curricular programming, providing equitable spaces and programming for our students, and increasing student achievement.