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Sylvania Schools Parent Organization (SSPO)

Mission: SSPO is an umbrella organization comprised of representatives from all of the Sylvania Schools Parent groups.  It aims to tackle issues within the Sylvania School District that are beyond the scope of any one parent organization. 

Participation in the SSPO: Each school’s parent organization is charged with selecting at least one representative to attend the meetings each school year. In the event of a school representative vacancy, the parent organization can select an individual to fill the rest of the year. 

Participation in the Sylvania Schools Parent Organization is open to anyone in the Sylvania community. All interested parties, especially parents of children in our schools, are invited to attend the meetings and have voting privileges. The district office administrators and principals serve as advisors to the group along with Board of Education liaisons appointed each year. 

Meetings:  Monthly meetings are held on the first Friday of each month during the school year from 12:00 pm – 1:00pm in the Zimpfer Conference Room, 1st floor of the Bradley J. Rieger Administration Offices at 4747 N. Holland Sylvania Road.  Evening meetings are generally scheduled once a semester.  Here is the 2018-2019 Meeting Schedule:

2020-2021 SSPO Officers
President: Inga Holton
Vice President: Sue Vallone
Treasurer: Becky Rydman
Secretary: Melissa Ethington
Parent Liaison Coordinator: Nicole Worth
District Liaison: Amy Addington
At-large Officer: Rita Smithers
At-large Officer: Amy Jackson
At-large Officer: Emily Jones
Board of Education Rep: Julie Hoffman
Board of Education Rep: Kim Conklin

2019-2020 Schedule
 Sep. 6 - Drug Testing Policy & Superintendent Search 

Oct. 4 - Meet the New Transportation Director

Nov. 1 - State Report Card & Curriculum Uniformity

Dec. 6 - Alumni Association & Foundation Update

Jan. 10* - Introduction to the New School Board Members

Feb. 7 - Diversity in our Schools

Mar. 6 - The role of Classified Staff Members (custodians, cafeteria workers,  playground aids, etc.)

Apr. 3 - State of School Funding & Our District Budget

May 1 - Year-End Recap, Officer Elections & Planning Ahead

*Due to the school calendar, January's meeting will be held on the second Friday of the month
Meetings may 
be altered from the schedule as needed to address new and/or continuing concerns of the SSPO and/or the school district. Check the Sylvania schools calendar for any changes in times and or dates. These meetings are open to the public and are also available on FaceBook Live.  Please find us on FaceBook:

We invite your attendance and support throughout the year! 

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