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Better Together!

Are you a Durham parent trying to figure out where to enroll your child in school?

Get a group of your friends and neighbors together and Mayor Schewel or other local leaders who have had their own kids in Durham Public Schools will join you for a conversation about what DPS has to offer.

an invitation from mayor Steve schewel

“My two sons flourished in Durham Public Schools and many of my colleagues on City Council, County Commission and School Board have children attending our public schools today. I, along with your other local elected officials, would love to talk with you as you consider where to enroll your child in school.

If you have a group of 5 or more parents who are trying to decide where to send their children to school in Durham, I or one of my colleagues will join you for a conversation about our experiences with Durham Public Schools and answer questions about how you can learn more about what our public schools can offer your family.”

Sign-up for a conversation with our local leaders about your options in Durham Public Schools

Please use this form to sign-up for one or more of our City Council, County Commission and School Board members to join you and a group of friends and neighbors for a conversation about your options in Durham Public Schools.

By signing up, you are agreeing to:

  • provide a space for this conversation (it can be in your living room or in a public space like a library meeting room)

  • have at least 5 Durham parents present who are considering where to enroll their child in school

Someone from the Durham Public Schools Foundation team will follow-up with you to schedule a time. If you have any questions, please email the Foundation’s Executive Director Magan Gonzales-Smith,

Name *
Please share the address where this gathering is taking place
Please share the data and time you would like to have this meeting so we can find a local elected official with availability. If possible, please share a few date options.
Let us know how many people are planning to attend this gathering. We ask that you have at least 5 families represented at the meeting.
Share with us what DPS school(s) you and your neighbors are considering enrolling in and would like to learn more about.