In his four years as a very active member of an urban Board of Education for the second-poorest school district in Ohio, Adil Baguirov has absolutely made a positive impact. Prior to his arrival on the board, the Dayton Public Schools district was very close to having to deal with a state takeover. Now, he and the other board members have worked to modernize the system, and the Dayton Public Schools are now in much better shape; possibly the best shape they have been in decades. In fact, on their last state report, the district received an "A,” thus eliminating the need for a state takeover.
One improvement Adil Baguirov has led as a member of the Dayton Public School Board is the school district’s replacement of their fleet of aging school buses with 115 brand-new buses that are among the best available. Not only are they new and shiny, but they come with a 10-year bumper-to-bumper warranty, so they will pay less to maintain them. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of that purchase was his ability to finance them with existing money at am interest rate of just 2.06 percent. The new buses are safer and more comfortable for the children, and they are supported by students and parents.