breaking news

What if a government shutdown happened? Five things to know



Jeremy P. Kelley

Jeremy Kelley covers K-12 education issues. Jeremy has lived in the Dayton area for more than 20 years. He attended the University of Dayton and currently lives in Kettering with his wife and two children. 

Latest from Jeremy P. Kelley

Dayton task force plans to meet in public, tour schools in private
 The next meeting of the Dayton Public Schools facilities task force will be open to the public, DPS Acting Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said Wednesday. The task force’s goal is to make recommendations to the school board in April on how to position DPS for growth in enrollment and what to do with the district’s under-used buildings...

Posted: 9 hours ago

The next meeting of the Dayton Public Schools facilities task force will be open to the public, DPS Acting Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said Wednesday. The task force’s goal is to make recommendations to the school board in April on how to position DPS for growth in enrollment and what to do with the district’s under-used buildings...
Dayton school board quiet on Corr, task force issue
 Dayton’s newly seated school board on Tuesday hired a security director and moved to appraise several properties that could be for sale, but there was little discussion of two big issues facing the district. Rhonda Corr update Beverly Meyer, the attorney whose report was key to Superintendent Rhonda Corr being placed on paid leave,...

Posted: a day ago

Dayton’s newly seated school board on Tuesday hired a security director and moved to appraise several properties that could be for sale, but there was little discussion of two big issues facing the district. Rhonda Corr update Beverly Meyer, the attorney whose report was key to Superintendent Rhonda Corr being placed on paid leave,...
Dayton school task force to move ahead despite paper’s public access fight
 Acting Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli and Dayton City Commissioner Jeff Mims both said their intent is to move forward with the DPS Facilities Task Force in private as planned, despite a dispute over public access. The district is considering closing multiple schools because several buildings are below 50 percent capacity...

Posted: 4 days ago

Acting Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli and Dayton City Commissioner Jeff Mims both said their intent is to move forward with the DPS Facilities Task Force in private as planned, despite a dispute over public access. The district is considering closing multiple schools because several buildings are below 50 percent capacity...
Bellbrook student, teacher both win honors
 Bellbrook-Sugarcreek schools had a student and a teacher win back-to-back honors from two national organizations this winter. Bellbrook High School senior Joey Derrico was one of only two Ohio students selected for the weeklong United States Senate Youth Program, to be held in Washington, D.C. in March. YEAR IN REVIEW: Top Ohio, Dayton education...

Posted: 5 days ago

Bellbrook-Sugarcreek schools had a student and a teacher win back-to-back honors from two national organizations this winter. Bellbrook High School senior Joey Derrico was one of only two Ohio students selected for the weeklong United States Senate Youth Program, to be held in Washington, D.C. in March. YEAR IN REVIEW: Top Ohio, Dayton education...
Just-elected Kettering school board member quits before he starts
 Edward Breen, who was elected to Kettering’s school board in November, has decided not to serve in that capacity, citing a conflict with growing “business responsibilities.” The school board will accept letters of interest through Jan. 22 from any school district residents 18 or older who want to fill Breen’s seat...

Posted: 6 days ago

Edward Breen, who was elected to Kettering’s school board in November, has decided not to serve in that capacity, citing a conflict with growing “business responsibilities.” The school board will accept letters of interest through Jan. 22 from any school district residents 18 or older who want to fill Breen’s seat...
City claims Dayton schools task force not subject to open meetings law
 The city of Dayton’s attorney argued Wednesday that Ohio open meetings law does not apply to the Dayton Public Schools Facilities Task Force organized by the school district and the city. The group had scheduled its first meeting for Tuesday, but canceled it after the members arrived, after a dispute with local media over whether the...

Posted: 7 days ago

The city of Dayton’s attorney argued Wednesday that Ohio open meetings law does not apply to the Dayton Public Schools Facilities Task Force organized by the school district and the city. The group had scheduled its first meeting for Tuesday, but canceled it after the members arrived, after a dispute with local media over whether the...
New member Harris chosen as Dayton school board president
 Dayton’s school board unanimously voted Tuesday to install William Harris as board president for 2018, as they had discussed at a special meeting last month. Harris had been elected in November and was almost immediately appointed to the board to fill the vacancy of Adil Baguirov, who resigned, citing a move out of the school district...

Posted: 8 days ago

Dayton’s school board unanimously voted Tuesday to install William Harris as board president for 2018, as they had discussed at a special meeting last month. Harris had been elected in November and was almost immediately appointed to the board to fill the vacancy of Adil Baguirov, who resigned, citing a move out of the school district...
Ohio school board wants lawmakers to extend softer graduation rules
 If Ohio lawmakers approve a recommendation made Tuesday by the state school board, softer graduation requirements that aren’t test-based will be extended for two more years. The board voted 16-1 to recommend the rules — already in place for this school year — be added for the Classes of 2019 and 2020. RELATED: 9 ways Ohio...

Posted: 8 days ago

If Ohio lawmakers approve a recommendation made Tuesday by the state school board, softer graduation requirements that aren’t test-based will be extended for two more years. The board voted 16-1 to recommend the rules — already in place for this school year — be added for the Classes of 2019 and 2020. RELATED: 9 ways Ohio...
Softer Ohio graduation rules may be expanded for 2 more years
 The state school board overwhelmingly recommended Tuesday that softer, non-test-based graduation requirements be extended to the Classes of 2019 and 2020. The relaxed standards have already been approved for current high school seniors (the Class of 2018). Those students still must pass 20 course credits, but rather than also passing state...

Posted: 8 days ago

The state school board overwhelmingly recommended Tuesday that softer, non-test-based graduation requirements be extended to the Classes of 2019 and 2020. The relaxed standards have already been approved for current high school seniors (the Class of 2018). Those students still must pass 20 course credits, but rather than also passing state...
Media questions prompt joint task force on Dayton schools to cancel meeting
 The new Facilities Task Force studying potential closure of Dayton Public Schools buildings canceled its initial meeting Tuesday morning after the members had already arrived. At issue was a disagreement between Task Force members and local media about whether the meeting was open to the public under Ohio’s open meetings law. RELATED...

Posted: 8 days ago

The new Facilities Task Force studying potential closure of Dayton Public Schools buildings canceled its initial meeting Tuesday morning after the members had already arrived. At issue was a disagreement between Task Force members and local media about whether the meeting was open to the public under Ohio’s open meetings law. RELATED...
Icy weather again closes Clark, Champaign schools
 All 12 public school districts in Clark and Champaign counties are closed today, thanks to a weather system that coated streets, cars and buses in ice. Most local private schools, career tech centers and charter schools are also closed. Traffic was a problem throughout the region this morning, with numerous crashes and slide-offs on icy highways...

Posted: 9 days ago

All 12 public school districts in Clark and Champaign counties are closed today, thanks to a weather system that coated streets, cars and buses in ice. Most local private schools, career tech centers and charter schools are also closed. Traffic was a problem throughout the region this morning, with numerous crashes and slide-offs on icy highways...