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

Local tax bills vary as much as $3K for similar households depending on where you live
 A weeklong beach vacation … a year’s worth of car payments … almost a year of community college tuition — at its extreme, that’s the difference local tax burden can make from one community to another in the Dayton area. Local tax bills can vary as much as $3,000 per year for similar middle-class households...

Posted: 20 hours ago

A weeklong beach vacation … a year’s worth of car payments … almost a year of community college tuition — at its extreme, that’s the difference local tax burden can make from one community to another in the Dayton area. Local tax bills can vary as much as $3,000 per year for similar middle-class households...
18-day-old giraffe suddenly dies at Ohio zoo
 Ubumwe, the female giraffe calf that was born Oct. 30, died Saturday, Columbus Zoo officials said. >> Read more trending news  Zoo officials said in a series of Facebook posts that Ubumwe had been energetic and nursing well in her first two weeks, weighing an estimated 130 pounds a week ago. But she began experiencing “gastrointestinal...

Posted: a day ago

Ubumwe, the female giraffe calf that was born Oct. 30, died Saturday, Columbus Zoo officials said. >> Read more trending news  Zoo officials said in a series of Facebook posts that Ubumwe had been energetic and nursing well in her first two weeks, weighing an estimated 130 pounds a week ago. But she began experiencing “gastrointestinal...
Columbus Zoo’s baby giraffe passes away after 18 days
 Columbus Zoo officials announced Saturday that Ubumwe, the female giraffe calf that was born Oct. 30, has died. Zoo officials said in a series of Facebook posts that Ubumwe had been energetic and nursing well in her first two weeks, weighing an estimated 130 pounds a week ago. But she began experiencing “gastrointestinal discomfort&rdquo...

Posted: a day ago

Columbus Zoo officials announced Saturday that Ubumwe, the female giraffe calf that was born Oct. 30, has died. Zoo officials said in a series of Facebook posts that Ubumwe had been energetic and nursing well in her first two weeks, weighing an estimated 130 pounds a week ago. But she began experiencing “gastrointestinal discomfort&rdquo...
What you’re saying: Facebook reacts to ‘stand your ground’ gun bill passing Ohio House
 A “stand your ground” bill that passed the Ohio House this week would allow armed Ohioans facing a threat or perceived threat in public spaces to defend themselves with lethal force with no “duty to retreat” first. Supporters say having to seek a path of retreat puts people at risk of harm before they can defend themselves...

Posted: a day ago

A “stand your ground” bill that passed the Ohio House this week would allow armed Ohioans facing a threat or perceived threat in public spaces to defend themselves with lethal force with no “duty to retreat” first. Supporters say having to seek a path of retreat puts people at risk of harm before they can defend themselves...
Dayton school board to vote on $3.3M security camera upgrade
 Dayton’s school board is expected to approve a $3.3 million contract Tuesday to dramatically improve security camera coverage within its schools. Associate Superintendent Shelia Burton said the changes will eventually increase the number of cameras in all 27 schools while upgrading to newer technology that will provide dramatically...

Posted: a day ago

Dayton’s school board is expected to approve a $3.3 million contract Tuesday to dramatically improve security camera coverage within its schools. Associate Superintendent Shelia Burton said the changes will eventually increase the number of cameras in all 27 schools while upgrading to newer technology that will provide dramatically...
Power issues causing area schools to dismiss early
 Dayton and Kettering have closed schools, and others are dismissing early as area districts are dealing with power issues. Four Dayton Public Schools closed this morning due to lack of power, said Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli. Belmont, Horace Mann, Cleveland and River’s Edge have cancelled classes. But as of 10 a.m., power had been...

Posted: 3 days ago

Dayton and Kettering have closed schools, and others are dismissing early as area districts are dealing with power issues. Four Dayton Public Schools closed this morning due to lack of power, said Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli. Belmont, Horace Mann, Cleveland and River’s Edge have cancelled classes. But as of 10 a.m., power had been...
Dozens of local schools have more time to seek safety grants
 Ohio schools, including dozens locally, have extra time to apply for their share of $12 million in school safety grants  allotted by the state legislature earlier this year, in part because some said they didn’t receive word they were eligible. State Attorney General Mike DeWine, who was elected governor Tuesday, said $2.8 million of...

Posted: 7 days ago

Ohio schools, including dozens locally, have extra time to apply for their share of $12 million in school safety grants allotted by the state legislature earlier this year, in part because some said they didn’t receive word they were eligible. State Attorney General Mike DeWine, who was elected governor Tuesday, said $2.8 million of...
Huber Heights school superintendent to retire at year’s end
 Susan Gunnell is resigning as superintendent of Huber Heights City Schools effective July 31, district officials announced Thursday night. Gunnell was a teacher at Northridge Local Schools from 1980-84, then began her 35-year career with Huber Heights as a school psychologist intern. She later worked as supervisor of special education, director...

Posted: 10 days ago

Susan Gunnell is resigning as superintendent of Huber Heights City Schools effective July 31, district officials announced Thursday night. Gunnell was a teacher at Northridge Local Schools from 1980-84, then began her 35-year career with Huber Heights as a school psychologist intern. She later worked as supervisor of special education, director...
What’s next? Area schools plan their next steps after levy passages and failures
 Kettering schools and the Greene County Career Center saw major tax levies pass Tuesday, meaning new buildings and new school programs are coming, but Beavercreek voters rejected their school levy, meaning budget cuts will occur next fall. The other nine local school levies — renewals and other levies that won’t increase taxes...

Posted: 11 days ago

Kettering schools and the Greene County Career Center saw major tax levies pass Tuesday, meaning new buildings and new school programs are coming, but Beavercreek voters rejected their school levy, meaning budget cuts will occur next fall. The other nine local school levies — renewals and other levies that won’t increase taxes...
Voters OK $62M Greene County Career Center; other school levies pass
 UPDATE (11:55 pm) The Greene County Career Center’s bond issue to build a new $62 million school passed solidly, according to unofficial results from six local counties’ boards of election. The ratio was 55-45 in favor of the 20-year bond, with 66,000 people casting ballots. GCCC Superintendent Dave Deskins said the project will...

Posted: 12 days ago

UPDATE (11:55 pm) The Greene County Career Center’s bond issue to build a new $62 million school passed solidly, according to unofficial results from six local counties’ boards of election. The ratio was 55-45 in favor of the 20-year bond, with 66,000 people casting ballots. GCCC Superintendent Dave Deskins said the project will...
Beavercreek school levy fails by razor-thin margin; budget cuts coming
 UPDATE (11:30 p.m.) Beavercreek’s new 6.2-mill school levy appears to have narrowly failed, according to unofficial results from the Greene and Montgomery County boards of election. With all precincts counted in both counties, voters were rejecting the levy by a 50.46 to 49.54 ratio. The vote totals were 13,063 for the levy and 13,303...

Posted: 12 days ago

UPDATE (11:30 p.m.) Beavercreek’s new 6.2-mill school levy appears to have narrowly failed, according to unofficial results from the Greene and Montgomery County boards of election. With all precincts counted in both counties, voters were rejecting the levy by a 50.46 to 49.54 ratio. The vote totals were 13,063 for the levy and 13,303...