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

Beavercreek school board approves ‘heartbreaking’ budget cuts
 Beavercreek’s school board on Thursday night unanimously approved about $2.6 million in budget cuts for this fall, citing coming financial trouble after residents rejected a 6.2-mill levy in November. The district will cut 15 middle school and high school teachers, up to nine busing staff, three elementary school teacher assistants...

Posted: 2 days ago

Beavercreek’s school board on Thursday night unanimously approved about $2.6 million in budget cuts for this fall, citing coming financial trouble after residents rejected a 6.2-mill levy in November. The district will cut 15 middle school and high school teachers, up to nine busing staff, three elementary school teacher assistants...
State rejects request to allow Jefferson Schools students to go to Valley View
 The state school board this week rejected dozens of residents’ requests to transfer their land from Jefferson Twp. schools to neighboring Valley View schools, in what had become a tense fight. The petitioners had cited dissatisfaction with Jefferson Twp. schools, pointing to poor state report card grades and a lack of agricultural classes...

Posted: 2 days ago

The state school board this week rejected dozens of residents’ requests to transfer their land from Jefferson Twp. schools to neighboring Valley View schools, in what had become a tense fight. The petitioners had cited dissatisfaction with Jefferson Twp. schools, pointing to poor state report card grades and a lack of agricultural classes...
Dayton water outage: More than half of local schools close for Thursday
 Nine of the 16 public school districts in Montgomery County are closed today after a widespread issue with the Dayton and Montgomery County water system led to outages and boil advisories in many areas.  Dayton, Centerville, Kettering, Miamisburg, Northmont, Trotwood, West Carrollton, Jefferson Twp. and Northridge Schools are closed...

Posted: 3 days ago

Nine of the 16 public school districts in Montgomery County are closed today after a widespread issue with the Dayton and Montgomery County water system led to outages and boil advisories in many areas.  Dayton, Centerville, Kettering, Miamisburg, Northmont, Trotwood, West Carrollton, Jefferson Twp. and Northridge Schools are closed...
Beavercreek board to vote on teacher cuts, sports fee hikes Thursday
 If Beavercreek’s school board approves Superintendent Paul Otten’s recommendations Thursday, almost three dozen teacher and staff positions would be eliminated this fall, many elective classes would go away, pay-to-participate fees would rise, and the length of the school day would change. Otten presented the recommendations last...

Posted: 4 days ago

If Beavercreek’s school board approves Superintendent Paul Otten’s recommendations Thursday, almost three dozen teacher and staff positions would be eliminated this fall, many elective classes would go away, pay-to-participate fees would rise, and the length of the school day would change. Otten presented the recommendations last...
Wright State strike affects some high schoolers earning college credit
 The nearly three-week-old Wright State faculty strike has affected some local high school students who take College Credit Plus classes through WSU, while other CCP students are attending classes as usual. College Credit Plus is a statewide program that allows high school students to take college courses and earn high school and college credit...

Posted: 8 days ago

The nearly three-week-old Wright State faculty strike has affected some local high school students who take College Credit Plus classes through WSU, while other CCP students are attending classes as usual. College Credit Plus is a statewide program that allows high school students to take college courses and earn high school and college credit...
Dayton students’ inventions, science skills take stage Saturday
 Dayton Public Schools’ annual Science, Technology and Invention Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Ponitz Career Tech Center, 741 Washington St. in Dayton. DPS officials said all district schools have submitted student entries, which will be judged by grade level starting in the morning. Students present their projects...

Posted: 8 days ago

Dayton Public Schools’ annual Science, Technology and Invention Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Ponitz Career Tech Center, 741 Washington St. in Dayton. DPS officials said all district schools have submitted student entries, which will be judged by grade level starting in the morning. Students present their projects...
7 local school districts asking voters for more money in May election
 Seven local school districts are asking voters for tax increases to fund daily operations or building improvements on the May 7 ballot. Multiple villages and townships are also seeking new public safety levies, and some cities are asking to make renewal levies permanent. Wednesday was the deadline for issues to make the May election ballot...

Posted: 9 days ago

Seven local school districts are asking voters for tax increases to fund daily operations or building improvements on the May 7 ballot. Multiple villages and townships are also seeking new public safety levies, and some cities are asking to make renewal levies permanent. Wednesday was the deadline for issues to make the May election ballot...
Huber Heights schools down to 3 finalists for superintendent
 Huber Heights schools are down to three finalists for their superintendent post, the district announced Thursday, with final interviews scheduled Feb. 12. The finalists, chosen from six candidates, are Yellow Springs Superintendent Mario Basora, Beavercreek Assistant Superintendent Jason Enix, and Scott Reeves, executive director of secondary...

Posted: 9 days ago

Huber Heights schools are down to three finalists for their superintendent post, the district announced Thursday, with final interviews scheduled Feb. 12. The finalists, chosen from six candidates, are Yellow Springs Superintendent Mario Basora, Beavercreek Assistant Superintendent Jason Enix, and Scott Reeves, executive director of secondary...
Education groups react after Trump speech
 President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night made very little mention of education issues facing America’s schools, colleges and students, angering some in the education industry. In the 5,000-word speech, Trump said “the time has come to pass school choice for America’s children,” but he...

Posted: 11 days ago

President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night made very little mention of education issues facing America’s schools, colleges and students, angering some in the education industry. In the 5,000-word speech, Trump said “the time has come to pass school choice for America’s children,” but he...
Ex-Microsoft CEO urges Dayton area to continue collaboration on education
 Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, now involved in education philanthropy efforts, urged a crowd of Dayton leaders Tuesday to continue their “inspiring” cradle-to-career education work, telling them to have patience working on what he called a crucial long-term issue. The Ballmer Group recently pledged $60 million to StriveTogether...

Posted: 11 days ago

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, now involved in education philanthropy efforts, urged a crowd of Dayton leaders Tuesday to continue their “inspiring” cradle-to-career education work, telling them to have patience working on what he called a crucial long-term issue. The Ballmer Group recently pledged $60 million to StriveTogether...
Dayton schools balance long-term plan, short-term takeover pressure
 Dayton Public Schools leaders are fighting two battles at once: they’re trying to build a long-term strategic plan to guide the district for years to come, while still maintaining urgency for April’s state tests, which will largely decide whether the state takes over DPS this fall. Monday night, the school board finished reviewing...

Posted: 12 days ago

Dayton Public Schools leaders are fighting two battles at once: they’re trying to build a long-term strategic plan to guide the district for years to come, while still maintaining urgency for April’s state tests, which will largely decide whether the state takes over DPS this fall. Monday night, the school board finished reviewing...