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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. 

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DPS approves $575K in raises, ousts principal despite public outcry
 Dayton’s school board approved two types of raises Tuesday — a new, higher salary schedule for administrators and a 3 percent raise retroactive to July for all administrators and other non-union staff. Dayton Public Schools Treasurer Hiwot Abraha said the 3 percent retroactive raise will cost about $299,126 for the current school...

Posted: 4 days ago

Dayton’s school board approved two types of raises Tuesday — a new, higher salary schedule for administrators and a 3 percent raise retroactive to July for all administrators and other non-union staff. Dayton Public Schools Treasurer Hiwot Abraha said the 3 percent retroactive raise will cost about $299,126 for the current school...
State board, proposed law both seek changes to school report card
 The state school board on Tuesday asked the state legislature not to use an overall letter grade to define Ohio schools on the fall 2018 state report card. Later in the day, legislators in the Ohio House Education Committee held a first hearing on House Bill 591, which would take away the overall letter grade, among other moves. RELATED:...

Posted: 4 days ago

The state school board on Tuesday asked the state legislature not to use an overall letter grade to define Ohio schools on the fall 2018 state report card. Later in the day, legislators in the Ohio House Education Committee held a first hearing on House Bill 591, which would take away the overall letter grade, among other moves. RELATED:...
Senator: Ohio’s softer graduation rules not likely to be extended
 A key state senator said Tuesday that Ohio is not likely to extend softer, non-test-based graduation pathways to the Class of 2019, despite a state school board recommendation to do so. The current rules for the Class of 2019 and beyond say that in addition to earning 20 course credits, students have to meet one of three test-based standards...

Posted: 4 days ago

A key state senator said Tuesday that Ohio is not likely to extend softer, non-test-based graduation pathways to the Class of 2019, despite a state school board recommendation to do so. The current rules for the Class of 2019 and beyond say that in addition to earning 20 course credits, students have to meet one of three test-based standards...
Goodbye ECOT: School auction begins today; key computers not included
 The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) is auctioning its corporate headquarters building and most furnishings and business equipment beginning at 4 p.m. today, according to a news release from the auction firm Gryphon USA. The auction includes everything from flat-screen TVs, tools and furniture to first-aid kits and pencils, according...

Posted: 8 days ago

The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) is auctioning its corporate headquarters building and most furnishings and business equipment beginning at 4 p.m. today, according to a news release from the auction firm Gryphon USA. The auction includes everything from flat-screen TVs, tools and furniture to first-aid kits and pencils, according...
Dayton schools plan big changes in sports personnel, hiring, training
 Dayton Public Schools will go beyond just replacing Athletic Director Mark Baker with Shawna Welch this year, fully restructuring its athletic department with new personnel and hiring procedures. Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said DPS plans to hire two new full-time associate athletic directors to work under Welch, and the district will...

Posted: 9 days ago

Dayton Public Schools will go beyond just replacing Athletic Director Mark Baker with Shawna Welch this year, fully restructuring its athletic department with new personnel and hiring procedures. Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said DPS plans to hire two new full-time associate athletic directors to work under Welch, and the district will...
Auditor on ECOT school case: ‘I believe this may rise to a criminal act’
 A state audit released Thursday says the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow purposely inflated the amount of time it claimed its students were engaged in learning, leading the now-closed online school to receive more money than it deserved from the state. Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office said they have referred their audit to the U...

Posted: 10 days ago

A state audit released Thursday says the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow purposely inflated the amount of time it claimed its students were engaged in learning, leading the now-closed online school to receive more money than it deserved from the state. Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office said they have referred their audit to the U...
When will Dayton schools pursue a levy? 5 things to know now.
 Dayton Public Schools has not tried a new school levy in 10 years, but Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said this week that the district is likely to pursue a levy “in the near future.” Here are five things to know about DPS finances: 1. Levy history: The last time Dayton Public Schools asked residents to vote on a levy was November...

Posted: 10 days ago

Dayton Public Schools has not tried a new school levy in 10 years, but Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said this week that the district is likely to pursue a levy “in the near future.” Here are five things to know about DPS finances: 1. Levy history: The last time Dayton Public Schools asked residents to vote on a levy was November...
Dayton superintendent seeks higher pay for staff, says levy likely soon
 Dayton’s school board will decide next week whether to approve a new, higher salary schedule for administrators, plus a 3 percent raise for nonunion staff, retroactive to July. Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli told the school board Tuesday that the salary changes are important if Dayton Public Schools wants to recruit quality employees...

Posted: 11 days ago

Dayton’s school board will decide next week whether to approve a new, higher salary schedule for administrators, plus a 3 percent raise for nonunion staff, retroactive to July. Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli told the school board Tuesday that the salary changes are important if Dayton Public Schools wants to recruit quality employees...
Dayton schools consider raises, lawsuit settlement, new principals
 A fourth contractor will pay a settlement to Dayton Public Schools over construction flaws, DPS administrators could get a retroactive raise, and yet another Dayton school may be switching principals this fall, making it an even dozen. The agenda for Dayton Public Schools’ 5 p.m. review meeting Tuesday shows the school board will vote...

Posted: 12 days ago

A fourth contractor will pay a settlement to Dayton Public Schools over construction flaws, DPS administrators could get a retroactive raise, and yet another Dayton school may be switching principals this fall, making it an even dozen. The agenda for Dayton Public Schools’ 5 p.m. review meeting Tuesday shows the school board will vote...
Dayton schools plan massive leadership change this fall
 Dayton Public Schools will see massive leadership changes this fall, as at least 11 of its 27 schools will have new principals. New Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said she’s trying to build the administrative team she wants, calling for “the right people in the right positions.” All nine new principals announced so far are...

Posted: 14 days ago

Dayton Public Schools will see massive leadership changes this fall, as at least 11 of its 27 schools will have new principals. New Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said she’s trying to build the administrative team she wants, calling for “the right people in the right positions.” All nine new principals announced so far are...
Timeline: Dayton schools rode sports roller coaster since 2016
 Dayton Public Schools athletic department has had a tumultuous past two years, ranging from state championship athletes and teams, to rule-breaking, missing money and state probation. Here’s a look back: Feb. 29 — DPS internal auditor Randall Harper submits audit findings, showing that the gate receipts of five home football games...

Posted: 15 days ago

Dayton Public Schools athletic department has had a tumultuous past two years, ranging from state championship athletes and teams, to rule-breaking, missing money and state probation. Here’s a look back: Feb. 29 — DPS internal auditor Randall Harper submits audit findings, showing that the gate receipts of five home football games...