Dayton charter school to close for funeral of teacher who died of COVID

Montgomery Preparatory Academy is a new charter school opening this fall on Smithville Road, just south of Watervliet in the Belmont neighborhood. JEREMY P. KELLEY / STAFF
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Montgomery Preparatory Academy is a new charter school opening this fall on Smithville Road, just south of Watervliet in the Belmont neighborhood. JEREMY P. KELLEY / STAFF

Dayton Preparatory Academy will be closed Tuesday following the death of the school’s art teacher.

Dayton Prep, a K-8 public charter school on South Smithville Road, posted on social media that school is closed in observance of the funeral for new teacher Kaylee Dabe.

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Dabe, 25, of Xenia, died Sept. 13 at Kettering Health Greene Memorial as a result of COVID-19, according to her obituary.

She was a graduate of Xenia High School and Wright State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

A graveside service is at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Valley View Memorial Gardens, 170 N. Valley Road.

The family has requested that strict COVID guidelines be followed, including social distancing and wearing masks, the obituary stated.