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

Incoming Huber schools chief wants public input on district’s future
 In a state where schools have to track student progress by race, disability, socioeconomics and more, incoming Huber Heights Superintendent Mario Basora called that diversity the greatest strength of his new district. “You have kids from varying backgrounds all coming together in one school district, and the truth is when we all leave...

Posted: 2 days ago

In a state where schools have to track student progress by race, disability, socioeconomics and more, incoming Huber Heights Superintendent Mario Basora called that diversity the greatest strength of his new district. “You have kids from varying backgrounds all coming together in one school district, and the truth is when we all leave...
Veteran Bellbrook school leaders moving on
 Bellbrook schools’ leadership turnover will continue this summer, as 14-year high school principal Chris Baker and 21-year middle school principal Jenness Sigman are leaving those posts. Sigman is moving to the district’s manager of business job, replacing the retiring Jeff Lewis. Baker is resigning after 41 total years in education...

Posted: 3 days ago

Bellbrook schools’ leadership turnover will continue this summer, as 14-year high school principal Chris Baker and 21-year middle school principal Jenness Sigman are leaving those posts. Sigman is moving to the district’s manager of business job, replacing the retiring Jeff Lewis. Baker is resigning after 41 total years in education...
State leaders rip school takeover law; Dayton’s fate hangs in balance
 Momentum to change Ohio’s school takeover law continues to increase, as the state superintendent criticized the system this week, and multiple legislators are preparing bills aimed at changing the law. Dayton Public Schools is the only district in Ohio that is “on the clock” for potential takeover this fall. Under the current...

Posted: 4 days ago

Momentum to change Ohio’s school takeover law continues to increase, as the state superintendent criticized the system this week, and multiple legislators are preparing bills aimed at changing the law. Dayton Public Schools is the only district in Ohio that is “on the clock” for potential takeover this fall. Under the current...
State leaders rip Ohio school takeover law, process so far called ‘a disaster’
 Momentum to change Ohio’s school takeover law continues to increase, as the state superintendent criticized the system this week, and multiple legislators are preparing bills aimed at changing the law. Only one school district in the state, Dayton Public Schools, is “on the clock” for potential takeover this fall. Under...

Posted: 4 days ago

Momentum to change Ohio’s school takeover law continues to increase, as the state superintendent criticized the system this week, and multiple legislators are preparing bills aimed at changing the law. Only one school district in the state, Dayton Public Schools, is “on the clock” for potential takeover this fall. Under...
How Dayton Public Schools spends $266M
 Dayton Public Schools receives more than a quarter billion dollars a year in state and local tax dollars and spends most of it on employees, and mandated payments to charter, private and other schools. It’s also projected to have a nearly $100 million surplus. School board members haven’t decided how — or if — to spend...

Posted: 5 days ago

Dayton Public Schools receives more than a quarter billion dollars a year in state and local tax dollars and spends most of it on employees, and mandated payments to charter, private and other schools. It’s also projected to have a nearly $100 million surplus. School board members haven’t decided how — or if — to spend...
Dayton schools seeking community members for new council
 Dayton Public Schools is launching a Parent, Family and Community Council (PFCC) next week, seeking 12-15 residents who want to help develop parent and community engagement in the district’s schools. One goal of the council will be to ensure each school has a parent-teacher organization (PTO), as those are inconsistent in DPS today...

Posted: 6 days ago

Dayton Public Schools is launching a Parent, Family and Community Council (PFCC) next week, seeking 12-15 residents who want to help develop parent and community engagement in the district’s schools. One goal of the council will be to ensure each school has a parent-teacher organization (PTO), as those are inconsistent in DPS today...
Embattled charter school chain with Hamilton location faces new allegations from ex-teacher
 A former teacher has sued Richard Allen Schools and their former management company, saying they withheld paychecks while “fraudulently” blaming the state, and failed to pay insurance premiums causing coverage to lapse, among other allegations. This lawsuit came just as the Journal-News reported other issues involving the charter...

Posted: 7 days ago

A former teacher has sued Richard Allen Schools and their former management company, saying they withheld paychecks while “fraudulently” blaming the state, and failed to pay insurance premiums causing coverage to lapse, among other allegations. This lawsuit came just as the Journal-News reported other issues involving the charter...
State board to vote today on new graduation rules
 Ohio’s state school board on Monday debated its final high school graduation proposal for the Class of 2021 and beyond, with members disagreeing on training needs and others upset about how much time they had to review the plans. The new rules would allow students to earn a diploma by showing skills in a variety of ways, rather than...

Posted: 7 days ago

Ohio’s state school board on Monday debated its final high school graduation proposal for the Class of 2021 and beyond, with members disagreeing on training needs and others upset about how much time they had to review the plans. The new rules would allow students to earn a diploma by showing skills in a variety of ways, rather than...
State school board today looking at long-term graduation rules
 Ohio’s state school board is expected to make its final recommendation on long-term high school graduation requirements as part of its monthly meeting today and Tuesday. State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria on Friday sent the board his final tweaks, including several accountability steps aimed at making sure non-test graduation options...

Posted: 8 days ago

Ohio’s state school board is expected to make its final recommendation on long-term high school graduation requirements as part of its monthly meeting today and Tuesday. State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria on Friday sent the board his final tweaks, including several accountability steps aimed at making sure non-test graduation options...
Embattled charter schools face new allegations from ex-teacher
 A former teacher has sued Richard Allen Schools and their former management company, saying they withheld paychecks while “fraudulently” blaming the state, and failed to pay insurance premiums causing coverage to lapse, among other allegations. This lawsuit came just as the Dayton Daily News reported other issues involving the...

Posted: 8 days ago

A former teacher has sued Richard Allen Schools and their former management company, saying they withheld paychecks while “fraudulently” blaming the state, and failed to pay insurance premiums causing coverage to lapse, among other allegations. This lawsuit came just as the Dayton Daily News reported other issues involving the...
No makeup days for Troy students, but teachers will have training days
 After missing eight days of classes so far due to cold and snow, Troy City Schools will not schedule student makeup days this year unless the district has three more closures. After some confusion in the past month, Superintendent Chris Piper sent a message to families this week, saying all Troy schools are still on track to finish well above...

Posted: 10 days ago

After missing eight days of classes so far due to cold and snow, Troy City Schools will not schedule student makeup days this year unless the district has three more closures. After some confusion in the past month, Superintendent Chris Piper sent a message to families this week, saying all Troy schools are still on track to finish well above...