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State senator vows deeper look into local charter school
 The Richard Allen charter schools in Dayton and Hamilton are still being run by a person who was sued by the state attorney general 18 months ago for her role in misspending $2.2 million in school money. A Dayton Daily News investigation also found that the schools are operating in buildings that have a bankruptcy case hanging over them,...

Posted: 22 days ago

The Richard Allen charter schools in Dayton and Hamilton are still being run by a person who was sued by the state attorney general 18 months ago for her role in misspending $2.2 million in school money. A Dayton Daily News investigation also found that the schools are operating in buildings that have a bankruptcy case hanging over them,...
Basketball tournament game postponed after student suicide attempt
 Saturday’s Fairmont vs. Wayne sectional final boys basketball game has been postponed until Monday after a current Fairmont student-athlete attempted suicide early Saturday. As news of the incident spread, Fairmont students and the school spirit Twitter account announced plans for supporters to wear yellow to Saturday night’s...

Posted: 23 days ago

Saturday’s Fairmont vs. Wayne sectional final boys basketball game has been postponed until Monday after a current Fairmont student-athlete attempted suicide early Saturday. As news of the incident spread, Fairmont students and the school spirit Twitter account announced plans for supporters to wear yellow to Saturday night’s...
Dunbar, Wayne win state track titles; Creek star breaks state record
 The Dunbar and Wayne boys track squads successfully defended their indoor team state championships Saturday at Spire Institute northeast of Cleveland, with Wayne winning Division 1, and Dunbar claiming the Division 2/3 crown. It was Dunbar’s sixth straight indoor state title, and Wayne’s second in a row. DIVISION 2/3 MEET Four...

Posted: 23 days ago

The Dunbar and Wayne boys track squads successfully defended their indoor team state championships Saturday at Spire Institute northeast of Cleveland, with Wayne winning Division 1, and Dunbar claiming the Division 2/3 crown. It was Dunbar’s sixth straight indoor state title, and Wayne’s second in a row. DIVISION 2/3 MEET Four...
Sheriff’s office IDs three killed in head-on crash in Logan County
 Three people were killed and two hospitalized in a three-vehicle crash Friday evening on Ohio 117 near Indian Lake, about 10 miles north of Bellefontaine. “Upon arriving, there were three deceased victims and two injured,” Logan County Sheriff’s Lt. Ryan Furlong said. “What we believe happened is a 2013 Dodge Caravan...

Posted: 23 days ago

Three people were killed and two hospitalized in a three-vehicle crash Friday evening on Ohio 117 near Indian Lake, about 10 miles north of Bellefontaine. “Upon arriving, there were three deceased victims and two injured,” Logan County Sheriff’s Lt. Ryan Furlong said. “What we believe happened is a 2013 Dodge Caravan...
Group says student ‘railroaded’ in charges to hurt superintendent
 A 12-year-old West Carrollton Middle School student is charged with seeking to hurt the superintendent, a court case that has an advocacy group saying the juvenile is being “railroaded,” potentially because of his size and race. The student — described as a 6-foot, 200-pound seventh-grader — faces charges of assault...

Posted: 25 days ago

A 12-year-old West Carrollton Middle School student is charged with seeking to hurt the superintendent, a court case that has an advocacy group saying the juvenile is being “railroaded,” potentially because of his size and race. The student — described as a 6-foot, 200-pound seventh-grader — faces charges of assault...
State schools chief: Change is hard; DPS must believe it can succeed
 State school superintendent Paolo DeMaria toured several Dayton Public Schools on Tuesday, talking to the students, teachers and administrators of a district that is trying to turn around academic and attendance problems. DeMaria said struggling high-poverty schools around the state need to study what changes are needed and commit to them...

Posted: 26 days ago

State school superintendent Paolo DeMaria toured several Dayton Public Schools on Tuesday, talking to the students, teachers and administrators of a district that is trying to turn around academic and attendance problems. DeMaria said struggling high-poverty schools around the state need to study what changes are needed and commit to them...
Local student charged with seeking to hurt superintendent
 A West Carrollton Middle School student is facing charges of seeking to hurt the superintendent and making false threats against others, court records show. The 12-year-old boy has been charged with assault and making false alarms in an incident in which he sought to “to cause physical harm to Andrea Townsend,” the school district&rsquo...

Posted: 26 days ago

A West Carrollton Middle School student is facing charges of seeking to hurt the superintendent and making false threats against others, court records show. The 12-year-old boy has been charged with assault and making false alarms in an incident in which he sought to “to cause physical harm to Andrea Townsend,” the school district&rsquo...
Audit cites Dayton charter school chief’s improper hiring of family members
 A state audit on Tuesday found that City Day Community School Superintendent Crystal Gilbert-Mosley illegally spent public money by briefly hiring her daughter as a teacher in 2017. The auditor’s office formally issued a “finding for recovery for public money illegally expended” in the amount of $713, noting that Gilbert-Mosley...

Posted: 27 days ago

A state audit on Tuesday found that City Day Community School Superintendent Crystal Gilbert-Mosley illegally spent public money by briefly hiring her daughter as a teacher in 2017. The auditor’s office formally issued a “finding for recovery for public money illegally expended” in the amount of $713, noting that Gilbert-Mosley...
Some schools already making up missed days, while others won’t do it
 Snow, wind chills and water main breaks have caused schools to close repeatedly this winter, but some schools are making up missed educational time, while others are not. The 25 schools and districts the Dayton Daily News talked to last week ranged from Brookville, which has had only four closures and one delay this winter, to bigger impacts...

8:00 AM Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

Snow, wind chills and water main breaks have caused schools to close repeatedly this winter, but some schools are making up missed educational time, while others are not. The 25 schools and districts the Dayton Daily News talked to last week ranged from Brookville, which has had only four closures and one delay this winter, to bigger impacts...
‘Red flags’ missed, Dayton superintendent victim of paycheck scam
 Dayton school Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli was scammed out of a paycheck this month, after a phishing email apparently fooled school payroll officials into changing her direct deposit bank account information. Lolli said the payroll office missed multiple “red flags” in the scammer’s email, including that the messages...

8:37 PM Friday, Feb. 22, 2019

Dayton school Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli was scammed out of a paycheck this month, after a phishing email apparently fooled school payroll officials into changing her direct deposit bank account information. Lolli said the payroll office missed multiple “red flags” in the scammer’s email, including that the messages...
DPS superintendent: ‘Multiple red flags’ that email was fake in paycheck scam
 There were multiple signs that an email requesting to change banking information for Dayton Public School Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli was fraudulent, according to Lolli. She said when she sat down to pay bills on Sunday, Feb. 10, she noticed her Feb. 8 paycheck from DPS had not appeared in her account. She said she informed  Treasurer...

3:07 PM Friday, Feb. 22, 2019

There were multiple signs that an email requesting to change banking information for Dayton Public School Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli was fraudulent, according to Lolli. She said when she sat down to pay bills on Sunday, Feb. 10, she noticed her Feb. 8 paycheck from DPS had not appeared in her account. She said she informed Treasurer...
Ohio school takeover law likely to change, just as Dayton is at risk
 The state takeover system that looms over Dayton Public Schools is likely to be changed by the state legislature this summer before Dayton could be subject to takeover – raising major questions of how DPS will be affected. The timing is crucial, as Dayton school leaders said this week that attendance and some internal test scores have...

10:00 AM Friday, Feb. 22, 2019

The state takeover system that looms over Dayton Public Schools is likely to be changed by the state legislature this summer before Dayton could be subject to takeover – raising major questions of how DPS will be affected. The timing is crucial, as Dayton school leaders said this week that attendance and some internal test scores have...
Huber Heights picks Yellow Springs superintendent to lead schools
 The Huber Heights school board on Tuesday hired Yellow Springs Superintendent Mario Basora to take over the district this summer, replacing Susan Gunnell, who will retire after 35 years in the district, the last seven as superintendent. Basora, who has been superintendent at Yellow Springs schools for nine years, will work on a three-year...

11:05 PM Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019

The Huber Heights school board on Tuesday hired Yellow Springs Superintendent Mario Basora to take over the district this summer, replacing Susan Gunnell, who will retire after 35 years in the district, the last seven as superintendent. Basora, who has been superintendent at Yellow Springs schools for nine years, will work on a three-year...
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...

2:20 AM Friday, Feb. 15, 2019

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...

8:06 PM Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

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...

2:45 AM Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

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...

10:00 AM Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019

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...

4:06 PM Saturday, Feb. 09, 2019

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...

10:00 PM Friday, Feb. 08, 2019

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...

10:00 AM Friday, Feb. 08, 2019

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...
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