Dayton Public Schools

Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli is smiling because she got a retroactive raise in a meeting where the public couldn't comment

Elizabeth Lolli announces retiring- doesn’t even make the paper. Neither does her retroactive pay raise.

A letter from the Dayton City School District Superintendent: January 10, 2023 To the Board of Education, DPS Staff, and the Dayton Community, As I finish the final year of my contract, which ends on July 31, 2023, I wanted to take a few moments to reflect on my six years as Superintendent of Dayton Read More

Dayton Public School board illegally approves spending $68K on hoodies, despite acknowledging that they didn't follow procedure and the district bought them without board approval or an RFP

Dayton Public Schools and “HoodieGate”

It’s time to fire Dr. Libbie Lolli, the School Treasurer Hiwot Abraha, new Business Manager Dr. David Lawrence, and charge Dayton Public School board members, Will Smith, Dr. Chrisondra Goodwine, Karen Wick-Gagnet, and Dion Sampson with crimes in office. The crime: looking the other way when a $68,000 expense was not only authorized without board Read More

Saint David Lawrence, Chief of Innovation, Dayton Public Schools

Worst kept secret: David Lawrence’s return to DPS

Full disclosure: David Lawrence is one of my best friends, since meeting at the YMCA over 25 years ago. I’ve posted many times before suggesting he’s the best choice to lead Dayton Public Schools for many reasons. I’ve sat on this information for a while- and am even late to publishing it as the agenda Read More

The Mysterious Business Manager at Dayton Public Schools

The new Business Manger position for Dayton Public Schools job was posted back on July 25, 2022 after many meetings, many executive sessions and a bit of controversy. The idea that this would be a position reporting directly to the school board, is the only position except treasurer that gets that treatment. Dayton Public Schools Read More

Stivers slays their audience with “Little Shop of Horrors”

My best friend loves musicals and we’ve been going to the Schuster for the Broadway series. Those tickets aren’t cheap. The shows are great, the venue is amazing. But, here’s a little tip for my readers, buy your tickets to the Stivers School for the Performing Arts production of “Little Shop of Horrors” for Saturday Read More

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