David Lawrence

Why DPS will fail and Trotwood did not

The first and only call I ever got from the principal at Horace Mann was to request me to come to the school over an urgent matter concerning an 11 year old. She wouldn’t tell me what the problem was over the phone. I dropped everything, as did the 11 year olds mother and we Read More

Niccolò Lolli at the helm

Machiavelli was ruthless. Machiavellianism is “the employment of cunning and duplicity in statecraft or in general conduct”. Dr. Lolli announced the latest seating chart on the DPS tilt-a-whirl and analysis by the team behind esrati.com says she gets an A- for strategically solving some district problems. Some of the people are being set up to Read More

The DPS agenda, or lack of one vs the real agenda

It’s Saturday. DPS offices are closed. Yet, the agenda for Tuesday’s board review session isn’t posted yet. That’s pretty much par for the course. Sunday at 5pm is their target, as if they are all working away on weekends, getting everything right. The reality is, they just don’t want to share with the public. They Read More

DPS: Special meetings are to avoid scrutiny

The announcement came on Thursday the 22nd- which is a day earlier than normal. The Board wants to meet Thursday February 27, 2018 at 5pm to have an: “Executive Session to consider the employment, dismissal, discipline, or compensation of public employees and to investigate charges and complaints against a public employee. The Board may choose Read More

DPS PR machine is still not doing its job

First rule of public relations: be honest. Second rule of public relations: be proactive. Be in front of the storm, not in the middle of it, or after it passes. Third rule of public relations: be trustworthy, which is an extension of the first two rules. Despite hiring 2 PR professionals for $180K a year, Read More

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