Joe Lacey

Hopefully the last DPS Board comedy skit

Abbot and Costello did a famous skit “Who’s on first” where the players had names that would confuse you. “Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know is on third” And then we have the last version of the Dayton Public School board where “I don’t know” is on all the bases. Need proof- Read More

Evaluation and endorsements of the Dayton School Board candidates

full disclosure and entanglements: I’ve been friends with Karen and Jim Gagnet for years, I’ve done work for them both since they opened the 2nd iteration of  Coco’s on Wayne Ave. I’ve printed materials for Jo’el Jones, Jocelyn Rhynard, Mario Gallin has lunched with my mother, her husband, TRRuddick is one of the most frequent Read More

DPS Board wastes 4 hours to move backwards

Once again, Dayton Public Schools believes rose colored glasses will somehow solve their public relations fails. In an epic 4 hour meeting, first we handed out awards for showing up to bus drivers, awards for janitors for cleaning and a real award from the State for Teacher of the Year to a Stivers teacher, Rachael 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

The Elephant in the Dayton Public School Board meeting last night

I didn’t speak at public comment. Neither did DEA chief David Romick. Why speak to a board that doesn’t listen, doesn’t respond, and brought on the chaos and confusion that has ruled their last year- the reign of Rookie Superintendent Rhonda Corr? The union voted almost unanimously to send a message – no confidence in Read More

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