Joe Lacey

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

DPS enters the final countdown

Sorry, I’ve been busy with the real world lately, not enough time to spare to write about the soap opera/tragedy/dramady that’s the Dayton Public Schools over the last 2 weeks. I’ll start with the contributions of the only Board Member who is running for re-election that we know of- Joe Lacey. He shouldn’t. That said, Read More

McManus makes his case for change

At last nights Dayton Board of Education circus, there were two prepared speeches. One was on the agenda, and was supposed to go before citizen comments- from John McManus, and the other, came out of left field and was read by Joe Lacey. Lacey was grandstanding, suggesting that the board that brought this rookie superintendent Read More

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