The Ohlmann Group

Wright State Trustees: unsafe at any speed

Usually, when a Board of Trustees misplaces over $130M, gets caught in a federal investigation of wrong doing over running an illegal trade in scientist with H1B visas (where multiple trustees or their companies were benefiting) and they still can’t explain after a $300K audit where the money went, they would get a pink slip. Read More

Dayton Public Schools takeover by the State can’t happen soon enough

Steve Jobs was purported to say “A” people hire “A” people. “B” people hire “C” people. Dayton Public Schools is an example of what happens when “F” people hire. Seriously. It doesn’t get any stupider than this: Dayton Public Schools hopes a two-year, $537,000 advertising campaign will boost the district’s enrollment and attendance numbers, Superintendent Read More

Fire Dr. Lolli yesterday

Dayton Public Schools were 607 when Dr. Elizabeth Lolli was handed the reins by a school board that had just fired their last trainwreck (Rhonda Corr). She looked like the best one available to them. Hint, you were 607 because the people you had in charge were all trainwrecks. Lolli was hired by the one Read More

The DPS saga continues: Principals leaving

The agenda for last nights review session wasn’t quite complete. Many more resignations that were turned in on the 10th weren’t included. While the board was falling all over itself for their “New Digital Dashboard” for reviewing their slow improvement from failure to mediocrity, the question of how we’ll even open school in the fall Read More

DPS strategy: Meeting fatigue

No other school board meets as much and does as little as the Dayton Public Board of Education. Their agendas confuse the members, aren’t mobile friendly, provide almost zero usable information, and lead to massive confusion. They have a “Parliamentarian,” Joe Lacey, who is a member of the board, which is far from ideal: If Read More

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