Treasurer Hiwot Abraha

DPS shuffles principals like a Vegas blackjack dealer

Mr. Collins was my elementary school principal. Mr. Allison, my Jr. High Principal. Mr. Ferraro my High school Principal. All had been there before me- and were there after me. Management and team building works best when your leaders don’t change. That’s not the way DPS will work under Superintendent Libbie Lolli. Continuity is her Read More

Rhonda Corr now drives a bus

On Sunday, Rhonda Corr was praying and blaming her board members for slowing the process. Corr, who was on her way to church to “pray for resolving the issue,” said the documented struggles of the district and Dayton Education Association negotiations were heavy burdens to bear…. “I’m going to be doing some cold-calling to my Read More

DPS retreat is really an excuse to hide

“Mr Esrati, we’re going to ask you to leave” said Dr. Robert Walker, president of the Dayton Board of Education at their “Board Retreat” on Saturday, June 24, 2017. At issue was the board taking what was presented as a critical time sensitive vote, on a report from the Treasurer, Hiwot Abraha, a mere 4 Read More

Dayton Public Schools. Unsafe leadership, unsafe buses

Last night the Dayton Board of Education had a “review session.” Yes, it was a Thursday night meeting, instead of a Tuesday. Yes, it forced Board Member John McManus to have to call off work. Dr. Robert Walker and Ron Lee weren’t there. They held it in the room outside the board room- at the Read More

A level headed leader emerges for Dayton Board of Education

When there’s been a protest, a rally, a whole bunch of pissed off people at a public meeting in the last 30 years in Dayton, I’ve generally been there. I’ve watched, time after time, when the person running the meeting makes it worse. Tonight, 300 or so people at the Dayton Board of Education meeting Read More