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Grants to help Centerville City Schools effort to mentor, attract diverse staff members

Tiffany Denen, WKEF/WRGT |

Centerville City Schools learned in the past week that it would receive the Diversifying the Education Profession Grant, which is a three-year grant totaling $65,000. It will allow Centerville Schools to offer additional professional development around DEI topics, as well as to expand its mentor program to include minority teaching students from the University of Dayton.

Dayton Public Schools define steps in new graduation system

Jeremy P. Kelley, Dayton Daily News |

The new state graduation rules, which are complicated, are an option for current juniors and seniors, and are mandatory for the class of 2023 and beyond.

To earn a diploma, the state says students will have to “do the basics” by passing 20 classroom credits, “show competency” either by passing one state exam each in algebra and English II or by meeting certain career/college/military standards; and “show readiness” by earning at least two seals from a list of 12 (science, job readiness, technology and others).

Digital equity initiative continues with Chromebook distribution

Chris Stewart, Dayton Daily News |

Residents in five Dayton public housing communities received free Chromebooks Wednesday as part of the Montgomery County Digital Equity Initiative funded largely with $2 million in CARES Act dollars that also paid for the installation of free Wi-Fi networks.

About 40,000 households — or 13% — in the Dayton metro area lacked access to the internet, according to 2018 Census Bureau American Community Survey data.

Cyberbullying? Tipp City school board members concerned about online comments about board

Nancy Bowman, Dayton Daily News |

District Superintendent Mark Stefanik said the issue appeared on the board agenda because of questions about whether policy was violated by postings on social media during board debates this past year, including the process of appointing Tipp City Public Library trustees.

The antiharassment policy covers unlawful conduct on school property or an activity sponsored by the board, said member Simon Patry, questioning if the comments sparking the discussion fell under the policy.

DPS superintendent says ‘safest choice is to stay remote’

Danielle Malagarie, WKEF/WRGT |

Students at Dayton Public Schools are still on their extended holiday break. When vacation time is up, they won’t be returning to their classrooms.

On Wednesday, the district announced remote learning will start January 4 and run until February 19.

“We want to make sure that when we come back, we’re able to stabilize and not continue to switch back and forth between whether we’re in school face-to-face, whether we’re remote,” said Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli.

Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools rejects the Ohio Fair School Funding Plan

Tiffany L. Denen, WKEF/WRGT |

The Bellbrook-Sugarcreek School Board unanimously approved a resolution that rejected the Ohio Fair School Funding Plan at their regular meeting on Thursday, December 10.

“While well intentioned, the bill does not address the additional state funding that would be required to prevent Ohio’s districts from being overly-reliant on property taxes which was a central determination in the DeRolph decision,” said Board member Kevin Price. 

Fewer schools in-person, but COVID cases still high

Jeremy P. Kelley, Dayton Daily News |

Dayton-area school numbers showed 471 new cases reported last week tracking close to results from the weeks of Nov. 9 and Nov. 16. Case numbers dipped for the Thanksgiving week itself, as schools were in session two days at most. Large school districts including Dayton, Centerville, Kettering, Miamisburg and others moved to online classes just before or after Thanksgiving, which some had hoped would push numbers down.

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