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Meet the Superintendent Finalist: Dr. Alesia Smith, Chief of Schools for Cincinnati Public Schools

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Dr. Alesia Smith is a proven transformational leader in K-12 education.  She is the former Deputy Superintendent of Pulaski County Special School District (PCSSD) in Little Rock, Arkansas where she was responsible for leading the supervision and development of all school leaders; learning services; and federal programs. Prior to that she served as the Chief Academic Officer for Pine Bluff …

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Meet the Superintendent Finalist: Dr. David Lawrence, Interim Superintendent for Dayton Public Schools

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Dr. David Lawrence was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, and is a 1984 graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. He has more than 27 years of experience in public education, having served in many roles in both suburban and urban Districts throughout his career.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati in Finance, along with …

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COVID-Relief Spending Update: November 2023

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Over the last few years, the Dayton Public School District has received COVID-relief funds from the federal government. These funds, often referred to as “ESSER” funds (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) or “ARP” funds (American Rescue Plan), have been used to keep students and staff safe during the pandemic, and to help students catch up academically after a period …

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PreK-2nd Grade Winter Break Challenge

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The District is holding a Winter Break Challenge for students in preschool through 2nd grade! Throughout the break, students are challenged to watch daily 10-minute videos designed to help improve their phonological awareness and increase their reading skills. Students who complete the challenge will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card! Please see the attached flyers for more …

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Winter Community Meetings

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Dr. David Lawrence, Interim Superintendent, will be hosting a series of community meetings throughout December and January. December 7th – Belle Haven December 13th – Stivers January 11th – Westwood January 18th – Horace Mann Parents and community members are invited to attend. All meetings will be held from 6-7 p.m. and food will be provided. Submit questions in advance …

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Thanksgiving Break Activities for PreK-2nd Grade

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DPS is excited to offer Thanksgiving Break activities for our students in PreK through 2nd grade! These are designed to help students continue to learn over the holiday break. Pre-K Activities Kindergarten Activities 1st-2nd Grade Activities If you have trouble accessing the links for the 1st and 2nd grade students, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday videos can be found …

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COVID-Relief Spending Report: October 2023

Alexandra KincaidNews

Over the last few years, the Dayton Public School District has received COVID-relief funds from the federal government. These funds, often referred to as “ESSER” funds (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) or “ARP” funds (American Rescue Plan), have been used to keep students and staff safe during the pandemic, and to help students catch up academically after a period …

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Dayton Public School District Restarts Student Senate

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The Dayton Public School District has restarted the Student Senate, a group of student representatives from each high school who will meet once a month throughout the 2023-2024 school year. Tommy Nichols, a 12th grade student at Meadowdale CTC will serve as President, and Aneya Ward, a 12th grade student at Thurgood Marshall STEAM High school, will serve as Vice …

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Dayton Public School District to begin Search for Next Superintendent

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The Dayton Public School District is excited to announce a series of community meetings to engage parents, students, staff, and the broader community in the search for the next superintendent.  This effort seeks to gather valuable input on the qualities and attributes the community wishes to see in the district’s next leader. Alma Advisory Group will be leading the superintendent …

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OHSAA Track and Field State Tournament Moving to Dayton for 2024

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Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium to undergo complete replacement of track beginning in May  COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced that the 2024 track and field state tournament will be hosted at Welcome Stadium in Dayton. The track at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at The Ohio State University will be removed in May and replaced with a …