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Dayton Public Schools Faces Staffing Instability, Reconfiguration

The Ohio Supreme Court is considering the role of the school bus driver for student safety.

The Dayton Public School district is in the middle of a few major transitions: the district is facing failing grades from the state, and the possibility of a takeover if the district doesn’t improve test scores over three years. The district’s latest test scores were among the worst in the state, although there’s also a debate raging about whether 2014-2015 tests should even be considered. DPS is also rearranging a number of school buildings to create new junior high schools, a process it’s calling “reconfiguration.”

And in February the superintendent and treasurer found out their contracts may not be renewed by the school board.

WYSO talked to Jeremy Kelley, who covers education for the Dayton Daily News and Cox Media Group.