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Class is back in session in many Dayton area school districts. Hundreds of students in those districts were, in some way, affected by both the Memorial Day tornadoes and the Oregon District mass shooting. 

Some districts say they are responding to students’ mental health needs, but the need for those services has already been rising in recent years.

In the Trotwood Madison City School District, 226 students were displaced by the May tornadoes. Officials say they’re seeing students with signs of trauma related to the tornado and the shooting. 

Greene County Career Center 

Greene County voters have approved a 1.03-mill levy to fund a new vocational school program.

The $62 million 20-year bond levy would help fund construction of a new Greene County Career Center in Xenia.

The measure’s passage means homeowners with property worth $100,000 will pay an additional $36 a year.

Career center officials say the new facility would support the expansion of vocational training related to aviation and aerospace industry jobs.

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The latest Ohio School report card data shows Dayton Public Schools' graduation rates lag behind every other school district in the Miami Valley. According to a new study by the Ohio Education Policy Institute, those rates are reflective of a larger trend among the state's school districts.

 

The analysis revealed that school districts with more low-income students had graduation rates 23 percentage points lower than affluent districts. 

A threat to Beavercreek High School this morning around 10am resulted in the evacuation of students and faculty. Following the threat, students were transported to an offsite location and were later bussed to their homes or picked up by parents.

Beavercreek Schools spokesman, Ryan Gilding says today’s threat is one of several in the last few months.

“We take these threats—any threat—seriously, and the safety of our students and our staff are the top priority, and we will always act accordingly to keep them safe,” he said.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State authorities are investigating a string of threats made against schools across Ohio.

 

Threats have caused evacuations or closures of some schools in the past week, although there haven't been police reports of finding explosives. The state Department of Education says it doesn't know how many schools have been threatened, but says Ohio Homeland Security has reported "a number of bomb threats."

 

Clark State Community College is part of a group of seven regional partners that will share a $50,000 grant from the Ohio Development Services Agency to study the need for a local aerospace engineering training center.

The money comes from a Local Government Innovation Fund grant and will help the partners examine how a training center would benefit high school and adult students in Clark and Greene Counties and the surrounding region.    

Gov. John Kasich’s plan to send more state dollars to low-income school districts is great news for Springfield City Schools and Dayton Public Schools. Dayton could see an increase of almost $20 million, or a ten percent bump in state funding. Trotwood could also see a ten percent increase.