Acting Dayton school superintendent to get job full-time

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DPS announces Lolli to become full-time superintendent

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The acting superintendent for Dayton Public Schools will become the permanent leader for the district, pending a board of education vote Tuesday night.

The decision to hire Elizabeth Lolli as superintendent was announced Friday afternoon at a press conference.

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Lolli will be paid a prorated salary of $150,000 annually through July 31. For the three years of the contract term she will be paid $175,000 a year.

She did not attend the press conference, but several board members and those of a recent school facilities task force did attend to show support.

DPS has faced major issues recently, among them the potential closure of some of its buildings and the search for a new superintendent after placing the former superintendent on leave in November.

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Lolli took over then, replacing Rhonda Corr, who reached agreement to part ways with the district in January.

School board members have avoided much public discussion of the seach for a permanent superintendent.

Lolli is a 40-year educator who has twice been a superintendent elsewhere.

DPS accused Corr of unprofessional behavior, creating a hostile work environment and falsifying documents.

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The district this month successfully challenged the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s removal of Dunbar from the boys basketball tournament. The OHSAA said Dunbar used an ineligble player, but a Montgomery County judge reinstated Dunbar because he said he could not find proof of the state’s allegations.

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Lolli also this week presented her recommendations for closing one elementary school next year as part of a three-year plan that could include other building closures and realignments of the middle schools and other programs. The process has attracted passioned response from parents and community groups.

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Board members could vote as early as Tuesday night on Lolli’s recommendations, though a legal challenge still being resolved in court could delay that.

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