Yep, I am very intimidated by those union "thugs". LOL, if they intimidate you, you need to get out more!<quoted text>
Great idea! Because of the union's intimidation factor probably three chairs would be needed, four at the very most.
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#26878 Aug 28, 2013
#26879 Aug 28, 2013
Thanks so much David Petroni for telling it like it really is!
From: "Welcome Back to School!"
"Thirdly, uncertainty on contract negotiations played a role. Although our Board of Education invited the unions to open negotiations in January, that open invitation was declined by the unions. This pushed negotiations, and the associated uncertainty of what the future held financially for our teachers and staff, well into the summer. As a result, we lost more teachers than we normally would have as some sought a financial stability in their income flow that was not threatened by union activity that they had little to no control over."
#26880 Aug 28, 2013
Nice article in the DDN regarding the teacher negotiations with the OEA in that district. Anyone see a familiar playbook being played out in another district. Unfair labor practice grievance filed against school, claims of no raises since 2010, etc, etc.
We were by no means unique.
#26881 Aug 28, 2013
Please stop it!! I'm at board meetings all the time!!!You know exactly what I'm talking about. Springboro board meetings are lined wall to wall with teachers. Speakers are required to state their name and street address. If and when a parent of a district student speaks in support of a conservative agenda or speaks out strongly against a SEA agenda, they run a serious risk that their children or their families will become targets for some sort of future retaliation. This sort of stuff went on unabated during the David Baker era and much of it continues today. The majority of parents in this district over time tend to either get discouraged or disgusted with school politics. It's not surprising that many parents that consistently attend board meetings do so because they have union jobs or strong union ties, and they feel as though it's their duty to support union brethren.
#26882 Aug 28, 2013
Yes, all stay alert voters see the leadersip weaknesses in our
certified school board candidate, Mr. Ron Malone, who now seeks
in November 2013, to gain control of the successful agenda of our Springboro Schools Board of Education and re-instate staus quo business as usual.
#26883 Aug 28, 2013
The district is Fairborn.
#26884 Aug 28, 2013
Excuse me, Sir. Have you noticed your empty chair?
#26885 Aug 28, 2013
That's funny! But, that was the principal who has been on the job for the PAST forty years... so a few naps here and there are in order, but not in the board room!
Today, parents are greeted with a new attitude being projected by our new staff for the school days of 2013-14! Evidence of new beginnings are also seen in our neighborhoods; as we see "physical evidence" of our school tax dollars at work, keeping our children safer this year than last.(Last school year our neighborhood parents were devastated to see our kids' school bus break down on our street and have to be hauled away). This year, we wave good bye to our kids at the bus stop as they head off to school in new buses! Children's first budgeting works in the best interest of our classroom education and much more!
Springboro’s 2013 back-to-school list includes long overdue capital improvements to building interiors, roofs and parking lots; more resources for reading and gifted education in the elementary grades; new curriculum to align with state standards; and more than a $1.1 million upgrade to technology in each and every building.
In fact, the following needs are ACCOUNTED FOR in the current budget through the 2017 budget:
· over $2 million in text books and new adoptions
· over $2.1 million for new buses
· over $3.7 million in capital needs and deferred maintenance
· over $1.5 million in technology
· over $7.5 million increase for our staff in raises.
For Sure Springboro parents owe a debt of gratitude to Springboro taxpayers and our school board representatives and school district leaders, for all that they do ensuring a quality classroom education for all students, while making Springboro a safe and affordable place to live, learn, work, and play sports!
With our school community and community of taxpayers Working Together, our kids really can have it all for a great future
while living within the framework of children's first budget and renewal levy in the fall.
#26886 Aug 28, 2013
Mr. Malone, who has been a SHS principal for the PAST 13 years, is now successfully retired as a professional educator, and is insanely popular with the SEA school community; And is now running for election as school board representative to gain control of the board of education; But what about Malone's PAST record of providing a real education for only 1 out of 7 students?
Springboro parents should ask themselves at the polls in November:
Why vote for BOE representation for only 1 out of 7 students?
Shouldn't ALL Springboro students be afforded the education that generous taxpayers have financed with our hard-earned school tax dollars?
#26887 Aug 28, 2013
Don't you remember in school board election 2011 when Lisa Babb run her campaign entirely on what she said that "the board told her to do?" Lisa doesn't appear to have a strong principle of passion; just a strong passion for the principal's status quo business as usual leadership; just going along to get along with the Springboro Education Association for collecting more, more, more....
In Lisa's critical "collective" thinking skill-set, if she steps down to ensure that Ron,David,and Charles gain control of the board for the union, then she is part of the "Shared" leadership
of the collective Threesome of men in power.
Union Solidarity Means Never Ruling Alone.
#26888 Aug 28, 2013
Does the OEA encourage teachers to indoctrinate Ohio’s Kids?
Is the OEA monthly newsletter to teachers posted on public websites?
Do we parents know what our children are learning from teacher unionists, who believe along with the OEA, that teachers should not only be members of a labor union, but also should indoctrinate our children on unionism?
As the OEA dictates teachers in their monthly newsletter,“It’s essential that they not only be teacher unionists, but teachers of unionism. We need to create a generation of students who support teachers and the movements of teachers for their rights.”
How about they focus on just teaching our kids the core skills they will need in math, reading, writing, and science? How about they leave their political ideology and unionism out of the classroom? As the National Assessment of Educational Progress results show, more than half of America’s 8th graders fail basic civics tests. Clearly, our teachers have enough to do already.
The OEA needs to keep its left-wing views outside of the classroom and its hands off our kids’ curriculum. This type of indoctrination isn’t a surprise coming from a group with a leader who once boldly admitted it was more concerned with getting more power than the best interest of our kids.
#26889 Aug 28, 2013
Dr. Malone and Don Miller are like two sleepy, confused peas tucked tightly in a pod. Obviously they're under an impression district voters elect citizens to the Springboro School BORED.
#26890 Aug 28, 2013
But! But! Who around here really cares about facts and figures?!?
There's nothing "happy and shiny" about facts and figures!!!
Electing "insanely popular" Ron Malone to the BOE will help make Springboro Schools "happy and shiny" like they used to be!!
Don't take it from me...Go ask the students at the high school!
They know what works best for our schools!!
#26891 Aug 28, 2013
Happy and Shiny?...lol
Remember the time during 2008 new levy frenzy, Lisa/NFSS gals were roaming through our neighborhoods pleading with us to just skip a cup of Starbucks coffee -one day at a time-for the rest of our lives; and give the money to the professional educators? Then came the rumor that our kids bathrooms and sports locker rooms had gross mold and mildew; and we asked the business manager if this was true; And he just told us that "if we would volunteer for a committee, then we could learn about all the good things the school was doing?" omg... those were the days!
But we will never go back to that old business as usual when parents just said yes to levies and left everything to the union teacher in every classroom!
Every time I go to our kids' schools, I can see the good things that our children's first budgeting is doing for our children;
everytime I see our kids' bus "coming home" I feel good knowing that our kids have had a good day at school; and it's good to know that our money is being carefully budgeted, so that the good times can just keep rolling along until 2017! All we have to do is get out to vote victory at the polls for that renewal; and then follow those three new BOE members into the business meetings and hold them Accountable for every decision made -- making sure that our kid's best interest is Number One in every decision made!
We must make sure that come January 2014 that "we the people" have our rightfully purchased seat at the Head Union Master's Table in the Boro Board Room.
#26892 Aug 28, 2013
How many parents studied the results of the Springboro High School Student Survey - Tally of Desired Characteristics in a New Principal? This was conducted in the Spring, 2013, by our school superintendent and the results were brought to the public board meeting. The results clearly revealed that Principal Ron really was more of a Pal than a professional educator by the answers of only 429 students, ages 14-17, out of a total high school enrollment of approximately 1563 students. You Are Right-- If you go ask the students what works best for our schools -- All 429 students agreed that the the most important characteristic for our new high school principal was "To listen to student ideas and suggestions." (Now, it's interesting that number of about 400 keeps coming up among the parents/alumni of boro that petitions every decision the board makes to meet their demands.)
Only 17 of these kids surveyed thought it was the principal's job to "Implement practices to hold the school accountable for student success; and Inform families of practices." Guess that's why the Kids "PAL" Ron Malone hid the WC ESC report in the drawer of his desk. Guess that's why the importance of parents paying student activities fees were never communicated from the school to the students parents at home; And why at the time of the Spring 2013 principal survey, the students' class activities fees were past due in the amount of $31,000!
Parents must be more diligent getting engaged in their own
child's success in academic achievement; and demand more than another PAL in our professional educators at school.
(And Voters Must Demand More in the Board Room than a Great PAL for the Springboro Education Association).
#26893 Aug 28, 2013
Yes, it is disappointing how our kids got the shaft in high school.
Our priority now is making sure in November that Ron Malone does not get a second chance to "shaft" our kids in the board room.
#26894 Aug 28, 2013
Does anyone know the scope of the popularity of these phony Constitution classes on Tuesday nights? Apparently they're being taught by someone named Ricki Pepin, who apparently has no law degree or teaching degree or any other discernible qualification.
And it's worse than that. She also peddles religious snake oil. If you send her $30, she'll tell you how to prevent almost all diseases through a Biblical diet. She wants everyone to go back to a time when life expectancy was far lower. And anyone who thinks that diet will cure you should look at the case of Steve Jobs. Despite apparently having no medical qualifications, she thinks she's an expert in this are as well.
At 1:00 of the following video, she expressly rejects the germ theory of disease:
This is the person that the current majority of the Board wants to educate your children regarding the U.S. Constitution.
This just gets more bizarre as time goes on.
#26895 Aug 28, 2013
It is a sad state of affairs when you would cast aspersions upon someone wishing to advance knowledge regarding the United States Constitution simply because the woman is neither a lawyer nor a professional educator. Ms Peppin does appear to be able to read and comprehend the written word and in all likelihood is better educated by today's standards than the men who wrote the document themselves 230 years ago.
To assume that only a select few with dubious qualifications are competent to interpret the meaning of those words that form the foundation of our country does disservice to the words themselves and the spirit in which they were written.
The second part of your rant against this woman reveals an even slimier side that projects your hatred and disgust of anyone with a belief system that is not your own. I watched and listened to Ms Peppin describe her belief in we are a product of what we eat. I double checked her statements and found that they follow generally accepted medical practice in this country. Too much sugar is bad for you, obesity can lead to undesirable health consequences that can be ameliorated by a common sense diet.
Ms. Peppin makes none of the assertions you abscribe to her and you do not have to be a doctor or medical professional to note them. The evidence, the studies, and the research have been done by abler persons than I in this area. As a consequence I am able to read and comprehend the results of others hard work in these areas without the benefit of a medical degree and draw my own conclusions.
The outright attempt to denigrate this woman for her belief system and faith is nothing less than despicable and once again reveals more about the culture and character of those who purvey this garbage.
Don't let the darkness descend, vote for the sunshine, vote for inclusiveness, and vote for the people who will continue to support the free expression of ideas.
#26896 Aug 28, 2013
Heh Doug - before I respond to this in full - I'd like to know - are you sending Ms. Peppin $30.00 to get rid of 80% of the diseases you might one day suffer? She really doesn't say too much about the magic remedies she's discovered, as she really really wants $30.00 a pop, but it does seem that, if you believe that she's qualified,$30.00 is quite a bargain for preventing the suffering and perhaps death of you and your loved ones.
So - when will you be sending her the money?
#26897 Aug 28, 2013
Once again as you so always do, you slime people with innuendo, half truth, and lies.
No where in the video you produced does Ms Peppin make any such claim.
Perhaps you can make sense of this report by peers of Mr. Malone and explain what it means to our readers. It is more on topic about the rigor, or lack thereof, of course work our children face each day and who is responsible for that curriculum.
Ask Mr. Malone who is responsible for that one, or better yet interpret what his peers at the Warren County Educational Services Center who audited his program of studies had to say.
From the 2012 report by the Warren County Educational Service Center.
Mr. Malone had been reviewed numerous times previously and made aware of his program of studies shortcomings.
Why did Mr. Malone choose not to pursue the direction and recommendations provided for the benefit of the children?
"SHS still offers general level classes (Algebra 1A and !B, physical science, US HIstory, and World History) Thus, not all students experience a college preparatory curriculum. Documents provided to the TAV Team indicate that contrary to the High Schools That Work (HSTW) philosophy, SHS believes that offering low level courses is in the best interest of students. THIS BELIEF, however, WAS NOT SUBSTANTIATED BY RESEARCH OR DATA."
Dumbing down the curriculum is apparently not in the best interest of the student.
Nothing substantiates this belief in either research or data.
Yet, that was the path Mr. Malone chose for your children.
These are not my conclusions, but the conclusions of professional educators hired by the school district to audit our program of studies before this board ever came to be.
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