What did Jim Rigano do when he was a BOE member?

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Anyone know what he voted for???? I think his voting record and his subsequent Educate Springboro agendas are in violent conflict. Am I right or am I wrong? I'd like to get some discussion going so we can make some informed decisions from a common sense perspective. Four years is a long time!
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ole days wrote:
Anyone know what he voted for???? I think his voting record and his subsequent Educate Springboro agendas are in violent conflict. Am I right or am I wrong? I'd like to get some discussion going so we can make some informed decisions from a common sense perspective. Four years is a long time!
What he voted in is what the current board is trying to correct.
Hw was part of the "wag the tail" of bakerdom. We DO NOT want to go back there!
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Jim Rigano, I believe someone from the camp Educate Springboro is posting daily on Topix. Can someone get the msg to Mr. Rigano or if you're on here personally can you take just a few minutes? Can you respond please? As I'm trying to prepare for the upcoming election I would like to hear from you. Where do you stand on Creationism? What do you think the current BOE is doing well. What strengths would you bring? Weaknesses? How close are you with Dave Petroni? Are you running together?
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Is he going to respond? I just saw a commercial for his organization on the other thread. Maybe you need to bring this discussion to his attention. I'm sure he will respond. He seems to like to talk.
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Wasn't living in this school district during the "ole days" but learned about former school superintendent David Baker "double dipping" into taxpayers' hard earned money and dwindling retirement savings on the topix blog "five failed levies ago." There was posted a thread asking voters if David Baker should resign. And it's understood that 5 community members (led by a wealthy Springboro citizen) were targeted by the school superintendent filing lawsuits against them for posting signs on their personal property; but the state threw out Baker's case.

It is heard around town that one of the candidates running for school board in November, Mary Jane Gregg, is a retired/rehired school employee and currently a double dipper into tax payers pockets.
Have you seen anything about this? Maybe YOU need to bring "this discussion" to voters attention on this thread?
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Columbus Dispatch News Article:
My wife and I are both retired schoolteachers, and we are divided about Ohio Senate Bill 5 and Gov. John Kasich. I'm for the proposal, but she doesn't like it. While at my wife's retirement potluck dinner recently, I spoke to her family about the present state of education in Ohio, and then my mind started working. I taught in a district that had 85 percent reduced-price lunches. We were one of the poorest districts in the state, which means that for every dollar I was paid as a teacher, the state of Ohio paid 85 percent and the local residents paid 15 percent.
But herein lies the problem.
We had an administrator who retired at $80,000 a year, was rehired at the same salary he had just left behind, and then got another $40,000 a year from the State Teachers Retirement System, making him $120,000 a year. So, when he was rehired, 85 percent of his $80,000 was paid by the taxpayers of Ohio. In this one simple action by the local school board, every taxpayer in our state was held liable for his salary.
A new principal was denied a chance to become an educational leader, new educational ideas were lost and the school system became an example of cronyism. And the state once more was scheduled to pay 85 percent of a salary that could have been a lot less if a new and younger person full of creative ideas had been hired.
We shouldn't be so willing to spend the public money of hard-working Ohioans.
Members of the public should have some say in the matter, since it's their money.
I believe Ohio Senate Bill 5 would put the power of spending their hard-earned dollars back in the hands of the taxpayers, just where it should be.
DAVID A. KUNKLER
Rushville
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what is this wrote:
Is he going to respond? I just saw a commercial for his organization on the other thread. Maybe you need to bring this discussion to his attention. I'm sure he will respond. He seems to like to talk.
Maybe you could bring this news article that I saw on another website to Springboro Board of Education Candidate Mary Jane Gregg's attention and ask her to respond to how she stands on the harmful practice of school districts hiring double dippers?
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It appears that hanging on to retired/rehired school employees may encourage "the tunnel vision of the way we have always done things in our children's education," instead of embracing the broader perspectives needed for our children's future; just as hanging onto outdated collective bargaining laws may be harmful to our children's education; without the tools to financially control our local school budgets, more teachers will be let go and class sizes increase. Ohioans are taxed to the max and are tired of being badgered for higher taxes.
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What he voted in is what the current board is trying to correct.
Hw was part of the "wag the tail" of bakerdom. We DO NOT want to go back there!
If you're trying to be clever, you're not. And you don't sound very knowledgable about the current board's work either.
Are you trying to say that in the "ole days" that board member Jim Rigano voted against double dipper superintendent Baker? So?

Doesn't that prove that even in the "ole days" of BOE tunnel vision that at least ONE elected official had a broader perspective of what was best for financial management of public money?

Even though the other four BOE members were "taken in by the spin" that hiring double dipper school employees was giving "district taxpayers a break?" Guess that means "break the bank" of local taxpayers budgets? We have to balance our monthly budgets and live within our means and why shouldn't our local governments be required to join us in keeping our schools and community strong?
he s a flipper

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He won't post back directly. He will hide behind a false name. He's a flipper flopper. Always has been. Don't waste your vote!
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he s a flipper wrote:
He won't post back directly. He will hide behind a false name. He's a flipper flopper. Always has been. Don't waste your vote!
"hide behind a false name" you say? Not True.

At the Springboro Board of Education meeting on May 27, 2011, all Voters attending that public meeting saw and heard Jim Rigano of Educate Springboro stand up and introduce himself to board members with the "State of the Schools Presentation." And this video presentation can be viewed on the educate springboro website. There is nothing hidden, nor false, about school board candidate, Jim Rigano.

Don't waste our time with your fear and smear posts, personally attacking BOE candidates who have volunteered their time (during the past year) educating Springboro voters at public meetings of better ways to manage our school tax dollars. Springboro voters should say YES to Jim Rigano and David Petroni in November, because school board candidates, Jim Rigano and David Petroni, have a proven PUBLIC record throughout our community of saying Yes to our children FIRST budgeting.
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A smart voter would vote for Ellis and Kruse. They balanced the budget and NO NEW TAXES. All is complete.

Vote smart, vote for the enbumbants!
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When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

Which of these TWO candidates for election in November to our Springboro Board of Education do YOU think is TOUGH enough, if elected, to stand up for our children first in budgeting decisions?

Lisa Babb?
Gentry Ellis?
Mary Jane Gregg?
Mike Kruse?
David Petroni?
Jim Rigano?
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Question wrote:
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
Which of these TWO candidates for election in November to our Springboro Board of Education do YOU think is TOUGH enough, if elected, to stand up for our children first in budgeting decisions?
Lisa Babb?
Gentry Ellis?
Mary Jane Gregg?
Mike Kruse?
David Petroni?
Jim Rigano?
When you say OUR children - are you referring to the ones in the public schools or the Petroni's who don't attend Springboro Community Schools?

Oh, and Rigano did vote for double dippers when he was on the BOE, didn't he????
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Question wrote:
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
Which of these TWO candidates for election in November to our Springboro Board of Education do YOU think is TOUGH enough, if elected, to stand up for our children first in budgeting decisions?
Lisa Babb?
Gentry Ellis?
Mary Jane Gregg?
Mike Kruse?
David Petroni?
Jim Rigano?
Hey Kiddo the budget is balanced and your kiddies are taked care of. No "tough" decisions this year
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"It goes beyond the idea “because our salaries and benefits are paid by tax dollars.” The anti-tax agenda is often partnered with an anti-union/anti-public school agenda. Defunding government is the mechanism to weaken public sector unions, shift more of the burden of paying for government on to the backs of the middle class, and make government a less effective as a tool to protect the interest of workers in general. Some refer to this strategy as “Shrink, Shift, and Shaft.”

Talking about taxes isn’t always the most exciting thing to do but knowing the facts and figures can help counter the mythology used to undermine public schools and public sector unions." from http://www.educationvotes.nea.org/2011/01/21/...

anti-tax/anti-union/anti-publi c school agenda? Sounds surprisingly like Petroni and Rigano! NO TO PETRONI! NO TO RIGANO!
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Talking about taxes isn’t always the most exciting thing to do... Unless you are brainwashed by the Ohio School Board Association. Then, it's the only thing to do. The Ohio School Board Association exists ONLY to "talk about taxes".... and how local school board members can learn to manipulate INCREASED taxes out of local residents.

VOTE NO to BOE candidates for unnecessary levies and increased taxes. Vote NO to the BEG ladies....Babb, Ellis, Gregg!
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A neighbor's house was foreclosed upon and vacated a few years ago. Some in the neighborhood took it upon ourselves to cut the grass and trim the bushes to maintain the neighborhood.

When a couple weeks went by late in the summer and no one could get to the project, Lisa Babb came to the rescue. She made the call to our local government to demand the city cut the grass because it annoyed her.

She is reasonably healthy, has a husband the same. She could have stepped in with her husband and taken care of the matter in under an hour. Instead she called upon the taxpayers of Springboro to solve the problem. A work crew from the city came out with trucks, equipment, and three people to cut the grass.

I am afraid that this is indicative of her character. Nothing is too good for her as long as she is spending other people's time and money.
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Just Watching wrote:
A neighbor's house was foreclosed upon and vacated a few years ago. Some in the neighborhood took it upon ourselves to cut the grass and trim the bushes to maintain the neighborhood.
When a couple weeks went by late in the summer and no one could get to the project, Lisa Babb came to the rescue. She made the call to our local government to demand the city cut the grass because it annoyed her.
She is reasonably healthy, has a husband the same. She could have stepped in with her husband and taken care of the matter in under an hour. Instead she called upon the taxpayers of Springboro to solve the problem. A work crew from the city came out with trucks, equipment, and three people to cut the grass.
I am afraid that this is indicative of her character. Nothing is too good for her as long as she is spending other people's time and money.
You need to be a much more informed "taxpayer". The City will provide this service upon request then add their cost to the home owners tax bill and collect the monies due when the house is sold.

I would have and have done this same thing. Nothing to do with character, but being a informed citizen which oblivously Lisa Babb is. Nice try...go smear someone else with your uneducated demeanor.
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Just Watching wrote:
A neighbor's house was foreclosed upon and vacated a few years ago. Some in the neighborhood took it upon ourselves to cut the grass and trim the bushes to maintain the neighborhood.
When a couple weeks went by late in the summer and no one could get to the project, Lisa Babb came to the rescue. She made the call to our local government to demand the city cut the grass because it annoyed her.
She is reasonably healthy, has a husband the same. She could have stepped in with her husband and taken care of the matter in under an hour. Instead she called upon the taxpayers of Springboro to solve the problem. A work crew from the city came out with trucks, equipment, and three people to cut the grass.
It's the city's job...that's what we pay city income tax for...and I am not a fan of the Babb family...but what is right is right..
I am afraid that this is indicative of her character. Nothing is too good for her as long as she is spending other people's time and money.
that's the city's job...although I am not a fan of the Babb family, what is right is right..that's what we pay city income tax for.

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