It is agreed by many of those attending the January 10 and January 22 Springboro School Board meetings that ....Integrating a new concept into our existing framework will require thought, deep discussions, and thorough investigation. I do NOT believe I have heard anyone say anything is a slam dunk deal. I do believe the idea was to perform a due diligence with someone that has worked within this field extensively that has a broad and deep understanding of the issues.
I agree with you to some degree here but to give this company 15,000 dollars for them to come here and say "Yes, a conversion school would do wonders here" is hard for me to handle. That company is saying yes no matter what, why not find three companies and give them 5,000 each to come up with an answer.
..Integrating a new concept into our existing framework will require thought, deep discussions, and thorough investigation..
Many also agree that those community political activists, with their own personal agenda and opinions, are wasting taxpayers time and money, denying facts and attacking character of some BOE elected officials; while proving themselves ignorant of "clear unbiased thinking, deep discussion based on facts, and thorough investigation needed to explore the answers to why we should consider a conversion school."
Anytime our school district faces "problem-solving" there are always those fearful-of-the-future status quo ones, coming up with lost of futile arguments against any attempt on the BOE majority's efforts to solve a particular problem.
There are always the same raves and rants and false accusations against the same board members that these highly respected BOE elected officials are making decisions, with which they don't agree, and they complain that it will cost too much money to strive toward students' higher individual achievement, and they point out that board member Don Miller is not "on board" with the reform-minded BOE majority's new philosophy of "children first budgeting."
While it is important for our board representatives to consider the potential consequences of any action, our community as a whole has trust in the good judgement of our BOE majority, and we should not allow the fretting and stewing of a privileged few to paralyze our BOE majority into inaction.
Our school district needs the services of a professional outside consulting group, who knows how to "think" problem solving effectively, because no time is wasted with all the "fearful and futile what ifs" that a few parents are raising at public board meetings.