Single Issue Voting in Springboro Schools

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“Civic Innovation Designer”

Since: Mar 11

Springboro, Ohio

#1 Sep 8, 2013
Throughout the majority of my voting life, I've done my best to research the candidates before arbitrarily choosing a side, which in my case means voting Republican for financial positions and Democrat for public relations. A few years ago I stumbled across Open Government, an idea that I believe can help us solve our problems with Democracy, and immediately became a single issue voter. These days, I still tend to vote "R" for money and "D" for people, but any candidate who supports "O" for open automatically gets my vote.

The problem with my solution is that it relies on either side to place some value in Open Government. Being passionate about the subject allows me to spot an opening in Pandora's Box to put the people back in charge, which in the case of Springboro Schools is Blended Learning, an item that has already been approved in the current budget which blends traditional classroom education with online resources. Being that we the people are online, I see this as a great opportunity to have more influence and participate more directly in our children's education.

As it stands, that makes for a difficult decision in the upcoming election, as the debate is divided along traditional lines. One can either support our union teachers or a mixed bag of financial responsibility and creationism. To be honest, I see the critical necessities and crucial flaws on both sides, but what I do not see is anyone talking about their plans to improve education, apart from voting the other out of office. For all the talk about creating a 21st Century Educational System, I hear very little that differs from my parent's education.

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reality

Girard, OH

#2 Sep 9, 2013
Open Springboro wrote:
Throughout the majority of my voting life, I've done my best to research the candidates before arbitrarily choosing a side, which in my case means voting Republican for financial positions and Democrat for public relations. A few years ago I stumbled across Open Government, an idea that I believe can help us solve our problems with Democracy, and immediately became a single issue voter. These days, I still tend to vote "R" for money and "D" for people, but any candidate who supports "O" for open automatically gets my vote.
The problem with my solution is that it relies on either side to place some value in Open Government. Being passionate about the subject allows me to spot an opening in Pandora's Box to put the people back in charge, which in the case of Springboro Schools is Blended Learning, an item that has already been approved in the current budget which blends traditional classroom education with online resources. Being that we the people are online, I see this as a great opportunity to have more influence and participate more directly in our children's education.
As it stands, that makes for a difficult decision in the upcoming election, as the debate is divided along traditional lines. One can either support our union teachers or a mixed bag of financial responsibility and creationism. To be honest, I see the critical necessities and crucial flaws on both sides, but what I do not see is anyone talking about their plans to improve education, apart from voting the other out of office. For all the talk about creating a 21st Century Educational System, I hear very little that differs from my parent's education.
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You obviously show support for Blended Learning. As you posted, this board has approved Blended Learning in the current budget. You fail to give proper credit to this conservative-dominated board for possessing the skills and the financial accountability to be able to AFFORD Blended Learning for Springboro Schools in the current budget, while simultaneously you take a cowardly pot shot across the bow at creationism?

“Civic Innovation Designer”

Since: Mar 11

Springboro, Ohio

#3 Sep 9, 2013
reality wrote:
You fail to give proper credit to this conservative-dominated board for possessing the skills and the financial accountability to be able to AFFORD Blended Learning for Springboro Schools in the current budget, while simultaneously you take a cowardly pot shot across the bow at creationism?
To quote myself from the rest of the article, "While it’s true that the current board has invested quite a bit on new computers and is working hard to improve student access to the Internet, the dependency on technology is an incomplete vision of Blended Learning."

My point isn't to burn the other side down, but to show that each side has a crucial piece of the puzzle. So how do we rise above the partisan rancor and focus on what's necessary to create a 21st Century Education?
tellthetruth

Cleveland, OH

#4 Sep 11, 2013
Fire official accused of identity fraud

Posted: 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013
By Lawrence Budd - Staff Writer

An assistant chief with the Clearcreek Twp. Fire District is under investigation for identity fraud.

Christopher Vecchi was placed on administrative leave on Aug. 15 as a result of an allegation that he committed the fifth-degree felony, according to a notice obtained Tuesday by the Dayton Daily News.

“We have been working through these issues in an attempt to resolve them in a manner that will benefit everyone,” said Vecchi’s lawyer, Dave Duwel.“He’s not been charged with any crime.”

Officials declined to elaborate on the allegation or provide other records.

The internal investigation is being conducted by the Clearcreek Twp. Police Department.

Clearcreek Twp. Police Chief John Terrill, who is handling the investigation, did not respond to questions or a records request.

Vecchi’s movements away from his home are limited during the investigation.

“As a stipulation of your administrative leave, you are required to remain at your residence,” according to the leave notice.

Vecchi, a firefighter in Clearcreek Twp. since September 2003, is required to remain at his home from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays for visits, according to the notice.

“Should you have an emergency situation arise that should require you to be gone from your residence during these hours, you shall immediately contact the fire district and seek permission from the fire chief,” according to the notice.

Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said his office referred the case to Clearcreek Twp.
police, but was unaware it involved Vecchi.

Vecchi was named assistant chief in February 2012.
No disciplinary hearing has been scheduled, said Administrator Dennis Pickett, who declined to elaborate on the allegation, pending conclusion of the investigation.

No charges have been filed in local courts.

“Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain,” according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

In Ohio, identity fraud is the criminal charge used in cases involving the alleged theft of a person’s identity or fraud committed using the stolen identity, according to authorities.

Sounds like the whole group is fraudulent in some form of another. We only wish Springboro would take the FD over and disband the fire district. They are an embarrassment, especially when the KIDD tried to levy more money from our pockets when they already have 7 million dollars in the bank and even closed one fire station. How dare you say you here to protect the people? WADE must go and DO NOT re-elect Lamb, Wades buddy.

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