So is a private citizen engaged in their private lives. Last time I checked no one with business before the board of education that would benefit anyone financially was among the groups from around the state who wished to host Ms. Kohls and her message of transparency, accountability, and fiscal responsibility.<quoted text>
Sorry, read the ethics laws. Benfitting financially based on your elected position, no matter where the payments might come from, is more than likely an ethics violation.
And again, read the ethics laws - teachers, employees of governments, businesses, etc., are permitted to donate their money to any political candidate, PAC, etc., of their choosing. It is protected "speech" under the 1st Amendment last time I checked.
Our sports coaches from your definition are most assuredly profiting from their position within the school hierarchy.
The donors whose businesses stood the most to gain financially from extra tax dollars are exempt, but a private citizen who has a message that others want to her must be silenced with innuendo for the union has decreed that her speech negatively influences their business model.
I don't believe anyone is coming to see Ms Kohls because she is a school board member in Springboro, OH. I would be surprised if most people from around the state where she has spoken even knew where Springboro was located.
Hard to trade on your elected position if no one knows where you come from or has any business in front of your board. How do you do that by the way?
Do you ever wonder what the pro levy crowd would have done with that extra $30,000,000 they wanted in extra taxes?
The $30,000,000 that they absolutely, positively had to have or the district would be bankrupt and in financial ruin.
Four years later and we now look as though we won't need another new levy for another four years.
Compare that with the folks in West Carrollton, Centerville, Beavercreek, Northmont, Huber Heights, etc, etc. How many would like to be in our shoes financially? All of them?
Do you think they would have spent it all and then demanded another levy by now to pay for their now bloated infrastructure?