Kind of adds a little more "credibility" to her talking because she is a member of the BOE, don't ya think? I guess her position doesn't really matter.....would ya run out to listen to her message if she were a baseball player? College student? Plumber? Yeah, I know - you certainly would.<quoted text>
I don't think anyone is coming to hear Ms. Kohls because she is a board member, but rather they are attracted to her message regarding transparency, accountability, and fiscal responsibility in our school system.
I don't know about you, but I can't name another board member on any other school district around here.
I take that back, I think that the teacher union lawyer, John Doll, is a board member for Centerville.
Talk about conflicts of interest and ethics, how do you negotiate with yourself in an honest fashion?
I wonder why Centerville is now having massive financial difficulties?
Too much of the fox guarding the hen house?
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#25201 Jun 13, 2013
#25202 Jun 13, 2013
Actually, I did listen to her message even before she was a board member. Obviously, lots of others were listening, too. Those who liked what they heard so much that they brought her message to my neighborhood were pretty excited about her "credibility" to serve on our school board, doing what's right for our school children and community! Although in 2009, I had never met her, I knew that her message was exactly what our school district needed; and that's why I voted for her. I like the direction in which she is leading our school district, and I like her! I will certainly be voting ONLY for those running for school board member this November, who are committed to ensuring a quality classroom education for our school children while living within our children first budgeting means.
#25203 Jun 13, 2013
Hmm? Two separate responses the same post an hour apart?
Could it be sheepie is feeling a bit ENVIOUS of Kelly Kohls' drive to change the face of education? Professional back-biters like sheepie even on their best days don't possess 1/100 of Kohls self-motivation, energy and perseverence.
#25204 Jun 13, 2013
Testimony just like this coming from Boro's silent majority is exactly what's going to keep common sense Children First idealogy the dominant player in our board room.
#25205 Jun 14, 2013
The union must be getting weak in the knees to be concerned about a woman with a few observations about how our school system is constructed.
The union and its supporters don't care for the sunlight being cast by Ms. Kohls on our system of education.
#25206 Jun 14, 2013
Yep, deflect and demean.....boy are you a hypocrite.
#25207 Jun 14, 2013
Wolves (those who would devour the best interests of our children to satisfy their addictive appetites to power, control,and money) wearing the old outdated union label of SHEEP clothing, are the biggest hypocrites ever, and the most mean-spirited and unkind toward all their neighbors who are Boro Happy living and breathing outside their closely-knit "collective" union tent.
Beware the Badd Babb Wolves who are seen running around Boro with the Bowman Bandits of Unhappiness, spreading predictions of gloom and doom, brain drain, and in trembling fear for our future, unless we reverse to the status quo business as usual "failures" of our previous union first school board majority and former superintendent and former high school principal.
Thank Goodness, All we Boro Happy people are NOT like SHEEP, who have been led astray by those big badd babb wolves, seeking to devour "our children first!"
#25208 Jun 14, 2013
You need to get a better self image, speaking of yourself in that fashion is not healthy.
#25209 Jun 14, 2013
The short answer is yes. Perhaps you have not seen then multitude of people who flock to hear all sorts of people speak from a host of backgrounds.
The message of transparency in government, accountability in government, and fiscal responsibility in government resonates with people.
What happens when you keep the people in the dark is similar to what went on with the boosters for 20 years. Only after Mr. Petroni and Mr. Rigano began opening up the books was this issue brought into the sunlight and discovered.
When Mr. Malone shoved the reviews from the Warren County Educational Service Center in his desk rather than share them with the community we saw the dumbing down of the curriculum in the high school. The result being that parents were forced into paying for remedial classes in college for kids that should have been taught that material in high school.
When the chief district administrators cook the books and tell us they are woefully short of funds and need another $30,000,000 or everything will fail, that is not fiscal responsibility.
When roof are allowed to leak and buildings deteriorate because funds are diverted into less pressing needs, that is not fiscal responsibility.
When our children's safety in transportation is compromised because of the me first demands of adults, that is not fiscal responsibility.
When the chief administrative leaders in the high school combine with the well meaning but ill informed parents to foist off false financial crisis on the community, that is not fiscal responsibility.
When the union and its supporters demand the community spend more money than it allocates, that is not fiscal responsibility.
And you have the effrontery to ask why anyone would be interested in finding out more about these issues?
Come out in the light, you may find it refreshing.
#25210 Jun 14, 2013
I feel good about myself, but thanks. Clearly you don't when you have to deflect and demean (in a cute way) once again. Hypocrites typically don't see themselves as one.
Actually I haven't seen a multitude of people flock to certain talks. I only attend ones that are "credible". Such as a BOE member traveling the state talking about the effects they have had on the schools system in which she (sorry, they) serve. Not a baseball player or medical doctor that talks about what he or she WOULD do to change the school system. Now if that medical doctor were giving a talk about heart transplants - probably something I would attend. Sheep follow many different things - doesn't mean they are credible things they are following.
When roofs are allowed to leak? Have you seen the condition of the schools lately? Both outside and inside? They are, quite frankly, horrible. More than the fiscal side of things, which is really the ONLY thing you belabor (and I am certainly not downplaying it), is the sense of community pride. and there certainly is none of that right now, sorry to tell you. the fiscal house may be in order, according to you, but the human element certainly is not.
And you better come in from all your sunshine, you may get a sunburn.
#25211 Jun 14, 2013
Why can't a nurse talk about the schools system? Are you saying only teaches are capable of speaking about the way our schools are run?
Roofs in the Junior High were allowed to leak for a number of years during the levy campaigns in hopes of engendering misguided and mislead support. Amazingly they found the money to fix them when the hopelessness of their cause became apparent. All that was accomplished without the additional new money the pro levy folks said we desperately needed to stay afloat.
There remain a number of unmet needs that slowly but surely are being worked through by judicious use of fiscal management and responsibility.
Certain factions would be just as happy to take all of the available monies for themselves then leave the children to once again sit in leaky classrooms, or on unsafe buses, utilizing outdated textbooks, lacking technology, or a host of other unmet needs our children continue to require.
I enjoy the sun and use sunscreen for protection against its harmful effects.
You should try it sometime, it certainly beats the darkside.
#25212 Jun 14, 2013
Lest we forget what is truly important and our entire reason for being in this conversation.
f you child received their OGT test results this past week the following will allow you to interpret the results more accurately.
Once again PROFICIENT = FAILURE
Using the same scale Mr. Malone utilized to access the college courses our children took through the PSEO when constructing their GPA's for class rankings
SCORE RANGES FOR PERFORMANCE LEVELS
Table provides the raw and scaled scores associated with each of the ¬performance levels on each test for the March 2013 administration.
Score ranges for all subjects and performance levels
Subject.......... Correct Answers....% of Correct Answers.... Scaled Score
Advanced.......... 37.5 48.0..........78%-100%........ . 448 554
Accelerated.......... 30.5 37.0.......... 64%-77%......... 429 447
PROFICIENT.......... 19.5 30.0 ..........41%-63%......... 400 428
Basic.......... 13.5 -19.0.......... 28%-40%.........383 399
Limited.......... 0.0 13.0..........0%-27%.........2 61 382
Advanced.......... 35.0 46.0 ..........76%-100%......... 444 553
Accelerated.......... 28.5 34.5 ..........62%-75%.........425 443
PROFICIENT.......... 19.0 28.0 ..........41%-61%.........400 424
Basic ..........14.0 18.5 ..........30%-40%.........384 399
Limited ..........0.0 13.5 ..........0%-29%.........254 383
Advanced ..........41.5 48.0 ..........86%-100%.........476 579
Accelerated ..........34.0 41.0 ..........71%-85%.........430 475
PROFICIENT ..........25.5 33.5 ..........53%-70%.........400 429
Basic ..........18.5 25.0 ..........37%-52%.........378 399
Limited ..........0.0 17.0 ..........0%-36%......... 268 377
Advanced ..........36.5 48.0 ..........76%-100%.........445 591
Accelerated ..........31.5 36.0 ..........61%-72%.........425 444
PROFICIENT ..........22.0 29.0 ..........46%-60%.........400 424
Basic ..........13.5 21.5 ..........28%-45%.........371 399
Limited ..........0.0 13.0 ..........0%-27%.........209 370
Advanced ..........36.5 48.0 ..........76%-100%.........446 579
Accelerated ..........32.0 36.0 ..........68%-75%.........429 445
PROFICIENT ..........21.5 31.5..........45%-67%......... 400 428
Basic ..........15.5 21.0 ..........32%-44%.........382 399
Limited ..........0.0 15.0 ..........0%-21%.........231 381
#25213 Jun 14, 2013
...it's agreed, as you point out... that "just watching" is cute;
but more importantly, all those who are "just watching" are smart enough to figure out the hypocrisy of wolves in sheep clothing.
Stand strong springboro and just keep watching and listening to the truth that will set you free from the snares of SURE and the badd Babb for boro wooly bullies in sheep clothing.
#25214 Jun 14, 2013
Its kind of interesing. When you have to keep telling people over and over and over again you are something....you usually aren't. We are transparent. Everything we do is transparent. Be in the sunlight. Sunshine is great, come join us. What's that saying, oh that's right - actions speak louder than words?
Keep deflecting and demeaning. What's another saying - oh that's right, those in glass houses?
Thanks but Darth Vader and I are doing just fine on the Dark Side. Funny, I see you here too. Oh wait, but you keep telling people everything is transparent......so it must be true!
#25215 Jun 14, 2013
Well, you betcha I've seen the condition of the schools lately! The condition of our schools is much improved over the way things were before our children first budgeting BOE member came on board in 2010...AND conditions are steadily improving!
The last time I was in the schools was recently when I was driving my child to school and her grandparents were visiting us. My daughter grabbed her grandparents hand and said "you have to come with us and see my school! You'll just love it!"
Oh how good it is to enjoy these happy times of every day blessings (that are so often taken for granted)!
You betcha, the human element is certainly in order, when we all are just as happy as we make up our minds to be!
May God Bless My Family And May God Bless You and Yours!
Life is so good with gratitude for good things!
#25216 Jun 14, 2013
What are the odds on a strike happening? And when would this happen?
#25218 Jun 14, 2013
#25221 Jun 15, 2013
Your criticism of our school district's new philosophy of Children First Budgeting seems to be the focus in your sheep talk; so why target a Springboro parent, who agrees with our school district's new philosophy, and is a highly popular Springboro school board elected official?
To me, as a taxpaying homeowner and school district voter, I am more interested in hearing about how our school board representatives "feel" about our children's future education and what "actions" are being taken by the BOE to ensure that the children of the Springboro community receive an excellent education while keeping the costs of that education affordable, by carefully adhering to responsible spending.
In 2009, Kelly Kohls campaigned for school board election on the agenda of budget reform and levy alternatives; and in 2011, David Petroni and Jim Rigano were elected as school board representatives of Children FIRST Budgeting for educational and support services, with no holding parents hostage over things like busing and classroom fees.
Rarely do we see elected officials get to work for the people doing what they said they would do during their campaigns to get "elected." But that's just the kind of good parents and great leaders that our school board representatives, Mrs. Kohls, Mr. Petroni, Mr. Rigano are proving themselves to be!
Springboro parents are fortunate to have an elected BOE majority who put our children's best interest FIRST in every decision made!
Voters will remember in November the way things used to be before Kelly Kohls came on board in Janaury 2010! Why would any parent want to reverse to the old OSBA philosophy of schoool board members promoting an endless stream of new levies, emotionally blackmailing Springboro taxpayers for unnecessary increased taxes?
#25222 Jun 15, 2013
Springboro Loves Our Children First!
Check this website to find inspiring articles including "Children First Budgeting Works!"
#25223 Jun 15, 2013
Uh. Highly popular elected school board member? Riiiiight.
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