Our recommendation: Springboro voters should say 'yes' the first time to school levies

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Update: the starting salary is $34,563.00
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See they already got a $2000 raise due to market conditions and they did not need you to achieve such.

By your logic if we give you more money this time these children will become better educated?

8th Grade 2011-2012 Ohio Achievement Assessment Tests Results.
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State Rating System and distribution of students for the 8th grade
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Limited.......... 3 Students
Limited.......... 20% was the Average score for this group
Limited..........definition--0 -10 correct answers =(0-20% correct)
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Basic..........25 Students
Basic ..........27% was the Average score for this group
Basic..........definition--11- 15 correct answers =(22-30% correct)
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Proficient........174 Students
Proficient........47% was the Average score for this group
Proficient.........definition- -16-29 correct answers =(32-58% correct)
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Accelerated.....159 Students
Accelerated.....67% was the Average score for this group
Accelerated.....definition--30 -36 correct answers =(60-72% correct)
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Advanced........77 Students
Advanced........85% was the Average score for this group
Advanced........definition--37 -50 correct answers =(74-100% correct)

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Applying Mr. Malone's same grading system used for assigning percentages to grades earned in the college credit program (PSEO)
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F.....Below 62.99% correct answers.......239 Students
Percentage of Students.....55% receiving F

D..... 63%- 74.99% correct answers......108 Students
Percentage of Students.....25% receiving D

C......75%- 84.99% correct answers........49 Students
Percentage of Students.....11% receiving C

B..... 85%- 92.99% correct answers........36 Students
Percentage of Students.....8% receiving B

A..... 93% correct answers and above.....6 Students
Percentage of Students.....1% receiving A
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Yes, Lurker, I do remember the winning agenda of fiscal responsibility that brought Kelly Kohls to Victory as our most popular school board representative, receiving the most votes of those running in the November 2009 school board election campaign.
Since then, Mrs. Kohls has proven to Springboro taxpayers that fiscal responsibility was not just a "platform" to run on to get elected; but that it was a whole new philosophy of school district leadership and transparent budget reform.
Recently, our school board voted unanimously for our Children's First Budget, celebrating our success, and proving that fiscal responsibility is still the winning agenda for our school children and teachers! Springboro loves our children first!
So, why not run this time for re-election on the winning agenda of fiscal responsibility? Is this not the time for s-u-r-e to unite with all Springboro taxpayers, our school district leaders and board members, committed to working together, ensuring 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?
Why not really put your children first and teach them yourself? How is that for fiscal responsibility? Failing to parent and pushing that responsibility onto the innocent taxpayer is inexcusable. This board understands that. Why don't you people wake up and start doing what is right for the kids?
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Why not really put your children first and teach them yourself? How is that for fiscal responsibility? Failing to parent and pushing that responsibility onto the innocent taxpayer is inexcusable. This board understands that. Why don't you people wake up and start doing what is right for the kids?
Really? Different strokes for different folks and respect for all, regardless of different choice in educating our children, is the winning philosophy for our children's 21st centrury education.
While responsible taxpayers and parents recognize that homeschooling is a good choice for some parents and their kids; one size doesn't fit all.(And I cannot provide proof, but I do believe that parents who choose homeschooling as the best choice for their own children, are required to work diligently within state educational guildelines, and these parents/teachers at home have earned, and deserve, the same measure of respect as our good teachers working in our public schools). Some of our best neighbors are parents/teachers at home, and their families are good citizens who contribute to the success of Springboro's "good life" that all our residents in Springboro enjoy!
I do know, as a taxpaying voter in the Springboro school district, I take great civic pride in contributing to our children's education, and I never think of myself as a "victim" of the public schools "system."
And as a responsible citizen, I will do what I can do to make sure that our Springboro school children (who are really the innocent)
do not fall "victim" to this ongoing NEA/OEA/SEA war of words attacking Springboro taxpayers, and our reform-minded BOE majority, during these challenging times of union negotiations.
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Why not really put your children first and teach them yourself? How is that for fiscal responsibility? Failing to parent and pushing that responsibility onto the innocent taxpayer is inexcusable. This board understands that. Why don't you people wake up and start doing what is right for the kids?
Have you found this website blog that educates springboro of the exciting things happening in our school district and community?
Our Springboro Board of Education understand that it takes our school community and our Springboro community as a whole working together to ensure that the chilldren of the Springboro community receive an excellent education, while keeping the costs of that education affordable, by carefully adhering to responsible spending. It's Unanimous! School Board Adopts Children's First Budget!
Check out this website to learn why a Children's First Budget makes sense for teachers........

http://educatespringboro.wordpress.com/2013/0...
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So, you have a masters degree with 10 years teaching experience and you are ok with the beginning salary of apx.$34K? Because no matter what your experience or level of education, that is what they want to start you at for pay. I think you are just as crazy as they are!!
It appears that the SEA concerns regarding Springboro taxpayers are not "which ones of you are the craziest" but instead, "which ones of you are crazy enough to vote more of your hard earned money for school union employees big pay increases!"

Please go to the Springboro Transparency Project on the schoool website and see for your self the data on pay and benefits.
You can also go to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and see the data on Springboro Median Household income over this same period of time.
Look at ODE, you will see that since 2008 the Springboro median household income (1.5 wage earners working 12 months) went up $1,500 (08'-12') in these 4 years. According to ODE the median Springboro Teacher salary went up $5,444 from 08'-12'. You may want to compare this to the data on the Springboro Transparency project for individual information.
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Median is just the middle. It doesn't mean a lot. The median of {4,4,4,5,99} is 4. the average is 23.2 If one of the 4's is removed, perhaps to move from part time to full time elsewhere, and that posistion isn't refilled... the set becomes {4,4,5,99} and the median becomes 4.5 with an average of 28

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Did anyone else notice that the healthcare cost page is actually from the previous year, and not the most recent school year? I know some of the data doesn't match from 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 .....
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One Chance - Fat Chance wrote:
Yes, I will drop by some Wednesday afternoon in July while on a break from work and see exactly how hard they are working. Oh, that's right they will not be there -they will in the middle of a THREE MONTH VACATION!!!
Come to Hong Kong! The water's fine!
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Why not really put your children first and teach them yourself? How is that for fiscal responsibility? Failing to parent and pushing that responsibility onto the innocent taxpayer is inexcusable. This board understands that. Why don't you people wake up and start doing what is right for the kids?
For S-U-R-E..."why don't you people wake up and start doing what is right for the kids?"

Some people get so entrenched in the old philosophy of status quo business as usual that itís tough to get them to think whether or not something is going to help the kids.

The OEA members/union activists are some of the worst people we will ever have to deal with as to radical social behavior; because to the OEA radicals they are at war with the taxpayers.
They have the destruction of America in their minds and they are terrible people because their ideology makes them corrosive. They openly use children to execute their maniacal plans for social progressive changes at the expense of society, and this defines their essence. Wars are won by taking away from the other side the will to continue fighting. The OEA attacks them directly hoping to rob them of their will to stand opposed to the unionís progressive agenda.

Springboro parents and all school district taxpayers must stand strong in oppositon to these OEA attacks against us and our school children's best interest; while encouraging our school district leaders and board representatives to stand firm in their commitment 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.
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Springboro Oktoberfest Sept 13 - 14. A portion of proceeds from event will go to the Wounded Warrior Project and the Springboro Community Assistance Center.
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Yes, Lurker, I do remember the winning agenda of fiscal responsibility that brought Kelly Kohls to Victory as our most popular school board representative, receiving the most votes of those running in the November 2009 school board election campaign.
Since then, Mrs. Kohls has proven to Springboro taxpayers that fiscal responsibility was not just a "platform" to run on to get elected; but that it was a whole new philosophy of school district leadership and transparent budget reform.
Recently, our school board voted unanimously for our Children's First Budget, celebrating our success, and proving that fiscal responsibility is still the winning agenda for our school children and teachers! Springboro loves our children first!
So, why not run this time for re-election on the winning agenda of fiscal responsibility? Is this not the time for s-u-r-e to unite with all Springboro taxpayers, our school district leaders and board members, committed to working together, ensuring 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?
"Where the board's at right now is wanting the highest academic achievement and fiscal responsibility," Petrey said, "that's what I stand for." (quote from June 2012 DDN news article).

Why are Springboro parents (including David Bowman, Lisa Babb, Stephanie Bindemann, Tammy Grigsby, Sarah Jobe) opposing academic achievement and fiscal responsibility as the winning agenda for our children's future?
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Why not really put your children first and teach them yourself? How is that for fiscal responsibility? Failing to parent and pushing that responsibility onto the innocent taxpayer is inexcusable. This board understands that. Why don't you people wake up and start doing what is right for the kids?
Why don't the school community of employees join with the whole community of Springboro taxpaying voters and build up our children's future by supporting our successful "unanimously board approved" children's first budget?
Even the last "sitting" tax and spend pro-levy lover board member, Don Miller, has seen the light of our boro bright future and agreed with our BOE reform-minded majority that children first budgeting works. Thank you, Mr. Miller, for saying YES! to our children's FIRST best interest, voting for the highest academic achievement and fiscal responsibility for our children's future.
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Will you both be willing to work for about $32K? That's the pay for any starting teachers in Springboro regardless of experience.
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Did you know that Springboro parent, David Bowman, rallied with FD wall of shame endorsers of Issue 3 in efforts of making Clearcreek Township FIRST in highest taxes; and is now vowing to vote for revenge in November...against our children first?
(David Bowman says to his "lovers of tax and spend" friends:
I am sad and disappointed with the outcome of the vote on the Springboro Firefighters Levy. I will work harder to change the outcome of this and other important votes coming in November. I am a fighter and I am not about to quit. I hope you'll join me in the fight.)

Why these continued attacks on local Taxpayers, Mr. Bowman...? We are your neighbors, why not support our success and help us help you provide YOUR children an excellent education, while keeping the costs of that education affordable, by carefully adhering to responsible spending. It doesn't take more money to keep our schools and our neighborhoods both safe and affordable.
Why be sad and disappointed... Aren't safe and affordable schools and neighborhoods for all our children and their families worth "fighting for?"
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that Dave Bowman! Trying to make his community safe and better. How dare he...
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Did you know that Springboro parent, David Bowman, rallied with FD wall of shame endorsers of Issue 3 in efforts of making Clearcreek Township FIRST in highest taxes; and is now vowing to vote for revenge in November...against our children first?
(David Bowman says to his "lovers of tax and spend" friends:
I am sad and disappointed with the outcome of the vote on the Springboro Firefighters Levy. I will work harder to change the outcome of this and other important votes coming in November. I am a fighter and I am not about to quit. I hope you'll join me in the fight.)
Why these continued attacks on local Taxpayers, Mr. Bowman...? We are your neighbors, why not support our success and help us help you provide YOUR children an excellent education, while keeping the costs of that education affordable, by carefully adhering to responsible spending. It doesn't take more money to keep our schools and our neighborhoods both safe and affordable.
Why be sad and disappointed... Aren't safe and affordable schools and neighborhoods for all our children and their families worth "fighting for?"
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that Dave Bowman! Trying to make his community safe and better. How dare he...
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how dare he...? lurking round the boro seeking to deceive with lies and false accusations all tied up in red ribbon hostility, complaining and whining, can't get no respect....

The OEA members/union activists are some of the worst people we will ever have to deal with as to radical social behavior; because to the OEA radicals they are at war with the taxpayers.
They have the destruction of America in their minds and they are terrible people because their ideology makes them corrosive. They openly use children to execute their maniacal plans for social progressive changes at the expense of society, and this defines their essence. Wars are won by taking away from the other side the will to continue fighting. The OEA attacks them directly hoping to rob them of their will to stand opposed to the unionís progressive agenda. lol... not a chance.
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that Dave Bowman! Trying to make his community safe and better. How dare he...
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HIS community? How dare he try that with MY wallet! Where's the Respect!
Dave Bowman is a greedy, mean-spirited, anti-social neighbor
who wants to increase my fire levy taxes 93%!
Dave Bowman, PROVE ME WRONG! Call off your fight against your taxpaying neighbors who cannot afford your "help!"
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Springboro Oktoberfest Sept 13 - 14. A portion of proceeds from event will go to the Wounded Warrior Project and the Springboro Community Assistance Center.
It's good to finally get some good news on this blog.
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Did you know? Board of Education president Kelly Kohls is not only irresponsible with our money, she is irresponsible with her own as well...leading to foreclosure and lawsuits against her and her husband.

Read it for yourself!

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/loca...

http://www.co.warren.oh.us/clerkofcourt/searc...
Search for Case Number 10CV78382

Now she is parading around on the tea party circuit talking to everyone that will listen about all the success of the "our agenda first" board. Leave our children in the dust, demean our teachers and principals to the point they flock in record numbers. Then, push all things controversial like anti-labor rhetoric and introducing guns to our children's classrooms.

It's incredible that someone who cannot even manage their own personal affairs is allowed to thrust her political agenda upon our community. This community is a great place to live, and people like Kelly Kohls as well as her sidekicks Jim Rigano and David Petroni are trying to destroy it. Who could be surprised though, since their aim is merely political and their children don't even attend our district?!

Further, now that her children are grown and out of the district, she wants to divert more of the limited funds available to local public school districts. Instead, they would be given as "vouchers" to families that would like to use our tax dollars to send their kids to private, usually religious, schools of their choosing. Guess who runs these schools? Yes indeed...the regulars from the Tea Party gang including Kohls herself! Ethical? I sure don't think so...

And when this happens, what is to become of our children who attend the public school? Their teachers will all be gone because other districts pay a fair wage while our board cuts them left and right. The principals will all retire when they reach that point because they don't "fit" with the school board's lunatic fringe.

The news sites are just full of her absurdity:

http://www.wdtn.com/dpp/news/local/warren/con...

Join me in sending Kelly a clear message that her baggage and financial burden is not welcome in our community - SAY NO TO KOHLS IN NOVEMBER! Vote for a candidate that you feel will restore balance and decency to our board of education.

SAY NO TO AGENDA FIRST KOHLS!!
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Heard this weekend, firsthand, from a 'boro teacher that they will be going on strike. The teachers will be advising parents to keep their kids out of school the first week as 'temps' will be brought in to teach. She also said kids may be placed in the lunch room all day if not enough temps are found.
Silly Season of Politics

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Just Watching wrote:
Did you know? Board of Education president Kelly Kohls is not only irresponsible with our money, she is irresponsible with her own as well...leading to foreclosure and lawsuits against her and her husband.
Read it for yourself!
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/loca...
http://www.co.warren.oh.us/clerkofcourt/searc...
Search for Case Number 10CV78382
Now she is parading around on the tea party circuit talking to everyone that will listen about all the success of the "our agenda first" board. Leave our children in the dust, demean our teachers and principals to the point they flock in record numbers. Then, push all things controversial like anti-labor rhetoric and introducing guns to our children's classrooms.
It's incredible that someone who cannot even manage their own personal affairs is allowed to thrust her political agenda upon our community. This community is a great place to live, and people like Kelly Kohls as well as her sidekicks Jim Rigano and David Petroni are trying to destroy it. Who could be surprised though, since their aim is merely political and their children don't even attend our district?!
Further, now that her children are grown and out of the district, she wants to divert more of the limited funds available to local public school districts. Instead, they would be given as "vouchers" to families that would like to use our tax dollars to send their kids to private, usually religious, schools of their choosing. Guess who runs these schools? Yes indeed...the regulars from the Tea Party gang including Kohls herself! Ethical? I sure don't think so...
And when this happens, what is to become of our children who attend the public school? Their teachers will all be gone because other districts pay a fair wage while our board cuts them left and right. The principals will all retire when they reach that point because they don't "fit" with the school board's lunatic fringe.
The news sites are just full of her absurdity:
http://www.wdtn.com/dpp/news/local/warren/con...
Join me in sending Kelly a clear message that her baggage and financial burden is not welcome in our community - SAY NO TO KOHLS IN NOVEMBER! Vote for a candidate that you feel will restore balance and decency to our board of education.
SAY NO TO AGENDA FIRST KOHLS!!
Run..... Babbsey....run
oh what fun it is to see...
bad babb for boro running
round and round her red ribbon tree..
all tied up in her small-self importance,
how much more hostile toward her neighbors can she be?
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heard firsthand wrote:
Heard this weekend, firsthand, from a 'boro teacher that they will be going on strike. The teachers will be advising parents to keep their kids out of school the first week as 'temps' will be brought in to teach. She also said kids may be placed in the lunch room all day if not enough temps are found.
R U S-U-R-E?

Why will the teachers be advising parents to keep their kids out of school? If teachers go out on strike, then they are no longer employed by the school and their advice would not be credible, so why would they want to disrupt our kid's classrooms and waste our school tax dollars? If this is the attitude of revenge against our children first from our union teachers in every kids' classroom, then isn't it is past time for union politics to be thrown out of Springboro schools?

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