Springboro Loves Our Children First!<quoted text>
If the teachers and their union make a decision to walk, I place my confidence in superintendent Petrie to abide by his promise to do whatever's necessary to continue Excellent education in Springboro schools through the duration of the strike.
Q & A
Q) Will background checks be performed?
A) Most certainly.
Q) Where are they coming from (and how is our district paying them)?
A) These teachers don't necessarily have to be labelled as substitute teachers. More accurately, these teaching positions would be catigorized as "temporary" positions. Theoretically thet could be hired permanently if push comes to shove and the striking teachers are fired. Striking teachers are paid through the OEA'S strike fund. Temporary teachers would be paid through the district.
Q) Will the kids be prepared to take ACT/SAT tests?
A) Average all of Boro's SAT scores, then transform them into letter grade. This letter grade is a C-
Springboro teachers haven't done all that well at preparing students for ACT/SAT. Don't be a hypocrite.
Q) Will the elementary schools have gifted teachers?
A) First of all, the number of gifted children in Springboro schools is hugely exaggerated. If you don't believe me, that's fine. You will begin to see reality approximately 4-5 years from now. Secondly, the current majority of our board of education has consistently championed more resources for gifted children (which has steadily declined in recent decades. Please don't be a hypocrite.
Q) Will the Special Ed. students receive the care they need?
A) Yes. This is the law. As a side note, Springboro students do a tremendous job looking after their peer special ed / special needs students.
The rest of your points are nothing more than bureaucratic propaganda designed to stir up emotion and paranoia. The overall theme you present is very symptomatic of someone who swallows the kool aid offered by OEA and Scott Maney. If one of your top concerns is "Panther Kick Off for Freshman", then it's quite evident you need to sit down and re-think your list of priorities!
Thank You for your "broader than union tunnel vision" view of our school children's "Boro Future Bright!"