I want my one voice one vote to be clearly heard in saying "Thank you for your comments."Dear Board of Education Members,
I am asking, as a taxpayer, parent and community member, for your to offer a fair contract with our dedicated teachers and settle immediately. I am aware of a contract that you are about to enter into with Huffmaster, which tells me you have not been negotiating with open minds or in good faith. Our teachers are just like all of us and deserve fair pay and a fair contract, after several years of going without an increase. Their dedication to our children's success and the success of our community should be reflected in the way our school board treats them.
Once again, I am asking that you settle with our teachers and lead our community and show the same respect for our teachers, that you request from all of us.
As a taxpayer, parent, and community member, I am asking that you respect the opinions of all 10 to 12 thousand households in Springboro, next time you feel like imposing your one voice one vote in disrespect to our BOE members.
Please keep in mind that others among the 10 -12 thousand Springboro households may feel just as strongly about their positions, in opposition to yours, as you feel. What we all need to do a bit more of is to listen--really listen--to what others think and to give what they say serious consideration.
It is noticed, for SURE, that you are among those who are so busy planning the next attack on Springboro taxpayers and our board representatives on behalf of the SEA, that you barely hear what anyone else has to offer in leadership to our schools and community. Thank you for listening, Lynn, and please remember the words of Winston Churchill who said: "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. "