Please clarify for us exactly what period of time in recent history before Kohls Petroni & Rigano did Springboro Schools enjoy a "normal, student-first educational system".I love the fact that you right wing whackos are scared SH**LESS that you will lose your majority in the BOE in just a few short months. Trash talk Ron Malone. Trash all the former administrators. It doesn't change the fact that Kelly Kohls is a has-been and the tide is shifting back to a normal, civilized, student-first educational system in Springboro. No more creationism, no more guns, no more strikes, no more booster scams, no more confederate flag waving. Good riddance! Time to turn the page and start a new chapter of excellence with Malone, Stuckey, and Anderson.
Our family has been rooted here for a long time and frankly I'm not recollecting a pre-2010 "normal, student-first educational system".
There are a number of things prior to 2011 my family DOES remember. My family remembers a former superintendent whose name rhymed with "taker" who went out of his way to intimidate district parents with threats of no busing and hyper-inflated pay to play fees, all for the sake of gaining YES votes for levys that WEREN'T NEEDED TO BEGIN WITH !!!! Perhaps this is one of the things you'd like to "shift back" toward? Our family remembers episode after episode and layer upon layer of irresponsible budget management and FORECASTING from the likes of a former treasurer whose surname rhymes with "screwdriver". I'm guessing you're all for a return "back" to this type of irresponsible budget management in the 2014 BOE? Our family remembers this former superintendent (again, whose name rhymes with "taker") regularly use his column in DDN Neighbors as a personal propaganda tool, while a pathetic puppet of a school board turned a collective blind eye. Is this perhaps another aspect of the past you'd like to see Boro schools "shift back" to?
The booster scandal had virtually nothing to do with this BOE. In fact a while after the booster scandal broke, this BOE helped to alleviate impact to the district by expelling certain personel who were linked to booster mishandlings.
I'll take controversy like gun control, conceal and carry in schools, creationism and Sonny Lewis' 1st Amendment right to free speech. I'll take controversy like that all day long every day of the week. Controversy fuels open constructive debate. Open constructive debate inspires progressive ideas for the future. This beats the hell out of the liberal agenda of one-size-fits-all, here it is, if you don't like it, tough, because that's printed in the texbook. So children, if it's in print, you MUST believe it to be true!