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#26770 Aug 23, 2013
One thing I find particularly troubling is the way Mr. Malone viewed his farm teams in the elementary and junior high levels.
All of these students, if they stay in the Springboro school system, will find their way into the high school classrooms. What these students learned prior to arriving will have a massive bearing on their success or failure at the high school level.
Just like any pro sports team with developmental leagues, it is imperative that children master the fundamentals before they are brought up to the big club.
A constant line of communication between the big leagues and their minor leagues affiliates hopes to ensure that the system grooming your future players to be able to compete against the best of the best.
With little or no feedback between the high school and its feeder programs at the elementary and junior high levels we wind up with small islands of knowledge that are destined to go nowhere. Lack of coordination of effort between schools means their is also an associated lack of coordination of feeder curriculums. With little or no feedback between the schools receiving the new students and the ones who produced them, we are left with a system where teamwork is lacking in the development of these young minds.
Once again these are not my conclusions, though I heartily agree, but rather the conclusions of Mr. Malone's peers and professional educators at the Warren County Educational Services Center that the district hired to audit our program of studies as part of the terms of joining the High Schools That Works system.
"The 2010 High Schools That Work (HSTW) teacher survey data support the need for greater emphasis on academic transitions. in 2010, only 49% of teachers reported meeting with teachers from feeder junior high schools about expectations, content knowledge, and performance standards for students entering the high school at least annually. This is 21% below the HSTW goal of 70% Although interviews indicated that high school teachers meet with the middle school teachers annual, such meetings typically only involve a small number of teachers."
Leadership gets these types of things done, without it you have a few dedicated professionals doing what they can without the real support they need and deserve.
#26772 Aug 23, 2013
In January 2012, we had the leadership team with the expertise of getting these types of things done. In March 2012, Ron Malone and the Springboro Education Association, stole the Moral Authority of the elected BOE representatives; when our Board members allowed Principal Ron's Kids to humiliate and embarrass this entire community by allowing that overly-frantic emotionally abusive re-instate Ron Malone hostile takeover of the Board of Education agenda.
Ron Malone and the Springboro Education Association are the ones who have the power of legal authority that breeds conflict and revenge against the average citizens/taxpaying homeowners in this Springboro school district;
This continuous abusive conflict and emotional blackmail by Ron Malone and Springboro Education Association against Springboro citizens is ONLY resolved, either through a strike or a negotiation. Either method involves the use of POWER; the economic power of the strike or the threat of it, which results in successful negotiations (always in favor of the unionism oppression of the people).
NO ONE CAN NEGOTIATE WITHOUT THE POWER TO COMPEL NEGOTIATION.
Ron Malone and the Springboro Education Association OWN the power of Unionism, which is THE political state-mandated collective bargaining LAWS, against the local school district taxpaying homeowners. The State had declared zip code 45066 to be wealthy and affluent and free game for the Springboro Education Association to gather union forces to OCCUPY all Springboro families' homes to take the money of the renewal levy so that Ron Malone can then invest our property wealth in Pay Increases and greater compensation/benefits packages for the Springboro Education Association's upcoming employment contracts.
The NFSS has publicly announced that this levy reduction puts our school district at risk of Strike threat from the SEA next time around. Why should taxpaying homeowners invest in renewal levy with this kind of revengeful leadership of Ron Malone and the Springboro Education Association having ALL the POWER to compel negotiations in favor of continued oppressive unionism?
#26773 Aug 23, 2013
After reading several posts here it seems most have come to the conclusion that Malone will win. Odd that everyone wants to vote NO on the renewal because Malone and his allies will be voted on the board. If you're trying to get people to vote "no" doesn't it make more sense to vote "yes" and vote in who you want? Both issues are being voted on at the same time. With the mentality shown here it seems that anyone other than Malone and his allies will not be voted on the board and shouldn't even run. Seems logical that if there is such certainty that Malone and his allies will get enough votes to be the majority of the school board, then it stands to reason that those numbers together would be plenty to pass a renewal levy.
A smarter tactic would seem to get people motivated to vote "yes" and put the BOE members in place that will spend the money wisely. By voting down a levy (especially a REDUCED renewal) the public is giving any board members the excuse of "we had no choice because there was no funding". Kelly has said we NEED the renewal to pass or the district will be in trouble. Where are all her supporters now?
No matter who gets voted in, if the renewal levy doesn't pass I think it putts Rigano and Petroni most at risk next time at the polls.
I support all school levys, otherwise I'd be a hermit living in the woods. By supporting levys I can blame the board for what they do with the money instead of giving them an excuse that "they don't have the resources to do what they were elected to do". To me, the kids are worth it, and to keep money to be used for them is NOT putting children first.
Keep in mind BOTH the renewal AND 3 seats are up for vote. If you're conceding the seats, then the renewal should be conceded as well.
#26774 Aug 23, 2013
Funny thing happened on the way to the coronation..........
#26775 Aug 23, 2013
Survey research is a type of research study to collect data to analyze trends in aggregate form. This type of research is frequently done (substance abuse) to determine program efficiency. In this case, it would be looking at the aggregate data (anonymous, without personal identifiers), and programs such as DARE can then be modified to address current issues. The PRIDE Survey is associated with several groups in the coalition, University of Cincinnati being one of them. Wright State has also been involved in this type of research, as are many other colleges, State Boards of Health, etc.
Survey research follows the standard operating procedures for all research review, which is usually reviewed/approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the university. The research investigators have to design a protocol which includes federal guidelines for all research, and the research is under the monitoring/oversight of the local IRB. UC's IRB would probably be the one doing this.
ALL research is voluntary, and the participant has the right to withdraw at any time. The participants, being mostly minors, would also need the consent from the parent, prior to consenting.
Data from surveys are very beneficial to the community it is addressing to determine for instance if the proper programs are available within the community to serve the needs of that community population. Drug/substance abuse is an ongoing problem. Couple that with peer pressure, substance availability, mental health issues, stress and other factors, adolescents are at risk. Prevention and a proactive stance is always better than a reactive plan of approach.
Of course there are limitations to such a study: not answering the questions truthfully; data skewed to those participants that do not abuse drugs giving a false presentation of the aggregate data that things are better than they seem; etc. Statistically, the outliers would be eliminated from the final data analysis. The results should be generalizable to the study population though.
#26776 Aug 23, 2013
1. Will save the district taxpayer dollars by keeping science in science class;
2. A new board majority that can be collaborative instead of divisive;
3. A new board majority that is not extremist;
4. A new board majority that is not focused on their political career and business ventures, eliminating a conflict of interest;
5. A new board majority that will understand that there are many religions within our community, not just one;
6. Education experience; and
7. Principles(PALS) matter
Tired of being in the national news and at risk of a costly lawsuit (one that has lost time and time again in the courts). Springboro has approximately 20 churches, we have only ONE public high school. We are Springboro High School, not Springboro Evangelical Christian League of the South Patriot High School.
#26777 Aug 23, 2013
Nice...right out of the ALEC and AFP playbook. Decrease the pay for the middle class and help out the corporations and big government cronies. Are you a member??
#26778 Aug 23, 2013
"Bloviating" Someone's watching the factor. Does it make you feel superior, it works for Bill.
#26779 Aug 23, 2013
Guess all of Kelly's supporters are still stuck in the airport trying to get home from the big Beck show! It's rumored that only Kelly got to fly first class!
#26780 Aug 23, 2013
... big, rich, and Republican! Just like Ed Wade!
#26781 Aug 23, 2013
#26782 Aug 23, 2013
Mr. Beck, wonderful that he did het help from affirmative action:
"Beck briefly attempted to begin his higher education as an Ivy League student at Yale University by enrolling within a special affirmative action program for non-traditional students. Beck enrolled for only one course in "Early Christology" before quitting his studies at Yale."
Where's all the people who call out the hypocrites?
#26783 Aug 23, 2013
^^^(got help, not het help).
#26784 Aug 23, 2013
....the bottom line Dr. Ron Malone and Springboro Czar Lisa Babb are finally reunited as High School Prom King and Queen!
Oh what a night of insanely popular November Victory!
#26785 Aug 23, 2013
Reminds me of Romney and the ineptitude of the GOP to unseat Obama....
#26786 Aug 23, 2013
Let's all stay focused on the Big Issues to be decided upon during the November 2013 school board election and much needed renewal levy! As for me and my household of voters we will continue in the direction of opportunity to vote for school board candidates who support our winning agenda of Children's First Budget and Reduced Renewal levy for Springboro families.
Our Springboro Board of Education members are due our Thanks and Appreciation for all their hard work and personal sacrifices of their time required in service to our schools and community during this difficult contract negotiation season.
Thank You, Kelly Kohls, Jim Rigano, David Petroni, Don Miller, and Wendy Kull.
#26787 Aug 23, 2013
un voter i agree with your thoughts
#26788 Aug 23, 2013
1. I'll make you a deal. No "God" in science classed so long as liberal educators agree to remove their agenda of man-made global warming from science classes.
2. Divisive? Hardly. A divisive majority wouldn't have accomplished much at all, especially the following:
$1.1 million for an 11 additional new buses bought 10 last year.
$1.5 million in computers, wifi, backbone, which = 350 laptops and 1,000 computers
$3.7 million in capital improvements
$2.4 million in text books and new curriculum and text book adoptions
$8.7 million in total in the forecast through 2017.
3. Remenber the political spectrum runs in BOTH directions. Both Malone and Stuckey are professed union liberals who are capable of doing a lot of damage via taking needed resources away from our children and putting into the union's collective pocket.
4. Wow where in the land of hypocrisy do I start? Anderson, Colston and Thomsen used their board seats for their own business and professional self interests.
5. OK I'll give you this one.
6. The primary responsibility of boards of education is to manage to BUSINESS AFFAIRS of school districts. Our country has largely been built around excellent teachers. But frankly an educators place is not in the board room. It is in the classroom.
7. Principles matter! You bet they do! This coming Monday when high school students meet their new principal for the 1st time, they'll see she has a higher standard of principles than her predecessor!
National news? Liberal Huffington Post doesn't count as national news!
#26789 Aug 23, 2013
What's the difference between a Liberal Hypocrite in Politics and a Conservative Hypocrite in Politics?
Just like a coin has two sides, both are of equal value; each one presenting a different picture, depending upon which side is facing you.
#26790 Aug 23, 2013
Sounds Good to Me! One step at a time, one step at a time, that's all we can do!
Instead of thinking about how I can't possibly do something I want to do, I'll just start doing what I can and see where it leads!
First Step -- Can you take Me to Your Leader?
Even if your are on the Right Track, you will get run over if you don't keep moving. The clock is ticking.
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