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#26791 Aug 23, 2013
On the face of Todd Petrey exists two mouths, each of which speaks and repeats the agenda of the person directly in front of it.
#26792 Aug 23, 2013
If you haven't seen the August 22 Springboro Star Press, then it is certainly worthy of your attention to read the article written by our school superintendent, Todd Petrey.
I can't imagine anyone reading this warmly extended "Welcome back to Springboro Schools 2013-2014" without experiencing a renewed sense of resolve to work together as a community, leaving behind the failed practices of the past, and moving away from conflict and division, together in the direction of opportunity for a better New school year than ever before! Thank You, Mr. Petrey, and All Good Things are wished for you and your staff!
Mr. Petrey comments, "In Springboro, we hold both the best traditions of the past and the brightest promises for the future. Long held traditons provide the foundation for our students who achieve in academics, the arts and athletics. Today these traditions merge with the expectations of a changing world."
"Behind us is our record-- Springboro Schools perform well. Our schools repeatedly achieve the state's highest ratings. Common Core curriculum and we adopt new teacher and principal evaluation systems, new testing, standards and technology, Springboro is poised to set the bar. Our core business is excellence in teaching, learning and leading. We strive to be a little better today than we were yesterday as we prepare our students for tomorrow."
"Our goal for 2013-2014 is to build on this success and find innovative ways to meet state and federal mandates, provide the resurces our students need, and maintain a balanced budget."
"A lot has been said--and a lot will be said--about our schools. Please stay informed and involved. Bookmark and visit our website, subscribe for district E-Communications, watch our new YouTube video series this year and follow us on the district's social media."
-Springboro Star Press-
#26793 Aug 23, 2013
In the direction of unity…..
With the first day of school upon us in late August, we enter into the comfortable routines of a new school year. Each year begins with the hope and prayer of a fresh beginning on both sides of the fence, teachers praying for well-behaved students and children fervently praying for “nice” teachers.
The new year also brings with it new employment contracts with our support staff and our teachers. Combine that with the technology plan being assembled and implemented, new buses for our children’s safety, a sustainable facilities maintenance plan, a tax break for our taxpayers, and our district is in an entirely different situation from recent years when wave after wave of levy campaigns sought to raise taxes.
Circumstances may change; however, if we maintain our fiscal conservative spending patterns and husband our resources wisely, no new taxes are projected.
My place at the table is to represent the community—the taxpayer, the landowner, the voter. My fiduciary duty is also to this institution. It is important to remember I represent the voice of those who pay for our local schools. Tonight, we step forward for our teachers and our community. In doing so, we are demonstrating that as our voices come together we can write a single, better, unified story. It is not a story of the past, always disregarding the needs of the district. It is not a story of teachers and staff holding out for more. It is not a story of higher taxes (in fact, just the opposite). This is a story where everyone wins.
Although we occasionally may disagree with the means to an end, the final goal is the same for all involved: a better education for our children.
Through Children First Budgeting, zero based budgets, sound leadership, plans that prioritize educational needs, infrastructure and our staff, it is possible and now proven that we can live within our means. These phrases imply debt or sacrifice, but that is not the case. Not only have we proven that we can live within our means, but now every stakeholder in this district—our students and families, our staff and teachers, and our taxpayers–will benefit from this board’s leadership.
First, our students benefit as we direct funds to textbooks, curriculum, new buses, technology, and we dedicate attention to supports for college and career—STEM, PSEO, AP courses and more.
I have stated in that past and it is worth repeating, that it is impossible to educate a child without skilled teachers and staff and without giving them the tools to be successful. With these new contract agreements, every teacher, every staff member, every employee, every custodian, and every bus driver of the Springboro Community City Schools will be paid more. They will be rewarded for their skills and commitment to our schools and our children.
........Congratulations to our board, to our central office staff, to our teachers and students, and to our community. All sides were heard – and the outcome is fair to all sides. All have gained ground. And that success can only continue if we act in good faith to work together to put Children First.
#26794 Aug 23, 2013
In great appreciaiton of our Springboro Schools Board of Education representatives for all that you do for our school community, Springboro families, and community of taxpaying homeowners!
Children's First Budget Works on the right side for Everyone!
#26795 Aug 24, 2013
Hey...Wait!....That's funny!.... I think I've seen this posted somewhere before.
Oh yeah! I have! It's because it was I that originally posted it!
It's good to know Petrey's ongoing masquerade isn't being lost on others in this community.
#26796 Aug 24, 2013
Did you know that Mr. Beck is of the Morman religion;
and that the Mormon religion has it's own bible, which is inspired by their leader?
The Holy Bible is the only book of life that is inspired by the One True God, Our Heavenly Father.
The Holy Bible teaches God' Laws for all man-kind.
The United States Constitution teaches man-made laws.
Our government schools are building a curriculum focused on the success of each student well beyond high school graduation. As our government schools implement the Common Core Curriculum, we are striving to support our teachers and staff with the technology, curriculum, materials and professional development they need for innovative instruction.
Our homes and churches are building a value system, based on individual family beliefs, as our foundation for teaching our family religious befliefs to our own children, for eternity.
#26797 Aug 24, 2013
"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." -General George S. Patton
#26798 Aug 24, 2013
"We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies; it is the first law of nature."
#26799 Aug 24, 2013
What an inbelievable bigot you are. You do realize America's public schools teach students who are not only Christian but also Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist among numerous others. Obviously you're much too high and mighty to take into consideration the almost twelve percent of America that is either agnostic or has made conscious decisions that God doesn't exist. I dare you to read your bigoted post out loud at next week's board meeting.
#26800 Aug 24, 2013
"Of all religions, the Christian of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men."
#26801 Aug 24, 2013
Springboro Commuity Schools Board ofEducation candidates Dr.Ron Malone, David Stuckey and Charles Anderson have scheduled an organizational campaign meeting Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Clearcreek Park in Springboro. The purpose of the meeting is to give the public an opportunity to meet the candidates, hear their educational philosophies, and if interested, sign up for various activities associated with the campaign.
#26802 Aug 24, 2013
what are the coordinates....latitude and longitude
#26803 Aug 24, 2013
...however, since 1983, in the State of Ohio's Public Schools,
the false gods of unionism have earned the red ribbon salute for being the very most intolerant of any change in their rigid, oppressive rules of religiously collective bargaining rights, which are all wrong for our children's future.
There is nothing that beats a progressive villain better than giving people the freedom of choice. Progressives HATE choice just like the socialist/communist hates capitalism. Choice destroys their order of tyranny!
#26804 Aug 24, 2013
Question: Dr. Malone, What do you think of the school board's direction?
Answer: The major concern I have with decisions being made out there is that the major emphasis seems to be on the physical part of education.
Comments from Springboro Parents: With which part of education do you have a major concern, Dr. Malone? Would it be one of these
NOW MET NEEDS that are IN the current budget through 2017:
-$1.1 million for an 11 additonal new buses (bought 10 last year)
-$1.5 million in computers, wifi, backbone, which equals 350 laptops and 1,000 computers
-$3.7 million in capital improvements
-2.4 million in test books and new curriculum and text book adoptions
$8.7 million in total in the forecast through 2017!
#26805 Aug 24, 2013
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 union’s progressive agenda.
There is NO reasoning with the Springobro Education Association members, the SURE group, nor the Neighbors for Springboro Schools. They are angry, hostile, mean-spirited, bitter, and totally without gratitude and appreciation of the simple joys of home, family, faith, and love; and care only for the collective forced investment of other's labor, which the SEA feels their dollar "VALUE" is greater than all.
As we have seen recently when the contract settlement gave the SEA all they said they wanted from taxpayers; still they greedily protested "give us more; we don't want increased pay; we just want it all and we demand the board to PAY it all to the SEA, because Ron Malone says so..."There needs to be a re-emphasis on the VALUE of the educator."
#26806 Aug 24, 2013
ooops! somebody forgot Principal Ron's Principles of the Kindness Project! Not to worry -- you are forgiven!'Love Ya!
Since: Sep 12
#26807 Aug 25, 2013
is it not unique that the only country in the world that wont get you arrested for talking about relgion is the is the one that whose posts are degradeing people for their relgion .....BAZEEEGA
#26808 Aug 25, 2013
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
Can we really be corrupted by hearing something we disagree with?
Yet, that seems to be the policy argued by the educators in the Springboro School Board of Education public meetings.
Springboro families are still talking about the narrow-mindedness of Springboro Education Association officer, Sarah Thornbury, who publicly professed herself as a Christian who believed religion should be kept in the church!
#26809 Aug 25, 2013
Thank You, Lisa Babb!
According to the Board of Elections website, you are no longer listed as a certified school board candidate.
(After leading our high school students in that March 2012 re-instate Ron Malone nasty campaign against Springboro School Board authority, how could you possibly have thought that you were a credible 2013 school board candidate?)
Happy days are here again as we all head to the November polls to do the right thing for our children's future! Children's first budget works in the best interest of Springboro Education Association school employees, and our Springboro community of taxpaying homeowners!
#26810 Aug 25, 2013
What is missing from this list of "accomplishments" is the "rest of the story". I don't have the facts at hand (admonish me for not doing my homework) but my belief is that we now have fewer teachers, a narrower AP offering (which was already narrower than most good high schools), larger class sizes amongst other issues. Yes, some good things have been done. However, I believe we have missed the opportunity to take the district to even a higher level of accomplishment in terms of preparing our kids for college or a trade. My concern is that the BOE is managing to the minimum required by law and not providing the higher level of education expected by the most parents of our community.
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