Our recommendation: Springboro voters should say 'yes' the first time to school levies

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Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#27131 Sep 3, 2013
motorvoter wrote:
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Science is, in fact, constantly changing. What I don't think you understand is that making superstitious claims is not enough - you actually have to back up your claims with evidence and facts. Unfortunately, there are no facts to support astrology, 911 conspiracy claims, creationism, etc.
You should keep your mind open, but no so open that your brain falls out.
http://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/modern_sci...
I do not recall writing any such thing, those are your hang ups, not mine.

If you read back and see how everything you have written, save your rants on oddball topics, have validated my points.

Thank you for your assistance.
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#27132 Sep 3, 2013
Seems as though Mr. Malone was deep sixing critical reports of his tenure and leadership at the high school. Audits that were bought and paid for as part of the High Schools That Work program were finding their way to Mr. Malone's office and being submerged deep inside file cabinets. What was in those documents that Mr. Malone did not want to share with the public or even see the light of day?

Page 10

From the 2012 report by the Warren County Educational Service Center.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bxs0_xA64y_HS ...

"SHS still offers general level classes (Algebra 1A and !B, physical science, US HIstory, and World History) Thus, not all students experience a college preparatory curriculum. Documents provided to the TAV Team indicate that contrary to the High Schools That Work (HSTW) philosophy, SHS believes that offering low level courses is in the best interest of students. THIS BELIEF, however, WAS NOT SUBSTANTIATED BY RESEARCH OR DATA."

Dumbing down the curriculum is apparently not in the best interest of the student.

Nothing substantiates this belief in either research or data.

Yet, that was the path Mr. Malone chose for your children.

These are not my conclusions, but the conclusions of professional educators at the Warren County Educational Service Center hired by the school district to audit our program of studies before this board ever came to be.
Clemmer

Miamisburg, OH

#27133 Sep 3, 2013
motorvoter wrote:
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Right - as long as voters keep resisting the efforts of creationist nuts.
The fact that you snipped my post speaks volumes.
tellthetruth

Cleveland, OH

#27134 Sep 3, 2013
Why is this guy still around?

Clearcreek administrator retiring after 35 years

CLEARCREEK TWP., Warren County — Township Administrator Dennis Pickett is expected to announce his retirement Wednesday after 35 years in public administration.

Pickett, 57, said he was retiring, effective July 31.“It’s just time,” he said.

Pickett, administrator in Clearcreek Twp. since November 1985, also worked as administrative assistant in Franklin Twp.“I certainly will miss him. He’s been good for Clearcreek Twp.,” said Ed Wade, chairman of the township trustees.

In his time with the township, Pickett has seen the community and staff grow, and the government move from a small office to a sprawling government center.

However, he clashed with Linda Oda, the fiscal officer elected in 2007, prompting a review last year by the trustees. Also last year, Trustee Cathy Anspach sought discipline against Pickett for failing to advise township officials that former trustee Dr. Greg McDonald, a local dentist, had been receiving health insurance for himself and his wife that was subsidized through funds set aside for unemployed workers.

On Tuesday Anspach said their dispute was in the past.

“I think he’s just burned out on the job,” she said.
Parents Two

Piqua, OH

#27135 Sep 3, 2013
Clemmer wrote:
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Here here. Who needs balanced budgets, surpluses, lower property taxes, lower pay to play fees and busing anyway? That's right, let's dump all that success and get back to a normal, civilized, student-first educational system in Springboro.
Who needs balanced budgets, surpluses, lower property taxes, lower pay to play fees and busing...? We parents two and our kids do!
We have a generous supply of self-respect, and great civic pride in our safe and affordable schools and community!
Special thanks and appreciation are due from Springboro families and taxpaying homeowners to, our school superintendent/school staff and our entire team of board representatives. Thank You for keeping Springboro a great place to live, work, learn, and play sports!
Parents Two

Piqua, OH

#27136 Sep 3, 2013
"Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way." - Native American Proverb

Thank You, Mr. Pickett! You are wise in making your decison and all good things are wished for you in your happy days ahead "living full time" without the disruption of going into the government office.
Waste Watchers

Piqua, OH

#27137 Sep 3, 2013
Did You Know....

The Clearcreek Township August 14 business meeting minutes include this report of Mr. Kidd wasting our hard earned property tax dollars:

...Ms. Anspach moved to approve Resolution #4415 requesting that the Warren County Auditor deduct $19,374.00 from the second half property tax settlement specifically from the 2111Fire Fund to pay for the May 2013 special election....
Waste Watchers

Piqua, OH

#27138 Sep 3, 2013
Did You Know...

That Springboro school board candidate, Ron Malone, joined others in support of the 93% fire levy tax increase on every family home in the Springboro/Clearcreek Township voting district?

Is Ron Malone the right choice for Springboro families to trust as elected official gaining control of our multi-million dollar Children's First Budget?

The bottom line is that Malone seeks control of our school budget because the SEA thinks the board should re-emphasis the value of the union teachers in every classroom.

Inquiring minds are asking if voters can trust Ron Malone as a professional educator; when his actions prove his first interest only in his expertise as professional fundraiser for the SEA?
to clarify

Girard, OH

#27139 Sep 3, 2013
Waste Watchers wrote:
Did You Know....
The Clearcreek Township August 14 business meeting minutes include this report of Mr. Kidd wasting our hard earned property tax dollars:
...Ms. Anspach moved to approve Resolution #4415 requesting that the Warren County Auditor deduct $19,374.00 from the second half property tax settlement specifically from the 2111Fire Fund to pay for the May 2013 special election....
This requested $19,374.00 is for funding the May election itself, and not for any "VOTE YES" efforts or materials, correct?
doesnt hurt to wish

Girard, OH

#27140 Sep 3, 2013
Parents Two wrote:
"Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way." - Native American Proverb
Thank You, Mr. Pickett! You are wise in making your decison and all good things are wished for you in your happy days ahead "living full time" without the disruption of going into the government office.
Maybe just before he walks out that door for the last time, Pickett will stuff Ed Wade into his back pocket.
partisan

Dayton, OH

#27141 Sep 3, 2013
doesnt hurt to wish wrote:
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Maybe just before he walks out that door for the last time, Pickett will stuff Ed Wade into his back pocket.
that would be almost humanly impossible seeing that Pickett has his nose so far up Wade's anal cavity.
truth to power

Girard, OH

#27142 Sep 3, 2013
Open Springboro wrote:
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I like Petroni, assuming that he's the one who promotes financial responsibility and not all that crazy creationism which keeps creeping into the agenda. But I fail to see how a School Board can function without the respect of the parents and the students?
Dr. Malone isn't a Miley Cyrus popularity hound, he's an experienced educator with the respect of his community. In order to affect real change you cannot simply appeal to your base, you need to work with the community in order to find out what works for everyone who is affected by the changes.
Failing to balance financial responsibility with community support only creates further division and makes changes impossible in any direction.
Hey wait a minute! Didn't this community hear it from Malone's very own mouth during his farewell address at the SHS graduation ceremony that he was "out of touch" with much of today's education?

Please explain what good is Malone's "education experience" if said education experience is vintage 1970's disco era?

What is Job Number One of the five members of any elected school board? To manage the top BUSINESS affairs of a school district.
Malone's education experience is out-of -touch.(Strike 1)
Malone has no practical business experience.(Strike 2)

Springboro school board deserves leadership with BUSINESS SAVVY in line with the pressures and demands of the 21st century global economy we live in.

It is very true that Ron Malone has successfully garnered a certain amount of respect in this community. As most of us already know, Malone was "insanely popular" among many high school students. Unfotunately the vast majority of our high school students have been and still remain incredibly naive of Ron Malone's alter ego as the personal pied piper of OEA anti-family ideals and agendas.

The only other segment of this community that throws support at Ron Malone are parents who are members of unions.(Strike 3)

NO!! Ron Malone does NOT fit the bill for the school board job this November!!

Hey wait a minute! Didn't this community hear it from Malone's very own mouth during his farewell address at the SHS graduation ceremony that he was "out of touch" with much of today's education?
Please explain what good is Malone's "education experience" if said education experience is vintage 1970's disco era?

What is Job Number One of the five members of any elected school board? To manage the top BUSINESS affairs of a school district.
Malone's education experience is out-of -touch.(Strike 1)
Malone has no practical business experience.(Strike 2)

Springboro school board deserves leadership with BUSINESS SAVVY in line with the pressures and demands of the 21st century global economy we live in.

It is very true that Ron Malone has successfully garnered a certain amount of respect in this community. As most of us already know, Malone was "insanely popular" among many high school students. Unfotunately the vast majority of our high school students have been and still remain incredibly naive of Ron Malone's alter ego as the personal pied piper of OEA anti-family ideals and agendas.

The only other significant segment of this community that throws support at Ron Malone are parents who are members of unions.(Strike 3)

YER OUT!! Ron Malone does NOT fit the bill for one of the three school board jobs this November!!
Celebrate Our Success

Piqua, OH

#27143 Sep 3, 2013
"We need men who can dream of things that never were." - John F. Kennedy

Springboro Schools do not need the continued service of Ron Malone, who has been a high school principal, and who is now dreaming of gaining control of our board's budget success, and put the re-emphasis on "the way things were" in 2000, when he first was employed in our schools.

Our Springboro families and school staff have just experienced a great new beginning as we all start the new school year together in a Win-Win situtation for all our school community employees AND our community of taxpaying homeowners!
Why would any school district voter want to turn back to the failed direction in which school board candidate Ron Malone is heading....?
BORO ALUMNI

Maineville, OH

#27144 Sep 3, 2013
Doug Wiedeman wrote:
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Who are you folks?
Your post merely served to validate my point that science and knowledge are never ending quests, you seem content on stopping the knowledge train right here and right now because that is where you are comfortable.
Denying any other possible possibilities is akin to denying humankind's innate curiosity. Just because we are afraid of what we may find has never stopped mankind in the past and I doubt very seriously if it will stop mankind in the future.
Assuming that we know all there is to be known about everything is the height of arrogance in a select few in each generation. As time progressed those people were proven irrevocably wrong in their assumptions.
We should not be so closed minded and open ourselves to opportunities to expand our horizons rather than narrowing them.
Video:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/intell...
BORO ALUMNI

Maineville, OH

#27145 Sep 3, 2013
Doug Wiedeman wrote:
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Motorvoter you seem to have a mind that not nearly as open as you wish to appear in public.
Who said anything about teaching the origins of creation as science? I personally believe it is better suited to the social studies classes and the study of other cultures. After all, how different cultures and societies view the creation of their universe colors how they view life in general. What was the view of the Shawnee of creation and their position with its scope? How did they reconcile their actions with this belief and their interactions with both nature and others of humankind?
The same can be asked of the Arab culture of the Middle East? Or the Jews of the same region?
What about the beliefs of the ancient Mayans? Or those who inhabit the subcontinent in India?
Basic cultural beliefs help form long lasting cultural mores and values, to ignore these is to view only the politically correct half of the cultures, histories, and societies of our world.
Why would you wish to deprive our children of this knowledge?
Will creationism be in the Common Core or on the Assessment tests? Is it on the ACT or SAT?
BORO ALUMNI

Maineville, OH

#27146 Sep 3, 2013
motorvoter wrote:
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Unbelievable denial of extremely recent history. The Board has been trying to get away with this for some time. Their last pathetic effort was to have the Liberty Institute or Institute on the Constitution spread their lies and conspiracies on school property.
Did you happen to attend any meetings or watch any news reports?
I'm with you MotorVoter!! It seems most on this site have selective short-term memory loss in their history of BOE majority shenanigans, just like the Institute on the Constitution course/David Barton/Glenn Beck, concerning actual history.(Alright posters, when replying to my post, change the subject and revert to your standard language on Dr. Malone....now go!)

Malone
Stuckey
Anderson
November 5
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#27147 Sep 3, 2013
BORO ALUMNI wrote:
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I'm with you MotorVoter!! It seems most on this site have selective short-term memory loss in their history of BOE majority shenanigans, just like the Institute on the Constitution course/David Barton/Glenn Beck, concerning actual history.(Alright posters, when replying to my post, change the subject and revert to your standard language on Dr. Malone....now go!)
Malone
Stuckey
Anderson
November 5
Not really, I recall quite well the endless levy campaigns being run with full throated support from your candidates.

The only problem with the levy campaigns is they were based upon false data, inaccurate financials, and emotional blackmail of our citizenry.

Since the levies were defeated and a fiscally responsible board was elected, we discovered that the monetary crisis was manufactured with the aid of inflated assumptions prepared and delivered to the public by our school administrators.

The public learned of the conscious disregard for our facilities' maintenance and the safety of our children's transportation.

The public found funds wasted and misspent on text books that never saw the light of day to an understrength technology backbone investment that was ultimately scrapped.

The public was treated to previously unreleased audits of our program of studies that demonstrated a complete lack of regard for data and research based decision making. Why the program audit's recommendations were never implemented is a question only Mr. Malone can answer.

Instead of enriching our program of studies, Mr. Malone worked to dilute their content with fun electives designed to keep children more amused than engaged.

Yes, I recall well the past.
Ready Set Go

Piqua, OH

#27148 Sep 3, 2013
Time to change the fanatics' anti-constitution subject! Dr. Malone...will you please go now?
Celebrate Our Success

Piqua, OH

#27149 Sep 3, 2013
"We need men who can dream of things that never were." - John F. Kennedy

Springboro Schools do not need the continued service of Ron Malone, who has been a high school principal, and who is now dreaming of gaining control of our board's budget success, and put the re-emphasis on "the way things were" in 2000, when he first was employed in our schools.

Our Springboro families and school staff have just experienced a great new beginning as we all start the new school year together in a Win-Win situtation for all our school community employees AND our community of taxpaying homeowners!
Why would any school district voter want to turn back to the failed direction in which school board candidate Ron Malone is heading....?
Celebrate Our Success

Piqua, OH

#27150 Sep 3, 2013
Educate Springboro is focused on assuring the necessities are provided for learning and teaching.
Careful budgeting, data-driven decision making, and efficiency plans from our central office staff have made it possible for Springboro to afford its back-to-school list. We have found ways to afford the necessities required and give money back the taxpayer has more money is left in their wallet at the end of the day.
Springboro’s 2013 back-to-school list includes long overdue capital improvements to building interiors, roofs and parking lots; more resources for reading and gifted education in the elementary grades; new curriculum to align with state standards; and more than a $1.1 million upgrade to technology in each and every building.
In fact, the following needs are ACCOUNTED FOR in the current budget through the 2017 budget:
·over $2 million in text books and new adoptions
·over $2.1 million for new buses
·over $3.7 million in capital needs and deferred maintenance
·over $1.5 million in technology
·over $7.5 million increase for our staff in raises.
Our community’s school supply list is significant. We have found that it is affordable when we put children first.

Read more great news at the website:

http://educatespringboro.org/ .

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