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Inquiring minds need to know how Mr. Malone's campaign to gain control of the board and to re-emphasize the value of the educator will ultimately help stem this perpetual nonending flow of outlandish pay and benefits increases to school union staff who exist, live and breathe in a bubble of entitlement.
Voters in our school district will vote to fill three of five seats on the Springboro Board of Education this November. They also will be asked to vote “For” or “Against” Issue 14. Issue 14 is on the ballot to renew a current operating levy that expires at the end of this year. Although it is a renewal, Issue 14 asks for less money than the previous levy. It will assess 8.78 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which equals $0.878 for each one hundred dollars of valuation. Issue 14 is a 15% decrease in school property taxes while also supplying 18% of our school district’s annual operating budget. Bottom line: The proposed renewal reduces your taxes and supports our schools.
Local politicians rarely cut taxes, whether it is our property taxes, city income taxes, county sales taxes, or other local taxes; rates continue to climb and there is little debate about reducing taxes. Ever wonder why that is the case? Human nature and labor unions are the reasons.
The 2013 Board of Education campaign is taking shape in Springboro, and there is a clear theme emerging from three of the candidates. The opposition’s run for school board seems to be fueled by fear. It is dark and angry — promising to bring calm to a storm.
The problem with their platform is that there is no storm.
If there is a sense of turbulence in our community, it has been manufactured by those who oppose change, wish to suffocate debates they would surely lose, and return to the days of endless levies, punitive actions against our citizens, and never ending financial emergencies within the district.
Why would our community want to do that?
The fear of change will not chase our community back into the darkness of previously failed practices.
Let’s stay on this new course and move in the direction of leadership for our children, schools and community.
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