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

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Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#28005 Oct 16, 2013
No debate means No choice wrote:
The more important question is what business does Bitner manage and why not state the business on his bio?
What does Stuck manage?
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#28006 Oct 16, 2013
Students First wrote:
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They also were the beneficiaries of $3.5 million in pipeline revenue.....Its easy to do quite a bit with $3.5 million dropped in your lap.
And so you are saying the A/P Statistics class and current events class were good additions?
One was a step in the right direction, the other was yet another fun class.
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#28007 Oct 16, 2013
Greedy Sinners wrote:
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They also keep us in the National Spotlight.
The number of AP classes has been LOWERED by the board.
The loss of the booster funds was NOT rooted by the board. You'd look elsewhere for that. It was brought to the board's attention.
As for the technology it's called common core and that's where the money for the new infrastructure came from. Something the majority BOE is against (common core that is). But to get rid of common core now would mean paying back the money.
They did drop an A/P Art class that had 11 people signed up. Instead of keeping a class for which their was scant interest, those resources were redeployed where they might better impact more children.

OH YES, most definitely they were because we all remember the hemming and hawing the boosters did before Mr. Harves finally coughed it up when he realized the THIS Budget and Finance Committee was not going away.

For 13 years Mr. Malone failed to protect the families of his high school who were serving his support organizations. Not once did he utilize his esteem and influence to challenge anyone anywhere about the goings on in the booster clubs. When the Budget and Finance Committee began investigating the financial dealings of the organization, Mr. Malone was silent. Mr. Malone was not encouraging cooperation or tansparency, quite the opposite.

No technology is the hardware involved in transferring digital information to our children.

The board opposes further dumbing down of the curriculum through the use of new and exciting euphemisms. This board and hopefully those in the future, wish to push our academic program to higher levels, not lower.

Lowering the bar would be Mr. Malone's tack.

This board and future boards will be aiming higher.
partisan

Dayton, OH

#28008 Oct 16, 2013
Doug Wiedeman wrote:
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What does Stuck manage?
his ineptness.
No debate means No choice

Xenia, OH

#28009 Oct 16, 2013
Doug Wiedeman wrote:
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What does Stuck manage?
As far as I know he's retired, like it says in the voter guide.
(that was an easy question).

The harder question is Bitner, he states "manager of a small business". Why the mystery on what the business is, and where is your enthusiasm for finding the truth about him?
U R clueless

Girard, OH

#28010 Oct 16, 2013
Greedy Sinners wrote:
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So you would be for removing Rigano and Petroni (who have children, but they don't attend our schools).
Repeal R/P!
psssst....Jim's kids have graduated.
No debate means No choice

Xenia, OH

#28011 Oct 16, 2013
Doug Wiedeman wrote:
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They did drop an A/P Art class that had 11 people signed up. Instead of keeping a class for which their was scant interest, those resources were redeployed where they might better impact more children.
OH YES, most definitely they were because we all remember the hemming and hawing the boosters did before Mr. Harves finally coughed it up when he realized the THIS Budget and Finance Committee was not going away.
For 13 years Mr. Malone failed to protect the families of his high school who were serving his support organizations. Not once did he utilize his esteem and influence to challenge anyone anywhere about the goings on in the booster clubs. When the Budget and Finance Committee began investigating the financial dealings of the organization, Mr. Malone was silent. Mr. Malone was not encouraging cooperation or tansparency, quite the opposite.
No technology is the hardware involved in transferring digital information to our children.
The board opposes further dumbing down of the curriculum through the use of new and exciting euphemisms. This board and hopefully those in the future, wish to push our academic program to higher levels, not lower.
Lowering the bar would be Mr. Malone's tack.
This board and future boards will be aiming higher.
Who served on "the THIS Budget and Finance Committee"?

And you might want to re-read your sentence "No technology is the hardware involved in transferring digital information to our children."

Common core did have a technology piece tied to it. In order to ready the schools they were given money for IT.

And you failed to address all the nation attention (wouldn't want attention brought to that).
No debate means No choice

Xenia, OH

#28012 Oct 16, 2013
partisan wrote:
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his ineptness.
Oh partisan, you're so..........partisan.
truth to power

Girard, OH

#28013 Oct 16, 2013
Doug Wiedeman wrote:
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What does Stuck manage?
His own teaching ineptitude.
No debate means No choice

Xenia, OH

#28014 Oct 16, 2013
U R clueless wrote:
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psssst....Jim's kids have graduated.
psssst....Just like the M/S/A candidates children. And as for the other board member???
No debate means No choice

Xenia, OH

#28015 Oct 16, 2013
truth to power wrote:
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His own teaching ineptitude.
Hey truth is .......partisan.
Vote for MSA

Piqua, OH

#28016 Oct 16, 2013
Well that was fun.

I do find it ironic (and quite funny) that the budget first BOE supporters are on this blog today... raving and ranting and bullying and ridiculing everyone in Springboro except their beloved BOE members.

Vote for Malone, Stuckey & Anderson! The best candidates for the job!
lol in boro

Akron, OH

#28017 Oct 16, 2013
Vote for MSA wrote:
Well that was fun.
I do find it ironic (and quite funny) that the budget first BOE supporters are on this blog today... raving and ranting and bullying and ridiculing everyone in Springboro except their beloved BOE members.
Vote for Malone, Stuckey & Anderson! The best candidates for the job!
...raving and ranting and bullying and ridiculing Everyone in Springboro... don't be silly!

Weren't there only 73 supporters that showed up?

Being "Proficient" in math, I would hardly call 73 union activists
"everybody?"
Question Everything

Akron, OH

#28018 Oct 16, 2013
No debate means No choice wrote:
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AGAIN WHAT MEMBERS ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?????? NOT ONE OF THE M/S/A CANDIDATES ARE CURRENTLY IN THE UNION! If you are going to talk about past union members Stuckey is the only one. It's like saying it's a grade-school controlled board now, since all the BOE members were at one time in grade school.
Which union was Ron Malone a part of? Get over yourself and get your facts straight.
The more important question is what business does Bitner manage and why not state the business on his bio?
How would a union controlled school board mis-use your
Children's First Budgeting school tax dollars?

Wasn't it Springboro parent for S-U-R-E, David Bowman, who
said: It is like asking the fox to audit the hen house to see if the chickens should continue to be usedfor eggs or served up for dinner.
Question Everything

Akron, OH

#28019 Oct 16, 2013
How would a union controlled school board mis-use your
Children's First Budgeting school tax dollars?

Wasn't it Springboro parent for S-U-R-E, David Bowman, who
said: It is like asking the fox to audit the hen house to see if the chickens should continue to be usedfor eggs or served up for dinner.
Vote MSA

Akron, OH

#28020 Oct 16, 2013
lol in boro wrote:
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...raving and ranting and bullying and ridiculing Everyone in Springboro... don't be silly!
Weren't there only 73 supporters that showed up?
Being "Proficient" in math, I would hardly call 73 union activists
"everybody?"
What... Who said anything about ridiculing only those at the forum?
lol in boro

Akron, OH

#28021 Oct 16, 2013
Vote for MSA wrote:
Well that was fun.
I do find it ironic (and quite funny) that the budget first BOE supporters are on this blog today... raving and ranting and bullying and ridiculing everyone in Springboro except their beloved BOE members.
Vote for Malone, Stuckey & Anderson! The best candidates for the job!
How would a union controlled board spend your tax dollars?

... raving and ranting and bullying and ridiculing everyone in Springboro, except their beloved false gods of unionism; AND Malone/Stuckey/Anderson... the best candidates for the job of
re-instating malone's status quo business as usual...just keeping the SEA president and his staff happy with more...more...more....
wasting of your tax dollars!
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#28022 Oct 17, 2013
Greedy Sinners wrote:
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So you would be for removing Rigano and Petroni (who have children, but they don't attend our schools).
Repeal R/P!
No, because the majority of tax payers in this district do not have any children in the school system.

Mr. Rigano's children have graduated from our system.

With the current board you have parents with children in Lytle Five Points, Intermediate School, Junior High, and High School.

With a Malone, Stuckey, and Anderson led school board you would have no parents with children in any of our schools.

The only two running for school board that would have actual experience with the consequences of board decisions would be Bitner and Vaughn.
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#28023 Oct 17, 2013
No debate means No choice wrote:
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Who served on "the THIS Budget and Finance Committee"?
And you might want to re-read your sentence "No technology is the hardware involved in transferring digital information to our children."
Common core did have a technology piece tied to it. In order to ready the schools they were given money for IT.
And you failed to address all the nation attention (wouldn't want attention brought to that).
Numero Uno:

Mr. Petroni and Mr. Rigano began investigating athletic funding, the pay to participate policy and its thin justification, and various support organizations for those extracurricular programs. The amount of cooperation they received from each group was appallingly hesitant and drug out. Support from the nominal leader, Mr. Malone, of the staff and the school district would have gone to great lengths to expedite the process. Alas, it did not come.

Numero Dos:

Thank you for pointing out the importance of a comma.

No, technology is the hardware involved in transferring digital information to our children.

Numero Tres:

You are correct and the first attempt made to make our schools wireless resulted in a $500,000 spent for an underpowered, glitchy system that did not work as advertised and was ultimately scrapped.

Our schools now enjoy an integrated wireless network that functions the way it is supposed to function and is scalable for future needs and requirements.

Money well spent this time vs money ill spent originally.

Numero Cuatro:

National attention on left wing blogs aimed at furthering an unsustainable narrative isn't really what I would term national attention.

Maybe CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBS, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, etc were at all of our board meetings.

I must have missed them.

Perhaps you have missed yesterday's front page of the Dayton Daily News, of the ever growing number of children taking advantage of early college credit options. Compare that story with the one written by the Warren County Education Service Center in January 2013 about Springboro.

According to the Warren County Educational Service Center reports from 2007, 2010, and 2013, Mr. Malone was engaged in a process that was going in the complete opposite of what the Dayton Daily News reports as a growing interest in the Post Secondary Education Option (PSEO) program, A/P classes, or dual credit high school classes. It would appear funding money had nothing to do with those choices Mr. Malone was making, as the levy up for current renewal was generating the full amount the entire time period under discussion.

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https://docs.google.com/a/springboro.org/file...

"Documents provided to the TAV Team indicate that contrary to the 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."

"Although SHS offers numerous AP and PSEO options, only 20% of the students report they attempted to earn college credit during high school. This is a DECREASE of 43% from 2008, and 60% below the High Schools That Work goal."

Those numbers would mean we had 35% of our students engaged in these courses in 2008.

It would also mean the standard the High Schools That Work program is seeking for a community such as ours would be 50% participation.

For 13 years Mr. Malone had the opportunity and duty to mold a culture within our high school that reflected the community's respect and desire for a challenging education for our children.

Mr. Malone delivered just the opposite.

Vote Bitner, Vaughn, and Anderson
Greedy Sinners

Akron, OH

#28025 Oct 17, 2013
Greedy Sinners Headlines in the October 17,2013, issue of The Springbro Star Press:

Springboro man arrested in Franklin bank robbery

Football player off team pending investigation

Clearcreek Twp. Assistant Chief demoted

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