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

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Precisely! Within two years, the soon to be MSA majority will have completely sabotoged two years worth of Childrens First gains for the sake of feeding the pigs at the SEA. With lots of greedy cheering eminating from the SEA peanut gallery, MS and A will very systematically reimplement dozens of next-to-useless elective classes that never had been been close to halfway full to begin with. All this will be done in the name of securing employment for union teachers, a certain number of which possess less than adequate teaching abilities. Since the election of MSA there's never been a better time to consider pulling children out of Springboro schools because MSA is all about the teachers union. After this school year, we're done with Springboro schools. Bishop Fenwick here we come. Two less students from THIS family means less money Springboro schools will receive from the state of Ohio.
GOOD RIDDANCE!
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The fact is that voters rejected the status quo of the past few years.
As the status quo placed awards on the school walls, many assumed that all wa well inside those walls. But the awards only measure the past, and the standards are chaning. Our schools perform well by the minimu, state standards, but "PROFICIENT" n matter how you slice it, is FAILING.

For example, the Proficient standrd for the 8th gade math Ohio Achievement Assment (OAA) ranges from 35%- 59%. Proficient is not enough. The status quo has not been enough.

The time is now to bring forward new ways of evaulating our children that no longer rely upon grading on a curve to obtain
the desired esults. Tougher, realistic standards upset the status quo, but inflated standards rob our children of true achievement and potenital.

With an innovative administration and outstanding central office staff, our school district is now employing efficiency plans.
These plans are allowing us to reallocate resources and meet district needs, including an unprecedented investment in technology and curriculum to create a 2st century learning environment for students. For the first time in years, we have clear direction. Where trust has been eroded, our innovative administration and outstanding central office staff are now
rebuilding; and will continue to work in the direction of confidence to restore integrity and trust in our schools!
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As the status quo placed awards on the school walls, many assumed that all wa well inside those walls. But the awards only measure the past, and the standards are chaning. Our schools perform well by the minimu, state standards, but "PROFICIENT" n matter how you slice it, is FAILING.
For example, the Proficient standrd for the 8th gade math Ohio Achievement Assment (OAA) ranges from 35%- 59%. Proficient is not enough. The status quo has not been enough.
The time is now to bring forward new ways of evaulating our children that no longer rely upon grading on a curve to obtain
the desired esults. Tougher, realistic standards upset the status quo, but inflated standards rob our children of true achievement and potenital.
With an innovative administration and outstanding central office staff, our school district is now employing efficiency plans.
These plans are allowing us to reallocate resources and meet district needs, including an unprecedented investment in technology and curriculum to create a 2st century learning environment for students. For the first time in years, we have clear direction. Where trust has been eroded, our innovative administration and outstanding central office staff are now
rebuilding; and will continue to work in the direction of confidence to restore integrity and trust in our schools!
The proficient standard is statewide and is more indicative of a flawed state assessment than it is a reflection of Springboro. Rather than create a more fair assessment, the state adjusted its scoring, resulting in failing being proficient. Springboro scores quite well on these tests, which will be gone soon anyway. This is a state issue, not a Springboro issue.

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SQL is art not a science you can make numbers show what you want look at BOE history before - 5 add levies before this last BOE found the monies this ending BOE was on the correct path to self realzation 5 years of full fund is forcasted how long before capt Kirk vaporizes it and we return to ta and spend
You get what you pay for

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HIGHER taxes are on their way! WADE will approve a Fire Levy in May 2014 so hold on to your hat!
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HIGHER taxes are on their way! WADE will approve a Fire Levy in May 2014 so hold on to your hat!
Now that the 2013 elections are over, the time has now come to get involved and stay engaged in our local government business in the Springboro Schools, Springboro City Council, and the Clearcreek Township government.

Your presence is needed in the "union-profiting" business meetings of local government, in which taxpaying homeowners so heavily invest our hard earned money and retirement savings. Forced unionisim is heavily drinking from the well that is already drained by the runaway labor costs of union teachers, union firefighters and union security officers.

It's true that the entire city of Springboro is under attack by the Forced Unionism Troops, and it is agreed that they have
occupied "our private property" as their source of Money and Power over Springboro citizens.

This is the time to Resist the Union occupation, thereby gaining strength in OUR BELIEFS in supporting ONLY the amount of necessary taxation required to do the job correctly. And that means NO NEW TAXES for any local government agency, including CCFD, and our government schools of forced unionism.

Let's stay the course that Springboro families and taxpaying homeowners have established in OUR BELIEFS that over taxation of the taxpayers is wrong!

Let's stay the course in OUR BELIEFS that excess tax money in any government body tends to inspire creative ways to spend that money.

Let's stay the course in OUR BELIEFS that transparency, from budgeting to policy formulation to meetings, leads to good governance in ALL levels of government.

Let's stay the course in OUR BELIFES that leveraging school fees, services, personnel decisions, safety, or infrastructure maintenance to THREATEN families in order to influence regular or levy elections is WRONG!

Let's stay the course in OUR BELIEFS that the Clearcreek Township Government CAN BE RUN EFFICIENTLY ON FEWER TAX DOLLARS, and as proven by Voters in May 2103, There is no need for a new fire levy!

Life is Good in Springboro! Look at Today and the Future
and Stay the Course of Responsible Budgeting/Maintaining Fiscal
Integrity in our local government, including Schools, Township, and City!

...And We All Know That Means NO NEW TAXES!
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HIGHER taxes are on their way! WADE will approve a Fire Levy in May 2014 so hold on to your hat!
Springboro Citizens GET the Elected Officials that the Majority of the People Who Showed Up on November 5th to VOTE into office.

Wake Up People! This Is America!

We The People have the Constitutional Rights to argue Our Beliefs to our elected officials!

Let's Bring It On!

The time has now come to confront board member-elect Ron Malone,
and based on the True History of Ron Malone's public records of employment as SHS principal, there is NO ROOM in our BOARD ROOM
for Malone's "let's lower the bar" status quo leadership.
The time is NOW for Concerned Parents and Community Taxpayers to DEMAND that Ron Malone step down from his newly elected position as Number Two insanely popular board representative.

And that's a RESPONSIBLE thing for our Students First, Our Community of School Employees, and Our Community of Taxayers.
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No, s/he does not read what s/he writes....and 80% of it is someone's else's words. Clearly s/he was not educated in Springboro; our amazing teachers would have taught him/her to communicate more effectively.
Like you said, they never for one second wanted Malone in Central Office; they wanted him gone. They play games...and they lost a big one in November!
Based on the recent flyer recieved in the mail, paid for by
Doug Wiedeman, private citizen, just asking the questions and finding the answers, The History Of PrinciPAL Ron's public
employment records have NOW proven that OUR STUDENTS are the big losers in the Malone/Maney Acts Game of dumbing down our high school curriculum, to ensure employment for those whose skills were not in demand.

This "offering low-level courses" lazy-minded leadership of
Ron Malone's employment as SHS principal, brings to our attention that Mr. Malone ran this high school like a union shop, making up classes with scant demand to ensure employment for those whose skills were not in demand. This tactic robbed resources from areas of greater need in the district. Those who suffered the most were the gifted and those in need of early intervention.

EARLY INTERVENTION IS NOW NEEDED TO PROTECT OUR STUDENTS FIRST
BEST INTEREST FROM RON MALONE'S PLAN TO RE-DEFINE THE ROLE OF
THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, ONCE AGAIN... TO ENSURE EMPLOYMENT FOR THOSE WHOSE SKILLS ARE NOT IN DEMAND!

And that's what the Community of Blah blah blah "DEFINES" as
Respecting Our Teachers.

We can no longer afford to invest our school tax dollars in
Malone's status quo leadership...

The Time is NOW for Concerned Parents and Taxpaying Homeowners to DEMAND that school board member elect, Ron Malone, ABORT his evil plan to tear down the "Progress made by our current board and NEW school district leaders in the the past two years."

Mr. Malone, in the best interest of our Children's 21st Century Education with QUALITY teachers in every classroom...

WILL YOU PLEASE GO NOW?
Stay Alert Voters

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Based on the recent flyer recieved in the mail, paid for by
Doug Wiedeman, private citizen, just asking the questions and finding the answers, The History Of PrinciPAL Ron's public
employment records have NOW proven that OUR STUDENTS are the big losers in the Malone/Maney Acts Game of dumbing down our high school curriculum, to ensure employment for those whose skills were not in demand.

This "offering low-level courses" lazy-minded leadership of
Ron Malone's employment as SHS principal, brings to our attention that Mr. Malone ran this high school like a union shop, making up classes with scant demand to ensure employment for those whose skills were not in demand. This tactic robbed resources from areas of greater need in the district. Those who suffered the most were the gifted and those in need of early intervention.

EARLY INTERVENTION IS NOW NEEDED TO PROTECT OUR STUDENTS FIRST
BEST INTEREST FROM RON MALONE'S PLAN TO RE-DEFINE THE ROLE OF
THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, ONCE AGAIN... TO ENSURE EMPLOYMENT FOR THOSE WHOSE SKILLS ARE NOT IN DEMAND!

And that's what the Community of Blah blah blah "DEFINES" as
Respecting Our Teachers.

We can no longer afford to invest our school tax dollars in
Malone's status quo leadership...

The Time is NOW for Concerned Parents and Taxpaying Homeowners to DEMAND that school board member elect, Ron Malone, ABORT his evil plan to tear down the "Progress made by our current board and NEW school district leaders in the the past two years."

Mr. Malone, in the best interest of our Children's 21st Century Education with QUALITY teachers in every classroom...

WILL YOU PLEASE GO NOW?
Boro Future Bright

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SQL is art not a science you can make numbers show what you want look at BOE history before - 5 add levies before this last BOE found the monies this ending BOE was on the correct path to self realzation 5 years of full fund is forcasted how long before capt Kirk vaporizes it and we return to ta and spend
Not To Worry! There is NO CHANCE that our highly respected local community businessman, and Number ONE recently elected BOE official, CHARLES ANDERSON, does NOT support the progress made in the past two years, by our current reform minded board members' highly SUCCESSFUL Students First/Maintaining Fiscal Integrity agenda, for our Children's 21st Century education, with HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS in every safe and comfortable classroom, enjoying pay increases and generous compensation/benefits!
No Greater Respect Nor Appreciation Could Be HAPPILY Bestowed,
by Our current board members and Springboro Taxapyers, Upon Our
Springboro Teachers! Thank You For Choosing Employment in Our Great Schools and Community!

With our NEW innovative administration AND outstanding central office staff, our current board representatives are employing
efficiency plans. These plans are allowing reallocating resources and meeting district needs, including an unprecedented investment in technology and curriculum to create a 21st century learning environment for students.

For the first time in years, our Springboro Schools have clear direction. Where trust has been eroded, our professional TEAM of
new school district staff members, working with our reform minded Children's First Budgeting board members ARE REBUILDING.

With a $1.1 million investment in technology and wireless access, a NEW curriculum pilot project for sixth through eighth grade and an online dual credit opportunity for high school students to begin in January, 2014, Springboro Community City Schools is taking significant steps to create a 21st Century learning environment for students. Amy Romes, Educational Technologist, led numerous training sessions on Chromebooks and Google Apps for students and teachers over the last few months. The result is a significant jump in online assignments as well as increased online collaboration with students and teachers in the district.

Look at Today and the Future! We are on our way in the direction of OPPORTUNITY! When we combine common sense spending with the strong performance of our schools, we provide OPPORTUNITIES for everyone-- OUR Students, OUR Teachers, OUR Families, and OUR
Community!

Special Thanks and Appreciation to Kelly Kohls, Jim Rigano, David Petroni, Don Miller, Wendy Kull, Our NEW Super, Mr. Petrey and
NEW School District Staff.
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Mr. Malone simply CHOSE NOT TO AFFECT CHANGE PUTTING OUR STUDENTS FIRST....
Hmmm, it appears you are correct - finally. Dr. Malone put STUDENTS FIRST - unlike this current board. Sometimes change isn't a good thing - unless you are an Obama fan.
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Based on the recent flyer recieved in the mail, paid for by
Doug Wiedeman, private citizen, just asking the questions and finding the answers, The History Of PrinciPAL Ron's public
employment records have NOW proven that OUR STUDENTS are the big losers in the Malone/Maney Acts Game of dumbing down our high school curriculum, to ensure employment for those whose skills were not in demand.
This "offering low-level courses" lazy-minded leadership of
Ron Malone's employment as SHS principal, brings to our attention that Mr. Malone ran this high school like a union shop, making up classes with scant demand to ensure employment for those whose skills were not in demand. This tactic robbed resources from areas of greater need in the district. Those who suffered the most were the gifted and those in need of early intervention.
EARLY INTERVENTION IS NOW NEEDED TO PROTECT OUR STUDENTS FIRST
BEST INTEREST FROM RON MALONE'S PLAN TO RE-DEFINE THE ROLE OF
THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, ONCE AGAIN... TO ENSURE EMPLOYMENT FOR THOSE WHOSE SKILLS ARE NOT IN DEMAND!
And that's what the Community of Blah blah blah "DEFINES" as
Respecting Our Teachers.
We can no longer afford to invest our school tax dollars in
Malone's status quo leadership...
The Time is NOW for Concerned Parents and Taxpaying Homeowners to DEMAND that school board member elect, Ron Malone, ABORT his evil plan to tear down the "Progress made by our current board and NEW school district leaders in the the past two years."
Mr. Malone, in the best interest of our Children's 21st Century Education with QUALITY teachers in every classroom...
WILL YOU PLEASE GO NOW?
I'll consider going when you start making some sense. So never.
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Stay Alert Voters wrote:
Based on the recent flyer recieved in the mail, paid for by
Doug Wiedeman, private citizen, just asking the questions and finding the answers, The History Of PrinciPAL Ron's public
employment records have NOW proven that OUR STUDENTS are the big losers in the Malone/Maney Acts Game of dumbing down our high school curriculum, to ensure employment for those whose skills were not in demand.
This "offering low-level courses" lazy-minded leadership of
Ron Malone's employment as SHS principal, brings to our attention that Mr. Malone ran this high school like a union shop, making up classes with scant demand to ensure employment for those whose skills were not in demand. This tactic robbed resources from areas of greater need in the district. Those who suffered the most were the gifted and those in need of early intervention.
EARLY INTERVENTION IS NOW NEEDED TO PROTECT OUR STUDENTS FIRST
BEST INTEREST FROM RON MALONE'S PLAN TO RE-DEFINE THE ROLE OF
THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, ONCE AGAIN... TO ENSURE EMPLOYMENT FOR THOSE WHOSE SKILLS ARE NOT IN DEMAND!
And that's what the Community of Blah blah blah "DEFINES" as
Respecting Our Teachers.
We can no longer afford to invest our school tax dollars in
Malone's status quo leadership...
The Time is NOW for Concerned Parents and Taxpaying Homeowners to DEMAND that school board member elect, Ron Malone, ABORT his evil plan to tear down the "Progress made by our current board and NEW school district leaders in the the past two years."
Mr. Malone, in the best interest of our Children's 21st Century Education with QUALITY teachers in every classroom...
WILL YOU PLEASE GO NOW?
Explain to me, in five sentences or fewer, why offering low-level classes is a bad thing?
The Record Speaks

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Explain to me, in five sentences or fewer, why offering low-level classes is a bad thing?
Sorry No Can Do in Five sentences or fewer; although it is proven that our Blah blah blah Community on this blog can answer all things with only one repetitive sentence, same old mantra even after providing every employee with raises: This board does not respect teachers.

In Ron Malone/Scott Maney language that simply means:

Let's tear down the progress made in the last two years;
and use our children's first budgeting school tax dollars to
put the re-emphasis on the Adult school employees FIRST;
leaving behind our school district's plans to invest millions in technology, curriculum, buildings, and buses.

As to Mr. Malone's belief of offering low level classes;
everything that I know about that I learned in the:
HSTW Ohio Regions Technical Assistance Visit Report
Springboro High School, Springboro, Ohio
December 14-15, 2010

This is a 33 page report and is a Public Records which is available to any school district citizen, including Not So Much,
who is interested in doing their own research and learning
how the man who led our school district as high school principal for 13 years, Ron Malone, held a special place of trust, authority, and influence in our community; AND how Ron Malone chose to use those gifts is revealed in the public records reports of HIS professional peer reviewers, HIS superiors, and his own public pronouncements.

Doing your own research means Never having to demand that others do it for you .. in five sentences or less. It is proven to me that it takes 33 pages; In addition to the lengthy 2010 Warren County Education Service Center Audit Report On SHS Program of Studies.... to prove to me that:

Mr. Malone ran this high school like a union shop,
making up classes with scant demand to ensure employment for those whose skills were not in demand. This tactic ROBBED RESOURCES from areas of greater need in the district. Those who suffered the most were the gifted and those in need of early intervention.

There is no place for Mr. Malone's abusive leadership style in our board room. If Mr. Malone really cares about the future of our Students 21st Century Education and Quality Classroom Teachers for ALL students, then Mr. Malone will abort his evil plan to tear down the progress that our current board and new school superintendent and staff have made in the past two years;
and Stand Up for Students First by Stepping Down from active leadership in our schools and community.

After 41 years of PAST educational experience, it really is
time for Mr. Malone to go.

It's available to all, including, Not So Much, to engage in their own research, instead of sd b
The Record Speaks

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Sorry No Can Do in Five sentences or fewer; although it is proven that our Blah blah blah Community on this blog can answer all things with only one repetitive sentence, same old mantra even after providing every employee with raises: This board does not respect teachers.

In Ron Malone/Scott Maney language that simply means:

Let's tear down the progress made in the last two years;
and use our children's first budgeting school tax dollars to
put the re-emphasis on the Adult school employees FIRST;
leaving behind our school district's plans to invest millions in technology, curriculum, buildings, and buses.

As to Mr. Malone's belief of offering low level classes;
everything that I know about that I learned in the:
HSTW Ohio Regions Technical Assistance Visit Report
Springboro High School, Springboro, Ohio
December 14-15, 2010

This is a 33 page report and is a Public Records which is available to any school district citizen, including Not So Much,
who is interested in doing their own research and learning
how the man who led our school district as high school principal for 13 years, Ron Malone, held a special place of trust, authority, and influence in our community; AND how Ron Malone chose to use those gifts is revealed in the public records reports of HIS professional peer reviewers, HIS superiors, and his own public pronouncements.

Doing your own research means Never having to demand that others do it for you .. in five sentences or less. It is proven to me that it takes 33 pages; In addition to the lengthy 2010 Warren County Education Service Center Audit Report On SHS Program of Studies.... to prove to me that:

Mr. Malone ran this high school like a union shop,
making up classes with scant demand to ensure employment for those whose skills were not in demand. This tactic ROBBED RESOURCES from areas of greater need in the district. Those who suffered the most were the gifted and those in need of early intervention.

There is no place for Mr. Malone's abusive leadership style in our board room. If Mr. Malone really cares about the future of our Students 21st Century Education and Quality Classroom Teachers for ALL students, then Mr. Malone will abort his evil plan to tear down the progress that our current board and new school superintendent and staff have made in the past two years;
and Stand Up for Students First by Stepping Down from active leadership in our schools and community.

After 41 years of PAST educational experience, it really is
time for Mr. Malone to go.
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Explain to me, in five sentences or fewer, why offering low-level classes is a bad thing?
For students struggling in any given class and desperate enough to completely drop that class, certain elective classes tend to serve as eleventh hour go-tos.
However, a lot of these electives classes draw less than stellar enrollment.
I believe it's very apropos that you chose the term "low-level", because in many cases "low-level" accurately describes a deficient instructional ability possessed by certain teachers who are often assigned to teach such electives.
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Hmmm, it appears you are correct - finally. Dr. Malone put STUDENTS FIRST - unlike this current board. Sometimes change isn't a good thing - unless you are an Obama fan.
That Hmmm is the continuous buzzing sound of
seriously misguided LIES spread around our community by
the insanely popular Dr. Malone, presening himself as the
VICTIM, when all the while, engaging in Victimizing our
Students First best interest.

...Sometimes even Obama has to admit that he was wrong and apologize for misleading the people;as our President recently
said he was sorry that some Americans had lost their private insurance, even though during the campaign, our President had told the American poeple, If you are happy with your current insurance, then you will get to keep it.

How About it Mr. Malone...? No need to say you are Sorry about
your misallocation of district and taxpayer resources, that
is now a proven public record... Mr. Malone, Will you please go now?
wont get fooled again

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R U Sure wrote:
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Based on the recent flyer recieved in the mail, paid for by
Doug Wiedeman, private citizen, just asking the questions and finding the answers, The History Of PrinciPAL Ron's public
employment records have NOW proven that OUR STUDENTS are the big losers in the Malone/Maney Acts Game of dumbing down our high school curriculum, to ensure employment for those whose skills were not in demand.
This "offering low-level courses" lazy-minded leadership of
Ron Malone's employment as SHS principal, brings to our attention that Mr. Malone ran this high school like a union shop, making up classes with scant demand to ensure employment for those whose skills were not in demand. This tactic robbed resources from areas of greater need in the district. Those who suffered the most were the gifted and those in need of early intervention.
EARLY INTERVENTION IS NOW NEEDED TO PROTECT OUR STUDENTS FIRST
BEST INTEREST FROM RON MALONE'S PLAN TO RE-DEFINE THE ROLE OF
THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, ONCE AGAIN... TO ENSURE EMPLOYMENT FOR THOSE WHOSE SKILLS ARE NOT IN DEMAND!
And that's what the Community of Blah blah blah "DEFINES" as
Respecting Our Teachers.
We can no longer afford to invest our school tax dollars in
Malone's status quo leadership...
The Time is NOW for Concerned Parents and Taxpaying Homeowners to DEMAND that school board member elect, Ron Malone, ABORT his evil plan to tear down the "Progress made by our current board and NEW school district leaders in the the past two years."
Mr. Malone, in the best interest of our Children's 21st Century Education with QUALITY teachers in every classroom...
WILL YOU PLEASE GO NOW?
Regardless of the outcome Election Day, Mr. Wiedeman deserves a great deal of credit for possessing the courage, and spending the personal capital to clearly illustrate Springboro schools' Achilles heel.

Now, the $64,000 question...

Will the 2014 school board, with MSA acting as majority, pay one iota's worth of attention to the ongoing difficulties of this district's gifted and struggling students?
We all know Ron Malone as high school principal was "insanely popular" with the student body, but behind the scenes he did much to actually damage their collective futures.

Fellow Boroians! We can't let that happen again! It's no one's responsibility but OURS to ensure that Malone Suckey and Anderson will not be permitted to throw ANY of our students under the bus again!
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As the status quo placed awards on the school walls, many assumed that all wa well inside those walls. But the awards only measure the past, and the standards are chaning. Our schools perform well by the minimu, state standards, but "PROFICIENT" n matter how you slice it, is FAILING.
For example, the Proficient standrd for the 8th gade math Ohio Achievement Assment (OAA) ranges from 35%- 59%. Proficient is not enough. The status quo has not been enough.
The time is now to bring forward new ways of evaulating our children that no longer rely upon grading on a curve to obtain
the desired esults. Tougher, realistic standards upset the status quo, but inflated standards rob our children of true achievement and potenital.
With an innovative administration and outstanding central office staff, our school district is now employing efficiency plans.
These plans are allowing us to reallocate resources and meet district needs, including an unprecedented investment in technology and curriculum to create a 2st century learning environment for students. For the first time in years, we have clear direction. Where trust has been eroded, our innovative administration and outstanding central office staff are now
rebuilding; and will continue to work in the direction of confidence to restore integrity and trust in our schools!
You are misleading the Topix readers in your analysis of "proficient." Ohio is above the National Scores for Proficient and Advanced. Ohio has also moved up in the rankings from 2011. Please see the National Score Card:
http://nationsreportcard.gov/reading_math_201...

Looking at Ohio specifically, students have made strides in most subjects since the 1990's. Writing and science seems to need improving the most. Moves by the current BOE to decrease Springboro's science education standards by injecting creationism and being critical of the main basis of all biology, evolutionary processes, will not help our students in these standardized scores. The current BOE receives a "BELOW BASIC" score rating in science.
http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/states/

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i seriously doubt it with steve there i grew up with steve and his dad. Tax & spend are not his way
You get what you pay for wrote:
HIGHER taxes are on their way! WADE will approve a Fire Levy in May 2014 so hold on to your hat!

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